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Delve into the contemporary issues surrounding the sustainability of regions, cultures and attractions of interest. Identify different theoretical approaches and consider what is best practice. Graduate with a wealth of specialist knowledge and employability skills.
With the UK and other governments around the world declaring a climate emergency back in 2019, tourism organisations are diversifying their actions to create sustainable growth within their industry. As such, environmental and regenerative issues will feature heavily within future practices.
This course will enable you to better understand how to protect and exploit fragile socio-economic resources. You’ll examine international best practice and learn how to shape new sustainable futures. You will cover key issues such as ecotourism, challenges to implementing sustainable practices in tourism, slow tourism with a focus on rural, wellbeing and wellness travel.
The sustainability agenda, and change management will also be explored, and the course will develop your theoretical knowledge of models and concepts applicable to real world scenarios.
The main teaching and learning methods employed are a combination of lectures, online lectures, seminars, workshops, group work, fieldwork, laboratory-based work, library-based work, case studies and most critically, independent study.
This course will incorporate extensive use of the virtual learning environment (VLE). Module guides, lecture presentations, guidance notes, glossaries, discussion boards and other related materials will be available on the VLE.
Your assignments will be submitted online, and feedback is normally provided electronically.
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.
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, whilst sitting firmly within the social sciences.
Gain an 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.
Enhance your understanding of how to shape new sustainable futures. Evaluate some of the key challenges to implementing sustainable practices in tourism. Develop your theoretical knowledge of models and concepts that are applicable to real world scenarios.
Undertake an extensive research project in an area of interest to you. Critically apply the knowledge and skills you have gained throughout your course to your project. Advance your research and methodology skills.
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If you already hold a postgraduate qualification, please see our Applying for additional postgraduate degrees Help and Advice article.
If you don't meet our standard entry requirements, you can take one of the foundation pathways at our partners ONCAMPUS Sunderland. Find out more information and whether your course is eligible on our ONCAMPUS page.
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We usually require applicants to hold at least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent.
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
If you feel you already know some of the topics covered in this course, either due to previous learning or from experience of work, then you may not need to study all of the course. Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is the name given to the process of gaining credit towards a qualification because of something you have learnt in the past. If you are eligible for APL you won't have to learn the same topic again, and so you can be exempt from a module, set of modules or year of a course. If you think you may be eligible for APL, please contact the course leader.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
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*European Union (EU), EEA (European Economic Area), and Swiss nationals who do not qualify for the EU Settlement Scheme are classed as international, however, for 23/24 admission you will receive a European student fee scholarship and will pay the home tuition fee rate for the duration of your studies. The discounted fee will be reflected in your offer letter. Learn more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
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The course is designed to build on the core and transferable skills necessary for future work. Practical experiences and activities are embedded into the curriculum in order to develop and contribute to your ongoing personal and professional development. The University Careers Service and regional and national employers are frequently invited to promote employability measures and inform students about work experiences or opportunities.
This course has strong links with the local community and modules are informed by the industry and regional and national employers. Through work experiences and placements, the course offers regional and global business community, public organisations and others, an access to highly motivated and skilled undergraduates dedicated to the industry. You study a range modules that build on the tourism knowledge, insights and skills required to become a successful within the industry. The course reflects contemporary areas within the tourism industry where you can specialise in your area of interest within your dissertation and tailor this to where you see your future career.
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