BSc (Hons) Tourism Management - Course overview
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Do you have the enthusiasm and passion to keep two steps ahead of the holiday experiences that tomorrow’s tourists desire? Our degree, one of the best in the country, can encourage and educate you in flexible thinking so you can create innovative, visionary approaches based on a solid foundation of operational knowledge.You will also get the chance to learn and practise a new language.


Our tourism degrees are designed to produce graduates who have the skills to function and communicate in the world's fastest growing industry. Our courses are designed to develop a critical understanding of tourism and business management to meet the changing demands of society and the economy. Honours degree students will undertake a final year project which includes first hand data collection and analysis. These projects are underpinned by core and optional modules in research methods. The Sunday Times recently voted Plymouth University as one of the top 5 providers of Tourism courses in the UK.


"The degree gave me all the skills to succeed within a competitive industry. Since graduating I have worked all over the world, and when I returned to the UK I was fortunate enough to gain an internship with Dartmoor Partnership, which is the official tourism organisation for Dartmoor National Park in Devon. After three months I was given a permanent contract and promoted to Communications Officer for the organisation."
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Professor Paul Brunt is the Head of the School of Tourism and Hospitality. He teaches on many of the tourism modules, and his research interests include: Tourism and Crime and Tourism Research Methods. He has published research on media representations of terrorist acts against tourists. More recently he has been researching issues associated with social exclusion and crime in English seaside resorts.
For further information about the School of Tourism & Hospitality visit the School of Tourism & Hospitality pages.


The third year is normally spent in paid employment with a private or public sector organisation. Students follow a training programme agreed with the employer and are supervised by a member of the academic staff throughout the year. Please visit the placements and work based learning web pages here.
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The Guardian University Guide 2009 ranks Plymouth University in fourth place for tourism courses in the UK.
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Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to visit a variety of locations as part of your degree. To view images taken by staff and students visit our Flickr site, click the icon.


Our clear-thinking, dynamic graduates are snapped up quickly into careers as diverse as specialist tour operators, airlines, resort management companies, public-sector tourism and overseas national tourism organisations.