Tourism Management BA (Hons) with work placement opportunities

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Our BA (Hons) Tourism Management has a particular focus on sustainability drawing on the award winning industry and academic experience of the staff team. The programme is designed to introduce you to the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing the different sectors of the tourism industry, and to consider the sustainable management of both tourism businesses and destinations. Sustainable tourism is considered throughout the degree. You are introduced to sustainability at Level 1, consider Sustainable Business Management at Level 2, and at Level 3 finish off your degree by looking at Sustainable Destination Management. Based around industry recognised frameworks f…

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Our BA (Hons) Tourism Management has a particular focus on sustainability drawing on the award winning industry and academic experience of the staff team. The programme is designed to introduce you to the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing the different sectors of the tourism industry, and to consider the sustainable management of both tourism businesses and destinations. Sustainable tourism is considered throughout the degree. You are introduced to sustainability at Level 1, consider Sustainable Business Management at Level 2, and at Level 3 finish off your degree by looking at Sustainable Destination Management. Based around industry recognised frameworks for the management of sustainable tourism, the programme is designed to ensure that you acquire the relevant skills and experience to work within this diverse sector. Our goal is to move beyond the textbook and provide you with an applied consideration of the practical realities of managing sustainable and competitive tourism businesses and destinations. The programme has a notable vocational focus and places great emphasis on you having direct contact with the tourism industry through applied assessment, fieldtrips and a programme of guest speakers. We offer a supportive learning environment, which is primarily based around group workshop activity. Modules are designed to be active and experiential, so that the skills and knowledge you develop can be implemented within a realistic management or destination context. Assessment is frequently tied to business, management and destinationbased scenarios, and at Level 3 you have the opportunity to undertake ‘live’ projects for clients in the local tourism industry. You will also have the opportunity to gain certification in a range of training programmes currently accredited by the Regional Tourist Board Partnership and Visit Britain – a valuable addition to the CV!

The degree programme also draws on a range of generic business and management subjects, for example marketing and HR, which are taken alongside specialist Tourism Management modules. This approach is designed to provide you with broader transferable business and management skills, that add depth to your CV, and further enhance your employability. In the final year of the programme you are able to demonstrate your acquired knowledge and skills through the completion of your undergraduate dissertation or management project.

Indicative Course Content

• Tourism, Impacts and Sustainability

• Sustainable Business Management

• Sustainable Destination Management

• Marketing/E-Marketing

• Managing Customer Service

• Rural Tourism

• Nature, Eco and Adventure Tourism

Why this Course?

• Defined emphasis on sustainable tourism progressively embedded in the programme

• Integration of business and management modules to enhance employability

• Award winning industry experience

• Strong vocational focus reflecting needs of employers

• Supportive learning environment

• Established links with local and regional tourism industry

• Varied and innovative forms of assessment

• Integral fieldtrip and guest speaker programme

• Variety of entry routes (including HND top-up)

• International, part-time and mature students welcome

Careers

• Tourism Management

• Sustainable Development

• Customer Service

• Destination Management Services

• Tourism Marketing

• Heritage Industries

• Countryside Management

• Local Authorities

• Postgraduate Study

Work-based learning

Students have the opportunity to undertake a four-year, ‘professional placement’ programme that involves a 48-week work placement in Year 3.

Course Assessment

“Modules on the degree programme are innovative, challenging and distinctly ‘real world’, which assess students via interesting, diverse and practical methods. Staff expertise in sustainable tourism is evident throughout the programme, allowing students to gain knowledge, skills and experience which will be of immense and instant value when they enter the workplace”

Sandra Barnes Keywood, Director of the Green Training Company

Entry Requirements

UCAS Code N832 - BA (Hons) Tourism Management - Prof Placement. Indicative Modules
UCAS Code N8N2 - BA (Hons) Tourism Management. Indicative Modules

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