University of Wolverhampton offers students an opportunity to study Tourism and Economics to gain a knowledge and understanding of the recent developments in economics and the application of economic concepts to current issues and challenges in the dynamic, multi-faceted tourism industry. There will be opportunities for practical application of learning through work placement, field trips and consultancy projects.
As part of your study of Tourism and Economics you will develop skills in the organisation and analysis of statistical data, the interpretation of economic issues and the communication of economic ideas. These skills have been identified as being in demand by employers by a number of surveys, such as the one carried-out by the Economics Network.
The teaching at the University is designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of learners, and benefits from technology supported learning so that you can develop your quantitative and IT skills whilst developing and presenting exciting and industry-relevant assessments.
The teaching team bring with them a wealth of industry experience from across the world and from a wide range of public, private, and voluntary sector organisations. The team is active in research and writing textbooks that inform the teaching on this course and continue to deliver applied research to ensure they remain at the cutting-edge of industry developments.
The team have many associations with industry partners including Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA). The department is a member of The Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE), the Association of Event Management Education (AEME) and The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT).