You’re looking for a course that excites and interests you. But it needs to enhance your employment prospects too. Our full-time Tourism Management degree will do just that. Study in Cambridge, a top tourist destination, and learn on the ground – getting involved in local projects and building up your experience. You’ll graduate with practical skills, a sound knowledge of the tourism industry, the ability to adapt to trends, and industry contacts that will benefit you throughout your career.
Your eyes are wide to the world around you, and you know there’s opportunities for you out there – it’s just knowing where to start. Your curiosity and excitement will power your journey, and our Tourism Management course will guide you. The knowledge and holistic understanding you’ll gain here will kick off your career and be the rock base on which you’ll develop your vision.
Our course content and teaching style are fuelled by a forward-thinking approach. You’ll explore how the tourism industry is impacted by other disciplines, such as sociology, geography, sustainability, economics and business management. Our modules cover project management, marketing, accounting for managers, and give you a chance to acquire the kind of business skills you’ll need in real world. Don’t count on passive learning; you’ll be involved in a variety of relevant activities such as calculating your personal carbon footprint and exploring your own impact on the environment. Your study experience will be enhanced by the backdrop of a city so relevant in this industry.
Cambridge is not only recognised for its prestige in education; it is also one of UK’s top touristic destinations. In a place where cultural legacy meets innovation, you will be able to benefit from ARU’s industry connections, involve yourself in local initiatives and projects, and gain a first-hand understanding of the contemporary tourism business. You’ll have opportunities to travel around Europe and get hands on experience with a work placement.
The tourism industry is evolving quickly to reflect the needs of the world around us. To help you launch a career in this dynamic space, you’ll cover UK and international tourism, and the clashing influence of cultural sustainability and innovative technologies.
We recognise the importance that foreign languages play in this sector, and we want you to fully benefit from what we offer. That’s why we give you a chance to study a language on top of your course-specific modules. Our Anglia Language Programme offers French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Japanese on different levels of proficiency, so you can choose what suits your needs.
The employability opportunities here are countless; whether you want to be a manager of a remote hotel in Maldives, a destination marketer for a charming city in Iceland, manage a top travel agency in Sydney, be in charge of a Michelin star restaurant in Paris, or start your own sightseeing tour business in Chicago, this dream can become your new reality.
We are members of the Association of Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE) and our course is recognised by the Tourism Management Institute.
We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.
Tourism graduates can follow careers in environmental or events planning, outdoor leisure management, destination marketing, consultancy, leisure promotion, tourism analysis – or the wider field of business management. It’s possible to focus on a particular area of interest and embark on a career in a specific sector of the industry.
Throughout our BSc (Hons) Tourism Management course, you’ll benefit from lectures and seminars on career-relevant issues, such as CV preparation, job-hunting, obtaining work experience and using social media.
Our dedicated placements and employability support team can help you access information that’s directly relevant to tourism graduates. You’ll be encouraged to reflect on your strengths and areas for development, and to make plans to enhance your skills and experience in preparation for employment.
We host employer visits and business events, and invite guest speakers from the business travel sector to share up to date information and discuss work practices. It’s a chance to enhance your knowledge of the job market and network with employers.
Through our Business School Intern programme, around 35 students each year get a business mentor, work experience, exclusive training and development, and a reference from our Dean.
Or you might choose to enhance your education and career prospects further still by taking a postgraduate degree, such as our MSc International Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Modules & Assessment
Year one, core modules
Introduction to Tourism and Events
Principles of Marketing
Accounting for Managers
Introduction to Organisations and Management
Tourism and Events Business Management
Food and Drink Tourism, Events and Festivals: Principles and Practice
Year two, core modules
Career Development and Employability
Marketing Tourism and Events
Sustainable Tourism and Events Management
Live Events Management
Year two, optional modules
Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management
Equality Diversity and Inclusion
Placement year (Optional)
Work Placement – Marketing, Enterprise and Tourism
Year three, core modules
Undergraduate Major Project
Heritage and Cultural Tourism
Current Issues in Tourism
Live Events Project
Year three, optional modules
International Intercultural Management
Sustainable Transformation and Environmental Practice
Optional modules available all years
You can expect an interesting mix of coursework, essays, exams and activity-based assignments. Your coursework could include problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations and group or individual reports. You’ll also be able to access support materials through our learning management system (Canvas).
All assessment is designed to allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learned from modules, and to make sure you’re developing the knowledge and skills you need to successfully complete the course.
Where you’ll study
You have a highly active mind and see opportunity everywhere. Now you need theory and life-changing skills to sharpen your approach to management. At the Faculty of Business & Law, you will immerse yourself in a multicultural environment where technology blends with teaching to create a dynamic and innovative learning environment. An environment to help you gain those skills.