Tourism Management in Top-10 Position and best in Wales in the Complete University Guide 2017

28 April 2016

“2nd year Tourism Management students conducting a site visit to the oldest stone temples in the world, Hagar Qim in Malta with lecturer Dr Carl Cater (right)”.
“2nd year Tourism Management students conducting a site visit to the oldest stone temples in the world, Hagar Qim in Malta with lecturer Dr Carl Cater (right)”.

The Tourism Management study schemes at Aberystwyth University have risen to a top-10 position in the 2017 Complete University Guide, climbing six places from last year to reach first place in Wales and ninth in the UK overall.

The positions in the table are determined by ten quality measures grouped into four sets: entry standards; student satisfaction; research quality; and graduate prospects. These are combined to produce a score out of 100, with Tourism Management at Aberystwyth scoring an excellent 92.8.

Aberystwyth University currently offers three tourism management schemes, including Tourism Management, Tourism Management with French and Tourism Management with Spanish. Our courses feature a high degree of industry engagement and study visits to local, national and international destinations. A unique new degree course in Adventure Tourism Management is also being offered from 2016, coinciding with  Visit Wales’ Year of Adventure.

The Complete University Guide has published university league tables online annually since 2007. The league tables are compiled independently and are based on a methodology that is designed to reflect more than the subject area’s performance over a particular year, and are thus considered to be broadly reflective of the reputation of a subject area at a given university. Tourism Management features in the guide’s league tables under the subject area of Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism, which is based on returns from the 62 universities in the UK that offer such degree courses.

Professor Mike Christie, Director of the School of Management and Business, said:

‘I am delighted to see our tourism courses return to the Top 10 ranked course in the UK, and Top in Wales, under the ‘Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism’ subject grouping in the newly released Complete University Guide 2017. This excellent result demonstrates the quality of the teaching and research undertaken by our tourism staff. It also reflects the excellent graduate prospects of our students.’

'These results are also very timely given that we have recently launched a new BSc course in ‘Adventure Tourism Management’. This new course aims to provide students with the skills needed to establish and operate tourism enterprises that focus on delivering holidays based around outdoor adventure activities.’

Applications to study the BSc Adventure Tourism Management in 2016 are now being considered. Applications can be made here



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