You’re curious about the world but can also see the beauty on your doorstep. You have a long travel bucket list but are equally concerned about the impact of tourists and the sustainability of our natural and heritage assets.
ARU Peterborough is your new university and we’re ready to welcome you this January or September. With a real focus on employability we’ve co-created our courses with regional employers, so you can be sure you’ll graduate with the skills in demand.Explore ARU Peterborough
Our BSc (Hons) Tourism Management degree will equip you with the tools to manage tourist destinations in a sustainable and ethical way, to balance the needs of stakeholders and communities, to market a destination, and to win grants to finance projects. And as this course is part of our business portfolio, you will receive a thorough grounding in all aspects of running a successful organisation from finance, law, organisational behaviour, strategy, and marketing.
While studying at ARU, you’ll make strong professional connections, build a portfolio of your tourism management experience and with regular opportunities to work with tourism and events professionals in the Peterborough area, you will increase your employability and grow in confidence.
At ARU, we understand it’s important to learn and develop your skills in a practical environment and enhance your employability.
That’s why we host regular visits from local employers and professionals, allowing you the chance to build a network and make connections which can come in handy after you graduate.
Throughout your Tourism Management degree, you’ll get an insight into the wide variety of roles available within the industry and gain valuable professional experience in the Peterborough area which is enjoying significant investment and growth opportunities within this field.
We know that your future career is important, and you want to build your CV. So, we’ll encourage you to grab every opportunity for real-world experience by building your reflective log – and should you choose this option, could also include a placement year in the industry as part of your course.
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A Tourism Management degree can prepare you for careers in a wide range of industries.
Graduates from this course will be able to work effectively in a variety of tourism related roles. They will be able to deploy their knowledge and skills to create tourism opportunities, with effective use of marketing tools and techniques to deliver results. They will be equipped to address gaps in knowledge and understanding and to devise credible solutions to organisational problems in a wide range of tourism contexts.
You will be a strong candidate for tourism management, tourism officer and tourism marketing roles across a variety of industry sectors and locations.
At ARU Peterborough, our focus is on preparing you for the professional environment and helping you realise your career goals.
Our free Employability Service will help you take practical steps to follow your chosen career path, secure jobs, and work experience, or even start your own business.
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to stay at ARU with postgraduate courses on the horizon for ARU Peterborough. You could also study for a Master’s degree such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at ARU in Cambridge.
Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.
To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.
Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.
To help you stand out when competing for a job after you graduate, we've developed the ARU Graduate Capitals. This is a set of six attributes, valued by employers and industry, that we integrate into our courses and help you develop, so you’ll have life-long career-skills.
Do you have a question that we haven't answered so far? Talk to our application experts. You can also ask our Student Ambassadors about life at ARU.
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Study in the heart of Peterborough, a historic yet thriving city that's a great home for students. ARU Peterborough is easily accessible by public transport, making it ideal for you to live and study locally.Get to know Peterborough
This course offers a foundation year – an extra year of study to help you prepare for university, and build your knowledge and skills.
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.Your guide to placements
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