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Tourism Management, BA Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • Want to learn an industry that has become one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world?
  • 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).



Course structure

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 degree 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, 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 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 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 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)

Optional Work Placement Year 

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)

Part time

The courses listed above will be split across six years.

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-level.

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 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 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

"I have had exposure to so many people from all over the world while studying at Greenwich, and made so many friends."

Anass Alshammary
Tourism Management, BA Hons graduate

Extra information


Students are assessed through

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


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

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 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. 


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.

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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