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?

Level 4

  • Academic Management Skills for the Service sector
  • Managing the International Workforce
  • Tourism Principles
  • Basics of Business for the Service Sector
  • International Tourism Systems

Level 5

    International Tourism Supply and Demand

    Tourism Planning and Control

    Research methods for Tourism and Hospitality

    Global Tourism and Hospitality Management

    Work Experience

Level 6

    Strategic Marketing Management for Tourism and Hospitality

    Special Event Management

    Project

    Sustainable Tourism Management

    International Tourism Industry Perspectives

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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