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Tourism Planning and Management (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

Tourism continues to be a major component of the global economy and has now become an established academic discipline, with roots in geography, economics, sociology, planning and business.

 The University of Westminster has over 20 years of expertise in tourism education and research, and we are consistently ranked as one of the top universities for teaching quality and research output in the discipline. Our long history dating back to the 1830s includes a significant association with the early years of tour operating in Europe, and with the Olympic Games held in London in 1908 and 1948.

The Tourism, Planning and Management (Honours) degree at the University of Westminster takes an international perspective and includes a field trip in each year of study. The course is modular, comprising core and option modules, allowing students to specialise and create their own course pathways.

Career Path 

All of the students, no matter which tourism course they take, come away with a good grounding in tourism from a theoretical and practical perspective. We take a policy-orientated approach, drawing on issues of strategy and planning, which means they are well-suited to work in planning and strategic roles in their future careers. 

The Tourism Planning and Management (Honours) takes students deeper into issues of development and planning policy, and many of them go on to local and regional government roles and the tourist authorities.

Specific examples of where our graduates have found work include:

  • Transport: British Airways, Japan Airlines, cruise companies
  • Hotels: Edwardian, Marriott, Hilton, Melia, Four Seasons
  • Destination management: Visit England, London & Partners, Hungarian Tourist Board, Croatia Tourist Board
  • Events agencies: Reed, UBM, marketing departments of large corporations
  • Events venues: Excel and other venues, Royal Society for Medicine
  • Travel agencies and tour operators: TUI, TripAdvisor, Cosmos, Hotelbeds
  • Start own business
  • Tourist attractions: Kew Gardens, National Trust

Accreditation

 This course has received full accreditation from the Tourism Management Institute (the UK’s professional organisation for destination management) for the excellence of its content. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Contemporary Issues in Designing Cities
  • Current Debates in Tourism
  • History of Architecture and Urban Form
  • Hospitality in Tourism and Events
  • Language
  • Principles of Event Management
  • Strategic Planning for Tourism
  • Study Skills and Employability
  • Understanding Events
  • Understanding Tourism
  • Destinations
  • Development Process and Property Markets
  • Event Operations
  • Heritage Tourism
  • Language
  • Marketing Tourism and Events
  • Sports Tourism
  • The Airline Industry
  • The Research Process

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

UK
  • A Levels – BBC
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma – DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction
  • GCSEs – minimum grade 4 in Maths and English (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017)
EU AND INTERNATIONAL
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    13400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13400 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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