I've been offered a place for MSc International Tourism Marketing at LSBU. I would be gratefull if you have some information about the university, facilities, teaching especially tourism...I am wondering between LSBU,Greenwich and Surrey...
I went to LSBU a few years back (1999) to study IT and found it to be excellent all round. The libraries and IT facilities are very good - and are kept up to date.
I made friends with a couple of the tourism folks who were in the same halls as me - they rated the course highly. However, like any Uni, the course is only as good as the staff - and that was my focus when I chose LSBU.
If it were me, I would check the list of lectures each facility has and compare it to other Unis - then check on the student intake on your course to get a feel for the lecturer/student ratio. Also, Google a few of the lecturers names - good lecturers seem to pop-up at other Unis as guest speakers. Here is the staff list for LSBU to get you going.
I would also be looking at the publication list of the lectures to see if they are still active in the field, i.e. producing recent and relevant publications and not just spouting stuff they learned way back.
I am studying a part-time MSc in Human Resources at LSBU and have found it to be excellent in the main. Part-time study can be a little be 'detatched' but the staff are very committed and facilities seem to be very good.
They seem to be very focused on vocational study so the Tourism course should be good - is it accredited by the appropriate Institute? If so, they will have had an input into the curriculum so that will give you a sense of confidence.