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International Tourism Management with Air Travel

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D-B,C,C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP-DMM

UCAS Tariff

88-112

A typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 88 - 112. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Travel management

Tourism management

By studying this hybrid degree at Buckinghamshire New University, you’ll gain the extensive knowledge and understanding needed to dive into a career within the tourism and air travel sectors.

Accredited by the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT), this course has been designed with input from top industry professionals, ensuring you gain the skills employers are looking for.

**Why study this subject?**
A perfect fit for someone that has an interest in working in the international travel and tourism sectors, you will gain an understanding of the behind-the-scenes operations, planning and management required by employers in these industries.

Our BA (Hons) in International Tourism with Air Travel degree gives you a broad understanding across all aspects of tourism, with a focus on air transport, helping you to gain the knowledge and transferable skills to start a career in these vast and varied areas. There are a wide range of career paths that this degree could take you, including working airlines or tour operators, marketing agencies, ground handlers, destination management companies, tourism planning, air cargo operators, among many others.

With to our ITT accreditation, students studying this course are also provided with access to their exclusive networking and careers events.

**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**
You will learn from skilled lecturers within the School of Aviation and Security who have a high level of working knowledge, based on industry experience. Their teaching will allow you to gain a deep insight into the latest trends and requirements of tourism and air travel.

As well as receiving top-class lectures and seminars, students are also supported by personal tutors, module leaders and course leaders. In addition, guest speakers often deliver sessions for students within the University to enrich their learning – in the past, in the past we've welcomed speakers from the likes of TUI and British Airways.

Alongside your studies, we also offer seasonal employment opportunities to enable you to gain valuable to help kickstart your future career – previous placements have been with London Heathrow Airport, easyJet and British Airways among others.

Our Institute of Travel and Tourism accreditation sets your foot right in the door of these industries from day one through the automatic student membership of the institute. This membership affords you access to their rich industry-focused networking and careers events.

As a BNU student, you will automatically become a member of Bucks Students’ Union giving you access to a wide range of services that we offer for free. You’ll also be able to join the Aviation Society where you’ll have the ability to attend a variety events and experiences. Some examples of what we’ve done in the past include tours of NATS, a Boeing Flight Simulator experience at CAE and a tour at easyJet.

**What are my career prospects?**
So, what job could you get if you study tourism? Well, the career possibilities really are endless. Many of our graduates secure positions with large airline companies and airports, with previous students going on to work at Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, London Heathrow and City Airport, in ground handling, air cabin crew and service operator positions.

Your career prospects span beyond the air travel industry to include accommodation and hospitality providers, as well as 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

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Buckinghamshire New University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/financial-support-bursaries-and-scholarships

The Uni


Course location:

Buckinghamshire New University

Department:

School of Aviation and Security

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What students say


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.

Travel management

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
33%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Tourism management

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
37%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
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.

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

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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