Tourism Management, BA Hons

The tourism industry has become one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world. In Britain, tourism employs around 2. 6 million people and supports more than 200,000 small and medium-sized businesses. This programme has been developed to meet the demand for successful entrepreneurs and managers in tourism. It will provide you with a critical understanding of tourism management and the global tourism marketplace, and will give you the ability and confidence to creatively solve management problems in the industry. You will learn to apply sustainable principles to the development of tourism and gain skills and knowledge in areas read more

Overview

Overview

The tourism industry has become one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world. In Britain, tourism employs around 2.6 million people and supports more than 200,000 small and medium-sized businesses. This programme has been developed to meet the demand for successful entrepreneurs and managers in tourism. 

It will provide you with a critical understanding of tourism management and the global tourism marketplace, and will give you the ability and confidence to creatively solve management problems in the industry. You will learn to apply sustainable principles to the development of tourism and gain skills and knowledge in areas such as tourism marketing, human resource management, innovation, product development and destination planning. 

You will also gain practical insight from industry case studies and UK and international visits. You will also have the option to undertake a work placement in your third year.

Employability

You will connect with employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Team who focus on developing your employment skills. They also provide you with CV support and will invite you to employment fairs to network with employers and recruiters from industries. The team was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.

We are actively improving job prospects for graduates through the support we provide. According to survey findings, 93 per cent of 2014/15 Greenwich graduates looking for work were already in jobs or further study by January 2016.

Experience abroad 

You can participate in the Erasmus+ international exchange programme. This will help improve your language skills and give you experience of living and working in another country. The Erasmus+ Scheme provides a grant towards the cost of studying abroad for a year. 

Extracurricular activities

Our Greenwich Employability Passport scheme recognises and rewards your participation in additional activities such as part-time work, volunteering, student societies or industry guest lectures.

Business start-up

You will be encouraged to enter the university's Enterprise Challenge which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners received a prize of £5,000 for their idea of developing an enterprise and study hub.

Ranking

Our hospitality, leisure, recreation and tourism programmes were ranked third in London for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2017 league table.

Greenwich is one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.

We have also been named as one of the "most international" universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop in you a critical understanding of the global tourism industry
  • To enable you to creatively solve tourism management problems and apply principles of sustainability to the development of tourism
  • To develop in you an entrepreneurial approach to tourism and to produce creative managers and researchers in the field of tourism.

Degree re-structure

This degree is currently being restructured in collaboration with employers, professional bodies and student feedback. This ensures we develop degrees that are aligned with latest industry trends and gives you the opportunity for subject specialisms. (This is standard UK practice across institutions).

The degree structure and courses listed will be updated once these are confirmed.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS points from at least two A-levels. No more than 12 points should come from AS-levels.

GCSE English language and mathematics with a minimum of grade C are required.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education
  • Access courses
  • Level 2 alternatives like Functional Skills and Key Skills for English and mathematics.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test. 

Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our pre-sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition

Direct entry to Year 2 or Year 3 is available for qualified applicants.

We welcome applications from mature students.

What people say

"The best bit about doing the tourism degree is the fact that we are studying so many different things, we are studying marketing, business practice and contemporary issues alongside the tourism industry so it's very interesting."

Gizem Aydinlar
Tourism Management, BA Hons

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through

  • Coursework
  • Presentations
  • Web design
  • Reports
  • Examinations
  • Essays
  • Portfolios.

Professional recognition

Students who complete the sandwich year (work placement) may gain an additional qualification, the Diploma of Professional Experience (DPE).

Careers

Employment opportunities are available in areas such as tourism marketing, destination management and tourism policy with tour operators and many other businesses. Graduates from this programme can also launch their own tourism enterprise.

Work placement

The Business School has a dedicated Employability Office to assist students in securing a placement during their sandwich year. Working with over 200 companies they also offer a range of internships, mentoring schemes and networking opportunities.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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