BSc (Hons) Business with Tourism

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Study Business with Tourism in Cambridge, one of the UK’s top tourist destinations, and get hands-on experience in local events management.

Smells like entrepreneurial spirit

Festivals and events inject money into local economies but they also bring communities together, enhance skills and support artisan businesses.

The economic importance of events

You’re looking for a course that excites and interests you. But it needs to enhance your employment prospects too.

Our full-time Business with Tourism degree will do just that. You’ll graduate with a sound knowledge of the tourism industry, the ability to adapt to trends, and contacts that will benefit you throughout your career.

Whether you want to manage a remote hotel in the Maldives, take charge of a Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris, or start a sightseeing business in Chicago, studying Business with Tourism can turn your dreams into reality.

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We’re members of the Association of Tourism in Higher Education, which promotes high standards of teaching, learning and research.

Tourism Management Institute

Our three-year degree is recognised by the Tourism Management Institute, which supports tourism professionals throughout their careers.


As a tourism graduate, the possibilities are endless. You could choose to work in events planning, outdoor leisure management, destination marketing, consultancy, tourism analysis – or the wider field of business management.

Whichever area fascinates you, we work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.

Throughout our BSc (Hons) Business with Tourism course, you’ll benefit from seminars and support on CV preparation, job-hunting and more. You can apply to our Intern Programme too, where around 35 students each year get a business mentor, work experience, exclusive training and development, and a reference from our Dean.

We host employer visits and guest speakers, giving you the chance to enhance your knowledge of the job market, and build networks for your future career.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters, such as our MSc Marketing or MSc Project Management. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.

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Placement year available

You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.

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