Our Tourism and Travel Management (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree is a four-year course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0).
It provides a gateway to a career in one of the world’s biggest service sectors and is the perfect start to your university education if you don’t meet the entry requirements to start our standard three-year degree programme. The degree will offer you close links with tourism businesses and public organisations through membership of the Tourism Management Institute.
In the 2020 National Student Survey, 97% of our Tourism and Travel Management students said the resources at London Met supported their learning positively.
Our Tourism and Travel Management (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree is ideal if you’re looking to enter a managerial career in the tourism and travel industry.
During your foundation degree you will learn key business skills and increase your academic confidence. You’ll share this introductory year with students studying some of our other business-related degrees, allowing you to share perspectives and gain a broad knowledge of business and management.
As you progress into the second year of the course, you will study the same course content and get the same choice of modules as those who study our three-year Tourism and Travel Management BA course.
Our course is continually evolving and improving to take into account the latest challenges in the industry. You'll learn about cultural heritage, sustainable tourism and tourism-led regeneration as well as having the opportunity to examine niche tourism products.
Outside of the classroom, our students have access to Accelerator, which provides advice, support, networks, knowledge and resources to help you start your own business. Together with our lecturers’ wealth of experience you’ll be well-equipped for a career in tourism or travel.
The graduate job market is competitive and graduates with work experience are more likely to enter the desired career. In Year 2 or 3, you’ll be required to select a work-related learning module. Although we can’t guarantee you a work experience placement, we will advertise suitable positions and support you through the application process.
You'll graduate from our Tourism and Travel Management (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree with a full undergraduate qualification with the same title and award as students who studied the traditional three-year course.
You’ll be assessed through independent and group research, survey-based projects, portfolios, posters and videos, as well as traditional essays, reports, case studies, presentations, tests and a final dissertation.
You'll benefit from links to employers in the tourism and travel sector through membership of the Tourism Management Institute.
We are planning to return to our usual ways of teaching this autumn including on-campus activities for your course. However, it's still unclear what the government requirements on social distancing and other restrictions might be, so please keep an eye on our Covid-19 pages for further updates as we get closer to the start of the autumn term.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2021/22 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 0 modules include:
This module focuses on the skills needed for success in business. It provides students with opportunities to become aware of the essential communication,
problem-solving, decision-making, commercial awareness, and the various other skills needed for succeeding in business. It is also designed to introduce and reinforce essential transferable skills with a focus on personal development, planning and reflective learning. The module aims to:
• enhance and develop students’ communication and study skills in preparation for an undergraduate degree in Business
• develop self-awareness, and reinforce the concept of reflective practice to allow students to develop into effective reflective practitioners
• introduce students to researching subject material from a wide variety of sources
• create in students a keen awareness of the business environment and to develop creative and dynamic approaches to contemporary business problems
The module aims include helping students to improve their:
• academic reading and Writing
• researching and report writing
• application of knowledge
• communicating and presenting orally and in writing
• problem solving and decision making
• self-assessment and reflection
This module introduces students to how universities work and how they can be successful in their studies. It provides an overview of the opportunities and challenges at university. The module is designed to provide students with the main elements of the learning process. An important distinction is that students enter university to learn, not to be taught, and this module is designed to provide students with guidance in the learning process. It introduces the concept of the learning cycle and learning styles. It provides students with an overview of how memory to store information as well as enabling recall of previously encountered information, so that students can build on it and re-store it as new information.
This module also introduces students to the different courses offered by the university
to prepare them for their decision regarding which course they wish to take following successful completion on this foundational course. In addition, students are introduced to, and will practice, a wide range of skills necessary for successful academic study, such as exam technique, academic literacy, creativity and critical thinking.
The module aims to:
provide students with a sound understanding of what is required to succeed when studying at university level;
provide a framework for the development of a range of academic, research, and attributes that will contribute to life-long learning and employability;
provide students with ‘tasters’ (that is introductions) to all Guildhall School of Business and Law’s programmes of study to enable them to make informed decisions regarding their future study.
This module introduces students to the contexts of business. Business functions including innovation, operations, marketing, human resource management, finance and accounting, all of which interact with one another, can only be fully understood when the environmental, organisational, and strategic contexts within which the business operates are also understood. The focus of this module is the development of students’ understanding of how business organisations work and operate in the wider environment. Students’ have opportunities to examine the various functions of businesses and their relevant environments. They will analyse a variety of business situations and cases. This module introduces students to the concept of globalisation in terms of its impact on socio-cultural, political, economic and technological factors. The main aim of the module is to introduce students to the impact of various contexts on business itself, and to provide them with opportunities to enhance a wide range of academic and business skills such as commercial awareness, and sensitivity in terms of people and cultures.
