This is an excellent course which offers superb preparation for a career in international tourism and/or hospitality management. It builds on strong academic foundations by providing exciting opportunities to engage with employers and events in industry.
The Guardian University Guide 2018 ranked Coventry University number 2 in the UK for tourism and hospitality studies. That’s why our course is widely recognised and highly valued by employers in these industries, and it’s why our graduates are in demand.
We work hard to deliver a real business experience. That means plenty of opportunities for practical exposure outside the classroom, such as work placements, field trips and visits to trade events. Within the classroom, it means real-world case studies, live projects with employers, and business simulations. Previous students have been recipients of the Ritz Endorsement Award following an internship opportunity.
This course is designed and delivered by knowledgeable, helpful tutors who have worked for and with some of the biggest names in industry. Their careers span top international hotel groups, travel agencies and international tour-planning companies. They have worked in Europe, Asia and the USA, and undertaken consultancy work for international travel and hospitality businesses. Your tutors will continually draw on this broad experience to illustrate your learning.
Every possible aspect of this course has been internationalised, so you’ll always embed your learning in the global context: none of your modules will be UK-focused. You’ll have opportunities to travel overseas for visits, work experience and/or study. There may also be projects which connect you with overseas employers and universities for group debates and discussions via Skype. Plus, you’ll study among a truly international cohort, who will be encouraged to share perspectives from their home countries.
Practical work experience is highly valued by employers in tourism and hospitality, so you’ll have opportunities for internships lasting a year and/or a term, as well as the chance to work on live client briefs. You will also be encouraged to work part-time in industry while studying, and to undertake relevant employment during university vacations.