Hospitality, Events, Aviation and Tourism

Study at the heart of a national Tourism hub. Personalise your course with a host of flexible modules. Use industry placements and professional contacts to springboard yourself into a career in a rapidly expanding sector.

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Courses we offer

Our Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism courses ranked 1st in the country for Teaching Quality and Student Experience in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Go on life-changing visits to the world’s most iconic cities, meet and learn from inspiring industry guest speakers and work alongside an approachable, vastly-experienced teaching team by studying a Hospitality, Events, Aviation and Tourism degree at the University of Sunderland.

We have a whole host of fantastic courses available for you to study, take a look below to find the right course for you.

Undergraduate courses

Full-time/Part-time

BSc (Hons) Tourism and Aviation Management

This course will give you both academic and practical insight into the fascinating sectors of tourism and aviation and will help to prepare you for a range of related careers. Cover key concept areas including marketing, global tourism, aviation safety and security, the environment and hospitality.

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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Tourism and Aviation Management with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of BA (Hons) Tourism and Aviation Management. This course will give you both academic and practical insight into the fascinating sectors of tourism and aviation and will help to prepare you for a range of related careers. Cover key concept areas including marketing, global tourism, aviation safety and security, the environment and hospitality.

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BSc (Hons) Tourism Management
Full-time

BSc (Hons) Tourism Management

For the organisers, adventurers and leaders. See the world through field trips, gain real-life experience with extensive placement opportunities, and graduate with life-changing memories and vital industry experience.

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Full-time

BA (Hons) Events Management

Become a part of an industry that can affect the lives of millions. Hone your organisation skills and gain hands-on management experience. Put theory into practice through practical work and placements.

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BSc (Hons) International and Hospitality Management
Full-time

BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management

Carve out your path to a career in a booming sector. Develop research skills alongside our ‘world-leading’ research team. Study the areas you’re passionate about with flexible modules. Graduate as a unique candidate.

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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Tourism Management with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BSc (Hons) Tourism Management course, with an integrated foundation year. For the organisers, adventurers and leaders. See the world through field trips, gain real-life experience with extensive placement opportunities, and graduate with life-changing memories and vital industry experience.

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Full-time

BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management course, with an integrated foundation year. Carve out your path to a career in a booming sector. Develop research skills alongside our ‘world-leading’ research team. Study the areas you’re passionate about with flexible modules. Graduate as a unique candidate.

Find out more about BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management with Integrated Foundation Year
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Full-time

BA (Hons) Events Management with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BA (Hons) Events Management course, with an integrated foundation year. Become a part of an industry that can affect the lives of millions. Hone your organisation skills and gain hands-on management experience. Put theory into practice through practical work and placements.

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BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality (1 Year Top-Up)
Full-time

BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management (Top-Up)

Top-up your Higher National Diploma or Travel, Tourism or Hospitality degree to a full degree with this one year course. Fully prepare yourself for a career in this fast-paced industry.

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Full-time/Part-time

BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management via Study Centres

Do you dream of working in the tourism and hospitality industry? Take advantage of Sunderland’s expertise and study a reputable course without leaving your home country. Cover topics such as international tourism, hospitality management and cultural tourism, festivals and events. On completion, join many of our graduates who work in managerial roles within the tourism and hospitality industry.

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Full-time/Part-time

BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management (Top-Up) via Study Centres

Benefit from Sunderland’s excellence in the teaching of tourism without leaving your home region or country. Learn the fundamentals of International Hospitality Management as you cover a broad range of topics such as strategic planning for tourism and leisure, e-tourism and leadership and management for the hospitality industry.

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Customised Awards Scheme
Full-time/Part-time

Customised Awards Scheme

Pick and choose the modules you want to study to build a tailor-made course. Available at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, this course allows you to gain a qualification that closely matches your particular needs.

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Postgraduate courses

MSc Tourism and Events
Full-time

MSc Tourism and Events

Fast-track your career in a growing sector set to be worth £257 billion by 2025. Develop a critical understanding of the global complexity and range of impacts of the tourism, hospitality and events industries. 

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MSc Tourism and Hospitality
Full-time/Part-time

MSc Tourism and Hospitality

Develop your theoretical and practical learning. Examine hospitality as a global industry. Create an independent piece of work and apply the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired on a course that is a member of the Institute of Hospitality’s Education Membership Scheme.

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Full-time/Part-time

MSc Tourism and Aviation

An MSc is an internationally respected qualification – many of our postgraduate students from Tourism, Hospitality and Events postgraduate programmes have gone on to progress onto senior roles within the industry. This Masters course takes a social science approach to tourism and aviation and combines it with practical skills for the workplace. You will complete theoretical modules ‘ Tourism Concepts and Issues and Research Methods for the Service Sector; and in the final phase of the course you will complete a major project personal to your interests and career aspirations.

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Full-time/Part-time

MSc Tourism and Hospitality via Study Centres

Do you live in Singapore? Do you want to study Tourism and Hospitality delivered by a respected UK university? This course will give you a head start in the tourism and hospitality sectors. Masters qualifications are highly sought after by employers, and this MSc will equip you with the skills and knowledge to progress rapidly. Potential employers include hotel and resort management, attractions and museums, and destination marketing agencies.

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Full-time/Part-time

MPhil Master of Philosophy

Take your education to the next level. Choose the areas you want to study, and which questions you want to research. Take the initiative while we support you with advice, guidance and facilities.

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Full-time/Part-time

PhD Doctor of Philosophy

Refine your own agenda and do what you find interesting every day. Develop mastery of research methods that are appropriate to your chosen field. Discover things that no-one else has ever discovered.

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Part-time

Higher Doctorate

Take your academic career to the highest level. Make a very significant and sustained contribution to your subject. Gain an elite qualification that will mark you out as an outstanding contributor to your field.

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Part-time

DProf Professional Doctorate

Study for a doctoral qualification based on your professional role. Reflect on contemporary issues in the workplace.

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Part-time

PhD by Existing Published or Creative Work

Take the fastest route to a PhD. Convert your previous research outputs into a qualification which will increase your employability and open up new opportunities. Progress your academic career and add credibility in applications for research funding.

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Customised Awards Scheme
Full-time/Part-time

Customised Awards Scheme

Pick and choose the modules you want to study to build a tailor-made course. Available at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, this course allows you to gain a qualification that closely matches your particular needs.

Find out more about Customised Awards Scheme

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Join a dynamic global economic industry

Studying a degree in tourism, hospitality and events will enable you to gain unrivalled insights into an industry that is one of the key players in international commerce. You will study at our Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s. You’ll become part of one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world, where employment in the UK this decade is expected to grow at more than double the national average. You can ensure you stand out from the crowd with specialised modules that will enable you to study in the areas most passionate to you.

But, your learning will not just be based in Sunderland. We organise several field trips every year and have visited famous international cities such as Prague, Barcelona and New York in the past. You will also pick up advice and develop your skills alongside industry experts working in some of the world’s most popular destinations.

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The Sunderland difference

Our department has a fantastic reputation, our Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism courses are ranked 2nd in the UK according to The Guardian University league tables 2019. You will be based at the Sunderland Business School at St Peter’s within the vicinity of both the city centre and an increasingly popular seafront. You will have access to I.T resources, dozens of work areas and a library that contains over 31,000 books related to business, economics, management, human resources, marketing, strategy and tourism.

There’s never been a better time to study Hospitality, Events, Aviation and Tourism here at Sunderland, you will be given all the tools needed to help you to begin your career in this popular and rapidly expanding sector.  

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