Full-time undergraduate (2 years, 3 years, 4 years with foundation year, 4 years with placement)
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This course is available as a 2 year accelerated degree, 3 year degree, a 4 year degree with placement, or a 4 year extended degree.
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. Study in Cambridge, a top tourist destination, and learn on the ground – getting involved in local projects and building up your experience. You’ll graduate with practical skills, a sound knowledge of the tourism industry, the ability to adapt to trends, and industry contacts that will benefit you throughout your career.
Your eyes are wide to the world around you, and you know there’s opportunities for you out there – it’s just knowing where to start. Your curiosity and excitement will power your journey, and our Business with Tourism course will guide you. The knowledge and holistic understanding you’ll gain here will kick off your career and be the rock base on which you’ll develop your vision.
Our course content and teaching style are fuelled by a forward-thinking approach. You’ll explore how the tourism industry is impacted by other disciplines, such as sociology, geography, sustainability, economics and business management. Our modules cover project management, marketing, accounting for managers, and give you a chance to acquire the kind of business skills you’ll need in real world. Don’t count on passive learning; you’ll be involved in a variety of relevant activities such as calculating your personal carbon footprint and exploring your own impact on the environment. Your study experience will be enhanced by the backdrop of a city so relevant in this industry.
Cambridge is not only recognised for its prestige in education; it is also one of UK’s top touristic destinations. In a place where cultural legacy meets innovation, you will be able to benefit from ARU’s industry connections, involve yourself in local initiatives and projects, and gain a first-hand understanding of the contemporary tourism business. You’ll have opportunities to travel around Europe and get hands on experience with a work placement.
The tourism industry is evolving quickly to reflect the needs of the world around us. To help you launch a career in this dynamic space, you’ll cover UK and international tourism, and the clashing influence of cultural sustainability and innovative technologies.
We recognise the importance that foreign languages play in this sector, and we want you to fully benefit from what we offer. That’s why we give you a chance to study a language on top of your course-specific modules. Our Anglia Language Programme offers French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Japanese on different levels of proficiency, so you can choose what suits your needs.
The employability opportunities here are countless; whether you want to be a manager of a remote hotel in Maldives, a destination marketer for a charming city in Iceland, manage a top travel agency in Sydney, be in charge of a Michelin star restaurant in Paris, or start your own sightseeing tour business in Chicago, this dream can become your new reality.
We are members of the Association of Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE) and our course is recognised by the Tourism Management Institute.
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.
Tourism graduates can follow careers in environmental or events planning, outdoor leisure management, destination marketing, consultancy, leisure promotion, tourism analysis – or the wider field of business management. It’s possible to focus on a particular area of interest and embark on a career in a specific sector of the industry.
Throughout our BSc (Hons) Business with Tourism course, you’ll benefit from lectures and seminars on career-relevant issues, such as CV preparation, job-hunting, obtaining work experience and using social media.
Our dedicated placements and employability support team can help you access information that’s directly relevant to tourism graduates. You’ll be encouraged to reflect on your strengths and areas for development, and to make plans to enhance your skills and experience in preparation for employment.
We host employer visits and business events, and invite guest speakers from the business travel sector to share up to date information and discuss work practices. It’s a chance to enhance your knowledge of the job market and network with employers.
Through our Business School Intern programme, around 35 students each year get a business mentor, work experience, exclusive training and development, and a reference from our Dean.
You can expect an interesting mix of coursework, essays, exams and activity-based assignments. Your coursework could include problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations and group or individual reports. You'll also be able to access support materials through our learning management system (Canvas).
All assessment is designed to allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learned from modules, and to make sure you’re developing the knowledge and skills you need to successfully complete the course.
Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
You have a highly active mind and see opportunity everywhere. Now you need theory and life-changing skills to sharpen your approach to management. At the Faculty of Business & Law, you will immerse yourself in a multicultural environment where technology blends with teaching to create a dynamic and innovative learning environment. An environment to help you gain those skills.
We want to make sure that you’re fully prepared for an increasingly competitive job market, so we offer a four-year degree option which includes a work placement in the third year. It’s an opportunity to apply and enhance your skills while developing new ones. You’ll also build valuable professional networks.
It could be that you have one placement during Year 3, or you could have two or three, giving you the chance to experience different organisations and working practices. Many of our students find that their placement company hires them when they graduate. We have a specialist team to help you find a placement and support you during this year. You might work in the UK or go abroad: our students have worked at leading organisations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Bosch, BMW, Airbus, BskyB and KPMG. This period of work experience can help set your final-year studies in context and may well help with your dissertation topic. All in all, it’s a fantastic way to stay ahead of the competition.
You could broaden your horizons by spending time living and studying abroad. This could be a short study visit or a semester spent in Europe, Canada, the USA or Malaysia. It will look great on your CV and help you take advantage of opportunities in the international job market.
For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages
In the second year students visit Barcelona. The Faculty pays for accommodation but students are required to pay for flights, these may cost up to £500.
You can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or alternatively, there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
You must pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit or sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email email@example.com for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
Full-time, full-time with placement undergraduate (2 years, 3 years, 4 years with foundation year, 4 years with placement)
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