Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Events
Tourism, Hospitality and Events (THE) at the University of Sunderland is ranked 4th best in the UK according to The Guardian University Guide 2012, so you can be assured that you are studying at one of the very best institutions for these subjects in the UK.
We are a dynamic and friendly department that is committed to providing outstanding teaching throughout our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. All our teaching is informed by interdisciplinary research that spans the humanities, social sciences & management and aims to contribute positively to global societies.
At THE, our aim is to provide students the opportunity to develop subject specific knowledge and expertise, and also to develop transferable skills in communication, team working, problem solving. Our central aim is to instil within our graduates a sense of the importance of lifelong learning to help make sense of a rapidly evolving world. THE at Sunderland is highly regarded for the quality and relevance of its degree programmes.
Within the Tourism and Hospitality programmes, you can choose modules including Sport Tourism and Mega Events, Urban Tourism, E-Tourism, International Hospitality Management, Mass Tourism, and many others. As a result, our courses are an excellent springboard for your future career.
Our Events programmes are focused on a rapidly developing events industry. Through work placements and live projects you have the chance to plan and manage events throughout your studies. Combined with relevant work experience this will give you the edge in a competitive industry.
Our courses have been developed in close collaboration with the tourism, hospitality and events industries and we have built strong links with professionals across the UK and Europe through our participation in European Union development programmes. All our courses involve residential fieldtrips (e.g. to Dublin, Prague, Barcelona, New York) and opportunities for work-based learning.
You will have superb support from lecturers and a fantastic experience as part of THE. By the time you graduate you will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and understanding to be able to make an immediate impact in the tourism, hospitality and events industries.