Discover how businesses operate and learn to apply these principles to the tourism and hospitality sectors. As you progress through the degree your learning will become increasingly specialised as you delve deeper into the issues and challenges surrounding these industries. You will learn about the importance of tourism and hospitality in global economic development, as well as focusing on issues of sustainability and ethical practice within the industries.
Being based in a city which is popular with both domestic and international tourists opens up lots of unique opportunities. We will take you beyond the lecture theatre to explore some of York’s cultural and heritage tourism sites. We have close links with organisations across the city and there will be opportunities to get involved in work experience placements with some of these partners. You will also have the chance to take part in field trips to tourism and hospitality venues in the UK and abroad.
Although this course is designed to prepare you for the tourism and hospitality industries, the skills and knowledge you gain will be transferable to other business management roles. This means you will have many career options when you graduate.
This course is accredited by the Tourism Management Institute and the Institute of Hospitality. You will also have the option to gain professional qualifications from the Chartered Management Institute 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.