This course is a conversion course, it is ideal for graduates who would like to change subjects or career direction.
This course reviews a range of key issues, challenges and developments in tourism management, with particular focus on the relationships between tourism and the wider economic, environmental and socio-cultural context.
The course aims to develop your management, research and analytical skills to allow you to operate at a high level within this dynamic industry. During your studies, you'll meet industry experts, with the opportunity to take a professional placement, network and share knowledge and experience whilst learning in a structured environment. The course also offers a unique opportunity to mix with a diverse range of nationalities, allowing you to increase your inter-cultural competence. This is vital to tourism management in an increasingly globalised world. Thus, the course prepares graduates to develop within a variety of potential career paths.
We are internationally known for our quality tourism courses and research activities - in the REF2014 tourism at BU was rated as joint 1st in the UK, based on its internationally recognised research. This course is delivered by staff who are actively involved in research and consultancy, ensuring that the curriculum and discussions are informed by cutting edge knowledge and practice. Our team includes Professor John Fletcher and Professor Adam Blake who specialise in economic aspects of tourism development, Professor Adele Ladkin who is a leading researcher on labour and employment in tourism and hospitality, Professor Dimitrios Buhalis who is a known expert of strategic marketing and the use of technology in tourism and Professor Stephen Page who is the author of leading text books in tourism education.
As part of this course you can take an optional minimum 30-week work placement giving you further hands-on experience and understanding of the industry. The placement will take place after the taught elements of the course are complete.