This degree programme provides you with a solid grounding in management and business studies and the social sciences to equip you for a career within these complex and dynamic industries. Practical experience is an extremely important part of your studies. Field trips take place during Level 4 and Level 5 recent destinations include York, Birmingham, Scarborough and Nice (subject to minimum numbers).
As well as field trips, you will undertake a four-week work placement in industry. Also, there is an opportunity for an optional year-long sandwich placement (after your second year) in order to gain practical experience either in the UK or overseas.
We are currently working with the Butler Group in Florida to offer students the opportunity to spend the placement year in the hospitality industry in the United States of America. As part of the course there will be regular trips to organisations involved in tourism and leisure, and visiting guest lecturers and industry professionals will provide an ‘insider view’ of the sector.
What you will study on this degree: The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course.
Level 4 (1st Year)
Core modules: Tourism and Leisure in Society; Tourism Fieldwork Project; Tourism Mobilities and Landscapes; Impacts and Developments in Tourism; Management Practice
Level 5 (2nd Year)
Core modules: Marketing Communications; Research Methods for Tourism and Events; Managing Tourism and Leisure Organisations; Tourism, Culture and Society; Tourism Planning and Policy Fieldwork
Sandwich degree: Year-long placement
Level 6 (3rd Year) (fourth year for sandwich degree students)
Core modules: Tourism and Leisure Research Project; Work-Related Learning in Tourism and Leisure; Contemporary Issues in Tourism and Leisure; Tourism, Heritage and Culture
Option modules: Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in Tourism or International Marketing