Course Title International Tourism Management BSc (Hons)
Code 6N81

Overview of the Course

Tourism is now considered the largest industry in the world and this exciting course will develop your skills and give you the knowledge you need for a career in the dynamic and fast moving tourism sector. It is vocationally orientated and focuses on tourism in a national and global context. The programme includes case studies and study visits and will cover the sustainable planning, development and management of tourism resources, destinations and businesses. The course is designed to equip you with the broad range of skills required by the tourism sector. The content acknowledges the diversity of tourism, helping you prepare for a variety of career opportunities in the public and private sectors.

What are the career opportunities?

Tourism is a major employer worldwide and as the world becomes a small place with the introduction of faster and larger aircraft, the financial rewards offered in employment in the industry continue to grow. Opportunities are diverse and range from tourism and management consultancies to events management, finance, IT and marketing. There is a wide variety of careers available in areas including; international airlines, hotels, international tour operations and local government tourism.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry requirements inclue:

  • 104 UCAS points from at least three A Levels (or equivalent) in any subjects, plus five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English
  • We will also consider applicants who have a pass in a Kitemarked Access to Higher Education course (equivalent to 104 UCAS points)
  • You may be required to attend an interview and an assessment
  • If you do not have the standard entry requirements but have relevant work experience or an alternative qualification you may still be eligible for the course

Course Start

September.

Course Duration

Three years.

What topics will I study?

Topics covered include:

  •  Tourism Principles
  •  Tourism Planning and Control
  •  Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality
  •  International Tourism Supply and Demand
  •  Strategic Marketing Management for Hospitality and Tourism
  •  Special Event Management
  •  International Tourism Industry Perspectives
  •  Sustainable Tourism Management
     

Lessons will consist of tutorials, lectures, seminars and research workshops.

Assessment

Assessment is via examinations and coursework, including essays, reports and presentations.

Special Features

The degree is delivered by lecturers with management experience from within the industry. You will also benefit from well established industry links with local and national tourism organisations. You will participate in a study visit programme, which provides a focus for coursework assessment. Study visits cover a range of tourism settings including: visitor attractions, tour operators, natural attractions, travel agents, heritage attractions, hospitality, visitor centres and transportation. All study visits are compulsory and you will be expected to contribute to their cost. The course also involves the opportunity to complete an overseas work placement in an appropriate sector of the international tourism industry to enhance the learning experience and develop employability skills. Undergraduates have participated in exciting 6 week placement opportunities in Tenerife and Malaga which has enabled them to develop their employability skills within international organisations.

Are there any additional costs or requirements?

All students receive an initial allocation of 600 credits per academic year for printing and photocopying, additional credits can be purchased if required.


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