Advance your management, research and analytical skills with this conversion course, ideal for graduates who would like to develop a critical understanding of the increasingly global, dynamic tourism industry.
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject or equivalent.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Study at one of the top-ten ranked universities in the world for tourism and hospitality
You´ll meet industry experts, with the opportunity to take a professional placement, network and share knowledge and experience whilst learning in a structured environment
Complete an optional 30-week work placement with a tourism employer to further enhance your employability
Learn from specialist academic staff who are actively involved in research ensuring the curriculum is informed by cutting-edge knowledge and practice
Explore the significant relationships between tourism and the wider economic, environmental and socio-cultural context
Benefit from experiencing a new country and culture with the option to study a semester abroad.
Managing Visitor Attractions: You’ll look at the principles and practice of managing a range of visitor attractions, including issues of presentation, interpretation, visitor flows, managing capacity, and a range of case studies of management issues at different types of attractions.
Business Strategy & Finance: This looks at the foundations of strategic analysis and choices that tie into an organisation’s business decisions. This includes private, public and third sector. You´ll study the corporate finance sources of organisations, reporting and interpreting financial data. This will help you understand the dynamics of the tourism, hospitality and leisure sectors.
Tourism Planning & Development: Planning is at the heart of tourism development, and the various ways in which tourism planning affects destinations, the tourism industry and tourists is an essential component in the understanding of tourism. This unit demonstrates how planning theories are converted into policies and, in turn, help shape destination development in the tourism industry in both the developing and developed world.
The Tourism & Hospitality Industries: This unit will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the operations of the tourism and hospitality industries. It includes many guest speakers from industry
Destinations: Contexts for Tourism & Hospitality: Placing the tourism destination at the heart of discussion, this unit explores the physical, conceptual and administrative spaces in which tourism and hospitality activities occur, and as such provide the context for an exploration of the complex and interrelated activities of tourist activities. The unit will be international in nature, drawing on examples and practices from developed and developing nations.
Dissertation: This unit is the conclusion of your learning experience. It is an opportunity to undertake a detailed research project into any aspect of tourism management
As a Tourism Management graduate, you will be prepared to undertake roles such as:
Tourism Marketing Manager
Tour Operator Manager
Customer Service Manager
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