Undergraduate BA (Hons)

International Tourism Management with Social Responsibility

Gain a deep understanding of the issues and opportunities within travel and tourism and prepare to play a leading role in steering the sector towards a more responsible future.

International Tourism Management with Social Responsibility

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
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  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    20 Sep 2021

Gain a deep understanding of the issues and opportunities within travel and tourism including ethical, environmental and legal considerations. This course will prepare you to play a leading role in steering the sector towards a more responsible future.

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Explore complex topics such as climate change, economic impacts, cultural encounters
  • Study the responsibility of tourism managers, stakeholders and destinations to create a greener industry that has a more positive impact on the planet
  • Use case studies which draw on recent events, such as the industry’s response to the refugee crisis and plastic pollution to look at how certain mechanisms within tourism, including activism, protest, consumer boycotts and political lobbying, are used to drive social change
  • Study aspects of globalisation and how governing bodies, tourism businesses, travellers and host communities influence tourism in the Global South
  • Explore and debate whether tourism is a force for good or whether it could be seen as a challenging industry

You’ll be taught by tourism experts who disseminate their research via articles, books and international conferences – research which will feed into your teaching.

You’ll benefit from our close links with the sector, including industry visits and regular opportunities to discuss current management challenges with guest speakers. 

We are a member of many major industry associations, including The Tourism Management Institute, The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT), and have been awarded TedQual certification (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) for our postgraduate course in responsible tourism management. 

An optional work placement will offer you the knowledge and expertise that are in demand by travel and tourism employers.

UK Centre of Excellence
We were the first UK university to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence for Tourism. Awarded by the leading professional body, the ITT – this recognition puts us at the forefront of education and research in this dynamic sector.

ITT is the only professional membership body for the UK travel and tourism industry. It allows you to raise your profile, take advantage of networking opportunities with key players in the sector and to enhance your CV and future career prospects.

Why study International Tourism Management with Social Responsibility at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. The School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality Management was ranked in the top 50 best schools globally in 2020 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities
  2. Our specialist teaching team includes research-active academics and industry professionals
  3. You’ll work with a diverse mix of students to share ideas and best practice
  4. Develop professional contacts when visiting speakers come to offer unique industry insights during guest lectures
  5. Deepen your skills and experience, build your confidence, contacts, and CV, and improve your chances of jumping straight into a job after graduation with a paid sandwich year
  6. We'll help find the placement that’s right for you. You'll also continue to receive careers advice for five years after graduation



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