This module aims to provide students with a thorough overview of the numerical and Excel/spreadsheet skills needed to analyse data in the business context as well as dealing with the numerical aspects of business and management. The module encompasses aspects of mathematics, statistics and information technology relevant to not only the business management course but also to all other UG courses. The module focuses on numbers and data and their computational and analysis techniques that leads to the understanding of Accounting, Finance, Business, Aviation and Economics related information. Students will make use of a range of facilities on Excel to calculate, analyse and present numerical data efficiently.
Year 1 modules include:
Events Planning and Management will help students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the processes involved in event planning and management, through academic reading, case studies and practical experience. Where possible, the module will also offer students the opportunity to either work, plan, or run an actual event (e.g. student union activities, university student ambassador, music, business, arts, cultural, and so on).
Aims of the module:
1. To equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to research, plan, design and implement a range of event types in diverse settings.
2. To develop student knowledge/ability to apply key events management (and marketing) principles and theories to real world professional industry contexts - through either-or, working, planning, running/organising a live event.
3. To provide students with the opportunity to gain both academic and hands-on experience in the research, planning/design and delivery of events.
4. To enable students to develop their knowledge and practice relevant com-petencies in a real-life events management environment.
This Professional Practice module will enhance the students’ understanding of what it means to be a business professional within the Tourism and Travel Industry. This module will support the preparation for their future career by encouraging them to develop, put into practice and evidence the skills and behaviours that employers want to see.
The ‘Professional Practice’ approach ensures that as a developing professional the students understand how to learn effectively and efficiently either in the workplace or in a simulated context. They also learn how to use all the resources available to reflect on their progress. This module involves planning, conducting and reflecting on their own ‘performance episodes*’ and a more general reflection on their overall professional development to date. The written reports and reflections become part of their growth and productivity E-portfolio** which they will maintain throughout their programme.
In addition, they will have the opportunity to test, review and evidence their skills development via the on-line resources provided throughout the programme, which support the general skills required by employers. As such this module aims to,
1. Build understanding of the expected workplace knowledge, skills, competencies and attitudes so that they become intrinsic performance and growth motivators.
2. Ensure the adoption of skills, attitudes and behaviours that improve self-awareness to aid reflective practice.
*A performance episode is defined as an initiative that the students take, made up of tasks, which develops their skills, and which involves both selecting knowledge from the programme and interacting with others. It must be measurable so that they are able to reflect on their professional skills development.
** The growth and productivity E-portfolio is a digital internet-based tool within which they can store all evidence of their work, feedback from stakeholders, their reflections and their Individual Development Plan (IDP). It allows them to share their journey with others and to organise elements of it to help them progress further.
London’s Visitor Economy aims to showcase the extent of visitor economy in London and encourage tourism and events students to examine its potential with regards to their studies, professional development and employability. The module will explore different dimensions of global city’s visitor economy, both in class and in the field.
With over 19 million international tourists per year, some 12 million domestic tourists in addition to over 200m day visitors, London is one of the major city destinations globally. However this poses problems for tourism managers in terms of spreading visitors temporally and geographically within the capital, catering for very diverse visitor groups and maintaining its competitive position vis a vis rivals for leisure, events and business tourists in an uncertain international environment.
The module aims are as follows:
• To develop a practical knowledge of London’s evolving visitor offer for leisure, business and events tourists.
• To facilitate students ability to identify the needs and preferences of London’s diverse visitor groups
• To enable students to identify specific visitor experiences to suit specific tourist audiences
• To gain insight into the challenges faced by visitor managers in providing strategies, services, experiences and events for diverse visitor groups
• To become familiar with the market intelligence, tourism and events reports and strategies produced by London’s Destination Marketing Organisation to guide London’s Visitor economy.
This module provides an introduction to the management of people in organisations, or as it is commonly known ‘Human Resource Management’. It is aimed at students from a variety of disciplines, and not just those looking to pursue a career in HRM. Ultimately, the management of people is often the responsibility of line managers and supervisors so it is important that all graduates of Guildhall School of Business and Law are equipped with the knowledge and skills to implement this effectively in practice. This module will take a critical perspective, illuminating to students not only the ways ‘good’ people management can contribute to performance and employee well-being but also the potential problems implementing this in practice.
In an age of mass communication we are constantly bombarded by messages through advertising, content marketing, editorial, programming and other forms via the press, television, radio, film, music and the internet.
