Taught course

Responsible Tourism Management

Leeds Beckett University · Events, Tourism and Hospitality

Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least a second class honours degree in a relevant field including travel, tourism, hospitality, business, economics, marketing, environmental management, ecology, development, cultural heritage management, project management or planning. Applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements will be expected to have equivalent experience and training from a relevant work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Within the travel and tourism industry, there is an increasing focus on the need to adopt responsible business practices that improve the quality of life for communities and conserve the environment and local cultures. This course helps meet the resulting demand for managers with the ability to implement responsible tourism strategies within marketing, operations and product development.

You will explore domestic and international tourism and you will understand that the principles of responsible tourism are as applicable to the Yorkshire Dales as they are to The Gambia. In addition to developing your subject knowledge, you will learn how to plan, implement and evaluate responsible tourism policies and practices.

This is the only responsible tourism course in the world certified by the UNWTO.TedQual programme established by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. It is taught by staff with first-hand experience in tourism management, research and consultancy, who will share their global expertise with you.

This award is delivered through face-to-face or distance learning supported by tutorials and our university’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This provides greater flexibility to accommodate different learning needs, such as enabling you to continue working whilst studying, and widening participation to the course.

The VLE and online delivery will provide a repository of learning materials, including module handbooks, lecture slides, multimedia elements, digitised readings and past sample assignments.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    7 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    22 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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