BSc (Hons) Business and Tourism - Course overview
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As a manager within the tourism industry, customers increasingly demand that you match their thinking with fresh ideas, sustainable schemes and novel marketing plans. Our degree will prepare you with a solid grounding in the industry, and a set of current, relevant skills. When you finish you will have the confidence to tackle any career in tourism.


Our tourism degrees are designed to produce graduates who have the skills to excel in this dynamic industry. This course develops a critical understanding of tourism and business management to meet the changing demands of society and the economy. The Sunday Times recently voted Plymouth University as one of the top 5 providers of Tourism courses in the UK.

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Professor Graham Busby is the Programme Manager for the Tourism undergraduate courses at Plymouth Univeristy. His research interests include: The influence of literature and the cinema on tourists' choices and perceptions of places; Cornish heritage tourism; Tourism education, including the introduction of the concept of sustainable tourism. Graham also travels extensively throughout the world to visit placement students in their workplace.


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 well-travelled graduates are highly regarded by tour operators, tourist boards, cruise companies, airlines and hotel groups. Some students further their career prospects by returning to Plymouth to complete a postgraduate qualification.
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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.


GCSE: Maths and English Language grade C, plus A level/AS level: 240 points (including a minimum of
140 points from two A levels or a double award). 14-19 Diplomas: accepted ? please enquire. Other
combinations and non-A level qualifications considered. If you do not have English as a first language you will be required to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in listening, reading, speaking and writing).

For further information visit thecourse entry requirements page.