As such, the media is a powerful dynamic force and cuts through gender, class, race, creed, and nationality to form bonds between groups of people who may exist in totally different circles, potentially bringing us closer to a global culture. Social & cultural values are largely shaped and reflected by the consumption of media and this module seeks to provide students with an insight into the media industry and also act as introduction to models and tools designed to enable them to engage in a more deeply informed debate on this constantly changing subject.
The module aims to introduce students to the nature and make-up of the media industry and undertakes a critical examination of the role of culture and society in determining its development. It will examine both traditional and new media/digital platforms as part of a wider analysis of its influence on culture & society. Additionally the module aims to provide an introduction to the learning strategies that students will need to successfully study in higher education.
The module also aims to assist students in the acquisition and development of the following skills:
1. Academic Reading
3. Application of Knowledge and Presenting Data
4. Communicating/presenting – orally & collaborating / working with others
5. Critical Thinking and academic Writing
6. Self- assessment/reflection
The module aims to provide an understanding of the marketing management process in contemporary organisations and in the context of tangible goods, services and b2b markets. The service sector accounts for a significant proportion of GDP and employment in most developed economies and therefore it becomes essential for students to gain insight within the area. In this module, students are introduced to a range of marketing theories such as the marketing concept, consumer behaviour, business environmental analysis, marketing research, consumer and b2b insights applicable to tangible goods and services marketing.
The module aims to:
● Provide an understanding of the theoretical foundations and practical application of marketing in services, private and public sectors.
● Provide an understanding of contemporary issues in marketing.
● Develop students’ academic writing, application of knowledge and interpreting data skills.
● Develop students’ researching and analysing skills.
Data analysis is a top business priority. It drives the opportunity for performance improvement and, with advances in technology and software, data are generated at an ever increasing rate. As such, it is not surprising business data analysis and software skills are among the top graduate skills sought by employers today. Understanding and Managing Data, responds to these market demands by providing the underpinning skills required to make effective use of quantitative and statistical analyses and develops students’ interpretation and reporting skills.
The module introduces data-based decision making and performance measurement and provides students with the practical experience of using Excel to transform data into meaningful information. It further introduces students to forecasting, target setting and project management. As such, it provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of statistical methods for business decision making. In doing so, it provides the skills and knowledge required for levels 5 and 6 modules, including the dissertation and consultancy project, that develop and evaluate the quantitative aspects of business management.
Overall, this module develops the analytical and communication skills relevant to understanding business information, with an emphasis on problem-solving techniques in the context of business management, decision making and performance measurement.
The focus of this module is to equip students to understand organisations in contexts past, present and future, and enable them to analyse the macro, micro, internal and external business and economic environments in which they operate. An understanding of the environments will facilitate the interpretation of situations and enable decisions that add value for businesses. The focus of the module is on the external and internal influences on organizations and the effect these have on business practices.
The module is designed to be used by Level 4 undergraduate students on a range of programmes. Examples, illustrations and case studies will be drawn from chosen industry sectors such as advertising, aviation, events, finance, marketing, music, transport, tourism, and applied to reinforce basic concepts. This will enhance the ability of students to understand particular business problems and aspects of the business and economic environment. Topics and case studies will cover business issues that are contemporary and relevant to the real world.
Year 2 modules include:
Cities, Tourism and Eventfulness is designed to equip students with an understanding of the significance of events for the management of cities, and of cities for the management of events. The rise of the ‘eventful’ city in recent years demonstrates how cities have been using events strategically to tackle a range of post-industrial urban challenges – to boost the urban economy, as part of their regeneration strategies, to attract visitors and tourists, to rebrand the city, and to make it an attractive proposition for investment. In the words of many boosterist slogans ‘a place to live, work, study and visit’. The events in question can be cultural events or business events. They can be recurring events such as annual festivals, or one-off events that require competitive bidding (such as an Olympics or European Capital of Culture) and which may involve considerable investment in infrastructure. Such event-led regeneration and the associated legacy-planning is typical of mega-events. But this approach has spread to the local level as the case of the London Borough of Culture programme where London Boroughs compete for GLA funding to stage a year-long festival. To be successful in this, cities need to nurture their creative sectors and work in partnership with events organisations and cultural organisations.
Cities Tourism and eventfulness explores the conceptual basis for eventfulness, the ‘festivalisation’ of cities at different temporal and spatial scales and the implications of events and tourism for urban development, revitalization and sense of place, with particular reference to urban spaces and ‘quarters’ that are developed as a focus for events and tourism.
This module is a core for BA Tourism and Travel Management and BA Events Management, students and an option for BA Events and Marketing students. As such it provides an understanding of the key role that events and events tourism play in the cultural and creative industries of cities and how they are used in eventful strategies to address key urban challenges which can be economic, social, cultural, planning or environmental. The result is an array of events that are used to regenerate cities, animate public spaces and enrich the lives of residents and visitors.
