Undergraduate Tourism and Event Management Degrees

Get your career off to a flying start with placements at world famous tourist attractions like Alton Towers plus get the opportunity to organise your own event - both in the UK and internationally.

You'll develop your interpersonal, teamwork, leadership, problem-solving and creative skills. From exploring the great outdoors in the Peak District to engaging with industry experts during their visit to the fascinating and cosmopolitan City of Barcelona.

What our staff and students say

Following my degree, I secured myself a role as an Events Assistant at a prestigious Staffordshire wedding venue. The course not only prepared me practically for a job in the events industry, but it also developed me professionally allowing me to be more effective in my role.

Hannah Mannion - Events Management

I can see how the degree helped develop certain skills, both academic and personal, through working with other people or individually. What I liked most about my time at Staffs was the opportunities available to get involved with various events and tourist attractions.

Greta Liaudanskaite - Tourism Management

All our course options are designed to give you the professional know-how and industry experience you'll need for your career. We blend current sector insight and research-led teaching, with deep professional knowledge and a range of transferable skills to get work-ready and world-ready.

Carol Southall - Course Leader


Inspiration is in progress at Staffordshire University as we transform our Stoke-on-Trent campus and new Centres of Excellence across Staffordshire.

The Beacon Building

A brand new building. It includes teaching spaces, IT labs, and a new cafe housed at the centre of the University's campus.

Specialist Facilities

We've invested £40 million in specialist laboratories, studios and updated social spaces. All to ensure you experience a balanced university life.

Cadman Studios

A brand new £11.5 million development. The Cadman Studios connects our new TV, Music Technology and Games Design facilities together. These include an Industry-standard television studio and control rooms, game motion capture studio and live music rooms built in acoustic boxes.

Halls of Residence

Your home from home. If you stay with us you'll stay in brand new facilities, social spaces and outside areas. Your new refurbished accommodation includes USB plugs, instant hot water boilers, outdoor pizza oven and Bluetooth kitchen speakers.

Take a 360 look at our Tourism and Event Management Facilities


Our Events and Tourism graduates have secured roles in UK and International organisations.

Our Events and Tourism degrees offer vocational training and helps you develop strong business management and communication skills, broadening your job prospects.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Holiday representative
  • Tour manager
  • Tourism officer
  • Tourist information centre manager
  • Customer service manager
  • Event organiser
  • Hotel manager
  • Travel agency manager
  • Marketing executive
  • Outdoor activities manager
  • Education manager

Guaranteed Work Experience

Who says students have never done a day's work? We provide the opportunity of work experience for all new students joining us in September.

This work experience may be closely linked to your course, or it could be a broader experience designed to develop your employability skills. Our commitment will give students the best possible mix of knowledge and experience.

Work Experience Opportunities

If you'd love a career in the leisure industry, our brand new Foundation Degree in Visitor Attraction and Resort Management has been structured to give you the skills and knowledge you need, including 20 weeks' paid employment Alton Towers Resort. Learning on-the-job and in the classroom, you'll be 'on park' at some of the most popular times in the resort's calendar - including the famous Halloween 'Scarefest' - where you'll gain a solid understanding of creating memorable visitor experiences.

Starting with front-line roles in year one, you'll progress to team leadership in year two and will be ready to apply for career opportunities with Alton Towers Resort and the wider Merlin Entertainments Group when you graduate.