Tourism Management BA (Hons)

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UCAS code: N8TM 112 UCAS points
  • BA (Hons) Tourism Management, home applicant, full time

    • This course is in Clearing

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BA (Hons) Tourism Management, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time, 6 years
    • pro-rata full time fee
  • BA (Hons) Tourism Management, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 14820 per year

What makes this course different

Highly rated by our students

96% of students surveyed on this course responded positively to questions on "Teaching on my Course" in the 2023 National Student Survey. (National Student Survey 2023, Results published 10 Aug 2023).

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Choose your pathway

Study one of our specialist pathways, international tourism or tourism entrepreneur. The international pathway includes a year abroad, whilst tourism entrepreneur trains you to start a business.

Make the most of London

One of the best locations in the world for the hospitality management business. Enjoy fact-finding trips to some of the capital's most iconic locations as part of the course.


ATHE Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Association for Tourism in Higher Education.

Institute of Hospitality accredited

This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality.

Course modules

The first year focuses on building key skills in tourism management while cementing the basics of good business, such as people management and marketing.

In the second year, you'll study core modules that cover different practical aspects of tourism management, including destination marketing, strategic management, and finance. You can choose from several optional modules that allow you to focus on themes such as e-business, social media, or events. You can do a work-based project that takes the form of a real internship at an organisation in the tourism industry.

The third year is the overseas placement year for International Tourism students or the final year for those taking the core BA programme. This year you will focus on an individual Research Project, Consultancy Project, or Enterprise Project (for Tourism Entrepreneur students), giving you the chance to apply your skills to a practical project of your choice. You will also study core modules covering innovation and enterprise, sustainable tourism, sports and event tourism, and anthropology with further optional modules to choose from.

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

The course covers a wide range of topics that are essential for a career in hospitality management. It also covers broader themes in business management that will root your understanding of hospitality in the wider business environment. This will help you to remain flexible in the job market and contribute more to your employer.

Industry links

Our courses are endorsed by the Council for Hospitality Management Education, the Association for Tourism in Higher Education and the Association of Events Venues. 

Graduate employers

Our alumni have gone into roles at organisations such as Ryanair and Sky Handling Partner.

Job roles

Our graduates have gone into roles like passenger service agents and airline cabin crew.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Dr Michael Palkowski
What motivates and inspires me is helping to provide opportunities for students from a range of backgrounds. I was from a working-class town, and nobody expected me to go into further education. However, I was given an opportunity to study at a widening participation university and I fell in love with my subject area and eventually went on to do my PhD."
Dr Michael Palkowski

Senior lecturer, sustainable tourism and development

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including: 

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work 
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top: 

  • Work-based projects 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business 
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

We place emphasis on a vocational approach to teaching, allowing you to develop a wide range of employability skills through experience and training. We also have a superb employability team that works with students to find placements, projects, graduate schemes, and full-time employment, combining career advice with practical training in interview techniques and CV writing.

Guided independent study

When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve skills development through online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects and preparing coursework assignments and presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, specialist facilities, such as game labs, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

Academic support

If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths, or statistics, academic tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions, and one-to-one appointments to help you achieve your potential.

You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses. Our Student Support hubs feature centralised helpdesks.

UEL provides support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).

Dedicated personal tutor

Students are supported with academic or subject-related queries by a programme director, module leaders, academic advisors (you’ll have an academic advisor from the teaching team as soon as you arrive with us), and university central support services.



Your timetable

Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

Class sizes

The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work.

How you'll be assessed

You will be assessed in the following ways:

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD


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What our students and staff say

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I had an amazing three years. The support from lecturers is really helpful and encouraging. Classes are generally small so lecturers and seminar leaders are always happy to give feedback. I loved the course and covered some very interesting topics, many of which have helped me land the job I have today."

Sonji Isaac

BA (Hons) Tourism Management

Dr Michael Palkowski
What motivates and inspires me is helping to provide opportunities for students from a range of backgrounds. I was from a working-class town, and nobody expected me to go into further education. However, I was given an opportunity to study at a widening participation university and I fell in love with my subject area and eventually went on to do my PhD."

Dr Michael Palkowski

Senior lecturer, sustainable tourism and development