Leisure management is a diverse and interesting field which involves managing facilities such as recreation centres, sports grounds, entertainment venues or parks, or managing a festival or celebration, concert or sporting competition.
The course has been designed in consultation with organisations involved in the industry and therefore ensures that the knowledge and experience gained is relevant for the future career of the student. Guest lecturers, site visits and the opportunity to get involved in real projects in organisations, help underpin the taught elements of this degree.
Teaching and assessment focuses on developing innovative ways of supporting student learning, including positive academic tutorial support and the integration of graduate key skills in module delivery and assessment. Formal assessment is a combination of coursework, practical work, presentations and examinations.
Find out what students on the Events Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure courses have to say about their time at UCS:
You can read a transcript of the video here.
As the leisure management sector is broad, so are the job opportunities upon graduation. Graduates find employment in areas such as conference, event or exhibition management in organisations ranging from local councils and private companies, public sector tourism and leisure departments, airlines, cruise and holiday companies, sports development and outdoor activity organisations.
Students also have the opportunity to continue their studies to postgraduate level at UCS.
"Enrolling on and being a part of the Event, Leisure and Tourism Management course at UCS enabled me to follow my chosen career path. The guidance and support I received whilst studying was amazing, the lecturers and tutors were always there to ensure you worked to your full potential, whilst the librarians were always available to assist with research issues.
The course covered a wide aspect of modules, from Marketing to Finance, Project Management to Outdoor Management, and enables students to understand the full extent of the sector through both academic learning and work experience alongside these modules.
Throughout the course, there is a vast variety of volunteer and work experience roles available which enabled me to secure my first job in the sector fairly quickly after my course had ended. The tutors were always available to help with applications, and point you in the right direction of a role that would suit you best.
There is many different routes that are available through the completion of this course, from business and corporate hospitality, to charity fundraising, there is endless opportunities available once all the studying is completed, and you can finally call yourself ... a GRADUATE!
I have thoroughly enjoyed my years at UCS, and have made some lifelong friends and created some fantastic memories that will stay with me for years to come."
Lyndsay Wood, 2012 Graduand, Now working for Action for Children