St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

Domestically there are over two million jobs sustained by tourism activity in the UK, either directly or indirectly and it is estimated that there is almost 1.5 million jobs related directly to tourism activity in the UK, some 5% of all people in employment in the UK. These dynamics have turned tourism into a key driver for socio'economic progress. Tourism Management at St Mary's combines the theoretical study of tourism with fieldwork in the UK and overseas, aiming to expose students to real life tourism management issues, scenarios and challenges.

Course Modules

Level 1: Introducing tourism; introduction to management; human resource management; London as a tourist destination; modern foreign language study 1; organisational behaviour; skills for studying and working in tourism. Level 2: Researching tourism; sustainable tourism; tourism issues in developing countries; tourism organisations; structures and dynamics; European fieldwork; academic wok experience; business law; entrepreneurship; financial management; international management; introduction to web design; marketing and consumer ethics; modern foreign language study 2; practitioner skills for management. Level 3: Britain's maritime heritage; cultural tourism; ecotourism; heritage tourism; tourism and society; tourism fieldwork in developing areas; tourism planning; business ethics; e'commerce; management consultancy; marketing management; modern foreign language 3; research project; strategic management; work experience; advanced web design.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA/BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 14 years
Part Time Day
BA/BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 104
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BCCC
  • European Baccalaureate 60%
  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) D
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M3
  • Course specific
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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65% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 70%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 48%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 35%

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 80
Studying 5
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 15
Unknown 0

25% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 24%

Total Coursework: 68%

Total Practical: 9%

£4,410 - £5,783
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,800 - £6,000
Typical cost of private accommodation