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Tourism Management (Extended), BA Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • This four-year programme is identical to the three-year one, but has a foundation year with lower entry requirements
  • Gain an understanding of tourism management and the global tourism marketplace
  • Our Hospitality, Events Management, and Tourism subjects are ranked No.1 in London (Guardian University Guide 2018).

N835 G BA/TM

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4 years full time

5 years sandwich programme



If you have the ability but not the qualifications required to apply for our three-year BA Hons Tourism Management degree, this four-year degree will provide you with the stepping stone you need.

Embark on a tourism management degree ranked first in London in the Guardian University Guide 2018. This will be a challenging and rewarding experience.

We have developed this degree to meet the demand for successful entrepreneurs and managers in tourism, one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world.

Course structure

It begins with a foundation year that will give you a solid grounding from which to progress to degree level study. You will gain a thorough introduction to business and marketing and an understanding of ethics, enterprise and leadership. 

After your first year, you will study the same courses as those in our three-year BA Hons Tourism Management degree. 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. 


Our Hospitality, Events Management, and Tourism subjects are ranked No.1 in London (Guardian University Guide 2018).

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


The aims of the degree are:

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

Degree re-structure

This degree was recently 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)

What you'll study


Year 0

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Introduction to Management (15 credits)
  • Understanding International Business 1 (15 credits)
  • Extended Project (30 credits)
  • Understanding the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Industries (30 credits)
  • Leadership and Enterprise (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Ethics and Society (15 credits)

Year One

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Personal and Professional Development 1 (15 credits)
  • Perspectives on Tourism (30 credits)
  • Tourism, Entrepreneurship and Technology (30 credits)
  • Sustainable Tourism (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Principles of Hospitality (30 credits)
  • Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management (30 credits)
  • Introduction to the Events Industry (30 credits)

Year Two 

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • International Destination Management (30 credits)
  • Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality (30 credits)
  • Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Personal and Professional Development 2 (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Special Interest Tourism (15 credits)
  • Sustainable Cruise and Resort Tourism (15 credits)
  • Event Operations (30 credits)

Year Three

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Tourism and Public Policy (15 credits)
  • Tourism and International Development (15 credits)
  • Tourism Innovation and Product Design (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Dissertation (30 credits)
  • Consultancy Project (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Contemporary Issues in International Tourism Management  (30 credits)
  • Strategic Hospitality Management (15 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in Events Management (15 credits)

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

Applicants would normally apply with the equivalent of 64 UCAS points (or above), plus GCSE English and maths grade C (or above). This might include:

  • Applications from those with an A‐level background if the applicant has two D grades and one E grade (or above) in relevant subjects
  • Applications from those with 64 UCAS points including points from at least two AS-levels in relevant subjects
  • Applications from those with an AS‐level background if the applicant has studied three/four AS subjects and achieved at least three C grades (or above) in relevant subjects
  • Applications from those with an International Baccalaureate (Certificate or Diploma) background if the applicant has at least 20 points arising from at least three relevant subjects
  • Other qualifications, which will be considered on application.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non‐UK educational background:

International applicants will need to show qualifications equivalent to those required for UK student entry requirements. Further to this, applicants should have:

  • Successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education
  • The ability to demonstrate competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C)
  • A desire to study in the UK university system is expected, but some applicants may need a year to adapt to the UK higher education system
  • Applicants who have the minimum English language requirement of an overall IELTS of 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in each skill will substitute 30 credits of the programme with English for Academic Purposes 1 and English for Academic Purposes 2 and study 120 credits
  • Applicants who have an overall IELTS of 6 with no less than 5.5 in each skill will not be required to study the English for Academic Purposes modules and will study 120 credits.

These courses are run by the Department of Literature, Language and Theatre in the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities at Greenwich Campus.

For more information, contact or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.

In addition:

  • Applicants would normally be a minimum of 17 years of age, but entry at younger age is a
    possibility for the highest quality applicants
  • We welcome applications from mature students
  • Applicants who have significant work experience relevant to their preferred study path, but who do not have the minimum expected formal entry qualifications, are welcome to apply by citing their relevant work experience to demonstrate their potential capability. Applicants following this method may be asked to complete additional application processes.

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


Students will be taught through a variety of methods, including:

  • Interactive lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Structured reading
  • Field visits
  • Case studies
  • Role‐playing
  • Debate
  • Analysis of tourism data
  • Use of multi‐media resources
  • Guest lectures
  • Industry participation.

Assessment methods include:

  • Portfolios
  • Exams
  • Reports
  • Essays
  • Group presentation
  • Destination planning
  • Dissertation
  • Consultancy reporting.


Graduates from this programme have the same career opportunities as those applying to and graduating from our three-year BA Hons Tourism Management programme.

Graduates from this degree will have skills and knowledge that will usually make them employable in areas such as tourism marketing, tourism destination management and tourism policy. They will be attractive to tour operators and tourism businesses because of their specialist knowledge and transferable skills, and they will be confident in launching their own tourism enterprise.

Work placement

You can gain the insight and practical skills that employers seek in graduates. Our Employability Office will assist you in securing a placement before the sandwich year. Working with over 200 companies our team also offer a range of mentoring schemes and networking opportunities.

The sandwich year (work placement) will appear as a 30-credit course on your Diploma if completed successfully.


In addition to a placement, you can also do internships during your summer breaks. These will appear on your graduate diploma, showcasing your experience to employers.

Experience abroad

You will have the option to undertake a work placement in your final year. You can also 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. 


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.

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.

How to apply 

Full-time, UK and EU students

Full-time, home and EU students must apply through UCAS. Please carefully consider the programmes available and apply as early as possible. For further information and UCAS deadlines, please visit

Part-time and international students

Part-time and international students must apply online at
For further information, international students can e-mail

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