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Module Title
Leisure Tourism : Theory And Application
Reference BSM831 Version 1
Created January 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 10
Approved June 2017 SCQF Points 15
Amended ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide students with the ability to evaluate a wide range of leisure tourism provision and tourism development strategies in the context of key theoretical tourism concepts. To evaluate tourists behaviours within leisure tourism experiences.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Critically evaluate current local and global tourism product provision
2 Critically evaluate the leisure tourist’s behaviours and experience
3 Critically appraise local and global tourism development strategies

Indicative Module Content
Ethics in tourism; Legacy of mega-events; Cruise tourism; Geopolitical impacts on tourism; Activity tourism; Heritage tourism; Food & drink tourism; E-Business in tourism; Tourist behaviours; Tourist experience; Leisure tourism theoretical concepts; Tourism development.

Module Delivery
The module is delivered through a series of lectures and interactive teaching sessions. Academic delivery will be supported by sessions with industry practitioners. Students will appraise and apply theory to relevant industries examples and case studies. Both part-time and full-time students will follow the same mode of on-campus study and contact hours.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 36
Non-Contact Hours 114 114
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Description: Individual student report

Explanatory Text
Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%). Where the student achieves below 35% in any component of assessment, a resit of that element will be necessary.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60% - 69%
C 50% - 59%
D 40% - 49%
E 35% - 39%
F 0% - 34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None in addition to course entry requirements or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 PEARCE, P.L. 2011. Tourist Behaviour and the Contemporary World. London: Channel View Publications.
2 SINGH, T.V. eds., 2015. Challenges in Tourism Research. Channel View Publications.
3 URRY, J., and LARSEN, J., 2011. The Tourist Gaze 3.0. London: Sage.
4 WEARING, S., STEVENSON, D., and YOUNG, T., 2012. Tourist Cultures: Identity, Place and the Traveller. London: Sage.
5 LOHMANN, G., and NETTO, A, P., 2016. Tourism theory: concepts, models and systems. CABI.


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