The content on the BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management course reflects our close links with employers, and our teaching emphasises the connections between theories and practice.
A distinctive feature of this course is the core module ‘Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions’, which gives you a fundamental understanding of theories relevant to successful international tourism management.
Field trips are an integral part of the course, and previous destinations have included New York, Paris, Barcelona and Prague. You’ll also go on field trips to places within the UK, and we regularly invite industry speakers to come to us in Sunderland.
- This course has 100% Overall Satisfaction according to the National Student Survey 2018
- Our Tourism, Transport and Travel courses (which include BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management) are 1st in the UK for The teaching on my course, according to the National Student Survey 2018
- ‚World-leading’ research in Leisure and Tourism, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
- 100% of our BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
- All students on this course are eligible to register for the Institute of Hospitality Education Membership Scheme
- National and international work experience opportunities
- Local, national and international field visits, including study abroad opportunities
- Available as a sandwich year course where you can engage in a one year industrial placement
- Our Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism courses are ranked 2nd according to The Guardian University league tables 2019
- Our Tourism, Transport and Travel courses were ranked 3rd overall in the UK in the 2018 UK Engagement Survey
- Our Tourism, Transport and Travel courses were ranked 3rd in the UK for Retention and Progression, and 2nd in the UK for Employability in the 2018 UK Engagement Survey
You’ll be taught by passionate staff who produce world-leading and internationally excellent research.
A typical week for you will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, open and resource based learning, and supervised project and group work. There is an emphasis on developing independent study skills. You’ll also have opportunities to present ideas and information to other students and also develop concepts and analyses within groups.
Residential field study visits are important components throughout all three years of studies.
Assessment methods include written coursework, projects, presentations, practical exercises, time-constrained and multiple-choice examinations and the major project in your final year.
The BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management degree reflects our close links with employers, and our teaching emphasises the connections between theories and practice. Many of our graduates go on to progress in managerial roles within the tourism and hospitality industry.
Upon graduation from BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management you’ll have a wealth of career options to explore. Many of our graduates go on to work in managerial roles within the tourism and hospitality industry. Job titles include Hotel Manager, Tourism Development Officer or Resort Office Manager. Employers include hotels, airlines, travel agencies, events organisers, heritage attractions, Local Authorities and other public sector bodies. Additionally, you’ll have a broad set of transferable skills that will equip you for a much wider range of graduate-level employment. Your course could also be a stepping stone to further study and research.
The course involves visits to a range of tourism and hospitality venues and initiatives. These visits are local to the North East, national throughout the UK, and international including destinations such as Dublin, Prague, Barcelona and New York.
We encourage you to undertake a 48-week paid placement between your second and final year to further enhance employability. It effectively becomes the third year of a four-year course. You’ll earn an average annual salary of £14,000-£18,000 depending on your location.
Placements are an excellent opportunity to put your learning into practice and understand the context for your new knowledge. Contacts you make during placements can also be valuable for future job offers.