Sustainable Tourism Management with Professional Placement at Falmouth University - UCAS

Falmouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sustainable Tourism Management with Professional Placement

Course summary

Shape future tourism on this innovative, sustainability-led course. Shape the tourism landscape of tomorrow on this innovative, sustainability-led course, designed in partnership with the visionary and pioneering Eden Project – a top UK visitor attraction. This tourism management degree offers a unique approach with sustainability at its core, offering you the opportunity to learn about the industry’s environmental, social and economic impacts. You’ll be encouraged to manage tourism in a more responsible manner and contribute to a more sustainable future. Through real-world projects, you’ll learn how to balance the needs of a business with the needs of sustainable practice; minimising the sector’s impact on delicate environmental and social ecosystems while also developing successful commercial and communication strategies. You will: Develop a sustainable approach to management in the globally expanding tourism industry Join a university that’s recognised by the Institute of Travel and Tourism Explore the moral and political pressures of tourism and how to manage them sustainably Have the chance to work on a consultancy project at an international tourism destination, with a dedicated budget for travel and accommodation funded as part of the course Spend time working on live briefs at the Eden Project, a leading UK venue and host of the Eden Sessions Develop your ability to affect positive change that benefits tourism organisations, tourists, host communities, the environment and society Study on a course that’s accredited by A Greener Future, Attitude is Everything, and the Tourism Management Institute. This Sustainable Tourism Management course is accredited by A Greener Future, Attitude is Everything, and the Tourism Management Institute


You’ll explore the future of sustainable tourism management with a focus on understanding and managing tourism impacts, learning to design quality tourism experiences which are sustainable, accessible and inclusive. You’ll study a range of topics in destination management, crisis management, wellbeing, destination storytelling and marketing and communication. Through taking part in a number of live projects, you’ll develop project management and leadership skills that are essential for the fast-moving and ever-changing contemporary tourism industry. Year one: During the first year of your degree, you’ll develop a knowledge of the nature, scope and scale of the tourism industry as well as the sustainability challenges the sector faces. You’ll explore the different experiences of tourists and understand the importance of wellbeing within the context of experience management. You’ll also gain key skills in marketing and communications. Modules The Visitor Economy The Tourist Experience Niche Tourism Wellbeing Exploring Sustainability Promotional Communications Year two: You’ll gain more specialist, operational knowledge of sustainable tourism management and apply developed techniques to your practice. Working both individually and collaboratively with your peers, you’ll develop an innovate tourism product, building skills in problem solving, personal responsibility and decision-making. Modules Tourism Product Innovation Project Management Research Methods Tourism Operations Financial Management Collaborative Working Year three: You’ll be responsible for finding your own placement, with support from the RealWORKS employability team. Choosing this option will enhance your industry experience and skills while studying. How you’ll study during your placement year You’ll spend time working in a professional context, as part of a business or organisation. This can be in one role, or up to three, and must be for a minimum of 24 weeks. You’ll develop in-demand workplace skills, deepen your insight into industry and grow your network of contacts, all of which could help you get ahead in your career after graduation. Throughout this year, you’ll develop a portfolio of work that includes critical self-reflection on what has been learned from the experience. You’ll be required to evidence your experiences, the skills you’ve learned and your professional growth. Year four: In your final year, you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of leadership and crisis management. You’ll gain practical skills by taking part in a residential experience and explore destination storytelling in detail before developing your own sustainable destination strategy. You will continue to develop as a reflective, independent practitioner and further enhance your ability to communicate in a confident and persuasive style. Modules Crisis Management Storytelling and Destination Image Professional Development Strategic Destination Management Futures Research Leadership The modules above are those being studied by our students or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.

Assessment method

Practical assessments include crisis management simulation, discussions and team meetings, digital and industry panel presentations and a live tour guiding experience. Coursework assignments, with no formal written examinations. Continuous assessment through visual, verbal and written assignments.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Through the award of international scholarships, we aim to support academic enrichment by encouraging diversity and excellence at Falmouth. For details of our international scholarships, and how to apply for them, please visit our website at

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Qualification requirements

If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an international applicant and require a Student visa to study in the UK, you must have a recognised English language test approved and vouched for by the University at the appropriate level. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA

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Sustainable Tourism Management with Professional Placement at Falmouth University - UCAS