The tourism industry has become one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world. In Britain, tourism employs around 2.6 million people and supports more than 200,000 small and medium-sized businesses. This programme has been developed to meet the demand for successful entrepreneurs and managers in tourism.
It will provide you with a critical understanding of tourism management and the global tourism marketplace, and will give you the ability and confidence to creatively solve management problems in the industry. You will learn to apply sustainable principles to the development of tourism and gain skills and knowledge in areas such as tourism marketing, human resource management, innovation, product development and destination planning.
You will also gain practical insight from industry case studies and UK and international visits. You will also have the option to undertake a work placement in your third year.Employability
You will connect with employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Team who focus on developing your employment skills. They also provide you with CV support and will invite you to employment fairs to network with employers and recruiters from industries. The team was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.
We are actively improving job prospects for graduates through the support we provide. According to survey findings, 93 per cent of 2014/15 Greenwich graduates looking for work were already in jobs or further study by January 2016.Experience abroad
You can participate in the Erasmus+ international exchange programme. This will help improve your language skills and give you experience of living and working in another country. The Erasmus+ Scheme provides a grant towards the cost of studying abroad for a year.Extracurricular activities
Our Greenwich Employability Passport scheme recognises and rewards your participation in additional activities such as part-time work, volunteering, student societies or industry guest lectures.Business start-up
You will be encouraged to enter the university's Enterprise Challenge which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners received a prize of £5,000 for their idea of developing an enterprise and study hub.Ranking
Our hospitality, leisure, recreation and tourism programmes were ranked third in London for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2017 league table.
Greenwichis one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia andNew Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.
Wehave also been named as one of the "mostinternational" universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.Outcomes
The aims of the programme are:
- To develop in you a critical understanding of the global tourism industry
- To enable you to creatively solve tourism management problems and apply principles of sustainability to the development of tourism
- To develop in you an entrepreneurial approach to tourism and to produce creative managers and researchers in the field of tourism.
This degree is currently being restructured in collaboration with employers, professional bodies and student feedback. This ensures we develop degrees that are aligned with latest industry trends and gives you the opportunity for subject specialisms. (This is standard UK practice across institutions).
The degree structure and courses listed will be updated once these are confirmed.