BSc (Hons) Business and Tourism Management

There is a particular focus on the current challenges facing the tourism industry. These include sustainability, global issues, ethical tourism, diverse competition, and crisis management. Designed to unlock your potential by enhancing both your commercial awareness and specialist subject knowledge, this course is a perfect entrance into this exciting, important, and growing industry.

Course details

This course has been developed to give students the key business skills needed for a successful career in this sector.
  • Mode of study: 2 day campus
  • Intake: September , January , May
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

Anglia Ruskin Univesity, ARU

Course overview

Britain’s tourism sector is an economic powerhouse. Generating £106 billion a year, employing over 2 million people, supporting thousands of businesses, and making up over 80% of the UK’s total visitor economy, the UK’s tourism sector is a vital part of the UK and global economy.

Tourism is recognised as a leading sector in the UK government’s future economic planning. Along with the national tourism agency ‘Visit Britain/Visit England,’ they are building a significant and long-lasting strategy to drive economic growth, focusing on increasing productivity through developing skills, career paths, and building seasonality. Tourism is, therefore, driving continual demand for specialist graduates who not only understand both the theories of business and tourism management but are also equipped with practical experience.


Entry requirements

ARU London’s standard offer is 96 UCAS tariff points from 3 A Levels, e.g. BCC.

Alternatively, ARU London asks for:

  • Irish Leaving Certificate: BBCCC.
  • Scottish Highers: BBCCC.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM in a business-related subject.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points.

All applicants are required to have at least 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths. 

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Applicants studying for other qualifications should contact ARU London to discuss their circumstances.


We encourage all students to consider their future when choosing what degree to study. We don’t expect everyone to know what they want to do after university, but it is important that the associated jobs interest you.

Associated Jobs:

  • Tour Manager
  • Travel Agency Manager
  • Tourist Information Centre Manager
  • Tourism Officer
  • Event Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Marketing Executive
  • Holiday Representative


We’ll assess your progress through a variety of methods from coursework, group assignments, activity-based assignments and exams. You can expect to part take in on-going problem-solving activities, projects and presentations. You’ll also be able to access support material through our ARU Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

  • Hospitality, Tourism and Events Environment
  • Academic and Professional Skills
  • Managing Quality in Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Business Finance
  • Customer Service for Tourism and Hospitality
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Tourism Management
  • Principles and Practices of Marketing
  • Sustainability in Career Development
  • Tourism and Events Management Live Project
  • Business Strategy
  • Sustainable and Ethical Tourism (15 credits)
  • Global Hospitality and Tourism Issues (15 credits)
  • Undergraduate Major Project (Integrated Case Study)