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:
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
Teaching and learning in 2020-21 academic year will be provided via a blended delivery model, offering class-based lectures and tutorials, including laboratory, workshop and field-based practical activities wherever possible, and online delivery to replace large group teaching like lectures which cannot be accommodated physically at present due to due to social-distancing rules.
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.
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.
Please scan your supporting documents, such as a photo, passport, visa, qualifications, references etc. before starting the application form. You will also need access to your e-mail. New Students landing page
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