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Business and Tourism Management

BSc (Hons)

School - Salford Business School

Subject area - Business and Management

UCAS Code: N800 (three years), N832 (four years with placement)

Start Dates(s): September


Three years full-time

Four years full-time with Professional Experience Year

UK - £9250 per year

International - £12,000 per year

In Brief:

  • This course will allow you to gain an appreciation of theory alongside the practical skills needed to be an international tourism manager
  • Tourism is one of the world’s fastest growing industries
  • Career opportunities in the aviation and cruise sectors, hospitality, tour operation, heritage management and hotels
  • Overseas study available
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

This course will allow you to gain an appreciation of theory alongside the practical skills needed to be an international tourism manager. You will be given the opportunity to study overseas on European Union-funded modules such as Destination Analysis, Rural Tourism and International Conference Tourism as two week intensive programmes.

You will also gain an understanding of the impacts of current international initiatives around tourism leadership and innovation. There are opportunities for international exchanges with our global partner institutions and the option of a one year industrial placement either in the UK or overseas.

By your final year you will be able to analyse tourism systems and make recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations in respect of stakeholders including consumers, employees, shareholders and the government.

The Professional Experience Year will give you the opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding you have gained in the first two years of the course. There are different entry requirements and course codes for the Professional Experience Year option.

This degree is also offered with a Foundation Year, visit for details.

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements
GCSE Minimum of five, to include Maths and English at grade C or grade 4
UCAS tariff points BSc: 104-112 points
With Professional Experience: 112-120 points
GCE A level BCC-BBC with a minimum of two A2 passes. With professional experience year: BBC-BBB with a minimum of two A2 passes
BTEC National Diploma DMM
International Baccalaureate Indicatively 30 points for International Baccalaureate Diploma (31 points with experience year)

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.

There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.

English Language Requirements

For admission to programmes of study at the University an applicant whose native tongue is not English must possess a current qualification deemed acceptable by the University as evidence of proficiency in the English Language. For entry to level 4, 5, 6 such a qualification must equate to a minimum average score of 6 or above (and for each component 5.5 or above) from the Cambridge/British Council English Language Testing Service (IELTS) or alternative examinations as recognised by the University.

Applicant profile

You should be passionate about learning and interested in the tourism industry, as well as enthusiastic and dedicated to improving your analytical skills, communication capabilities and self-confidence. The tourism sector embraces international activities and so you should approach this business sector with an open mind about other cultural contexts, along with a desire to learn about different international environments and cultural differences.

Each application will be considered carefully and judged on its own merits.

Equivalent qualifications will also be considered please contact admissions for further information

Fees and Funding


Type of Study Fee
Full-time £9250 per year
Full-time International £12,000 per year

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.


Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials using a wide range of learning activities. You will experience small group tutorials during your First and Second year module studies. This ensures you will be highly skilled in time for your placements, year abroad experience and final year studies.


Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role.


This degree is designed to develop managers, in particular those interested in establishing a high level career in the tourism sector.

Our comprehensive range of business and management undergraduate degree courses are highly respected by leading employers and have been designed to maximise your opportunities for embarking on a career with organisations seeking high calibre business graduates.

You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge suitable for pursuing career prospects across a range of opportunities.

These include private sector roles in the aviation and cruise industries, tour operation, man-made attractions and hotels. Disney Cruise and Thomas Cook Airlines are just some of the leading employers who have welcomed our graduates into employment.

The hospitality industry is also a strong career choice, and Rocco Forte has sponsored a number of initiatives and opportunities for our students.

The public sector also provides a range of exciting management destinations, publicly owned and natural attractions contributing to sustainable development.

Some students also choose self-employment and use their degree to successfully start up and manage their own business.

Career Prospects

Alumni Profile


BSC (Hons) Tourism and Management Graduate, 2011:  

“I chose the Business and Tourism Management course because of the University’s high rank and the opportunities after graduation”.

“I found the course team approachable, friendly and helpful. Major benefits were the links with other universities and industry - including Chester Council and Salford Quays, and the comprehensive course content.”

Jekaterina is now studying MSc Corporate Finance at the University of Salford while working as a Sales and Marketing Executive at TravelJigsaw Ltd.

Links with Industry

Our course team maintains excellent relations with local and national tourism organisations, commentators and employers.

Our teaching is industry-led, inspired by contemporary practice and developed in partnership with business leaders. Our academics are experts in their field and work closely with industry to ensure that our courses reflect the needs of business and provide you with that extra edge when it comes to securing a job.

We teach the skills that employers need and as a result, our graduates enjoy excellent international career prospects.

The curriculum across our undergraduate courses balances academic teaching and professional experience, allowing you to apply theory in practice in a way that has been proven to produce highly employable, articulate business professionals who have forged the contacts that will help develop their future careers.

Placement Opportunities

Further Study