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Business & Management with Leisure & Tourism BSc (Hons)

UCAS code: RN14

Understand the vital role of leisure and tourism in local and national economies. Study with us to gain hands-on experience, and develop the business and management skills needed for a future in this dynamic, rapidly evolving industry.


Course length: 3 years full-time
5 years part-time
Start dates: September 2023
September 2024
Location: Edge Hill University
Example offers: BCC-BBC (A Level) or DMM (BTEC) View full entry criteria
Subject(s): Business and Management
Faculty: Arts and Sciences
Department: Business School
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How do we ensure businesses have a positive impact on the economy? How can you leverage opportunities in tourism? Study at Edge Hill to develop essential skills in business management while focusing on leisure and tourism.

During this BSc (Hons) Business & Management with Leisure & Tourism course, we’ll explore the fundamentals of how businesses are structured and operate. As well as looking into areas like accounting, economics, marketing and business law, you’ll also take in key areas of leisure and tourism. The planning and running of events will be explored. And you’ll look into heritage management too.

The opportunity to work on live client projects, or to start your own business, will allow you to build vital industry contacts. You’ll be directly involved in the challenges of managing people, finances and customers. And you’ll explore real-world problems that face businesses in leisure and tourism.

When you study this degree, you’ll also gain eligibility for Affiliate Member status of the Chartered Management Institute.

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Course features

  • International students can apply

  • Learn a language option available

  • Professional accreditation

  • Sandwich year option available

  • Studying abroad option available

  • Work placement opportunity

Michelle Hopwood Student Opportunity Fund

As a mother of two, this opportunity was the first time I had travelled alone for the first time in 15 years; it was an unusual feeling but I learnt that now my daughters are at university it is my time to carve my own path for myself. The experience definitely increased my self-confidence and reminded me I can do anything if I just push myself out of my comfort zone.

Michelle Hopwood

BSc (Hons) Business & Management with Leisure & Tourism

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What you'll study

In Year 1 you’ll study the fundamentals of business, management and economics. Explore exactly how businesses operate on a national and international level. We’ll introduce you to accounting and statistics, and look at the vital role of marketing. You’ll look at people and organisations, and learn how to manage operations effectively. Choose an additional module in a topic such as digital marketing, statistics for economics or business start-up.

Compulsory modules:

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Business Economics
Introduction to Accounting and Statistics
Marketing for Business
Operations Management
People and Organisations

One of:

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Business Start-Up
Information and the Organisation
Introduction to Digital Marketing
Statistics for Economics
Language 1

In your second year, we’ll examine leisure and tourism to look at key issues, problems and trends within these sectors. You’ll study planning and understand the economic and environmental conditions that affect the industry. As well as learning about the management of people, you will also look at business research methods. You’ll have the opportunity to take a work placement or to start your own company. Optional modules are available, such as branding, project management or international business.

Compulsory modules:

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Introduction to Leisure and Tourism
Leisure and Tourism Planning
Managing the Human Resource
Research Methods for Business

One of:

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Graduate Enterprise

One of:

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Branding: Integrated Digital Campaigns
Consumer Behaviour
Finance and Performance Management
Global Corporate Social Responsibility
Intermediate Economic Analysis
International Business
International Economics
Law for Business
Leadership Culture and Change
Loyalty Generation and CRM
Managing People
Project Management
Quality Management
Retail Marketing Planning
Services and Experiential Marketing
Social Media Monitoring and Analytics
Language 2

In Year 3 we explore heritage and what that means today. You’ll challenge current attitudes to conservation and look at which landmarks deserve to be preserved. You’ll also look at the impacts of leisure and tourism. Develop skills in strategic management, and work on a dissertation or an extended business research project. You will also take an additional module. This could be in areas such as events management, or sustainability in business.

Compulsory modules:

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Managing the Impacts of Leisure and Tourism
Strategic Management

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Extended Business Project

One of:

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Advertising in Marketing Communications
Business Strategy and Digital Goods
Contemporary Issues in Economics
Development Economics
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Events Management
Global Logistics and International Trade
Global Marketing Management
Marketing and Society
Marketing Simulation
Organisational Misbehaviour
Seeing the Future: The Next Decade of Commerce
Strategic Financial Management
Strategic Human Resource Management
Sustainability and Business
Language 3

Optional modules provide an element of choice within the course curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements. Some restrictions on optional module choice or combinations of optional modules may apply.

How you'll study

As well as preparing for and attending lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, you will spend time reading and completing coursework, including written assignments, presentations and posters.

You will have the opportunity to develop your employability profile through a work placement or participation in a graduate enterprise project. In addition, you will undertake live client projects with organisations or work on agreed projects with real outcomes and impact.

Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

How you'll be assessed

Throughout the programme, there is a combination of different forms of assessment to test intellectual development, vocational capability and critical thinking. Coursework involves individual and group-based activities, case studies and problem-solving exercises. Examinations take a variety of forms, using both seen and unseen questions.

Who will be teaching you

Edge Hill Business School is home to a thriving research community, hosts a growing international partnership portfolio, and is a member of AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the world’s largest management education network.

All of our staff are passionate about student learning and development. This degree is developed by specialists in leisure and tourism, accountancy, e-commerce, human resource management, marketing, operations management, people management, and small and medium enterprises. The programme team includes research-active staff and professionally qualified lecturers.

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

Typical offer 104-112 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.

Example offers

Qualification Requirement
A Level BCC-BBC.
BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).
T Level Overall grade of Merit.
International Baccalaureate (IB) We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points.
Access to Higher Education Diploma 45 credits at Level 3, for example 9 credits at Distinction and 36 credits at Merit or 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven't been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

English language requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band, one band, or one-and-a-half bands lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

How to apply

Apply full-time

Apply online through UCAS

Read our guide to applying through UCAS to find out more about the application process.

Apply part-time

Apply directly to Edge Hill University

Complete our online application form if you want to study this course on a part-time basis.


Apply as an international student

Please see our international student pages for further information about how to apply as a prospective international student.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at

Did you know?

If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.

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Edge Hill Business School.A stunning £8million building provides impressive teaching and learning facilities for students in Edge Hill Business School.

The contemporary three-storey building offers a 100-seat lecture theatre and modern seminar and meeting rooms. There are also social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning, in addition to an attractive roof garden and atrium.

Where you'll study

Business School


Tuition fees

UK Full-Time


a year

UK Part-Time

£77 per credit

for 360 credits



a year

The UK tuition fee rate is subject to final Government approval for academic year 2023/24 entry. The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Financial support

Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the course may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals can ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.

Your future career

With your newly acquired skills, you’ll be able to explore a wide range of roles when you graduate. You might use your expertise to secure work in leisure and tourism, marketing or product development. You may also choose to use your knowledge to pursue your own business ideas, with the know-how to take them to a global environment.

Graduates of this course have entered careers in a number of different fields, including roles such as:

  • hotel manager
  • product manager
  • environmental officer
  • retail manager
  • travel agency manager

Recent graduates have gone on to work for organisations like Gousto, Frontline, and HMRC.

Applying for a graduate role isn’t your only option though. You could stay at Edge Hill to complete postgraduate study in the accounting, legal and HR arenas.

This business and management with leisure and tourism degree gives you the option to take a sandwich year, where you can take a work placement. You may also have the opportunity to study abroad.

On this course you will gain affiliate membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a globally recognised professional body, for the duration of your degree and one year after graduation. The CMI is dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.

On successful completion of your degree, you will also be awarded a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership.

Course changes

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, however our courses are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of professional bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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