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Our mission is to inspire and educate the events, tourism and hospitality leaders of tomorrow so that they can make a positive difference in the world.

We aspire to undertake cutting-edge research and provide an education that will lead our students into rewarding careers. We are very proud that the latest available official statistics show that 97.7%* of our students are in work or further study six months after graduation and are delighted that in the National Student Survey 2019 we achieved an overall student satisfaction rating of 92.31%. *DLHE 2016/17

We are proud that our School is now ranked among the world’s top 50 by the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities. Our students are also award winners. In 2019, awards included the Institute of Travel and Tourism Student of the Year and PhD Student of the Year, the Association of Tourism in Higher Education Postgraduate Student of the Year, and the Every Woman in Tourism 'One to Watch' award. 

Leeds is home to several progressive tourism and hospitality businesses, and the city regularly hosts world-class events and festivals. This makes it a great place to study, to work and to visit. Please view our Spring/Summer Digest to find out about our latest achievements and opportunities to study or to collaborate on research.

Professor Rhodri Thomas
Dean of School

hayden arrowsmith

“My masters really opened my eyes to the strategies and theories that shape the management of sporting events. Now, when I plan an event for BUCS, I know I will create something that will meet the long-term goals of the organisation and will enhance the student experience through sport.”

Hayden Arrowsmith

MSc Sports Events Management

Our Academic Centres

Courses are delivered by expert staff from The UK Centre for Events Management and The Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Management. We strive to transform events, tourism and hospitality practice through the education of future leaders and the insights from our research. We encourage critical thinking and a spirit of questioning to address local and global challenges associated with the sectors. These approaches ensure our graduates are highly employable and well-prepared to embark on rewarding careers.

We undertake research to inform our reading and to make an impact on the various stakeholders with an interest in events, tourism and hospitality management.