University of East London

BA (Hons) Tourism Management with Entrepreneurship

Tourism is a fast-growing industry, Britain will have a tourism industry worth over £257 billion by 2025 - just under 10% of UK GDP and supporting almost 3.8 million jobs, which is around 11% of the total UK number. (Visit Britain) This course is designed to give you the best possible start to a career in the sector, taking full advantage of our prime location in one of the world’s greatest tourist destinations.

The course is designed with your career in mind; it is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality and you'll benefit from placements, field trips and guest lectures held with industry leaders. 

UEL is conveniently located a short walk away from London City Airport and some of the capital's most famous venues - including the Excel Centre and O2 Arena - and learning in London gives you access to some of the best hotels, restaurants and visitor attractions in the world.

Entry Requirements

Qualifica

tions

112 UCAS Points from

  • A LEVEL- Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects. 
  • BTEC- Extended Diploma or Diploma.
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE- Diploma with 25 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.

Other entry routes

Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking (or recognised equivalent).
If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course.

Alternative GCSE qualifications

Level 2 equivalences such as:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths,
  • Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and
  • Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

Mature applicants and those with no formal qualifications

As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Career Prospects

There is a vast range of careers available to those qualified in the Hospitality, Events and Tourism sectors. These could include jobs such as; expert operatives, supervisors, junior managers, creative 'intrapreneurs' and start-up business entrepreneurs (niche services) have been defined for the hotel, meetings and events, banqueting and business tourism venues. 
Entertainment in Stadia, Arena and Theatre venues require similar supervisory, operational and junior management roles.

UEL is connected to a number of trade and professional associations whose membership comprises employers and operatives from across the Hospitality sector. These include:

  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI) 
  • UK Hospitality
  • Institute of Hospitality (IOH) 
  • London Food Board 
  • Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) 
  • HR in Hospitality

Course Details

The course covers a wide range of topics that are essential for a career in tourism management, as well as broader themes in business management that will root your understanding of tourism in the wider business environment, helping you to remain flexible in the job market and contribute more to your employer.

Course structure
The first and second year is focused on building your key skills in tourism management while cementing the basics of good business, such as people management and marketing.

In the third year, you will study core modules that cover different practical aspects of tourism management, including destination marketing, strategic management and finance. You will also have the chance to choose from a number of optional modules that allow you to focus on themes. You will also have the option of undertaking a work-based project that takes the form of a real internship at an organisation in the tourism industry.

The fourth year is the final year. In this year you will focus on an individual Research Project giving you the chance to apply your skills to a practical project of your choice. You will also study core modules covering innovation and enterprise, sustainable tourism and sports and event tourism.

Year 1

Personal Skills for Hospitality, Events and Tourism (Mental Wealth)
The Business Environment for Hospitality, Events and Tourism
The Event Industry: Concepts and Approaches
Introduction to People, Organisations and Management
Service and Experience Marketing
Understanding Hospitality, Event and Tourism Experiences

Year 2

CORE MODULES

Tourism, Globalisation and Business Strategy
Finance for Hospitality, Events and Tourism
Leadership in Hospitality, Events and Tourism
Professional Practice in Hospitality, Events and Tourism (Mental Wealth)

OPTIONAL MODULES

Professional Development in Practice - Internship

Optional PLacement

This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you'll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge.
There is also the option of a 12 month international internship (between L5 and L6) will be offered to students who are able to participate in working in China, Brazil, Thailand; US; Paris and Marseille.
The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.

Year 3

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Experience Economy (Tourism, Hospitality & Events Industries)
Exploring Professional Practice in Hospitality, Events and Tourism (Mental Wealth)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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