We provide skills and academic expertise in tourism, hospitality; leisure and event management, producing graduates who work all over the world. Whether you want to work for a small regional company, a public sector employer such as a council or tourism organisation, an international firm or want to start your own business, the courses at Institute of Tourism & Hospitality combine practical and academic understanding to help you succeed in the travel, tourism and hospitality sector.
SDMI consists of staff with a variety of international and national experience of both the industry and research. The team is supported by a number of key specialist visiting lecturers from industry. The team also contributes to the teaching, research and administration of courses and the international work of the Institute.
The approach of the subject group towards the programmes is one which examines tourism, hospitality, leisure and events as a business, and focuses on the management aspects.
The programmes give you an insight into the nature of these subject areas, and an awareness of career opportunities through a programme of study which balances theory with practice.
The programmes also encourage the development of management skills, for example team building and team work, communication, report and presentation expertise and other professional managerial skills.
- the dynamic staff with a variety of international and national experience in industry and consultancy, and a research background recognised at an international level
- the close ties with industry and professional links and associations of the group including the use of high profile industry guest speakers
the state of the art facilities offered at the Institute, which has been recognised as the top new Business School
The BA program Tourism, Culture and Leisure offers, as its name suggests, courses focused on professional intervention in the areas of tourism, culture and leisure. This field of intervention is very broad and covers both the municipal and regional leisure sector as cultural and socio-cultural events, tourism and eco-tourism, as well as education, health, services social and support to voluntary associations.