University Of Sunderland
Campus: City Campus , Sunderland
Tourism Management
3.0 Years • 100% Funding Available
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    Student Satisfaction
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  • £15,000
    Average Graduate Salary / Year

BSc (Hons) Tourism Management gives you a fundamental understanding of theories relevant to successful tourism management. You will develop skills appropriate to the industry as well as future academic study.

You will be taught by passionate staff who produce world-leading research. A typical week for you will combine lectures, seminars, tutorials, open and resource-based learning, and supervised project and group work.

There is an emphasis on developing your independent study skills, and you will also have opportunities to present ideas and information to other students and also develop concepts and analyses within groups.

Your progress will be assessed with coursework, projects, presentations, practical exercises, time-constrained and multiple-choice examinations and the major project.

In your final year, you will specialise in your chosen area of tourism management. This could be mass tourism, e-tourism, sports tourism and mega events, urban tourism or ecotourism. Your academic study will be linked even more intensively with employability, so that when you graduate you’ll be ready to step directly into the workplace.


  • Study Skills for the Service Sector (20 credits)
  • Impacts of Festivals and Events (20 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Tourism and Hospitality (20 credits)
  • Marketing and Business for the Service Sector (20 credits)
  • Tourism and Heritage Management (20 credits)
  • Global Tourism (20 credits)
  • Research Methods for the Service Sector (20 Credits)
  • Consultancy for the Visitor Economy (20 Credits)
  • Tourism Planning and Development (20 Credits)
  • Current Issues for Tourism and Hospitality (20 Credits)

Optional modules:

  • Human Resource Management for the Service Sector (20 Credits)
  • Tourism Fieldwork 2 (20 Credits)
  • Destination Branding (20 Credits)
  • Cultural Tourism, Festivals and Events (20 Credits)
  • Hospitality, Events, Aviation and Tourism work placement (optional)


Final year (national level 6):

  • Risk and Crisis Management for Tourism and Aviation (20 credits)
  • Strategic Planning for Tourism (20 credits)

Optional modules:

  • Professional Development for the Service Sector (20 credits)
  • Tourism Major Project (40 credits)
  • Urban Tourism (20 credits)
  • Service Quality (20 credits)
  • Leadership and Management for the Service Sector (20 credits)
  • Digital Technology and the Visitor Economy (20 credits)
  • Tourism Fieldwork 3 (20 credits)

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The course content on the BSc (Hons) Tourism Management degree reflects our close links with employers, and our teaching emphasises the connections between theories and practice.

Many of our graduates progress to careers in managerial roles within the tourism and hospitality industry. Job titles include Hotel Manager, Tourism Development Officer or Resort Office Manager. Employers include hotels, airlines, travel agencies, events organisers, heritage attractions, Local Authorities and other public sector bodies.

Paid placements

We encourage you to undertake a 48-week placement between your second and final year to further enhance employability . It effectively becomes the third year of a four-year course. Placements are paid, with an average salary of £14,000-£18,000 a year depending on your location.

Placements are an excellent opportunity to put your learning into practice and understand the context for your new knowledge. The contacts made during placements can also be valuable for future job offers.

We will support you at every stage of the placement process, from finding suitable placements, to checking that everything is going well, and to making a final assessment of your performance during the placement.

Recent placement employers include IBM, Procter & Gamble, BT, Nissan, Marriott Hotels, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Adidas.

Field trips

You will have the opportunity to visit a range of tourism and hospitality venues and initiatives. These visits are local to the North-East, national throughout the UK, and international including destinations such as New York, Dublin, Prague and Barcelona.

Do I Have To Pay?

Not if you are a National of one of the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

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After submitting your application to the University, and being accepted, Ucademics will guide you through all the steps needed for you to apply to the student finance program.

UK and European Union students are eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan given by a British Government Organization called Student Finance England, which is paid directly to your university, independent of your grades or your family’s income.

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Tuition Fees are paid per year. The value above represents the tuition fee for the 2018/2019 academic year.
The tuition fees might be subject to minor increases each year due to inflation.

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