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Tourism is about showing people the world and capturing their imaginations. In this era of social media, holidays take on new meaning.

But tourism doesn’t just mean foreign travel. There’s a wealth of fascinating and beautiful attractions on our doorstep. Manchester is England’s second-largest international city tourist destination. It’s the perfect place to see excellent tourism practices in action.

There are option units from Year 1 giving you incredible flexibility with your studies.

Join the (Hons) Tourism Management from Manchester Metropolitan University and choose subjects that interest you and get specialist knowledge alongside a good grounding in how the tourism industry works and fits into society. 

In your second year, you’ll have the chance to travel abroad to a tourist destination. You can also choose to learn a language, which could help you access career opportunities overseas.


Your tourism management degree can lead to a range of exciting careers, both in the UK and overseas. Help people design their dream holidays, show people incredible attractions, or inspire people to visit a particular place.

Your skills will suit roles with airlines, travel companies like AirBnB, tour operators, visitor attractions, resorts and destination marketing organisations.

You could also focus on emerging areas such as ecotourism, or explore how to make destinations work for locals as well as tourists.

There are excellent opportunities for travel. Spending a year on a placement or studying overseas could help you make valuable international connections. 

Maybe you’ve got an idea for the next big thing in the travel industry and want to use your skills to set up your own business? We offer dedicated support to start-ups through our incubator, Innospace.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Destination Manchester
  • Tourism Operations Management
  • Marketing for Tourism
  • Tourism and Commerce
  • Tourism Financial Management
  • The Business of Tour Operators
    • International Tourist Experience Design

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:


      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    General Requirements

    • 104-112 UCAS Tariff Points at A2 (Grades BCC-BBC) or acceptable alternatives e.g. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma, Extended Diploma at Level 3 (Grades DMM).

    Specific GCSE requirements
    • GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics. Level 2 Functional Skills English and Mathematics also accepted.
    Non Tariffed Qualifications
    • Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 106 UCAS Tariff Points.
    International Baccalaureate points
    • 26

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    Tuition Fee

    • International

      14500 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 14500 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 Manchester

    • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
      Living Costs

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