Sustainable Tourism Management BA (Hons)

Falmouth University
2 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
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Falmouth University

About this program

Sustainable Tourism Management BA (Hons)

Combining the expertise of our School of Entrepreneurship with the visionary and pioneering Eden Project, this course offers a unique approach, with sustainability at its core. You’ll be at the heart of the action from day one; taking part in regular live projects, destination visits along with local and global placements.

You will:

  • Study on one of the first courses in the world accredited by A Greener Festival.
  • Have the chance to work on a live project at an international tourism destination, with your travel and accommodation expenses (up to a value of £400) funded as part of the course.
  • Undertake multiple micro-placements at the Eden Project and various other locations.
  • Develop a sustainable approach to management in the globally expanding tourism industry.
  • Explore the moral and political pressures of tourism and how to manage them sustainably.
  • Be industry-ready with a full degree in just two years.
  • Be part of a course in the hospitality, event management and tourism sector where Falmouth holds a top ten ranking in the Guardian University Guide 2021.

This course is accredited by A Greener Festival.

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Admission requirements

Entry requirements

We consider all applications on their own individual merit and potential. We invite all applicants to an interview day or audition to give them the opportunity to demonstrate this along with what inspires and motivates them in their field. Applicants will also be able to show their portfolio or give a performance depending on the course. We welcome applications from all subject backgrounds, whether you’ve specialised in STEM, the arts or humanities.

As a guide our typical offer at undergraduate level is 104 – 120 UCAS Tariff points, primarily from Level 3 qualifications such as but not limited to A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma.

Language requirements

For applicants whose first language is English we require you to have or be working towards GCSE English Language Grade 4 (C), or equivalent.

If English is not your first language you will need to meet the same standard which is equivalent to the IELTS Academic 6.0 overall score, with at least 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. We accept a range of in country equivalencies and approved tests.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year one

You’ll deepen your understanding of organisations and event planning processes, and grow your presentation skills. On top of this, you’ll consider everything from marketing and technical know-how to engaging with clients.


  • Marketing & Digital Media
  • Real World Skills
  • Contemporary Tourism Impacts
  • Wellbeing in Experience Management
  • Creative Innovation in Experience Management
  • Live Sustainable Tour Guide Project
  • Legal & Financial Management in the Experience Sector
  • Live Sustainability Challenge

Year two

You’ll gain industry expertise from visiting speakers, real-world experience from field trips, and career-defining relationships from placements on- and off-campus, including an international residential experience. We’ll also help you develop a sustainable business plan and explore leadership and crisis management.


  • Team Learning & Performance
  • Cornish Attraction Project
  • Demonstrating Sustainability
  • Crisis Management for Tourism
  • Tourism Innovation Project
  • Creative & Ethical Leadership
  • Personal Research Project
  • Live International Destination Project

Scholarships & funding

Scholarships and funding are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


Tuition fees 2021-22

  • Full-time UK - £11,100 per year
  • Full-time EU - £19,000 per year
  • Full-time international - £19,000 per year

Tuition fees 2022-23

  • Full-time UK - £11,100 per year
  • Full-time EU - £19,570 per year
  • Full-time international - £19,570 per year


What you’ll learn

You’ll gain a firm grounding in the processes of tourism planning as you develop an understanding of creative and innovative approaches. Exploring topics from managing resources to mastering digital marketing, you’ll consider wellbeing in the industry, develop team-working skills, hear from industry speakers, attend field trips and deliver three assessed team projects.

Continuing studies

The course is also designed to facilitate progression to higher level study including potential to progress to a wide range of full-time and flexible Master’s degrees in tourism and related subjects.

Career paths

What our graduates do

Our graduates could go on to forge careers as travel consultants, tourism sustainability managers, sales and marketing consultants, travel operation managers and travel writers within this exciting and dynamic industry.


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Falmouth University

For more than 100 years, Falmouth University has been a hub of creative thinking and design innovation. Today, our portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses represents the breadth of the Creative Industries, from art, design and fashion, to gaming, music...

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Falmouth University

Treliever Road
TR10 9FE Penryn Cornwall

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