The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Tourism Management

Why choose this course?

This degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to manage tourism within an evolving global marketplace. The course has a strong emphasis on enterprise and enables you to develop the management competencies required to progress your career within this dynamic, multi-faceted industry. You will broaden your knowledge of the international tourism industry, and of the diverse range of businesses that operate within tourism, including attractions, destinations, public sector development, heritage and travel.

What happens on the course?

Semester 1 Starters:


Year 1

4HR002 Introduction to People at Work (20 Credits)

4LI003 Introduction to Tourism (20 Credits)

4LI005 Tourism Place making (20 Credits)

4LI007 Employability: The World of Work (20 Credits)

4LI011 Academic Skills (20 Credits)

4MK002 Marketing Principles (20 Credits)

Year 2

5BE001 Entrepreneurial Creativity and Innovation (20 Credits)

5HR002 Leading and Managing in Organisations (20 Credits)

5LI005 Employability: Managing Finance and Human Resources (20 Credits)

5LI011 Research Themes in Tourism (20 Credits)

5LI014 Business Travel and Tourism (20 Credits)

5LI018 Services Marketing (20 Credits)

Year 3

6LI022 Research, Interpretation and Analysis (20 Credits)

6BU001 Researching Business and Management Issues (20 Credits)

6BE001 Creating and Starting a New Business Venture or 6BE002 Strategies for Building Business Success or 6BU009 Social Enterprise in Context or 6MK002 Marketing Strategy or 6BU013 Independent Project (20 Credits)

6BU008 Strategy and Consultancy (20 Credits)

6LI020 Destination Marketing & Management (20 Credits)

6LI018 Tourism in Emerging Markets (20 Credits)

Why Wolverhampton?

The Leisure department bring an added dimension to the teaching on your course. We have worked in your industries, owned our own leisure businesses and continue to work on consultancy projects with industry partners, which ensures that we are able to bring your learning experience to life.

Our range of publications, research and textbooks, including Event Management, Tourism, Research Themes for Events, Hospitality Business, Sport Management, Research Themes for Tourism, Key Concepts in Tourism and Operations Management in the Travel Industry are all published internationally.

We are members of all the major industry bodies and contribute to their future direction and leadership through our roles on their executive committees. We continue to host National Conferences and Events at the University for The Tourism Society, The Association for Event Management Education, The Council for Hospitality Management Education and The Tourism Management Institute.

We are an ABTA Partner.

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What our students think

Career path

There are many career opportunities available to graduates within public, private and voluntary sectors such as tourism officer, travel agency manager, holiday resort manager, tour manager, visitor centre manager and attractions manager. Previous graduates have gained positions with The National Trust, English Heritage and The London Tourist Office.

What skills will you gain?

As a graduate of this course you will:

  1. Have the ability and knowledge necessary to work within the dynamic, changing and increasingly technology-reliant global tourism industry
  2. Have the skills to work in a range of tourism business environments, supported by a knowledge and understanding of concepts and characteristics of tourism and related business functions such as Marketing, Human Resources, Strategy and Operations Management
  3. To be able to identify the uniqueness of contemporary tourism resources and develop these into exciting local, regional, national or international tourism products
  4. To be able to develop and analyse information and effectively communicate this to colleagues, managers and customers to support business development
  5. To understand the influence and impacts of tourism upon the community, environment and economy, and the careful balance required to develop tourism locally, nationally and globally
  6. Be able to develop critical evaluative skills, generate knowledge and implement proposed solution towards development and management of tourism projects/business.

Entry requirements

2019 Entry

  • 'A' Levels at grades BBC - CCC
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma full award
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • Successful completion of the foundation year of our BA (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year guarantees entry on to this course
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Social Sciences guarantees entry on to this course

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2019/0 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £12,000
Part time # £2,975

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/0. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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