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Tourism management

Start your journey to a career with bags of potential for travel, adventure and amazing experiences, in one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Tourism management

Want to see the world?

Studying tourism management at Essex can open doors to high-flying international careers. We equip you with sought-after business skills so you can excel in tourism roles, meet new people, explore new places and experience new cultures. 

Working in the tourism sector can be rewarding and exciting. But the most successful graduates are likely to be those who can combine management expertise with industry knowhow. According to People 1st, the skills development agency for tourism and hospitality, 64 per cent of the sector’s businesses say their vacancies are hard to fill because candidates lack necessary skills, such as planning, organisational and communication. With the sector needing to recruit 226,000 managers (People 1st, 2017), graduates with business acumen are in demand. 

At Essex, we combine cutting-edge business knowledge with an in-depth understanding of the tourism industry. You gain the skills the sector requires now, whilst looking ahead to future needs and study in one of the East of England’s most famous tourist destinations. By learning about effective management and studying in an international environment, you can better equip yourself to take advantage of tourism opportunities, wherever they may be in the world. 


Why study at Essex?
  • Study in a well-known UK holiday resort, close to London’s top attractions, and put your learning into real-life context. 
  • Our course is centred around industry-needs, equipping you with the skills employers are looking for. 
  • You can study abroad for a year to gain valuable CV experience and indulge in your passion for travel. 
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