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Everything you need to know about studying Tourism, Hospitality, Aviation, and Events at Sunderland

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Interested in getting into the Tourism and Hospitality industry? Studying at the University of Sunderland in the School of Hospitality, Events, Aviation and Tourism will allow you to see the world, learn from key industry figures and get the real-life experience you need, along with much more.

We’re taking a look at some of the things we offer to our students to ensure you get the most out of your degree course.

Why study at the University of Sunderland?

We pride ourselves on offering tremendous levels of support to our students at the University. Our staff members are dedicated to helping answer any of your questions and are available over the phone, by email, in-person and online.

We’ve been delivering a range of tourism courses at the University for many years, and we’re delighted to have our hospitality and leisure management courses globally recognised by being ranked in the 2022 QS World University Rankings.

Over the years, we’ve tailored our curriculum to make sure that you graduate with the experience you need to advance your career. This is why as part of your degree you’ll have field trip opportunities both in the UK and overseas, and exciting guest speakers from the industry are invited in to share their knowledge.

Field trips

Field trips are an invaluable part of your time studying within this School, they’ll give you the opportunity to learn more about your field outside of the classroom. We incorporate visits to local businesses and attractions, along with field trips across the UK and abroad. In the past, our students have been to New York, Barcelona, Hong Kong, and Rome to name a few.

Out in the field, you’ll gain plenty of practical knowledge by visiting tourism and events companies and you’ll gain an insight into how the industry operates.

“My favourite part of the course would have to be the Events Fieldwork module, which consisted of a research trip to New York City. Being able to combine research with a trip to one of the world’s most iconic cities really was an amazing opportunity.”

– Alexander Taylor, BA (Hons) Events Management graduate

Learning environment

One of the best things about studying at the University of Sunderland is that you’ll become part of a supportive, inclusive and diverse student population. As a university, we are constantly evolving and investing in facilities to enhance your learning environment.

We are also grateful to have academic staff who are incredibly passionate about their subject and bring it to life both inside and outside of the classroom and this is of huge benefit to our students.

Hospitality, Events, Aviation, and Tourism courses

We offer a variety of related courses allowing you to choose what you’d like to specialise in within the industry. We have a core group of Undergraduate courses in topics such as Tourism and Aviation, International Tourism and Hospitality Management, and Events Management.

Our Undergraduate courses are also complemented by a range of Postgraduate courses in which you can specialise further, in topics such as Sustainable Tourism and Tourism and Hospitality.

To find out more about the range of courses we offer, visit the Hospitality, Events, Aviation and Tourism subject area here.

Published: 12 April 2022