• LevelLevel 6
  • Duration1 year
  • UCAS CodeA131
  • Awarding bodyThe Open University


By developing a broad knowledge of the sector and your practical skills, you will be a valuable addition to any tourism organisation. During your tourism management degree, you will learn about the role of the stakeholders in sustainable tourism management, operational strategy and how tourism policymakers impact the industry.

The course is designed in partnership with employers and industry associations to give you a solid theoretical and practical understanding of tourism management enabling you to progress to higher level studies or directly into industry.

There are themes you will focus on throughout your course – management, destinations, tourists, and skills. With your research project you can choose any area related to tourism. Our students have explored areas as diverse as dark tourism, tourism and the media cultural tourism, climate change and tourism, and medical tourism. All your modules are designed and delivered by experienced tourism specialists which means everything you study will be relevant to your career goals. Field trips are an integral part of the course and both UK and international destinations will be available (additional cost).

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Course Information

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01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules will include:

  • Business Research Methods
  • Business Research Project
  • Managing Strategy
  • Sustainable Tourism Management
  • Managing International Tourism Policy
  • Managing Critical Perspectives for Travel and Tourism

September- May. Learning is face to face.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved an appropriate foundation degree or Level 5 equivalent.

You will be assessed through a variety of assessment methods, including, essays, presentations, research tasks, projects and case studies.

This course prepares you to lead effectively in an ever-evolving sector, with the skills and confidence needed to tackle the issues the sector is facing today and into the future. Graduates can progress to a management career working for an airline, an airport or in hundreds of organisations that directly and indirectly support the aviation industry. 

There is also the opportunity to complete the post graduate Master's in Hospitality and Tourism Management Our graduates have gone on to have successful careers within the TUI group (aviation and tour operations) Hilton group (customer service/events managers) and due to the flexibility of learning transferable skills some have become successful in other business-related industries.

To help you develop employment opportunities you will receive free membership to the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) for the duration of your degree. The ITT is a tourism trade association your student membership puts you on the road to becoming a professional Member - helping you to improve your career prospects.

Fees payable directly to Middlesbrough College, £8,500 per year.

If you would like to study a higher education course, financial support is available. Please click here for more information and see what support you could receive.

Please apply through UCAS for this course. Our team will make contact with you for further details to arrange an interview. If your application is successful we will formally offer you a place via UCAS.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply directly to us then please press the apply now button at the top of this webpage. If your application is successful we will formally offer you a place on the programme and upload your application to UCAS for you.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

If you are worried about the cost of higher education, it might help to know there are a range of financial support schemes available to help with course fees when studying at Middlesbrough College. Our Student Services department can offer advice and guidance when students apply for a loan or bursary.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from the town centre. As well as being just a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from a bursary that can help with the costs of travel.


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