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 over 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, and upon successful completion we will provide you with a transcript of records.

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To register for this Summer School module you will 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 our summer school if you are currently studying an undergraduate degree with another university. You should be in good academic standing, with a Grade Point Average of 2.7 or higher or a minimum C grade average or higher (for non-GPA grading systems). If you are a non-native speaker of English you should have an English language certificate, such as IELTS 4.5, confirming a level of B1 under the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

More about this module

During this module you will:

  • 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.

If you would like to take two summer school modules, the total cost of your tuition fees would be £2,650. 

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

How to apply

To register for this Summer School module you will 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