This degree is ideal if you wish to develop and succeed as a professional travel and tourism manager. Tourism is currently one of the worldâs fastest growing industries and the course will equip you with a range of transferable skills, which can be used to meet the ever changing demands of this dynamic business. Our degree focuses on employability, and you can take advantage of a paid internship on the sandwich route, which can provide opportunities to work in a supervisory capacity within the travel and tourism sector throughout the world.
The programme allows for a great deal of flexibility in career choices, leaving students well placed for career opportunities throughout the international marketplace such as working for airlines and airports, managing theme parks and tourist attractions, managing heritage sites, tourist information centre managers, cruise operations, market research management and consultancy, tour operators, tourism development officers or hospitality graduate schemes.
Students from our course have recently secured roles at British Airways, Blackpool FC, Co-operative Travel, Premier Inn, Marriott, Hilton, Disney and many others. Past graduates who have completed an internship have progressed to senior positions in companies such as British Airways, Virgin, First Choice and Ernst and Young Management Consultants.
A feature of this course is the opportunity to study abroad, with students having the option to take their second year modules at our Cyprus Campus. Additionally, students can take part in our international field visits to destinations such as Cambodia. In addition to this if you choose the sandwich route you can benefit from a 48-week paid internship with employment and learning opportunities, available throughout the UK, Europe, North America, the Far East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Year 1: (All compulsory) Tourism Management in Action, Developing Professionals in Tourism, Hospitality & Events, Exploring Management in Tourism, Hospitality & Events
Year 2: Compulsory: Tourism Development and Sustainability, The Tourist: Behaviour and Culture, Marketing & ICT for Visitor Economy Managers, Applied Research and Service Quality in Tourism, Hospitality & Events, Talent Management and Employability [HR]. Options (one only): Work and Learn, Managing Sporting Events, International Study Visit, Language, International Issues in Hospitality, International Corporate Hospitality and Business Events
Year 3 (optional placement)
Year 3/4: Compulsory: Managing for Strategic Success in Tourism, Hospitality & Events, The Tourist: Experience & Motivation, Management Development in Tourism, Hospitality & Events, Tourism Futures. Research option (you must pick one of these): Dissertation, Consultancy Project, Enterprise for Tourism, Hospitality & Events, Single Research Project. Option two (you must pick one of these, unless you are undertaking a dissertation which is worth two modules): Industry Based Experience, Contemporary Issues in Food and Drink, Dark Tourism: managing difficult heritage, International Fieldwork, Sport Tourism Management
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Preston’s such a lovely student city – there’s something on each night and the prices are amazing, it’s really geared toward students. Warehouse and The Ship Inn saw the most of my nights out in town. It’s not really a bustling metropolis, but less distractions = more work done! And if you’re wanting a huge night, Liverpool’s about half an hour on the train and is amazing. My course is great, with fascinating, empathetic teachers who really support and encourage us, and the facilities are top notch. The Student Union is also incredibly supportive, and they always have time for us.
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Honestly I could not recommend UCLan anymore than I am. I wholeheartedly believe that the lecturers are there to help you learn and grow as a person rather to just keep up rankings. You are made to feel like an individual and not just another student.
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