Gain knowledge and insight across the breadth of the tourism sector, enabling you to choose the career path that interests you most. You can pursue a career in management in a range of tourism areas, including airlines, tour operators, destination management and tourism media. There is also the opportunity to gain international experience by studying abroad and completing a placement abroad. The main themes include • structure and dynamics of the tourism industry • contemporary tourism markets and consumer trends • management principles applied to tourism, including human resources, operations management, marketing and strategic management • tourism sustainability and development. You can also study a foreign language from beginner to advanced level. Year one modules give you core knowledge of topics such as the tourism industry, its markets and resources, and understanding tourist behaviour. You build on this knowledge in the second year, further developing your management skills and understanding of tourism. In the final year, you investigate policy, planning and strategic management aspects of tourism. **Work placements in the UK and overseas** In year three, you have the opportunity to apply the skills you’ve gained by taking 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. Previous students have gained placements with organisations such as • TUI Travel, based in European resorts • Crowne Plaza, Hilton Head • Sunvil, London • Isle of Man Department of Tourism • Walt Disney World Resort, Florida • Butler Search Group, USA resorts • Thomas Cook, based in international resorts. **Real-world projects** As part of the course, you get the opportunity to work on real projects to build your skills and professional experience. Recently students have contributed to developing the network of the UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum, helped organise their annual conference in Gibraltar, and been involved in developing Operation Make Safe, which seeks to work with hotels, tour and transport operators to raise awareness among staff of child protection issues. Previous students have been involved in the Tourism Management Institute Hot Topic conference and the fourth International Adventure Conference. You also have the opportunity to attend the World Travel Market event in London, a major industry event. 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. **Professional recognition** Sheffield Business School is one of only four schools worldwide that have EPAS accreditation for undergraduate programmes in hospitality and tourism. EPAS is a world-renowned standard for the quality of business or management programmes which have an international perspective. 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.