BA(Hons) in Sustainable Tourism Management


Program Description

Shape the tourist landscape of tomorrow on this innovative course, delivered in partnership with the Eden Project. Based on one of the UK’s top visitor destinations for your final year, you’ll learn about the industry’s environmental impact, and how to manage sustainable tourism.


This course is new for the entry year 2020.

Combining the expertise of our School of Entrepreneurship with the visionary and pioneering Eden Project, this course offers a unique approach, with sustainability at its core. You’ll be at the heart of the action from day one; taking part in regular live projects, destination visits and local and global placements. 

You will:

  • Spend your second year studying at the Eden Project, a globally recognised leader in sustainability. 
  • Get the chance to work on a live project in an international tourism destination, with your travel and accommodation expenses (up to a value of £400) funded as part of the course. 
  • Undertake a minimum of six micro-placements at the Eden Project and various other locations. 
  • Develop a sustainable approach to management in the globally expanding tourism industry. 
  • Explore the moral and political pressures of tourism and how to manage them sustainably. 
  • Be industry-ready with a full degree in just two years. 

This course is accredited by A Greener Festival.

We regret that this course is currently not available to non-EU applicants who’d require a Tier 4 Student Visa.


What you'll learn

You’ll gain a firm grounding in the processes of tourism planning as you develop an understanding of creative and innovative approaches. Exploring topics from managing resources to mastering digital marketing, you’ll consider wellbeing in the industry, develop team-working skills, hear from industry speakers, attend field trips and deliver three assessed team projects. 

Year one

You’ll deepen your understanding of organisations and event planning processes, and grow your presentation skills. On top of this, you’ll consider everything from marketing and technical know-how to engaging with clients. 


  • Marketing & Digital Media
  • Real-World Skills
  • Contemporary Tourism Impacts
  • Wellbeing in Experience Management
  • Creative Innovation in Experience Management
  • Live Sustainable Tour Guide Project
  • Legal & Financial Management in the Experience Sector
  • Live Sustainability Challenge

Year two

You’ll gain industry expertise from visiting speakers, real-world experience from field trips, and career-defining relationships from placements on- and off-campus, including international residential experience. We’ll also help you develop a sustainable business plan and explore leadership and crisis management. 


  • Team Learning & Performance
  • Cornish Attraction Project
  • Demonstrating Sustainability
  • Crisis Management for Tourism
  • Tourism Innovation Project
  • Creative & Ethical Leadership
  • Personal Research Project
  • Live International Destination Project

The modules above are those being studied by our students or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.

How you'll learn

On top of lectures, seminars and tutorials, you’ll learn through field trips, independent study, live projects and inspiring talks from visiting professionals. You’ll also have the chance to go on a residential trip to an international tourism destination and work on a live project, with your travel and accommodation expenses funded as part of the course.

Assessment methods

  • Assessment of live tourism projects.
  • Coursework assignments, with no formal written examinations.
  • Continuous assessment through visual, verbal and written assignments.


Our award-winning team is made up of experienced tourism and hospitality practitioners and highly-regarded published academics


  • Lecture theatres.
  • Seminar rooms.
  • Group working base room.
  • Subject librarian.
  • Libraries housing a collection of books and electronic and journal resources.
  • Professional design and prototyping tools.
  • IT suites and software packages.
  • Excellent media facilities for producing promotional material and audio-visual content.
  • Embedded activity within the Eden Project.

How to apply

Apply via UCAS

Ready to join us? If you're applying through UCAS Apply and Track, you'll need to reference the university and course codes below. 

  • University code: F33
  • Course code: N832

Applying as an international student? 

International students can apply for a course through UCAS, via an agent or directly with the university. 

Entry requirements

We consider all applications on their own individual merit and potential. We invite all applicants to an interview day or audition to give them the opportunity to demonstrate this along with what inspires and motivates them in their field. Applicants will also be able to show their portfolio or give a performance depending on the course. We welcome applications from all subject backgrounds, whether you’ve specialised in STEM, the arts or humanities.  

As a guide our typical offer at an undergraduate level is 104 – 120 UCAS Tariff points, primarily from Level 3 qualifications such as but not limited to A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma. 

Language requirements

For applicants whose first language is English, we require you to have or be working towards GCSE English Language Grade 4 (C), or equivalent. 

If English is not your first language you will need to meet the same standard which is equivalent to the IELTS Academic 6.0 overall score, with at least 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. We accept a range of in-country equivalencies and approved tests.  

If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you’ll need to take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT). You can read our English Language Requirements for more information.


  • UK/EU applications: 15 January 2020 (for equal consideration) 
  • Late applications will be considered if there are places available. 
  • International fee payers can apply throughout the year. But we recommend applying as early as possible, to make time for visa and travel arrangements.

Tuition fees 2020-21

  • £11,100 - full-time UK/EU
  • £19,000 - full-time international

Tuition fees are set annually and are subject to review each year. The University may, therefore, raise tuition fees in the second or subsequent years of a course, in line with inflation and/or the maximum permitted by law or Government policy. Students will be notified of any changes as soon as possible.

Last updated May 2020

About the School

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