Internationally recognised degrees, research and partnerships
The sports, events and tourism industries are a hugely important element of the social, economic and environmental and cultural wellbeing of our society. According to Scottish Government figures, the tourism sector is worth £4.3bn to the Scottish economy.
Our work in these growing sectors explores sport, events and tourism in relation to the local area, with reference to the globalisation of each of them. Published research and consultancy work includes sport community development initiatives, volunteering at events, sport, tourism and mega-events, and visitor attraction analysis. In recent years staff have presented and published work focusing on events such as Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, Exit Festival, Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup and the Rugby World Cup.
We offer courses accredited by the Tourism Management Institute and the Institute of Hospitality Management. Our industry partners and students come from around the world and our graduates enjoy attention from leading brands, government bodies and NGOs.