In partnership with Eden Project, Falmouth has developed two new undergraduate degree courses that centre around the increasingly important subject of sustainability and environmental impact.
Sustainable Tourism Management BA(Hons) and Sustainable Festival Management BA(Hons) are both new for entry year 2020. Our Fast-track degree route means that you can complete your BA(Hons) degree and be ready to join the industry in only two years with these innovative, accelerated undergraduate courses.
Based in Cornwall, a major tourist destination and home to several of the UK’s most exciting festivals, you’ll have the opportunity to get real,
hands-on experience in the industry, helping to promote sustainability within the tourism and festival sectors.
You will study at Falmouth during the first year of your degree and the Eden Project, located near St Austell, for your final year. You’ll benefit from the experience of industry professionals, as you learn from Falmouth and Eden staff, as well as guest lecturers.
Sustainable Tourism Management BA(Hons)
Working on real team-based projects, you’ll tackle social, environmental and market challenges associated with travel and tourism at home and internationally. You’ll have the opportunity to explore a range of specialist areas of tourism including ecotourism, adventure tourism, heritage tourism, coastal tourism, dark tourism and food tourism before specialising in an area that you are passionate about.Find out more
Sustainable Festival Management BA(Hons)
Gain real, hands-on experience in managing successful and sustainable festivals. You’ll organise live events and engage with industry experts to develop a proactive approach to sustainability and ethical leadership. Based at Eden Project for your final year, one of the UK’s leading festival venues, you’ll also benefit from the expertise and knowledge within our School of Entrepreneurship – including finance, accounting, innovation, marketing and project management.Find out more
"I'm so happy to hear that Falmouth University is partnering up with the Eden Project to launch a degree in Sustainable Festival Management... it's the present and the future .. such a responsible and enlightened response to the climate emergency."
Ed O'Brien (Radiohead)
Studying with the Eden Project
One of the UK’s most popular visitor attractions, Eden Project is home to the world’s largest indoor rainforest which is housed within awe-inspiring Biomes. As well as housing tropical gardens, Eden Project has an annual calendar of exciting events, exhibitions and its summer music festival, Eden Sessions. As an educational charity, Eden Project aims to connect people with each other and the living world. With sustainability at its heart, Eden Project is striving towards a better future.
Studying here will allow you to get a recognised higher education qualification, alongside hands-on practical experience, at a world-famous visitor attraction and garden. You’ll study in a unique learning environment, renowned for its forward-thinking approach to tourism and events.
Cornwall has firmly established itself on the global stage as a leading visitor destination. It’s a place where the cutting-edge development and technology are being used to amplify traditional tourism and take it to the next level. And it’s so successful that tourism now generates an estimated £4bn of business turnover each year and supports more than 55,000 jobs.
Cornwall also boasts several of the largest UK festivals, including Boardmasters Festival, The Masked Ball and Eden Sessions. If you’re looking to launch a career in sustainable tourism or festival management in this dynamic, evolving and ever-growing sector, then this is the place to do it.
“We want to provide bold leadership and, in alignment with Government and industry, put environmental issues at the forefront of our teaching and learning.”
Professor Anne Carlisle OBE, Vice-Chancellor
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"Sustainability is now firmly on society’s agenda and for new event professionals it is no longer an add on but an essential part of their education and practice. Well done to Falmouth University for creating this brilliant new degree course."
Teresa Moore, Director, A Greener Festival