Tourism is one of the world’s largest and most rapidly expanding
industries, offering diverse job opportunities. Our degree offers
the ability to find your place in this exciting and dynamic
industry. It provides a solid grounding in the essentials of travel
and tourism management, along with a focus on key tourism issues:
destination management, the event industry and travel
The course develops an understanding of how tourists and the
tourism industries interact with a particular location and what the
impact of this can be. You will also be able to examine the role of
cultural attractions and festivals in tourism and to explore how
you can tap into niche markets and special interests.
Most of our courses have a common first year, which introduces
you to the basics of business. During this year you may decide that
your chosen specialism is not for you, and we have ensured that our
courses are flexible enough to allow you to change your degree
subject at the end of your first year, should you wish.
As you go into second year, you will study research methods and
engage in more independent study. The culmination of your course
will be a dissertation or independent study project, allowing you
to explore an area of your studies that you find especially
interesting. Although much of your course will be tailored by you -
with free electives and independent research - you will be
allocated a personal supervisor on arrival, who you can use to
discuss your academic progress, get help with issues affecting your
course, or just go for a friendly chat.
Core modules include Travel Industry Management, Destination
Planning and Management, Marketing Services to Customers and
Visitors, Special Interest Tourism.
Our typical offer is 260 UCAS points (from three A levels or
equivalent), but applications from those without formal
qualifications are welcomed – and we allow entry to the second or
final year on the strength of appropriate prior study and
For those whose qualifications and experience do not allow
direct entry, we offer a foundation year which enables progression
to the first year of any of the Business School’s degree courses
(and some courses in other departments).
The course is accredited by the Institute of Travel and Tourism,
a respected UK professional body for the industry.
Being based at Scarborough – recently recognised as the most
enterprising place in Europe – makes it an ideal place to study
tourism. You will have the opportunity to be involved in the
continuing development of the town and its tourism industry,
gaining invaluable experience and insight.
Our business degree courses have a common first year (except BSc
Economics (Econ) ). This gives you the flexibility to change to any
of our business degree courses at the end of your first year, if
you decide that your chosen specialism is not for you.
Skills for work
Our dedicated World of
Work Office will connect you with businesses and keep you up to
date with relevant work placements, company projects and job
opportunities and skills to help give you the edge in the
Our annual World of Work Week offers a wide range of events and
guest speakers from companies like Accenture, IBM and Procter &
Gamble, providing business-focused career advice.
Our professional experience programme provides the opportunity
to spend a year
in the workplace, with companies like IBM, Boots, BP, Microsoft
UK, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Walt Disney Company.
All business students have the opportunity to spend an
international year studying business at one of our partner
institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia.
summer school at one of our international partner institutions
is a great way to enhance your degree with international
Our students can attend a credit-bearing three week summer
school to further enhance graduate employability.
Our free Alumni
Connect scheme is open to all graduates and provides a wide
range of career resources, online events and country-specific
recruitment guides, all designed to enhance your career long after
There are great opportunities in a wide
range of international locations for graduates with skills and
expertise in tourism management. Local authorities are also keen to
find high-quality managers for their tourism departments, and the
private sector offers a host of career openings within the diverse
services that it provides, from travel agencies to attractions and
the hospitality sector. Recent graduates have secured business and
management roles within organisations such as English Heritage,
Britannia Hotel, Holiday Inn Express, and Scarborough Tourist