Modules on this course include:
- Hospitality Management Studies (30 credits)
Gain a solid introduction to hospitality as a global industry, covering key issues such as the complex structure of the industry in terms of ownership and employment practices. Address the industry’s impacts in terms of triple bottom line indicators (economic, socio-cultural, and environmental). Explore operational functions of hospitality such as food and beverage.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tourism and Hospitality Major Project (60 credits)
Focus on an area of tourism or hospitality 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.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.