This module aims to:
International tourist arrivals reached 1.5bn in 2019 and the proportion of these said to be cultural tourists is 40% and rising. Many more are incidental cultural tourists, engaging with culture on a more casual level. Most governments have specific cultural tourism strategies and are looking to develop their cultural tourism offer and find new ways of communicating that to potential visitors. Cultural Tourism Management explores the growth and increasing diversity of this cultural tourism market, and the governance of cultural tourism at different spatial levels from the global to the local. It examines critical issues related to the cultural tourism product including tangible and intangible cultural heritage, contemporary culture, contested meanings, authenticity, identity and the commodification of culture. It identifies the current trends in creative and experiential tourism and how this impacts communities. It considers the ways in which many cities have reinvented themselves as centres of leisure and recreation consumption using cultural infrastructure investment, heritage commodification, events and festivals to boost cultural and creative industry investment and the potential for cultural tourism.
This module is a core for BA Tourism and Travel Management students and an option for BA Events Management, and BA Events and Marketing students. As such it provides an understanding of the key role that tourism plays in the cultural and creative industries, how culture is turned into tourism products and how destinations attempt to package those products for the growing cultural tourism market.
This module aims to:
‘Managing Visitors in the Era of Overtourism’ investigates one of the most contemporary concerns of the tourism industry in destinations where carrying capacity has been compromised. The module analyses practices and strategies that enable the management of visitors in sustainable manner, combining exceptional service with protection of resources.
The aim of the module is to provide students with practical skill of assessing visitor management practices based on the in-depth understanding of the importance of sustainable management in the era of overtourism.
This module will address the critical issue of how current thinking on climate change and sustainability will impact on businesses and organisation. The need to create more sustainable organisations and businesses is fundamental to current and future organisational development strategies. It is necessary for students to understand the growing influence of the sustainability agenda on industry. This influence takes on many forms, from government policies and international agreements to the measuring the impacts of organisational practices on the ecology and communities. In the future, organisations, businesses, communities and individuals will be expected to understand and take responsibility for their economic, environmental and social impacts. This module will examine the current and future challenges. It will equip students to deal with the challenge of creating sustainable forms of business that operate within ecological and socio-economic limits.
It will explore the sustainability context, and how business practices will need to evolve to reflect the realities of operating within a globalised trading system that is striving to apply sustainability principles.
The overarching aim of the module is to ensure that students develop a full understanding of what is meant by sustainability, who decides what constitutes sustainability principles and how these principles are applied. It will explore the varied tools and techniques used to apply sustainability principles, by governments, business and communities, and the challenges and conflicts these present. Such appreciation will be developed progressively via more specific aims which are:
The module also aims to assist students in the acquisition of the following skills:
1. Academic reading
3. Problem-solving and decision making
4. Critical thinking and writing
5. Application of knowledge and presenting data
6. Academic writing
The University has a policy that undergraduate students must, take a Work Based Learning (WBL) module i.e. a module which requires them to directly experience and operate in the real world of work and to reflect on that episode in order to identify skill and knowledge areas that they need to develop for their career.
This module challenges students to be creative in identifying a new business opportunity and in examining the viability of all aspects of the idea in the real-world context e.g.
As a result of client brief and feedback, business concepts and/or ideas will develop over the duration of the module.
The QAA Benchmark on Business and Management (2019) emphasises the attribute of “entrepreneurship” and of “the value of real-world learning”. In terms of promoting work related skills, the module specifically focuses on practical techniques for responding to client briefs in evaluating and developing business ideas and so develops creative yet practical thinking.
In addition, it requires students to examine market potential and prepare a presentation of their findings assuming the role of a business consultant. The module requires a high level of self-reliance to explore the business idea based on a client brief. Students develop an understanding of the role of business start-ups, business growth and development.
These skills and techniques are of practical relevance to anyone considering developing a business, working for a Small or Medium sized Enterprise (SME) or taking on an intrapreneurial role within a larger organisation where the business environment is constantly evolving and producing new challenges and opportunities.
This Work Based Learning module enables students to undertake a short period of professional activity either: part-time/vacation employment; work placement; not-for-profit sector volunteering or a professional/employer led project.
Work Based Learning modules are designed to enhance students’ personal and professional development and assist in preparing students for their future careers. The module aims to facilitate application and progression of knowledge and skills gained via the learner’s studies and wider life experience. Students will be introduced to a range of professional skills and techniques, including: reflective self-assessment; preparation for employment; being a critical employee and developing approaches for co-operative and collaborative working.
