International Tourism Management BSc (Hons)

This course is available for Clearing 2016.
Overview (NV)
Course length
3 years full-time / 6 years part-time
UCAS code
L510
Fees (Home/EU)
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Fees (International)
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Overview

Tourism is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the world. Mass flows of tourists and rapid expansion means the industry is facing many challenges, notably in how global tourism activity can sustain such growth in the long term whilst providing benefits to local communities and minimising environmental damage. 

This course focuses on the wider management issues impacting on tourism and the challenges caused by the growth in tourism will be addressed throughout your studies. 

There is an increase in demand for skilled professionals to work in both destination management organisations and tourism businesses which promote responsible and sustainable tourism practices, and this course offers graduates a route into these careers as well as within the wider tourism industry.

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Why should I choose this course?

  • You will examine the intercultural and social dimensions of international tourism such as changing global tourism patterns, key drivers of activity and the changing nature of tourists.
  • You will learn higher management concepts and techniques and apply them to destinations and tourism organisations within the context of uncertainty and dynamism.
  • You will have the opportunity to specialise further in a chosen area through the portfolio of option modules.
  • You will get the chance to work on your own research project, which creates an opportunity to critically analyse a particular area or field of the international tourism industry that interests you.
  • There is an optional placement year during this course, which will provide you with valuable work experience and the opportunity to build industry contacts. 

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Teaching & Assessment (NV)

Teaching & assessment

Teaching is carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced lecturers and a typical teaching week will have up to 16 teaching contact hours and additional optional hours if students take up career-enhancing opportunities offered by UCB.  An indicative weekly timetable would show:

  • Large group teaching - 5 hours of lectures
  • Smaller group teaching - 6 hours of teaching in smaller groups discussing topics relevant to the modules. This will also include computer based activities.
  • Tutorials: 2 hours of tutorials (involving personal, group and academic sessions each week)
  • Industry speakers - approximately 6 hours of specialist input over a semester)
  • Optional languages - 3 hours per week if selected
  • Field trips and visits - Students are also required to participate on day visits and a compulsory overseas residential visit (essential elements of the visit are included within the fees) up to 8 days.

Individual study

You will need to apportion approximately 20 hours per week outside of the timetabled hours. Some weeks the amount of time you need for personal study will increase, especially when completing assessments. UCB Online provides a 24 hour access to learning and support material.

Assessment

Assessment is designed to provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of assessment methods are used. There is a strong focus on embedding employability and professional skills and knowledge into the course through individual and team-based live projects, industry-stimulated activities, online activities and student visits.

An estimated breakdown of the assessment for this course is as follows:

  • Coursework - 78%
  • Practical assessment - 22%

Please note that the information provided above is indicative only and actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued to students at induction. 

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Entry Requirements (NV)

Entry requirements 

Tariff for 2016 entry: A minimum of 260 UCAS Tariff points.

Tariff for 2017 entry: A minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points from at least two A Levels or equivalent. Find out more about the changes to the UCAS Tariff.

Find out more information on Tariff entry requirements for 2016 entry and 2017/18 entry.

EU/international students

For entry requirements for EU and international students, please visit the Country Specific Information page.

 

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For 2017/18 entry, please use our UCAS Tariff calculator (2017/18 entry).

You can use our calculator below to convert your predicted/achieved grades into UCAS Tariff points.  

If your total predicted/achieved points do not meet those outlined above or your qualification(s) do not appear on the UCAS tariff please contact the admissions directly on 0121 604 1040 or email admissions@ucb.ac.uk.  

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Qualification Grade Points
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Modules (NV)

Modules

Year 1

Cross-cultural Tourism Developing People in Tourism Tourism and Media Tourism and Society Tourism Destinations Tourism Professional Practice

Year 2

Destination Planning and Development Leading People in Tourism Sustainable Tourism Management The Tourist Experience Tourism Investigations
Plus one option from:
Events Planning Responsible Nature-based Tourism Social Media in Tourism Tourism Operations Management Dark Tourism Airport Planning Tourism Marketing Management Adventure Tourism Voluntary Initiative Modern Languages (Upper Intermediate) Creative Communications Enterprise Start-up Studies Cruise Operations

Optional Work Placement

Year 3

International Tourism Policy Managing Tourism Activity Tourism Crisis Management
Plus one option from:
Financial Strategy Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Anthropology of Tourism Destination Management International Marketing Organisational Learning in Tourism Dark and Thanatourism Management Adventure Tourism Issues and Futures Festivals and Events Tourism

Research option

In the final year students will have the option of choosing one of the following research modules:

Placements (NV)

Work placement

You can gain valuable work experience on an optional 12-month work placement. This is an exciting opportunity to put what you have learned into practice, broaden your experience and demonstrate your abilities to potential employers. 

Over the years, we have developed close working relationships throughout the tourism sector in the UK and internationally. Our hired@UCB team will assist you in finding a paid placement that gives you the relevant experience to support your future career plans.

Employability (NV)

Employability

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to move into a wide variety of areas within the international tourism industry. Graduates have also gone on to work in corporate travel, tourism marketing executives and tourism sustainability managers. Graduating with this degree will enable you to pursue a career path in:

  • Destination management organisations (DMOs)
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Responsible travel (in commercial organisations)
  • Cultural tourism
  • Sustainable, cultural and eco-tourism organisations

UCB hosts tourism and travel events as part of student enrichment and to promote industry awareness. The University is proud to be an Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence and staged the ITT Future You On The Road conference in February 2016.

hired@UCB

hired@UCB is our new student and alumni support service designed to provide a single reference point for information, advice and guidance regarding opportunities to develop and demonstrate employability and enterprise skills.

Based on the 7th floor of our Summer Row campus, in newly refurbished facilities, the hired team comprises of specialist and qualified staff with knowledge and experience of:

  • Careers advice and guidance
  • Placements, work experience and volunteering
  • Employer engagement
  • Part-time and seasonal work
  • Internships, apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Graduate schemes and alumni support
  • Unitemps – UCB's recruitment agency

Find out more about hired@UCB services.

Profiles (NV)

Student profiles

Read what our current students and alumni love about UCB and how we helped them begin their career in industry.

Zahara Cuenca Lopez

Zahara Cuenca Lopez

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Omari Bakari

Omari Bakari

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Lucy McGee

Lucy McGee

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