This course is based at the University of Sunderland in London. It mirrors the International Tourism and Hospitality Management course based at Sunderland.
Hospitality and tourism were best in the UK for Student Satisfaction according to the Sunday Times University Guide 2014, as well as being best in the UK for teaching quality (National Student Survey 2013).
The content of the course reflects our close links with employers, and our teaching emphasises the connections between theories and practice.
The University of Sunderland is a member of the Institute of Hospitality’s Education Membership.
Distinctive features of this course are the core modules ‘Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions’ and International Hospitality Management. Field trips are an integral part of the course and we regularly invite industry speakers to come to us in Sunderland.
Tourism and Hospitality are diverse, exciting and dynamic industries. They make a major contribution to employment, with over 2 million UK jobs directly supported by visitor spending. Many of our graduates go on to work in managerial roles within the tourism and hospitality industries
Tourism is a fast-moving industry, and so the exact content of this course changes every year.
MODULES ON THIS COURSE INCLUDE:
YEAR 1 (NATIONAL LEVEL 4)
- Study Skills for the Service Sector (20 Credits)
- Impacts of Festivals and Events (20 credits)
- Fundamentals of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality (20 Credits)
- Marketing and Business for the Service Sector (20 Credits)
- Tourism and Heritage Management (20 Credits)
- Global Tourism (20 Credits)
YEAR 2 (NATIONAL LEVEL 5)
- Research Methods for the Service Sector (20 Credits)
- Consultancy for the Visitor Economy (20 credits)
- MICE: Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (20 Credits)
- Current Issues for Tourism and Hospitality (20 Credits)
- Exploring Human Resource Management for the Service Sector (20 credits)
- Tourism Fieldwork 2 (20 Credits)
FINAL YEAR (NATIONAL LEVEL 6)
- Gastronomy (20 Credits)
- Strategic Planning for Tourism and Leisure (20 Credits)
- International Hospitality Management (20 Credits)
- Service Quality (20 Credits)
- Professional Development for the Service Sector (20 Credits)
- Digital Technology and the Visitor Economy (20 Credits)
TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops, group work, field work and e-learning. There is an emphasis on developing independent study skills. You will have opportunities to present ideas and information to other students and also develop concepts and analyses within groups.
As well as assessments that count towards your final degree, there are also on-going assessments to provide feedback and help consolidate your learning. Assessment methods include written coursework, projects, presentations, practical exercises, time-constrained examinations in your final year.
To find out more about modules, credits and how you will be assessed, please see the page how courses are taught. Information about course regulations and documentation can be found on the Academic Services website.
EMPLOYMENT AND CAREERS
92% of graduates from the University of Sunderland are in employment or further study within six months of graduating in 2013/14, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey.
Many of our graduates go on to work in managerial roles within the tourism and hospitality industry. Job titles of our graduates include Hotel Manager, Tourism Development Officer and Resort Office Manager. Employers include hotels, airlines, travel agencies, events organisers, heritage attractions, Local Authorities and other public sector bodies.
When you graduate you will have a broad set of transferable skills that will equip you for a much wider range of graduate-level employment. This course could also be a stepping stone to further study and research.
Another option is to set up your own tourism or hospitality business, drawing on the entrepreneurial resources that are available through our Careers Service.
We want students on every course to have the support they need to make the most of their investment in the future.
SUPPORT FOR YOUR LEARNING
Your tutors will guide you through the content of your course, ensuring a stimulating mix of teaching, group work and independent research. If you have individual queries or difficulties within subject areas, you can book an appointment with your tutor to gain more in-depth support and guidance.
SUPPORT FOR YOUR CAREER
During your course, and particularly towards the end of it, we encourage you to explore your career options, develop a career focus and make effective applications for jobs that take you where you want to go.
Find out more about the support services you will have access to as a University of Sunderland student.