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Tourism, hospitality and event management

Our Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management courses give you fantastic career opportunities through a programme of study which balances theory with practice.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses encourage you to develop management skills, including team building and team work, communication skills through report writing and delivering verbal presentations.

We offer you:

  • dynamic staff with international experience in industry and consultancy, and a research background recognised at an international level
  • close ties with the tourism, hospitality and events industry, and professional links and associations including high-profile guest speakers
  • state of the art facilities.

Field visits have also always formed an important part of the teaching and learning of tourism, hospitality and events at Hertfordshire. Our educational trips range from local visits within the UK to overseas visits to Europe, including France and Spain.

These optional visits are incorporated into the curriculum to reinforce theory and provide practical examples.

Our courses

Undergraduate courses

On our International Tourism Management degree you have the option to take a language from scratch and be awarded a named degree to reflect that, eg BA International Tourism Management with Spanish.

Postgraduate courses


Our students gain valuable work experience during their third year by working for companies such as Disney, TUI, Gatwick Airport, Olympic Holidays, Thomson Reuters, Whitbread, Sandals Resort, and Porsche.

Need financial support?

We offer a part funded scholarship to the highest performing full-time, UK/EU student on the first year of the BA Hons Tourism Management degree, based on their Semester A results. There are also other scholarships available for high achieving, gifted and entrepreneurial students.


We undertake research in the visitor economy, which is made up three distinct yet diverse industries: tourism, hospitality and events. Our research is impactful and is making a tangible difference in society.

Find out more about our research in the Visitor Economy

Find out more about our Research in the Enterprise and Value Research Centre

Find out more about our research in the Hertfordshire Business School