Tailor your learning to focus on either tourism or hospitality after gaining knowledge and insight across the two areas. You have the option to study abroad and complete a placement abroad, which helps to give you the international focus and experience you need for a career in this area. This course enables you to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to maximise your employability in the global tourism and hospitality service industries. The main themes include • structure and dynamics of the tourism and hospitality industries • tourism sustainability and development • contemporary tourism and hospitality markets • hospitality operations • management principles applied to tourism and hospitality. First year modules give you key insights into the tourism and hospitality industries and how they are evolving. Applied management modules help you understand key business principles in tourism and hospitality business management. You can choose to focus your studies in the second year by studying tourism or hospitality related optional modules. You also have the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad, in places such as Malta, Spain or Denmark. **How you learn** You learn through lectures, seminars, workshops and practical projects in our first class facilities. These include fully-equipped professional kitchens to enable you to apply your learning in a realistic working environment. Fieldwork and site visits also play a key role in your studies. And we use visiting speakers, who are able to share their experiences and insight into the industry, to bring your learning to life. Students also have the opportunity to attend the World Travel Market event in London, a major industry event. **Work placements in the UK and overseas** In year three, you have the opportunity to apply the skills you’ve gained by completing a one-year paid work placement. This is a great way to improve your industry knowledge with real insight and experience. It also enables you to build an eye catching CV to impress future employers, and many students find jobs with their placement companies after graduating. Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there. Salaries of up to £22,000 are possible. **Professional recognition** This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, the international hospitality professional membership body for managers and aspiring managers. This course is recognised by the Tourism Management Institute. The Tourism Management Institute (TMI) is the professional body for destination management practitioners, with members drawn from all levels of the private and public sectors: national, regional,sub regional and local. TMI seeks to support professional development within the sector, for potential entrants as well as existing practitioners. Assessment and recognition by TMI means that students can be confident the course will provide them with knowledge, understanding, skills and experience which will fully prepare them for a career in tourism destination management.