What is Tourism?

Tourism is both a cultural activity and the world's biggest single industry. In Britain alone it directly supports 1.8 million jobs and accounts for some 5% of GDP.

Tourism can offer an extremely rewarding career with a unique mix of people, culture and business.



Why Sunderland for Tourism?

  • Sunderland is in the top 4 in the UK for Tourism
  • European Union Tourism Development Programmes
  • International field study visits

At Sunderland, we offer a range of areas to specialise in, including Tourism, Hospitality and Events. 

Tourism 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 Tourism at one the very best institutions in the UK.

Tourism is a thriving industry in the North East of England and you will have some excellent opportunities on your doorstep. As well as day visits to North East attractions, our courses also feature residential field study visits to cities such as Barcelona, Rome and New York.

Our courses have been developed in close collaboration with consultants from industry. We maintain strong links with the tourism industry across the region. We also have links in Europe due to our participation in European Union Tourism Development Programmes.


Tourism graduate stories

Corina Bedlington graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Tourism Management

Corina now works for the North East Marketing department of Hays Travel, overseeing online advertising of holidays for Sky, Teletext and the internet.


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Open days and visits

Open day on Thursday 16th February 2017 from 2:00pm-7:00pm.  More...

Open day on Thursday 23rd February 2017 from 3:00pm-8:00pm.  More...