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Sustainable Tourism & Transport - ENV00022I

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  • Department: Environment and Geography
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Katherine Brookfield
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2021-22

Module aims

The aim of the module is to investigate the opportunities for sustainable transportation and explore the issues within the tourism industry. It identifies the opportunities and challenges facing sustainable practice in the travel industry from a range of stakeholder perspectives. Through examining the differing motives between public and private stakeholders, exploring new developments in technology, consumer trends and sustainable initiatives, students will develop a critical awareness of the ways in which sustainable transportation and tourism can enhance the welfare of society and environmental quality. The module will enable students to further their professional development, knowledge and understanding of sustainable tourism and transport and prepare them for a career in sustainable tourism destination management.

Module learning outcomes

On completion of this module, a capable student will be able to:

Subject content:

  • Integrate detailed knowledge of travel, tourism and transport in different contexts, and how they are inter-linked to wider issues of sustainability and global climate change.
  • Analyse the main tourism policies that impact on various sectors of the transportation industry.
  • Evaluate the economic and environmental impacts transportation systems and infrastructures have on destinations.
  • Evaluate and critically analyse sustainable tourism and transport research and policy, and how these concepts are interpreted by different actors and interest groups.

Academic and graduate skills

  • Work as a member or leader of a group and effectively contribute to the achievement of objectives
  • Communicate ideas, principles and theories effectively and fluently orally and in writing
  • Undertake independent/self-directed study/learning including time management
  • Develop a sustained and reasoned argument
  • Use Computing and IT effectively and appropriately to analyse and present information


Task Length % of module mark
Report 2000 words
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Reassessment: Essay 2000 words
N/A 100

Module feedback

Continuous feedback will be made available to the students during the seminar sessions.

Feedback on the report will be delivered individually (4 week turnaround).

Indicative reading

Hall, C. M., & Page, S. J. (2014). The Geography of Tourism and Recreation: Environment, Place and Space. Abingdon: Routledge.

Rodrigue, J. P., Comtois, C., & Slack, B. (2017). The Geography of Transport Systems. 4th Edition. Abingdon: Routledge.

Lumsden, L. & Page, S. J. (2004). Tourism and Transport: Issues and Agenda for the New Millennium. Amsterdam; London : Elsevier

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.