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BA Management, Leadership and Leisure / Course details

Year of entry: 2022

Course unit details:
Introduction to Tourism

Course unit fact file
Unit code EDUC10831
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 4
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by Education
Available as a free choice unit? Yes


  • The origins and growth of tourism
  • The demand for tourism
  • Tourism supply
  • The impacts of tourism
  • The structure of the industry


To provide an introductory overview of the tourism sector

Learning outcomes

Category of outcome Upon completion of the unit, students should be able to:
Knowledge and understanding An understanding of the scope and impacts of the tourism industry
Intellectual skills Analytical and conceptual skills
Practical skills Research skills
Transferable skills and personal qualities Information handling


Teaching and learning methods

up to 12 x 2 hours lectures/seminars supported by individual or group tutorials

Assessment methods

One essay assignment (2,000 words ) 100%

Feedback methods

Online via Blackboard

Recommended reading

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

Holloway, C. & Humphreys, C. (2012) The Business of Tourism (9th edition), Pearson

Beech, J. & Chadwick, S. (2006) The Business of Tourism Management, Prentice Hall

Page, S.J. (2011) Tourism Management: An Introduction ( 4th edition) Butterworth-Heinemann

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 24
Independent study hours
Independent study 76

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Josef Ploner Unit coordinator

Additional notes

Activity Hours Allocated
Staff/Student Contact To be negotiated between student and tutor
Tutorials 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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