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  • Objectives
    To provide students with an understanding of the structure, nature, management and impact of the international tourism industry and the changing external environment in which organisations operate To examine the nature and characteristics of tourists
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Standard university entry requirements apply 180 UCAS points or equivalent; 3 GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and mathematics) or equivalent
  • Academic Title
    Tourism Management, BA Hons (Greenwich Campus)
  • Course description
    This programme has been developed to meet the growing demand for skilled and resourceful managers in this expanding worldwide industry. Tourism is one of the major growth industries of the world economy and important in the UK. The cultural assets and heritage of the UK brings millions of visitors each year. The 2012 Olympics with all its associated cultural events, is expected to boost tourism in the UK significantly, making tourism an excellent and employable specialism for any graduate.

    While individuals entering this area require a sound grounding in general business principles, there are specific areas that require a more dedicated set of skills and knowledge. This programme focuses on the management of tourism to produce employable graduates who can go on to work in tourism within the UK or overseas.

    Year 1
    -Personal and Professional Development 1
    -Introduction to the Tourism Industry
    -Tourism Trends and Themes

    One option from:

    -Language
    -Events Planning
    -Safety and Health
    -Introduction to the Cultural Sector
    -Employability

    Year 2
    -Personal and Professional Development 2
    -Understanding Tourists
    -Research Tools for Tourism and Event Managers
    -Global Tourism Management

    Option from:

    -Language
    -Or two from the following courses:
    -Project Management
    -Contemporary Issues in Tourism and Events
    -Destinations and Facilities Management

    Optional Sandwich Year (Work Placement)

    -Final Year
    -Tourism Marketing and Strategy
    -Tourism Policy and Development
    -Personal and Professional Development 3
    One option from:
    -Strategic Income Generation and Sponsorship
    -Tourism Culture and Society
    -World Heritage Site Tourism
    -Language

    Career options
    Work within organisations associated with the tourism industry in both the UK and abroad, e.g. managing tourist attractions / sites, Local authority offices / city tourism, travel and tour operators, tourism planning and marketing

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