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International Tourism Management - 3 years

Full Time Course

Award Bachelor of Arts
Course Title BA (Hons) International Tourism Management - 3 years
UCAS Code N801
Award Level 6
Start Dates September 2020
Study Mode Full Time - 3 years
Awarding Body University of Derby
UK Student £6165


As one of the world’s largest industry sectors, travel and tourism now supports 284 million jobs – that’s 1 in 11 jobs on the planet. With the World Travel and Tourism Council predicting that the industry will continue to grow by 4% every year, there has never been a better time to choose a career in tourism.

BA (Hons) International Tourism Management offers a powerful blend of classroom learning and practical work-related experience. It equips you with the skills, knowledge and experience you need for senior roles in this dynamic sector. You will cover all aspects of the industry, from destination management to consumer behaviour and new trends such as wellness and event tourism. At the same time, you will gain vital skills in management, leadership, marketing, business development, finance and strategy to broaden your career horizons.

This course offers you:

  • the knowledge and skills you'll need for a successful career in the hospitality industry
  • the access to membership of the Educational Membership Scheme of the Institute of Hospitality, giving you great opportunities to network and make industry contacts.
  • all the extra benefits from getting recognised industry membership from the Institute of Hospitality.
  • tutors with industry experience within different areas 
  • support from your personal tutor and other staff throughout your course
  • the chance to continue studying and gain a master’s degree.

Assessment 

You will be assessed in a number of ways including: essays and reports, practical assessments, group or individual oral presentations, posters, industry case studies, examinations and a sustained piece of independent study.

Teaching & Learning                                                      

The course incorporates formal lectures, sometimes involving guest speakers; tutor-led and student-led seminars; one-to-one and small group tutorials; work experience projects; work-related learning and self-directed study.  By stage three, you are expected to be more in charge of your own learning, with module tutors advising and directing your studies.

As a partner student you will be granted access to the University’s online learning environment ‘University of Derby Online (UDo)’. From within UDo you will be able to access the University’s Library (including an extensive range of eBooks, eJournals, audio and video resources), course resources related to your programme and your grades.

Entry Requirements

  • 96-112 UCAS points from A-level (up to 16 from AS-levels) or equivalent. 
  • Five GCSEs at or above C (or Grade 4), including Maths and English or the equivalent.

What you will cover

Year 1

  •   4SZ 504 Marketing & Communication
  •   4TR 524 Introduction to Higher Education and Professional Development for Tourism Managers
  •   4TR 516 Exploring the Destination Environment
  •   4TR 518 Tourism: Current Scenarios, Future Directions
  •   4TR 519 Tourism Experience Design
  •   4TR 521 The Tourism Consumer

Year 2

  •   5SZ 504 Management and Leadership
  •   5SZ 506 Business Development and Entrepreneurship
  •   5SZ 505 Research Skills
  •   5TR 516 Business Tourism and Global Distribution
  •   5TR 517 Financial Management and Tourism Business Performance
  •   5TR 518 Progression in Tourism Employability

Year 3

  •   6HO 505 International Resort Management
  •   6SZ 501 Consumer Behaviour
  •   6SZ 502 Independent Study (double module)
  •   6SZ 503 Strategic Management
  •   6TR 510 Creative Applications in E-Tourism

Careers and employability

University of Derby graduates succeed in finding employment in the tourism industry.

Graduates went into roles from Australian Tourist Board to Maldives Tourist Board, Destination Management Officer to Travel Counsellor, Airline Ground and Flight crew to Ground Handling Agent, Hotel Marketing Officer to Regional Marketing Officer, Travel Account Officer to Call Centre Agent/Reservations Officer and Business Travel Consultant to Tour Guide. 'The industry is global, the employment is global'.

You could also go onto study on a Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management or Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership or a relevant master's degree.

Professional Recognition

How to Apply

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