Tourism Concepts and Issues (30 credits)
Discover more about the complex and exciting world of tourism. Explore tourism as a social and cultural practice, tourist subjectivities, and the spatial dimension of tourism. Consider perspectives from different disciplines while sitting firmly within the social sciences.
Current Practices in the Visitor Economy (30 credits)
Gain inside knowledge of the current trends in the tourism, hospitality, aviation, and events industries. Develop your understanding of current practices in the industry with the opportunity to undertake a residential field trip in the UK. Critically reflect on the relationship between theory and practice in relation to the visitor economy.
Research Methods for the Services Sector (30 credits)
Expand your knowledge of the key theories, methodologies and philosophies adopted in tourism, hospitality, aviation and events research. Develop your practical skills using quantitative data analysis software in workshops. Gain the critical foundations required to undertake your own independent research project.
Events Management Studies (30 credits)
Gain a blend of business management skills and insight into the social sciences of events. Expand your knowledge and understanding of the dynamic nature of events in the context of the tourism and hospitality industries. Unpack the distinctive qualities of event management as a contemporary issue, exploring from a social, cultural, economic, and political perspective a range of events in the tourism, leisure, recreation, hospitality, and creative industries.
Tourism and Events Major Project (60 credits)
Focus on an area of events management of your choice and design and implement a research proposal. Set aims and objectives, select and implement research methods, conduct a literature review, collect empirical data, and analyse appropriately. Receive expert supervision and training in research methods, research design, and the interpretation of data and its relation to contextual material.
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