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BA (Hons)Tourism and Events Management

Tuition fee £12,500 per year
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The Tourism and Events Management BA explores the relationship between tourism and the wider environment, developing the skills you need to successfully evaluate and manage tourism in host destinations. The course is designed for students who have an interest in the tourism sector generally and are keen to focus on the dynamic field of events management. The course is designed to provide a combination of the practical elements of events management with an in depth understanding of the potential impacts of events and their role in developing destination product and destination image. The course takes an international perspective and includes a field trip in each year of study. We are ranked as the top London University offering Tourism degrees (Guardian 2016 rankings).

The course provides a thorough grounding in the subject and the theoretical principles that underpin tourism and event policy and management, but also has a strong emphasis on skills development for the workplace, including presentation skills, research, data analysis, budgeting, negotiation and content planning. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops, projects (eg staging an event), field study, and tutorials. Each student is allocated a personal tutor for academic guidance and pastoral care.

Programme structure

Year 1

Subjects of study include:

Contemporary Issues in Tourism
Hospitality in Tourism and Events
Principles of Event Management
Strategic Planning for Tourism and Events
Study Skills and Employability
Understanding Events
Understanding Tourism

Year 2

Subjects of study include:

Event Operations
Event Production
Eventful Cities
Heritage Tourism
Marketing Tourism and Events
Sports Tourism
The Airline Industry
The Research Process
Tourism experience

Year 3

Subjects of study may include:

Awards, Rewards and Recognition Events
Cities of Consumption
Critical Themes in Event Management
Employability for Tourism and Events
Event Technology
Managing Airports
Mega-Events and Urban Regeneration
Responsible Tourism in the Developing World
Staging an Event
The Politics of Tourism
Tourism and the Mediterranean: Comparative Study

Career opportunities

The course aims to create graduates who are critical and creative thinkers, literate and effective communicators, entrepreneurial, global in outlook and engaged in communities, and socially, ethically and environmentally aware.

Alumni from our course work in a range of occupations including hotel management, conferencing and events management, tourism and planning consultancy, the airline industry, marketing, HR, tour operations, website design and management, government/public sector and town planning/development industry.

At the end of the course there are also opportunities to develop your expertise in tourism planning, business and events further by studying towards a Master’s degree or undertaking PhD research.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States