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Guide to studying Tourism, Transport, Travel & Heritage Studies

Opportunities for Tourism, Transport, Travel & Heritage Studies graduates are varied and challenging, with students taking up positions both nationally and internationally.

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CONTENTS

  1. What's Tourism, Transport, Travel & Heritage Studies?

  2. Why study Tourism, Transport, Travel & Heritage Studies?

  3. What jobs can you get as a Tourism, Transport, Travel & Heritage Studies graduate?

  4. What qualifications do you need?
  5. What degrees can you study?

  6. How will you be assessed?

  7. What are the postgraduate opportunities?

What's Tourism, Transport, Travel & Heritage Studies?

Tourism, Transport, Travel & Heritage Studies focuses specifically on providing knowledge and business skills for a sector that includes tour operators, travel agencies, online retailers, accommodation providers, visitor attractions and tourist boards.

Courses in this subject area equip you with the knowledge and skills required for an exciting and challenging career. You’ll need energy and enthusiasm, but the opportunities are endless once you have the knowledge and experience.

Similar courses for Tourism, Transport, Travel & Heritage Studies include: 

  • Hospitality
  • Hospitality management
  • Recreation and leisure studies
  • Sports management
  • Fine art conservation

Why study Tourism, Transport, Travel & Heritage Studies?

The skills you’ll develop include organisational, communication and operational expertise, equipping you with the confidence to shape situations and deliver success.

Read our five reasons to study Tourism, Transport, Travel & Heritage Studies for more information on why you might choose to study this subject area.

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What jobs can you get as a Tourism, Transport, Travel & Heritage Studies graduate?

Many students have firm graduate offers from leading employers such as Hilton, Marriott, Park Plaza, Red Carnation and Mitchells & Butler. Increasingly, employers approach universities actively seeking graduates to fill challenging and rewarding positions.

Recent graduates have taken up a wide range of positions in areas such as training and development, front office and reservations, marketing, sales and events, product development and business operations.

What qualifications do you need? 

There are no typical A Level subjects (or equivalent) required for Tourism, Transport, Travel & Heritage Studies.

However, grades and other entry requirements vary between each university and course. Make sure to check for the institution you'd like to study at.

What degrees can you study?

  • Hospitality Business Management 
  • Hospitality Business Management with a Modern Language 
  • Hospitality Business Management (Top-up)
  • Travel & Tourism Management 

Other and related degree courses:

  • Archaeology & Heritage
  • Museum & Heritage Studies
  • Culture & Heritage Studies
  • Maritime Museums & Heritage Management
  • Environmental Sustainability

How will you be assessed?

Both teaching and learning will generally be enhanced by a wide range of methods intended to stimulate and encourage active participation in various learning environments. These include seminars, lectures, workshops, live business case studies and field trips. Assessment can be in a variety of forms such as written and practical examinations, coursework, reports.

What are the postgraduate opportunities?

  • Business MSc
  • International Business Management MSc
  • International Hospitality Management MSc
  • International Marketing MSc
  • Marketing MSc
  • Marketing Management MSc

There are related postgraduate courses available in areas such as archaeology, heritage, museum studies and culture.

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