RDI partner with several UK universities to offer distance learning tourism and hospitality degrees and diplomas that can be studied at a time to suit you for an internationally recognised qualification.
For those looking to get ahead in tourism, it is essential to have a degree as it provides students with the knowledge and skills that are critical when starting a tourism and hospitality role.
If you’re planning to study for a distance learning tourism degree with RDI, you will need to ensure that you fulfil certain basic requirements and are able to commit the required time to study.
Tourism Courses and Degrees: Frequently Asked Questions
What are the entry requirements for a distance learning tourism degree?
In general, to study a degree through RDI you must possess either 2 A-levels or an Access to Higher Education qualification. Although, candidates without any formal qualifications may be considered on their own merits and we encourage you to submit an application.
Am I eligible for funding to study tourism online?
If you meet three broad eligibility criteria, you will be able to apply for funding for your undergraduate course.
- You are UK and EU resident, living in England or Wales
- You are studying a full three-year honours degree or final year top-up or BTEC Level 5 HND
- You are studying this qualification for the first time
How long will the tourism degree take to complete?
Most courses are expected to be completed within 4.5 years. However, our online distance learning students have flexibility in setting their own pace of study, which means that the course can be completed in a minimum period of 3 years.
How does distance learning work for tourism?
Studying around 12 – 15 hours a week in your own time, you will develop skills and understanding specific to tourism management and you will be able to respond to changes in the external environment through effective decision making. You will also develop a range of transferrable skills that will aid you as you pursue a business career or further relevant study.
What support can I expect from my university?
We know that studying online can be a big unknown, so we want to make sure you are confident in this modern alternative to on-campus study.
We provide you with an interactive online platform where you can access all your course materials and interact with other students. You also have a specialist tutor allocated for each module. They bring the materials to life, encourage lively debate and discussion around the subject and also provide feedback on your work. There’s also our UK based Student Support team available by phone and email to help with technical and pastoral questions, like how to hand in your assignment, when assignments are due, what to do if you need to take a study break.
Which universities offer tourism and hospitality degrees with distance learning?
RDI offer a tourism degree, which is awarded by Anglia Ruskin University.