- Course summary
- Course detail
- Entry requirements
- Fees and funding
- How to apply
- During the course
- Teaching staff
- What our students say
- Jobs and placements
- Career and study progression
This course is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the international tourism industry. Through study of key business skills, relevant academic learning and real-world work experience, you will get a flying start to an exciting career in travel and tourism.
Why choose this course?
London is one of the world’s most popular destinations, and attracts tourists from all over the globe. Studying at UWL puts you in prime position to gain exposure to the industry, supplement your learning and build contacts.
We have built strong links with major tourism employers, enabling us to offer you unique opportunities. These include guest lecturers from leading industry practitioners and work placements to help you get a foot in the door of this highly competitive industry.
Career and study progression
A career within the travel and tourism industry provides you with opportunities all over the world. Popular careers for our graduates include tours, hotels and cruises.
You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you’ve already studied, or to explore something new.
For more details please see the Career and study progression section.
You will need 112 UCAS points normally in a minimum of two subject areas, plus GCSE English and Maths at grade A*–C, or equivalent.
International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).
In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/your-country to check for local equivalencies.
We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses
Fees for home and EU students
- Main fee
- Fees for our 2017 courses have not yet been released.
Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.
You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.
We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you. Current scholarships include:
- Full Time Undergraduate Bursary: a £3,000 award for new undergraduate students.
- Path to Success Scholarship: a £2,000 award for students on a four-year degree course with a foundation year.
- Top-up Bursary: a £3,000 award for students joining us in the third year of a degree course.
Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.
Please note that fees given are per academic year unless otherwise stated, and may be subject to change. Costs can increase each year.
How to apply
UK and EU students
Apply for this course at www.ucas.com when UCAS applications are open, from the previous September until June (see dates). You will need our institution code W05 and the UCAS code given on the right hand side of this page.
If the UCAS deadline has passed, you can apply through Clearing by calling our hotline on 0800 036 8888 (or +44 8231 2468). Clearing takes place over the summer months (July to September).
If you are making an early application, before UCAS has opened, you can apply directly to the University by clicking the red 'Apply now' button above. You should also use this button to receive specialist information if you are applying for Nursing and Midwifery courses.
Apply at www.ucas.com or complete our application form for international students. We have an online application form for international students or you can download the print version (Word, 186kb).
During the course
What our students say
Sherween Oldham (Managing Director, Blackstone Valentine)
The subjects and modules on the course excited me, created a passion for future learning and inspired me to launch my own company to promote and sell tourism products in the Caribbean.
Jobs and placements
Career and study progression
This is a flexible degree that equips you with many key business skills, but many of our graduates seek careers in travel and tourism related areas such as:
- tour operations
- retail travel
- visitor attractions
- hotel or airline industries
- the cruise sector
- public sector tourism agencies.
Whilst studying, you may have discovered an area you want to learn more about. Postgraduate study enables you to specialise in the field you are passionate about. Popular study progression for graduates includes:
- MA in Tourism Management
- MA in Travel Communication.
Our degrees are designed to help you find the career that’s right for you. 96% of our graduates are in work within six months of graduating.
With our desirable West London location, we have strong links with many national and multinational organisations such as the BBC, Hewlett-Packard (HP) Ltd, Middlesex Law society and the Savoy Education Trust. We have a strong track record of providing valuable work placements and we also provide hands-on experience at the University through our Student Ambassadors’ scheme.
Many of our staff have successful backgrounds in relevant industries and can advise you on how to kick-start your career. Our careers service will also help you realise your potential by offering specialist advice and guidance on a wide range of careers issues, including:
- job hunting
- recruitment and selection procedures
- further study.
We are The Careers University.