The module aims to enable students to:
This module aims to develop students’ ability to understand and apply problem solving methods and analysis in relation to issues that may arise in business and management subject areas.
The module offers an opportunity for students to collect, present, analyse and interpret qualitative and quantitative data from a variety of data sources such as ONS and other sources. It seeks to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of the business environment and develop their data management and data analysis skills using IT packages as appropriate.
The module provides the quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills that underpin the success of an empirical research project. This module helps to build the sound foundation required to undertake a final year project / dissertation module.
Consultancy is big business and the sector continues to experience strong growth. The UK consultancy industry alone employs more than 80,000 professionals and is worth an estimated £12 billion per annum; making it the second largest consultancy base in the world.
Management consulting involves engaging with stakeholders to provide objective, specialist advice. It is concerned with diagnosing issues and inefficiencies, solving problems, improving performance and implementing solutions to deliver complex change, maximise growth and to create value for organisations.
The Practice of Consultancy develops the practical research and consultancy skills required for a career in Business Analyses and Management Consultancy and prepares students for the final year Consultancy Project. Specifically, the module introduces research methods for consultancy and aims to develop a practical understanding of the tools and techniques of problem analysis and issue clarification. A range of business frameworks are applied to structure diagnostic analyses and thinking, whilst data, metrics and analytics are evaluated to inform the process and to provide the client with evidence-based solutions. Finally, this module aims to develop students’ communication skills through the preparation of a report to present the outcome of the consultation to their client.
Management consulting covers a broad range of activities and, to be effective, a consultant needs to be client-oriented and solution-focused. Expertise, resourcefulness, an analytical mind, creative thinking, an ability to manage relationships, empathy and excellent communication skills are essential to building trust and ensuring recommendations are implemented. By taking an applied, problem-solving approach, this module encourages students to enhance their competencies in these areas.
Student will develop a range of key skills and knowledge, including:
This module focuses on the role of public relations (PR) in the commercial activities of consumer facing organisations. It addresses the importance of winning (and maintaining) customers, and with meeting competitive challenges in consumer marketing scenarios. The module discusses how PR and media relations interfaces with consumer marketing, together with the way in which organisations use PR tools to interact with consumers in a trading environment. Delivery consists of 3-hour CCT using a combination of workshops, lectures (including guest speakers) and pre-assessment seminars. Assessments include a group presentation of a Consumer PR campaign plan (100%)
This module will also explore PR-related aspects of the media environment and is designed to provide students with the understanding and skills required to exploit digital and non-digital media within the context of designing and delivering consumer-facing public relations campaigns.
The module also calls on students to deploy traditional and digital communications skills as part of a personal strategy to enhance their own employability.
The module also aims to assist students in the acquisition of the following skills:
• Communications/presenting – orally and in writing, including inter-cultural communication
• Academic writing/literacy
• Digital literacy and IT skills
• Career Management
We live in a more diverse society than ever before. Structural changes in labour markets have led to increasing numbers of women, older workers and disabled people in employment, with fewer younger people in many industrialised economies. Globalisation and migration has also lead to greater ethnic diversity. We are also clear about the business for diverse workforces, and the benefits this can bring to society.
However, there is a question as to whether a diverse workforce always equals inclusion. There is evidence that many of these groups are marginalised and face employment disadvantages in practice. The aim of this module is to illuminate some of the inequalities experienced by these groups, and then to examine theoretical perspectives helping explain these and provide insights into how these can be better remedied in practice.
Whilst arguably the principles of inclusion transcend the protected characteristics (Equality Act, 2010), it is clear that these groups tend to suffer more inequalities in the workplace than others (despite law that protects against this). This module will therefore look at the meaning of inclusion and how it differs from concepts of equality and diversity – what it adds and where it might be lacking. We will examine closely the different dimensions of diversity (gender, age, race/ethnicity and so forth) in order to understand the specific barriers these groups experience, and what methods organisations can develop to ensure more inclusive workplaces – so that everyone feels valued regardless of identity or background.
A broader aim of the module is to provide students with an opportunity to ‘step into the shoes’ of diverse marginalised groups and the specific barriers they face, so they are better prepared to identify and promote inclusive workplaces, as social justice champions of our future. This is something our society needs and London Metropolitan University is passionate about developing – values driven graduates who make a positive contribution to the world (see Strategic Plan).
