Our degree courses at Plymouth University have been developed in consultation with industry, and are led by experienced staff, with subject-specific knowledge and a wide range of teaching and research interests. Teaching is supported by a varied programme of guest lecturers, and by field visits financially supported by the School of Tourism and Hospitality. In addition, students have the opportunity to study a foreign language, and to complete a work placement year, gaining valuable practical experience.
All of our courses explore issues that affect the tourism, hospitality (including cruise) and events industries. Sustainability, in particular, is a key element and students examine its social, economic, political, cultural and environmental dimensions. Students also work with local businesses and develop their understanding of present day management concerns through live consultancy projects.
Our approach is highly valued by our students who rated their experience with us at nearly 10 per cent above the sector average in the 2012 National Student Survey. We don’t think of ourselves as a traditional school, we want to empower you with the skills and desire to challenge and ask difficult questions, to stand out, to take the long view, and to become an advocate for better business practice.