BSc (Hons) Tourism Management gives you a fundamental understanding of theories relevant to successful tourism management. You will develop skills appropriate to the industry as well as future academic study.
- Our Tourism, Transport and Travel courses (which include BSc (Hons) Tourism Management) are ranked 1st in the UK for The teaching on my course, according to the National Student Survey 2018
- Teaching enriched by ‚world-leading’ research, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
- Our Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism courses are ranked 2nd according to The Guardian University league tables 2019
- 93.4% of our 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)
- National and international work experience opportunities
- Local, national and international field visits and study abroad opportunities
- Available as 4-year sandwich course, on which you can engage in a one year industrial placement
- All students on this course are eligible to register for the Institute of Hospitality Education Membership Scheme
- 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 will be taught by passionate staff who produce world-leading research. A typical week for you will combine lectures, seminars, tutorials, open and resource-based learning, and supervised project and group work.
There is an emphasis on developing your independent study skills, and you will also have opportunities to present ideas and information to other students and also develop concepts and analyses within groups.
Your progress will be assessed with coursework, projects, presentations, practical exercises, time-constrained and multiple-choice examinations and the major project.
In your final year, you will specialise in your chosen area of tourism management. This could be mass tourism, e-tourism, sports tourism and mega events, urban tourism or ecotourism. Your academic study will be linked even more intensively with employability, so that when you graduate you’ll be ready to step directly into the workplace.
The course content on the BSc (Hons) Tourism Management degree reflects our close links with employers, and our teaching emphasises the connections between theories and practice.
Many of our graduates progress to careers 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.
We encourage you to undertake a 48-week placement between your second and final year to further enhance employability . It effectively becomes the third year of a four-year course. Placements are paid, with an average salary of £14,000-£18,000 a year depending on your location.
Placements are an excellent opportunity to put your learning into practice and understand the context for your new knowledge. The contacts made during placements can also be valuable for future job offers.
We will support you at every stage of the placement process, from finding suitable placements, to checking that everything is going well, and to making a final assessment of your performance during the placement.
Recent placement employers include IBM, Procter & Gamble, BT, Nissan, Marriott Hotels, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Adidas.
You will have the opportunity to visit 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 New York, Dublin, Prague and Barcelona.
A top-up entry option is available to you if you have already successfully completed a Higher National Diploma (HND) or Foundation degree and wish to progress onto the final year of the Honours degree course. Topping up your existing HND or Foundation Degree will take one year of full-time study and may open up future career options to you depending on your chosen career path.
Contact us to find out how you can get credit for your previous learning and top-up your qualification to a range of degrees.