BA (Hons) Tourism and Destination Management

BA (Hons) Tourism and Destination Management

On this course you will cover essential aspects of business management, while also addressing concerns specific to tourism and destination management. You will learn about business functions that apply to any sector, such as:

  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Strategy

In your tourism modules you will learn about industry structure, culture, policy and social responsibility. We take an international and intercultural approach to the study of tourism, exploring a global phenomenon which is continuing to grow and diversify. As you study you will develop your understanding of tourism organisations, their management and the external factors affecting it.

Our location in the centre of a thriving tourist destination offers many advantages. We have links with tourism organisations across the city. This includes a strong partnership with Visit York, who are responsible for the destination management of the city. Regular visits from guest speakers who share their industry experience will also enhance your learning. You also have the option to expand your international experience by studying abroad.

The Tourism Management Institute (TMI) is the professional body for destination management. You also have the opportunity to gain professional accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) alongside your degree.

If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

This course will give you versatile skills which can be applied across many roles within the tourism industry and beyond. These include skills in problem solving, communication, team work and project management.

This degree could be the first step toward your career in:

  • Destination management
  • Heritage management
  • Hotel management
  • Tour management
  • Travel agency
  • Sales and marketing

Course Details

Year 1

Practising Responsible Business Behaviours
Tourism Insight and Industry
Leading Global Business
Business Analytics and the Block Chain
Tourism Geographies
Tourism: Past, Present and Future

Year 2

Destination Marketing
Events Tourism
Dark Tourism
Research Methods for Service Industries
Professional Placement
Business, Creativity and Opportunism Skills for the Workplace of Today
Cultural and Heritage Tourism

Year 3

Research Investigation
Destination Management
Consumer Culture and Tourism
Responsible Tourism
Social and Political Perspectives in Tourism

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