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UCAS Code: Combined Honours only – see combinations tab|Duration: 3 years|Full Time|Hope Park|UCAS Campus Code: L46
Work placement opportunities|International students can apply|Study Abroad opportunities
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Tourism is one of the world’s largest industry and has become one of its biggest sources of employment. Our Tourism degree looks at tourism from both management and academic perspectives. It looks at issues such as the structure of the tourism industry; impacts of tourism on people and the environment; the emergence of new forms of tourism to rival the package holiday; tourism destination management and global tourism development.

We pay close attention to enhancing your student experience and facilitating effective student learning. You will be taught by a team of tutors with a wide range of practical and academic experience of Tourism. Tutors take pride in being available to students and offering a high level of support. Our degree curriculum embeds material which aims to not only provide an in-depth, up-to-date knowledge on tourism, but also to refine critical thinking and develop your key transferable skills. We work closely with local tourism stakeholders to ensure the Tourism degree benefits local societies.

There is no better city in which to study Tourism than Liverpool. Liverpool is an ideal place to study tourism as the city and the wider region host a number of the key tourist attractions in the UK. The legacy of Capital of Culture sees Liverpool’s continuing development of new arts, heritage, and cultural attractions, retail developments and luxury hotels. As a result, there is a need for highly qualified graduates in Tourism.


Teaching on this degree is structured into lectures, where all students are taught together, seminars of smaller groups of around 20-25 students, and tutorials which typically have no more than 10 students. You will also go on a number of fieldtrips each year, and you have the opportunity for one-to-one meetings with your tutor each week.

For the Tourism part of your Combined Honours degree, in your first year of study there are approximately 6 teaching hours each week, which reduces to approximately 5 teaching hours in your second and third years. On top of teaching hours, you are also expected to spend a number of hours studying independently each week, as well as studying in groups to prepare for any group assessments you may have.


Throughout your three years of study, you will have a number of assessments, including written exams at the end of each year, business reports, essays and portfolios. In your final year, you will also complete an honours project which will either be a research project or integrated dissertation (with your other subject).

You will be given written feedback on your assessments, and you will have the opportunity to discuss this with your tutor in more detail.


Introduction to Tourism

Your first year is an introduction to the key themes and concepts that underpin tourism. You will study the historical development of tourism, with a particular focus on the major underpinning concepts and theories. You look different tourism industry sectors as well as at what impacts tourism can have, and will also explore supply and demand of tourism and leisure.

You will look study a number of international case studies, and will go on a variety of fieldtrips to further enhance your learning.


Explorations in Tourism

In your second year, you will explore new and alternative forms of tourism. You gain an understanding of tourism policy, planning and stakeholders, and will learn specific research methods in tourism. You will also look at tourism trends and developments and will go on a number of fieldtrips.


Advanced Studies in Tourism

Your final year allows you to explore in more depth the recent tourism trends and developments. You will look at destination management and international tourism management, and will complete a research project or dissertation.


UCAS Tariff Points120-112. UCAS Tariff points must come from a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent). Additional points can be made up from a range of alternative qualifications
Access to HE120 - 112 Tariff Points
Irish Leaving Certificate120 - 112 Tariff Points from Higher Level qualifications only
Welsh BaccalaureateThis qualification can only be accepted in conjunction with other relevant qualifications
Subject RequirementsNo specific subject requirements


Specific Country RequirementsSelect your country
IELTS6.0 overall (with reading and writing at 6.0) and no individual score lower than 5.5


The expansion of the tourism industry – both nationally and locally – means there will continue to be a need for trained graduates in this field.

Graduates in Tourism are well suited to a wide variety of careers within the industry, including tourism marketing, arts/heritage/attractions management, tour operations, tourism product development, public sector tourism, urban regeneration, resort/destination management, transportation, or hotel and hospitality management. Many of our graduates have found employment in the tourism industry in Liverpool.

In addition, studying Tourism develops valuable transferable skills, which prepare students for many graduate jobs and for other careers in both the private and public sectors.

There are also increasing opportunities to study Tourism at postgraduate level and an increasing number of our students go on to train to be teachers of tourism and leisure.


Work Placement Opportunities

In your final year, there is the opportunity to undertake a work placement in the context of your Honours project which can enhance you skills and improve your employability. Please note you must organise your placement yourself. 


The Service and Leadership Award (SALA) is offered as an extra-curricular programme involving service-based experiences, development of leadership potential and equipping you for a career in a rapidly changing world. It enhances your degree, it is something which is complimentary but different and which has a distinct ‘value-added’ component. Find out more on our Service and Leadership Award page.

Study Abroad

As part of your degree, you can choose to spend either a semester or a full year of study at one of our partner universities as part of our Study Abroad programme. Find out more on our Study Abroad page.


The tuition fees for 2019/20 are £9,250 for full-time undergraduate courses.

If you are a student from the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, your tuition fees will also be £9,250.

The University reserves the right to increase Home and EU Undergraduate and PGCE tuition fees in line with any inflationary or other increase authorised by the Secretary of State for future years of study.


As well as your tuition fees, you need to consider the cost of compulsory and optional residential and other fieldwork trips. Cost depends on location, but we estimate you will need around £400. You also need around £200 to buy key textbooks.

You will also need to consider the cost of your accommodation each year whilst you study at university. Visit our accommodation pages for further details about our Halls of Residence.


We have a range of scholarships to help with the cost of your studies. Visit our scholarships page to find out more.


The International tuition fees for 2019/2020 entry will be released in due course.

Visit our International fees page for more information.

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