In the current business environment, it is imperative that marketers keep pace with the dramatic and far-reaching changes fuelling digital transformation. This module is about appreciating the importance of the ever-evolving, dynamic digital marketing landscape. This module introduces students to the digital marketing channels and their applications. It presents theoretical frameworks and models, which are relevant to digital marketing practice. It examines the development of supporting technologies for digital marketing and examines digital channels and their suitability for inclusion for effective integrated online and off line marketing programmes and campaigns. Search Engine Optimization (SEO), customer acquisition and retention, mobile marketing, email marketing, online PR, affiliate marketing, social media, video and multichannel marketing are all explored in detail. It identifies the importance of effective digital monitoring and measurement techniques that enable organisations to improve digital marketing effectiveness performance and planning. It introduces student’s related legislation, regulation and codes of practice.
The module aims to –
• Develop students' understanding and knowledge of the issues in digital marketing.
• Provide students an understanding of the nature of digital marketing concepts and techniques, and the role of digital marketing in improving an organizations marketing effectiveness and planning.
The module builds on the acquisition of the following Skills
• Analysing data & problem solving
• Application of Knowledge and presenting Data
• Digital literacy and IT skills
This module aims to enables students to complete a research-based project that deals with and / or provides a solution to a practical business problem. The student’s topic is linked with the destination of the field trip (for example Toulouse, with a focus on Airbus) and has to be appropriate to their undergraduate degree. Students are required to map out the applied problem, develop appropriate research questions, identify and use theoretical concepts/prior literature, and use robust and appropriate methods and data analyses in an independent, ethical and disciplined manner. Students will have the opportunity to talk, observe and develop networks with experienced leaders in the organisation where the problem is focused. The field trip is time constrained replicating the realities of the business world. The students are expected to develop an in-depth understanding of their chosen problem, research methods/approaches and the ability to appropriately seek out data required for providing a practical solution. The module aims to stimulate development of students’ ability to relate theoretical material taught in the class to real world practice. It constitutes a useful and appropriate preparation for the final year dissertation or consultancy project.
The module is subject to minimum number of students participating and circumstances allowing travel.
Projects come in many shapes and forms, from small to large, familiar to unfamiliar, simple to complex, urgent to non-urgent and widely supported to strongly resisted. Anyone undertaking the sponsorship, governance or management of a project needs to recognise that there are risks to its completion on time, to budget and to the customer’s satisfaction. They should therefore know that it may be unsuccessful in some way, or even fail completely.
It is easy to find examples of such failures; the current Crossrail project, the delayed opening of the Berlin International Airport, the chaos when Heathrow Terminal 5 opened, the government’s failure to meet its targets for Corona Virus testing, and the countless software development projects that have been late, failed to meet user needs or been riddled with bugs.
There are various bodies of knowledge specific to managing Programmes, Projects and Portfolios of Projects that seek to provide the methods and tools to manage projects successfully. These are necessary but not sufficient; they do however go a long way towards improving project success rates. Organisations like the Association for Project Management and the Project Management Institute continue to work to improve the status and competency of project managers, as well as the competency of organisations.
This module introduces students to the role of the project manager, the nature of projects and how to manage them successfully, focusing on the linear project in which the project output is clearly defined at the commencement of the project. Such projects are typical in the construction industry but can be found widely in business organisations. You will also look at the way Agile projects change the approach to project delivery to deal with uncertainty in the product to be delivered and to accept changes in requirements or circumstances.
The module aims to enable students to:
This sandwich placement module is undertaken as an additional 30 credits between Levels 5 and 6, extending students' undergraduate course programme to four years.
The module is designed to develop student employability and increase career prospects upon graduation. The sandwich placement year requires learners to undertake a minimum of 44 weeks full-time employment which is developmental and relates to their graduate career goals. Compulsory pre-placement preparation workshops and one to one support will be delivered by Placement Officers to provide guidance and assist students in their search for an appropriate placement. The placement must be in an industry relevant to their area of study, allow them to develop professionalism and to transfer learning from the classroom, and any previous employment to the placement workplace.
During the placement year, students will be supported in applying theoretical knowledge in a practical context, analysing business problems and proposing solutions, and identifying and articulating transferable skills and knowledge developed during the placement. Students will be expected to demonstrate improved understanding of their abilities and career goals, knowledge of the workplace organisation and professional awareness through reflective and reflexive learning.
Students will receive briefings prior to the placement and a post-placement debriefing. They will be supported remotely by a Placement Tutor who will provide guidance with assessment.
Student will not be registered on the module until they have secured a suitable placement that meets all the requirements.
The module is open to all Business and Management undergraduate course programmes.
The aviation and travel industry has a huge number of interdependent factions within it and this leads to vast operational complexities. This together with a highly regulated industry, a competitive and dynamic external environment and a substantial level of Government involvement has the potential expose this sector and, airlines and airports alike, to a vast array of risks and uncertainties, both internally and externally. Because of the very nature of those risks, there are many uncertainties and disruptive events and this module seeks to understand how to put in place a co-ordinated, effective response that mitigates the effect of such events and minimises harm to an organisation’s stakeholders.
