London's Multibillion Pound Visitor Economy

Why study this module?

There is nowhere in the world quite like London with its diverse community, economy, architecture and landscape, attracting more than 20 million international visitors in 2019.

During this module you'll explore elements of contemporary culture, entertainment and nightlife, retailing, heritage and tradition, events, sport, film, and the open spaces that have made London the world’s first National Park City. Underpinned with tourism and leisure theory, economics and insight into the creative industries, you will be able to establish your own theoretical and experiential perspective on the meaning of a global tourist city.

All of our summer school modules are worth 15 UK credit points / 3 US credit points / 7.5 ECTS. Upon successful completion we will provide you with a transcript of records.

Please note that our summer school modules are currently subject to validation. In the unlikely event that a module isn’t validated by its start date, we will get in touch to discuss the options available to you.

Applications now open! 

To register for this summer school module you'll need to fill in our application form below.

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Application deadline: 1 April 2021

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Entry requirements

You can apply for a place on this summer school module if you are 18-years-old or above. If you are a non-native speaker you can also choose to take this module in combination with our English Language module.

You should have an English language certificate confirming your level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) qualification. Acceptable English language certificates include IELTS, Cambridge Advanced or Cambridge Proficiency Certificate, TOEFL and institutional tests such as those offered by the German Academic Exchange Service. Exceptions may apply if you are a native speaker or if your current degree is being taught in English (UK NARIC certification required). 

You may need a visitor visa to attend the summer school depending on your nationality and personal circumstances. A standard visitor visa will cost £95 and we will provide you with visa guidance after you have submitted your application.

This module can also be taken in combination with our Internship in London module. Entry requirements for this combination can be found on our Internship in London page.


More about this module

During this module you'll:

  • receive an introduction to London as a global destination using latest data from a local destination management organisation
  • review London’s heritage attractions, museums, stories and trails, events and festivals, shopping, entertainment and nightlife economy
  • discover London’s leisure appeal through analysis of its sport venues, open spaces, villages and neighbourhoods
  • reflect upon London’s business tourism offer using City of London’s "Finance at your feet" business walk as field work
Teaching and assessment

Each element of the syllabus will provide you with an opportunity to reflect on your professional aspirations and seek ways to engage with visitor economy as visitors, but also as future service providers. The final assessment will comprise of two parts:

  • an individual online guide to London focused on a chosen group of visitors
  • a reflective essay outlining your professional objectives and its relation to London’s visitor economy
Module fees

The cost of this module is £1,400. Discounts are available if you wish to take more than one academic module from each session. Please contact us for further information. 

If you would like to take this module in combination with our English Language module, the total cost of your tuition fees would be £2,650. 

If you want to take this module in combination with our Internship in London module, the total cost of your tuition fees would be £3,500.

How to apply

To register for this summer school module you'll need to fill in our application form below.

International Summer School application form

Application deadline: 1 April 2021

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Noelle and Johanna from the summer school team at