BA Honours in Tourism and Events Management

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment

Program Description

BA Honours in Tourism and Events Management

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment

The Tourism and Events Management BA explores the relationship between tourism, events and the wider environment, developing the skills you need to successfully evaluate and manage tourism and stage events in host destinations. The course is designed for students who have an interest in the tourism sector generally and are keen to focus on the dynamic field of events management. The course is designed to provide a combination of the practical elements of events management with an in-depth understanding of the potential impacts of events and their role in developing destination product and destination image. The course takes an international perspective and includes a field trip in each year of study.

Course content

The course provides a thorough grounding in the subject and the theoretical principles that underpin tourism and event policy and management, but also has a strong emphasis on skills development for the workplace, including presentation skills, research, data analysis, budgeting, negotiation and content planning. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops, projects (eg staging an event), field study, and tutorials. Each student is allocated a personal tutor for academic guidance and pastoral care.

Subjects of study

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Year 1 (Credit Level 4)

Subjects of study include:

  • Contemporary Issues in Tourism
  • Hospitality in Tourism and Events
  • Language
  • Principles of Event Management
  • Strategic Planning for Tourism and Events
  • Study Skills and Employability
  • Understanding Events
  • Understanding Tourism

Year 2 (Credit Level 5)

Subjects of study include:

  • Event Operations
  • Event Production
  • Eventful Cities
  • Heritage Tourism
  • Language
  • Marketing Tourism and Events
  • Sports Tourism
  • The Airline Industry
  • The Research Process
  • Tourism Experience

Year 3 (Credit Level 6)

Subjects of study include:

  • Awards, Rewards and Recognition Events
  • Cities of Consumption
  • Critical Themes in Event Management
  • Dissertation
  • Employability for Tourism and Events
  • Event Technology
  • Language
  • Managing Airports
  • Mega-Events and Urban Regeneration
  • Responsible Tourism in the Developing World
  • Staging an Event
  • The Politics of Tourism
  • Tourism and the Mediterranean: Comparative Study

Please note, not all subjects of study will necessarily be offered in any one year.

Westminster electives

As part of your course, you can take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 3, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
3 years
Full time
Price
Price
9,250 GBP
Home/EU: £9,250 - Overseas: £12,500
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Deadline
Locations
United Kingdom - London, England
Start date : Sept. 2018
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Dates
Sept. 2018
United Kingdom - London, England
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