London South Bank University

Course Introduction

Wherever you want to work, the hospitality and tourism industry provides opportunities like few others. This sector is one of the most diverse and exciting industries around, employing over a quarter of a billion people worldwide; its one of the largest sectors in the world's economy. This figure is set to grow over the next few years ' especially as the demand for senior and specialised roles increases. Ranging from resorts, country clubs and international hotel chains to airlines, tour operators and restaurants ' the options available within tourism and hospitality can help you make a career out of your passion.

Course Modules

Year 1: tourism and travel industry and impacts; hospitality and food industry and issues; leisure and events industry and issues; management and leadership; markets and marketing; employment and practice 1 (communications). Year 2: business and enterprise management; marketing strategy and communications; employment and practice 2 (research and project management); travel distribution; destination planning and management; tourism in less developed countries. (Food and Hospitality): business and enterprise management; marketing strategy and communications (includes residential field trip to either Amsterdam or Barcelona); employment and practice 2 (research and project management) includes a work placement from Easter to September; hospitality and food operations; hospitality design and merchandising; trends in food and beverage. (Leisure and Events): business and enterprise management; marketing strategy and communications (includes residential field trip to either Amsterdam or Barcelona); employment and practice 2 (research and project management) includes a work placement from Easter to September; events strategy and planning; events logistics; leisure and entertainment operations. Year 3 (Tourism and Travel): human resources and quality management; current issues in tourism, hospitality and leisure. One option from: dissertation (40 credits): enterprise report (20 credits). One option from: destination marketing; hallmark events strategy and policy. One or two option from: heritage planning and management; tourism, leisure and economic development; international transport planning and policy; human resources and quality management. (Food and Hospitality): human resources and quality management; current issues in tourism, hospitality and leisure. One option from: dissertation (40 credits); enterprise report (20 credits). One option from: destination marketing; hallmark events strategy and policy. One or two option from: international hospitality operations; gastronomy; human resources and quality management. (Leisure and Events): human resources and quality management; current issues in tourism, hospitality and leisure. One option from: dissertation (40 credits); enterprise report (20 credits). One option from: destination marketing; hallmark events strategy and policy. One or two option from: heritage planning and management; tourism, leisure and economic development. human resources and quality management.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 - 9 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 104-112
  • International Baccalaureate 24
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D*
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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83% Go on to work and/or study

In work 53
Studying 27
Studying and working 3
Unemployed 11
Unknown 6

16% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 22%

Total Coursework: 71%

Total Practical: 7%

£4,480 - £5,226
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,940 - £6,396
Typical cost of private accommodation