BA (Hons) Tourism and Events combines the skills development from the events subject with a knowledge and understanding of the key requirements of successful tourism organisations and it equips graduates with the skills and knowledge required to manage tourism within an evolving global marketplace of events management.
The course has a strong emphasis on management and enterprise and enables students to develop industry sought after competencies for students to progress their career within the dynamic, multi-faceted industry. The course is also designed to make you attractive to prospective employers through the development of practical skills, such as, the ability to problem solve, work in groups, research, use research methods and work independently.
A degree in Tourism and Events Management prepares you for career opportunities in the tourism and events sector where you can use a portfolio of events expertise and skills to inform the management of tourist destinations and attractions. Upon graduation students can expect to enter a number of roles in the tourism or events sector within the public, private or voluntary sectors, or continue on to postgraduate study. Career opportunities include travel agents, destination management and marketing organisations, event and venue management companies, visitor attractions, heritage sites, local authorities, cultural organisations, travel operators, transport organisations and travel industry suppliers.
You can further enhance your graduate employability by undertaking an industry placement between the second and third year of your degree. The university fully supports its students in finding domestic and international placements, making applications, writing CVs, preparing for interviews and assessment centres. Students who complete a year of an industry based placement gain confidence, improve their employability, often secure graduate jobs and achieve high classification degrees.
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