London Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Tourism and Travel Management

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Course summary

Why study this course? This degree will bring you closer to a professional managerial career in the largest global service sector. You’ll benefit from close links with government and businesses via membership of the Tourism Management Institute, as well as insights from international projects by research centres such as ATLAS. Studying with us you will investigate live issues such as how to develop local tourism marketing strategies, improve the quality of London’s key visitor attractions and help local people to benefit from tourism development. In the 2020 National Student Survey, 97% of our Tourism and Travel Management students said the resources at London Met supported their learning positively. More about this course Within the international economy, tourism and travel is a major employer and sector providing unique development opportunities to less developed countries. It's also one of the few economic activities responsible for intensified contributions towards nature and cultural heritage protection and conservation. All over the world, especially in Europe, tourism and travel are positioned as leaders in local communities’ activation programmes and used as an indicator of the quality of life. This programme has been developed to answer the tourism and travel industry's demand for specialised managers and planners. It's constantly evolving to include the most up-to-date issues and to prepare entrepreneurs for the challenging tourism business environment, including how to strategically manage operations even in a situation of crisis. You’ll acquire knowledge in sustainable tourism management, cultural heritage and tourism-led regeneration and be faced with challenges of marketing British tourism destinations and managing visitors. You'll be given the opportunity to explore niche tourism products, advise companies on their social media strategy and create your own business plans. The teaching on this course utilises our London location with a series of case studies, including the international trade fair of World the Travel Market. We also have one of the most diverse international bodies of students, which allows us to teach a range of worldwide case studies based on students' own experiences and cultures. Our overseas study tour is the highlight of the course, providing an early example of field research techniques and addressing tourism marketing, management, planning and sustainability issues. We also offer European Student Exchange Programmes (Erasmus) and a range of work placement opportunities (including a one-year sandwich placement), allowing you to gain practical experience whilst studying. Although we can’t guarantee you a work placement (you’ll be required to find and secure this yourself), we will advertise suitable opportunities and provide guidance on the application process. The aims of the programme are to:

  • offer you an intellectually stimulating and career-relevant programme, allowing you to develop a thorough understanding of theories, approaches and techniques relevant to professional practice
  • help you develop a holistic appreciation of the multimodal distribution chain and developments in digital media, including the role of marketing and communications, entrepreneurship, operational and strategic management in tourism and travel industries
  • help you gain comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the socio-cultural, economic, technological and political environment in which the tourism destinations and industry operates, relevant systems of governance and public policy at different scales: global, national and local
  • help you develop a sound appreciation of effective people management in organisations, as well as your potential contribution as a manager and professional in the tourism sector
  • enhance your abilities to operate as an effective learner and to foster a creative approach to evidence-based problem solving

Course details


Example Year 1 modules include: Event Planning and Management (core, 15 credits); Learning Through Organisations (Professional Practice 1) in Tourism (core, 15 credits); London's Visitor Economy (core, 15 credits); Managing People in Organisations (core, 15 credits); Media Culture and Society (core, 15 credits); Principles of Marketing (core, 15 credits); Understanding and Managing Data (core, 15 credits); Understanding the Business and Economic Environment: The Tourism Industry (core, 15 credits). Example Year 2 modules include: Culture, Tourism and Regeneration (core, 30 credits); Service Excellence for Tourism (core, 30 credits); Skills, Methods and Analysis (core, 15 credits); Sustainability, Business and Responsibility (core, 15 credits); Applied Research with Field Course (option, 15 credits); Aviation and The Environment (option, 15 credits); Brand Management (option, 15 credits); Niche Tourism (option, 15 credits). Example Year 3 modules include: Destination Management and Marketing (core, 30 credits); Research Methods for Dissertations and Consultancy Projects (core, 30 credits); Strategy in Tourism and Travel (core, 15 credits); Creating a Winning Business 2 (alternative core, 15 credits); Learning through Work 2 (alternative core, 15 credits); Achieve Your Potential (option, 15 credits); Creative Industries and Events Policy (option, 15 credits); Managing the Creative Environment (option, 15 credits); Project Management (option, 15 credits); Risk Management and Business Continuity (option, 15 credits); Visitor Attraction Management (option, 15 credits).

Assessment method

Assessments include simulation of professional practice and consultancy, independent and group research for a field trip and survey-based projects, portfolios, poster, video, along with more traditional essays, reports, case studies, presentations, tests and a final dissertation.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English Language and Maths GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent). We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £15576 Year 1
International £15576 Year 1
Channel Islands £15576 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £15576 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are for the 2022/23 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be extra costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. There may also be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but that you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Tourism and Travel Management at London Metropolitan University - UCAS