Discover more about BSc (Hons) Business and Tourism

The course

You will develop your knowledge of the world's fastest growing industry on a degree designed to empower you with the skills and experience to balance changing customer demands and increasing high levels of the service expected, with fresh ideas, sustainable schemes and novel marketing plans. Our field work trips provide you with the opportunity to visit a variety of locations and recent trips have included Madrid, Prague, Barcelona, Belfast and Malaga.

We will provide you with strong academic and pastoral support through a system of tutorials and seminars embedded within the undergraduate programme. Throughout the course you will develop transferable skills in critical thinking, problem solving, communication, team work and research and interpretation.

This degree is designed for those who wish to follow a similar pattern to the tourism management programme but wish their degree title to reflect the emphasis given to additional core modules in business and management.


As a well-travelled graduate you will be highly regarded by national and specialist tour operators, tourist boards, cruise companies, airlines and hotel groups, as well for tourism research and consultancy in the private sector. 

Previous Plymouth University graduates from this course are now employed in a wide variety of roles, some of which include: tourism operations manager, economic development manager, airline managing director, and manager of tourism bodies such as Visit Britain.

You can also further your career prospects by returning to Plymouth to complete a postgraduate qualification.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality and the Tourism Management Institute.