"Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2021/2022. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details."
Why choose this course?
5 Reasons to Study BA (Hons) Tourism Management
You will develop key tourism management and business skills on a course that received a satisfaction score of 87% overall in the National Students Survey 2020
The course is recognised by the Tourism Management Institute (T.M.I) and is a key partner of the Association of British Travel Agents (A.B.T.A)
You will get to study real-world case studies and have the opportunity to visit an overseas destination (Coronavirus pandemic permitting)
The course gives you the opportunities to do a work placement in small or large corporations, developing key employability skills, both domestically and internationally
All students have the option to study abroad
What's the course about?
Indicative course structure
Tourism is a career that can take you anywhere. Our course is recognised by the Tourism Management Institute (T.M.I) and we’re rated TEF Gold, making us one of the best universities for teaching and support. It explores the latest trends and practices within the industry, examining the impact tourism has on destinations, as well as the sector’s sustainability, cultural influences, and community engagement. You’ll also have the chance to take a six-month internship at Walt Disney World, Florida, and study at the University of California Riverside in an exclusive partnership with the University of Hertfordshire.
You can also study a language with this course. You can be awarded the degree ‘with language’ in the title if you choose to study a foreign language in all years of study.
Partnerships and opportunities
As part of our enterprise and employability focus, we give you many options to gain work experience. You can undertake internships during the summer, engage in multiple work shadowing opportunities, and take on a year-long placement between your second and third years. Our students have completed placements with a wide variety of businesses, such as Walt Disney, Rent-a-car Enterprise, TUI Travel, Thomson Cruises, Mundy Cruising, Wendy Wu Tour Operator, Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, Hilton Worldwide, Heathrow Airport, and EasyJet.
Many students also choose to broaden their horizons through our study abroad programme in the second year with one of our partner universities in Europe, North America, or Australia. Some combine their language study options with a half-year of study in the language home country and then a further half-year work placement in the same country. Without a doubt, they come back with excellent skills in a second language in addition to fantastic memories, experiences, and career skills.
Our partnership with Walt Disney World Resorts and the University of California Riverside gives our students the chance to study and work in the United States of America on this fantastic internationally renowned programme.
You may also be interested in the following courses:
International Tourism Management
Event Management and Tourism
Event Management and Marketing
Your main campus is de Havilland
You’ll share this campus with students from business, law, sport, education, and humanities subjects. The student housing is close to our Sports Village which includes a gym, swimming pool, and climbing wall. You can get breakfast, lunch, or dinner in our on-campus restaurant or bar (in the newly built Enterprise Hub) on days you don’t feel like cooking. You can also use the common room to play pool, video games or just to hang out with friends.  Our Learning Resources Centres are open 24/7, which means you can study whenever suits you best. Want to pop over to the other campus? You can take the free shuttle bus or walk there in just 15 minutes.
This course includes the options of: