BA Management, Leadership and Leisure

Year of entry: 2022

Course unit details:
Tourism Development

Course unit fact file
Unit code EDUC31231
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 6
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by Education
Available as a free choice unit? Yes


  • Theories of tourism development
  • Implications of tourism as a development option


Including poverty alleviation



  • The tourist experience in the context of development


Tourist expectations, perceptions and satisfaction


  • Strategic tourism planning
  • Sustainable tourism development
  • Tourism futures


  • To provide an understanding of tourism development theories
  • To evaluate the implications of tourism as a development option

Learning outcomes


Category of outcome

Upon completion of the unit, students should be able to:


Knowledge and understanding

An understanding of the role of tourism in development


Intellectual skills

Analytical and conceptual skills

Practical skills

Research skills

Transferable skills and personal qualities

Information handling


Teaching and learning methods


Assessment methods

Assessment task Word length or equivalent Weighting
Coursework 5000 40%
Written exam 2 hours 60%







Feedback methods

Online via Blackboard

Recommended reading




Fletcher, F., Fyall, A., Gilbert, D. & Wanhill, S. (2013), Tourism: Principles & Practice ( 5th edition), Pearson


Holden, A. (2008), Environment and Tourism, Routledge


Mathieson, A. & Wall, G. (2006), Tourism: Change, Impacts and Opportunities, 2nd edition, Longman


Ritchie, J.R.B. & Crouch, G.I. ( 2003), The Competitive Destination, CABI Publishing


Sharpley, R. & Telfer, D. (2014), Tourism and Development: Concepts and Issues, 2nd edition, Channel View Publications




Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 36
Independent study hours
Independent study 164

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Howard Bond Unit coordinator

Additional notes


Hours Allocated

Staff/Student Contact



To be negotiated between student and tutor

Private Study

To be negotiated between student and tutor

Directed Reading

To be negotiated between student and tutor

Assignment Preparation

To be negotiated between student and tutor

Total Hours

To be negotiated between student and tutor


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