This course has been designed in consultation with organisations involved in the tourism industry and provides knowledge and experience that helps develop the high standard of business skills essential for starting a career in tourism management. Guest lecturers, site visits and the opportunity for getting involved in real projects with organisations help make this degree relevant to the industry today.
This course provides the opportunity to gain industry specific knowledge, plus essential management skills. The close links with relevant organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors mean that students have the opportunity to learn from industry experience.
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Formal assessment is a combination of coursework, practical work, presentations and examinations.
Opportunities for employment range from conference, event or exhibition management in organisations such as English Heritage, local councils and private companies, public sector tourism and leisure departments, airlines, cruise and holiday companies, sports development and outdoor activity organisations. Students can also progress to postgraduate level study at UCS.
Students can also study Tourism management with:
BA (Hons) Hospitality Management
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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