Do you want to work in a fast-paced global industry, meeting the needs of tourists and working with destination managers? With our degree you'll learn about the commercial side of tourism with a broader approach to understanding tourism as a social phenomenon, helping you create innovative approaches and develop management skills vital to your future success. You'll also review the principles of tourism planning in the UK and overseas, and have the opportunity to learn a new language. You will broaden your horizons and enhance your learning experience by taking advantage of our field trips – throughout the course you will have the opportunity to visit a variety of locations. You’ll also enjoy the opportunity to boost your employability by taking a placement with paid employment with a private or public sector organisation. You will gain invaluable experience, bolster your skills and enhance your employment prospects. * Gain a competitive advantage by learning to meet the changing needs of the tourism industry on a course accredited by the Institute of Hospitality and the Tourism Management Institute. * Learn from research-active staff at the forefront of knowledge, conducting research into areas such as the social impacts of tourism, the relationship between tourism and crime, working conditions in the industry, the adoption and reporting of corporate social responsibility, literary and heritage tourism, particularly in Cornwall. * Gain access to the latest developments in the field through our programme of experienced and innovative guest speakers, who have recently included Lucy Leith, Overseas Operations Executive, VisitBritain and Carl Lamb, Marketing and Communications Manager, Newquay Zoo. * According to the UNWTO, one in 11 jobs worldwide are now in tourism, so you will enhance your career opportunities through our focus on employability. * Expand your horizons on a course consistently ranked as one of the best places to study tourism: we have been ranked tenth overall out of 37 by the Guardian University Guide 2014: League Table for Tourism, Transport and Travel and 12th out of 49 overall by the Sunday Times University Guide 2014: Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism. The Complete University Guide 2014 ranked the course 12th place out of 60 for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism. * Recognised as a Centre of Excellence for The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) .The ITT created the Centres of Excellence status to recognise universities leading in these fields.