Delivered by staff who have a real passion for tourism management and a commitment to the quality of your University experience, our BSc (Hons) in Tourism Management is designed to equip you with the relevant knowledge, skills and competencies that will enable you to confidently and pro-actively engage with a wide range of industry stakeholders to support the successful delivery of tourism management. We are different! Compared to many other degree programmes, we offer a specific focus on sustainability, reflecting the increasing industry emphasis being placed on sustainable tourism development.
Your success is of paramount importance to us, and we take your experience, professional development, and future career prospects very seriously, and our degree has been designed with you at the heart of what we do. Our success is reflected in the 2016 National Student Survey. Our students gave us an overall satisfaction rating of 97%, ranking us 5th nationally. We also scored very highly for personal development (96%) ranking us 3rd nationally.
Drawing on established industry frameworks around the management of sustainable tourism, the programme is designed to ensure that you acquire the relevant skills and experience to work within this diverse sector. Our goal is to move beyond the textbook and provide you with a realistic and applied consideration of the practical realities of managing sustainable tourism businesses and destinations. This engagement with the tourism sector affords you a distinct vocational focus, and places great emphasis on you having direct contact with the tourism industry through applied assessment, fieldtrips and a programme of guest speakers. We offer a supportive learning environment, which is primarily based around small group workshop activity. Modules are designed to be active and experiential, so that the skills and knowledge you develop can be implemented within a realistic management or destination context. Assessment is frequently tied to management and destination-based scenarios, and in your final year, you will have the opportunity to undertake ‘live’ projects for clients in the local tourism industry.
We are also fortunate to be based in a fantastic location to study sustainable tourism management. With national and international fieldtrips offered as part of the programme and with Chichester Harbour, the South Downs National park, the resort environment of Bognor Regis and the historic town of Chichester on our doorstep, we place great emphasis on a practical, hands-on approach to learning and teaching aimed at developing the skills and knowledge that you will need in your future profession within a realistic, sometimes challenging, but always engaging management or destination context. Developing the relevant subject knowledge, combined with the skills and experience that employers are looking for, is key to enhancing your employability. We believe that vital to this process is the need for you to reflect upon your own learning as it takes place, and through this develop the ability to apply your skills and understanding with confidence. Accordingly, students have the opportunity to experience typical workplaces through work placement opportunities. In addition a student may opt for a full-year placement where they can gain valuable employment experience in an area that they are considering for future employment.
Quite simply by studying with us you will gain applied experience of sustainable tourism management that will allow you to exceed expectations of industry employers. Share our passion for sustainability, and become a sustainability superhero, empowered with the skills and knowledge to make an active contribution to a fairer, greener and smarter global tourism economy.
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