This module will explore the types of risk that the aviation and travel sector are exposed to and, what possible solutions might be put forward to mitigate against these. The module also seeks to understand what crisis management is and how to effectively apply it to the aviation industry.
More specifically the module will help develop the students understanding of how to assess, evaluate, mitigate and monitor risks as they pertain to the sector.
The module aims are as follows;
Year 3 modules include:
This final-year core module “Leading Innovation” aims to enable students to study and apply in practice:
a range of leadership theories and techniques to critically evaluate and develop their own personal leadership style
a range of leadership theories and techniques to critically evaluate contemporary innovation practice, and organisations in a range of industries engaged with innovation practice
a range of innovation theories and techniques to critically evaluate contemporary innovation processes, and organisations in a range of industries that innovate
the synergies between leadership and innovation in a range of contexts
The Module will be based around two themes:
Theme 1: Leadership, where they will study, reflect on, and use leadership theories and techniques to assess and develop their own personal leadership style. By doing this, students will be closely engaging with and evaluating classic and contemporary theories, and directly applying the ideas from these theories to their own experience and ambitions.
Theme 2: Innovation, where they will study, analyse, and evaluate the innovation processes of selected organisations and industries (by critiquing, for example, Case Studies), and how innovation is achieved and operates within the contemporary economy (by critiquing, for example, classic and contemporary examples). In addition, students will study the synergies between leadership and innovation, an emerging area in academic research and in practice. By doing this, students will be closely engaging with and evaluating innovation practice and performance, informed by the leadership theories and techniques covered in Theme 1.
Each theme will conclude with an assignment: Theme 1 will conclude with a team- based formative assignment, and Theme 2 will conclude with a pairs-based summative assignment. Once complete, this Module aims to enable students to understand a long-term time line. Firstly, students will ‘look back’ and be exposed to classic and contemporary leadership texts, so they can critically evaluate and develop their own personal leadership style. Secondly, they will ‘look forward’ and critically evaluate how innovation can further emerge in the economy and society, and how contemporary and future organisations and industries can ensure sustainability through enhanced innovation, blended with enhanced organisational leadership.
Within the context of Events and Events Management the module will examine examples of leadership, innovation and best practice and explore some of the challenges facing event managers, entrepreneurs and freelancers in the 21st century
‘Service Excellence for Creative Industries and Aviation’ investigates practices and strategies used in managing exceptional relationships between customers and service providers. Consistent delivery of high-quality service increases customer loyalty, businesses reputation and competitive advantage, hence the module focus lies in the exploration of all aspects of excellent service delivery.
The aim of the module is to provide students with understanding of the importance of service excellence, including reflection on their own professional conduct practices, and equip them with analytical ability to assess and improve service delivery.
This module critically analyses the theories and models that guide the development of business strategy for the travel sector with reference to current issues and case studies. Students will apply principles to practice through ‘live’ examples, for example strategies of start-up airlines entering scheduled routes.
The aim of the module is to apply theories and models of sustainable competitive advantage to the travel sector with particular reference to liberalization of travel markets, and continuing barriers to market entry. It also aims to examine the significance of organizational structure and people management for business strategy in the travel sector.
‘Tourism Destination Management’ guides students through principles of tourism destinations management, opening prospective career pathway into planning and developing tourism destination’s portfolio. Realistic understanding of obstacles facing destinations that seek to establish or improve destination product and image will be explored critically with reference to current issues and case studies from range of destination types: urban and rural, led by events, culture, business or niche tourism products. During the course of the module, students apply principles to practice through ‘live’ examples, advising a particular British destination on improving its competitive advantage.
As core module for Tourism and Events pathway, it aims to utilise links with Tourism Management Institute and develop graduates able to meet industry needs and pursue career in this, mostly public, sector of tourism industry.
This module aims to enable students to complete a research focused dissertation on a chosen topic or issue appropriate to their undergraduate degree. Students are required to reflect on relevant research questions, theoretical concepts/hypotheses, prior literature, ethical approaches, research methodologies and data analyses in an independent and disciplined manner. Students are expected to develop an in-depth understanding of their chosen research topics, research methods/approaches and the ability to appropriately seek out data samples required for research in a selected topic. The module aims to develop analytical, critical thinking, referencing and time management skills in independently undertaking and reporting on a research project.
This module provides a comprehensive and up-to-date understanding on brands, brand equity and strategic brand management. It outlines the concepts and framework of branding, which are crucial in designing, implementing marketing campaigns as well as activities to build, measure and manage brand equity. It provides students with the tools and techniques to improve long-term profitability via creating effective brand strategies.
