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International Tourism Management with Air Travel

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80-104

A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 80 - 104. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis. For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Travel management

Tourism management

Studying tourism and air travel at Buckinghamshire New University opens up a world of possibilities and an ample range of career prospects. What makes our degree unique – and gives you a head start - is the specific emphasis on the air travel sector. Our team of lecturers have extensive experience of working in airlines and tourism operations. And we’ve designed the International Tourism Management with Air Travel course with input from top industry professionals, ensuring you gain the skills employers are looking for.

Our BA (Hons) in International Tourism with Air Travel innovative degree programme keeps pace with the continuous changes within the travel and tourism industry. This ensures you graduate with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills that this energetic sector demands. Having in-depth knowledge of current and pressing issues - such as globalisation and sustainability - will allow you to get to grips with the sectors, understand them and improve your career prospects.

On this degree, you’ll get to study modules shared with Airline and Airport Management students and pilots, giving you direct exposure to build your knowledge. We also offer domestic and international field trips to illustrate theory and enrich your experience. We offer seasonal employment opportunities to enable you to gain valuable skills for your future career. Work experience allows you to apply what you’ve learned and enhance your CV for when you graduate. We take great pride in ensuring our students are supported in accessing the work opportunities they wish to pursue. There is also an opportunity to study abroad at a partner institution.

Our tourism and aviation degree programmes have been developed with industry experts and attract a number of guest lecturers. The department continuously pursues new partnerships in order to help you find suitable placements and ensure the course remains current. With our professional links, small class sizes, and dedicated and supportive staff, we’ll help you gain the experience, skills and knowledge you need to prepare you for a successful career in this exciting sector.

You'll begin this course looking into the structure and development of the air transport industry. In the first year you'll focus on Tourism Destinations and Attractions and Travel and Tourism Marketing, and the importance of managing customer service. You'll develop a deep understanding of the industry's key sustainability and operational challenges. We are looking for adaptable, forward-thinking applicants who can develop strong leadership and management qualities.

By the time you finish this degree you will have specific knowledge of the day-to-day operation and management of the various tourism sectors. You will have studied key modules in tourism, airline, airport and business management and have examined globalisation and collaboration within the tourism and air transport industry.

Many of our graduates secure positions with large airline companies, such as Emirates, Virgin Atlantic and United Airlines, in ground handling and air cabin crew positions. Our alumni are also employed at airports such as London Heathrow and City Airport, working in a variety of roles such as ground handling agents and service operators.

Your career prospects span beyond the air travel industry to include accommodation and hospitality providers and tour operators. You will also be qualified for work in tourism marketing agencies, and for developers of niche tourism products, such as ecotourism and adventure tourism.

Alternatively, with entrepreneurship being studied in your final year, you may choose to develop your own small tourism venture.

Modules

Year One: Structure and Development of the Air Transport Industry, Marketing for Travel and Tourism, Professional Skills and Development, Managing Customer Service, Tourism Destinations and Attractions, Introduction to Finance and Economics. Year Two: Research Methods, Airport Management, Airline Management, Sustainability and Responsibility Management, Employment Research and Planning, Business Tourism, Human Resource Management. Year Three: Research Project, Business and Enterprise, Coordination, Cooperation and Collaboration in the Air Transport Industry, Aviation in the Global Context, Contemporary Tourism, Strategic Management, Destination Planning and Development.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Buckinghamshire New University

Department:

School of Aviation and Security

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

74%
low
Travel management
74%
low
Tourism management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

70%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
18%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,800
high
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
56%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Transport associate professionals
9%
Leisure and travel services
7%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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