Key facts

Location:

Stoke-on-Trent Campus

Mode of attendance: Full-time
Duration: 3 years, 4 years (with a foundation year) full-time
UCAS code: N832, N835 (with a foundation year)
Academic year: 17 September 2018 – 7 June 2019

Introduction

Our Tourism and Hospitality Management degree will equip you with the skills you need to move into a career in a range of organisations in the UK, and across the world.

From managing major events to working in tour operations, our Tourism and Hospitality Management degree prepares you for a career in the industry. It will give you the knowledge and skills you need to progress within a range of organisations in the UK and abroad.

The course has been developed in accordance with the Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism network guidelines. It has also gained employer support through links with regional and national tourism organisations.

Whether you’re interested in management or marketing, you’ll have knowledge and experience that make you an asset in this exciting and diverse industry.

You’ll get to experience the tourism and events industry through visits both in the UK and internationally; these include leisure attractions, hotel resorts and large scale events. Our overseas residential study tour is a highlight of the course, in previous years we have been to Barcelona and Iceland.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Management

Course content

You’ll develop a range of practical skills, including communication, technology application, creativity, decision-making and problem solving. Drawing from a range of disciplines, you’ll gain an understanding of the key business concepts underpinning tourism.

We offer the opportunity to take part in a work placement so you can put your new found skills to good use and gain vital experience to add to your CV. You will also work with a local business on a project that could involve marketing for an event, organising or even developing your own event.

As well as all the hands – on experience you'll gain, we'll teach you about the business of tourism. It is, after all, the world’s largest service sector. Many economies have devoted substantial resources into developing tourism. We will teach you about the different cultural approaches to tourism and, most importantly, how to develop economic impact assessments – skills which will make you very employable.

Foundation Year students will be eased into degree-level learning. Successful completion of the foundation year allows you to enter directly onto the full degree course, even if you don’t have the relevant entry qualifications. We’ll help you develop a foundation of practical business knowledge and a set of study skills to prepare you for degree-level study.

Modules

This module map provides an indicative list of the modules that make up your course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. You must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course.

Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. You can always find the most up-to-date information about your modules and who is teaching them in our module catalogue.

Foundation Year

Semester 1
Module title
Business Simulation Project Compulsory
Maths for Managers Compulsory
Management in Practice Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
Preparing to Manage Compulsory
Communication Skills for Managers Compulsory
Management in Practice Compulsory

Year 1

Semester 1
Module title
The Business of Tourism and Hospitality Compulsory
Resourcing for Tourism and Hospitality Compulsory
Management Accounting Compulsory
The Professional Toolkit Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
Human Capital Management Compulsory
Experiential Marketing Compulsory
Law for Managers Compulsory
The Professional Toolkit Compulsory

Year 2

Semester 1
Module title
Consumer Behaviour Compulsory
Business Creation and Innovation Compulsory
Digital Marketing Strategy and Planning Compulsory
Advanced Professional Toolkit Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
Developing Collaborative Relationships Compulsory
Global Cultures and Destinations Compulsory
Social Media and Content Strategy Compulsory
Sport Leisure and Hospitality Management Compulsory

Year 3

Semester 1
Module title
Customer Experience (CX) Strategy Compulsory
Strategic Management for Tourism and Hospitality Compulsory
Sustainable and Ethical Tourism Compulsory
Knowledge Exchange Project Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
Customer Experience (CX) Strategy Compulsory
Change and Transformation Compulsory
Measuring Success Compulsory
Knowledge Exchange Project Compulsory

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.