Aims of the module:
• Explore the role of branding from a corporate and consumer perspective.
• Examine the theory of branding.
• Develop students' understanding of the role played by marketing communications in the building and maintenance of brands.
• Develop students’ researching and analysing skills.
• Develop students’ critical writing, application of knowledge and decision-making skills.
The principal aim of this module is to provide students with an insight into and appreciation of how conferences industry work in terms how these events are designed and managed in a range of sectors as well as in terms of their broader complexities including the role these events plays within the wider business tourism and events sectors.
To this end the module seeks to explore both the supply and demand sides of the events including examining the role of organisers, venues, facilities and the range of activities, which take place before, during and after a conference as well as the importance of technology in conferencing experiences.
The module also examines the purpose of these events, their scope within the events and business tourism sector as well as discussing issues and trends that impact the way these events are hosted and managed.
The module overall aims are:
The module examines various marketing and funding practices used in the events industry and the role events can play in the marketing of other organisations, products and services. It explores the relevance of sponsorship in events marketing and its strategic use in marketing communications and branding. It also considers both the use of events as part of organisations’ fundraising efforts and looks at ways in which events can secure funds and support from a range of stakeholders.
Building on students’ existing knowledge and understanding of marketing and marketing communication concepts and theories gained previously on the Course (L4 and L5) the module will explore the principles and practice of sponsorship and fundraising in an event context.
The module aims are:
Marketing is an essential component of any organisation regardless of size and has application globally, helping an organisation to retain and recruit news customers and increase the scale of a business.
Marketing is focused on the customer and the value of the product offering to stimulate demand, while sales activities are designed to encourage customer purchase. Both functions need to be integrated within an organisation to improve business performance.
Global marketing helps an organisation to find and develop new market opportunities while maintaining its domestic market(s.)
This module is intended to allow students to focus and explore the key components and nature of marketing and sales in a global market.
The global events of 2019 demonstrate the key linkages and interdependence of markets and demonstrates the importance of designing, distribution and selling products/ services in markets around the world, while maintaining a home market.
The module aims to:
• Provide an understanding the role and importance of marketing and sales in a global setting.
• Explore a range of strategic choices available to organisations when seeking to expand globally.
• Provide an overview of marketing management in the ‘digital age’
• Explore the relationship and interdependence of marketing and sales
• Examine the impact of communication including digital applications to support product/service delivery in a global market.
This module introduces the students to a developing specialist new field associated with marketing. It provides the students with the opportunity to build on their knowledge about marketing to apply it to situations where the aim is to help address social problems. Social marketing is a developing new science that make use of several disciplines in addition to marketing to help improve the welfare of our societies. This field has been applied to many social ills ranging from obesity, drinking and driving to discrimination and domestic violence.
Students will be first introduced to the history and concepts of social marketing and shown the procedures used by social marketers to address social problems. The students will be encouraged to develop their critical as well as applied abilities during their studies.
By the end of the module the students will not only be able to appreciate the benefits of social marketing but also learn very useful skills about how to apply it. The knowledge and skills will prove very useful to enable the students to apply their marketing skills to both commercial and social situations. It will also help develop their social responsibility attitude and enable them to specialise in this area should they choose to do so.
Our Tourism and Travel Management (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree is a career-focused course designed to offer you the best possible prospects on graduation.
The course has previously propelled our graduates into a wide range of successful and rewarding careers. We’ve had graduates who have gone on to work in managerial roles with tour operators, in road, rail, sea and air transport and in research and consultancy.
This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you don't meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.
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Tourism and Travel Management students participated in this year’s World Travel Market London business fair.
Four academics from the University met with overseas partner to support international programme.
London Met is one of only three London universities to be officially recognised by the Tourism Management Institute.
Employability seminar from the experts
Tourism and Travel Management BA students were visited by a team of recruiters and training associates from Booking.com.
Alumna delivers seminar to tourism students
London Met alumna Patricia Mediavilla who is now working for London and Partners delivers seminar to tourism students.
Tourism students see the industry in action
As part of course focus on employability, every year we use one week of the Autumn semester as field work. Instead of campus-based classes all students visit World Travel Market (WTM).
A strong team of Year 1 students have managed to search the Moorgate building top to bottom for answers to 30 tricky questions.
London Met records its highest ever student satisfaction score, climbing six places in the National Student Survey.
Students experience fine dining at 'Alyn Williams at The Westbury’ in Mayfair
Our travel and tourism students have just returned from the long-awaited study trip to Malta.