Tourism and hospitality is a large and ever-expanding industry, benefitting from consistent year-on-year growth in the UK. It supports millions of jobs in England and is worth billions to the UK economy.
This industry is fast paced and challenging, requiring flexible, hardworking and determined individuals to head the evolving industry. If you enjoy diverse working conditions, networking with people of all cultures and using creativity and discipline in everything you do, this rewarding and exciting industry could be perfect for you.
Students who study this course benefit from varied career prospects. As a broad and widely-respected degree, you are not limited to careers in just the tourism sector. As this course incorporates business and management as well, you could progress into the hotel industry, events management, travel operations and more.
Tourism is a key area of both the domestic and global economy.
As such, there is a real demand for talented individuals who understand the management of tourism and hospitality businesses and who can think about business development. This course is designed to make sure that our graduates are the talented and knowledgeable individuals needed, providing you with the skillset to be successful in this growing market.
Why choose this course?
Located on the Coventry University campus, you will have access to our Library & Learning Services (LLS), fully equipped seminar rooms and impressive IT suites. Plus, you can take advantage of reading rights in Coventry University’s Lanchester Library, make use of sport centre facilities and receive full membership to Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU).
This course has been developed and is taught by practising professionals and industry experts. Our academics bring a wealth of expertise to the classroom with many continuing to undertake research and other projects alongside teaching, meaning our students gain a well-rounded and relevant teaching experience.
Throughout your studies, you will find that the course is underpinned with practical elements. Assessing case studies will help to develop the practical skills needed for a career in a variety tourism and hospitality roles. You will learn key management techniques and develop essential data handling, reporting and broader leadership skills.
At CU Coventry, we put a strong focus on getting our graduates ready to enter the job market. This can be done in a variety of ways—one key element is work placements. With this degree, you are given the opportunity to undertake short and long-term placements in between the second and third year.
As one of the strongest sectors in terms of growth and employment opportunities, the tourism industry brings £106 billion to the UK economy. With a degree in tourism, you have the opportunity to move into a wealth of careers, such as management, marketing, business and even crisis management.