BSc (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Management - Course overview
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TOURISM & HOSPITALITY

Whether you see your management career in a five-star luxury hotel, or working for a national tourist board, our degree will prepare you for a top-notch position. Here at Plymouth, acknowledged as one of the best universities in the country for this kind of degree, you will delve deeply into the present-day theory and back it up with ‘hands-on’ experience.

 

 

TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT WITH PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Our Hospitality and Tourism degrees place a strong emphasis on business and management. Our graduates are well placed to target employment with multi-national companies. The final-year research project involves data collection and analysis that leads to the production of a major report. The Sunday Times recently voted Plymouth University as one of the top 5 providers of Tourism courses in the UK.
 

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

"I would recommend this course as it gives you the opportunity to gain wider experience and meet friends from different walks of life. Plymouth is a great location to study this course as it offers a direct route up country and is a great place to experience jobs in the tourism sector."
 
David Fraser, BSc Tourism and Hospitality Management Graduate
 
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MEET THE TUTORS -
PROFESSOR WAI MUN LIM

Professor Wai Mun Lim is Programme Manager for the BA (Hons) Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management programme, Teaching Fellow at Plymouth University and an AIM Associate (Advanced Institute of Management). She was a Tour Operator in Singapore for many years prior to her academic career. Her current research interests are in the use of information technology, internet technologies for distribution and marketing, and how businesses co-create value with customers via technology. She has consulted for organisations ranging from art design companies to global hotels chains in the effective use of web technologies. She has published widely in the area of technology adoption within the tourism industry and has recently won a grant to investigate the use of technology in small and medium sized hospitality enterprises. Her pedagogic research includes exploring how academics co-create value with businesses via curriculum which is supported by another grant. She lectures in: Managing Service Innovation; Business Strategy and Finance; and E-Tourism.
 

PLACEMENTS

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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FIELD TRIPS

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.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Our socially and economically aware graduate managers are quickly snapped up by multinational corporations, specialist tour operators, national tourist boards and authorities and other hospitality organisations worldwide. Students often return to us to complete postgraduate degrees.