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Ecotourism BSc (Hons)

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Ecotourism BSc (Hons) Where you will study: Buxton Campus and Oaklands Manor. Buxton is our second campus and is 1 hour’s drive away from our main campus in Derby. Oaklands Manor – also in Buxton – is our 58-acre outdoor pursuits centre. Entry requirements: Academic – 260 UCAS tariff points, of which at least 220 must be from your International Baccalaureate or equivalent qualification. Language – A qualification such as IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas) or TOEFL – 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based), 80 (internet based). See our website for other accepted qualifications or phone us: +44 (0)1332 591698. Duration: 3 years full time Course fees: Please see the course page on our website Start dates: September UCAS code: N8C0

Why choose this course? ▪ Rated 9th in the University guide 2013 UK league table ▪ You will focus on the eco and substainability side of tourism which will give you a broad approach to tourism, often lacking in other more narrow tourism degrees. ▪ You will study in the amazing surrounding of Oaklands Manor in Buxton, our 58 acre Outdoor Leadership Centre, making it a perfect place for you to study ecotourism, right in the heart of the Peak District.

About the course

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You will study tourism modules which will include aspects of tourism, such as the cultural, social and economic importance of travel, hospitality, ethics, and business. You will also study areas which include; the nature of ecotourism, venues such as national parks, eco tourist as a market segment, and marketing aspects of the eco tourist experience.

During the course you will look specifically at ecotourism and its case studies, including sustainable development, environmental issues, outdoor and naturebased education, and business.

How you’ll learn Through a range of lectures, practical workshops and real life case studies.

Your career There are lots of exciting career options open to you when you complete this programme in Buxton. Undergraduate study in ecotourism will allow you to progress into the tourism sector: specialising in sustainable/responsible tourism initiatives, both in the public and private sector. There is no current professional accrediting body for ecotourism, however, this course has been developed using guidelines from the Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism (HLST) Network. Through our links with regional, national and international tourism organisations this course is supported by employers.

ecotourism, such as planning trips, wilderness training and safety, financial and business management and operating under the 14009 environmental standards.

You will learn about natural resources, environmental history, conservation and community growth and development, as well as the practical aspects of

What you’ll cover STAGE ONE INCLUDES



Outdoor Research and Professional Development 1: Autumn

Outdoor Research and Professional Development 2: Autumn

Building on stakeholder relationships in ecotourism

Philosophical Perspectives of Outdoor Adventure: Spring

GIS and Applied Mapping: Spring

Education and communication in ecotourism

Tourism and ecology: an introduction to theory and practice

The ecotourist: motivation, consumption and application

Sustainability of Small-Scale ecotourism

Managing an ecotourism business

Practical applications towards ecotourism conservation.


Get in touch Anthony Johnston T: +44 (0)1332 594336 General enquiries about admissions and applications, UK and overseas: E: T: +44 (0)1332 592012 F: +44 (0)1332 597724

The information in this leaflet was correct when we produced it, but please check our website for the most up to date information.

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