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Leeds Beckett University

International Tourism Management with Social Responsibility

UCAS Code: N8L4

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

UCAS Tariff

96

A minimum of 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Tourism management

Gain a deep understanding of the issues and opportunities within travel and tourism including ethical, environmental and legal considerations. This course will prepare you to play a leading role in steering the sector towards a more responsible future.

A focus on sustainability will be embedded throughout this course as you explore complex topics such as climate change, economic impacts, cultural encounters, and the responsibility of tourism managers, stakeholders and destinations to create a greener industry that has a more positive impact on the planet.

Using case studies which draw on recent events, such as the industry’s response to the refugee crisis and plastic pollution, you will look at how certain mechanisms within tourism, including activism, protest, consumer boycotts and political lobbying, are used to drive social change.

You will study aspects of globalisation and how governing bodies, tourism businesses, travellers and host communities influence tourism in the Global South. You will explore and debate whether tourism is a force for good or whether it could be seen as a challenging industry.

By gaining a deep knowledge about tourism, social and economic power, inequality and notions of responsibility and management, this course will enable you to become a highly skilled, critically informed and dynamic graduate capable of excelling in your chosen field of work or study within international tourism management.
You will be taught by tourism experts who disseminate their research via articles, books and international conferences.

You will benefit from our close links with the sector, including industry visits and regular opportunities to discuss current management challenges with guest speakers. We are a member of many major industry associations, including The Tourism Management Institute, The Institute of Travel and Tourism, and have been awarded TedQual certification (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) for our postgraduate course in responsible tourism management. Our partnership with ABTA provides the opportunity for you to compete for an internship working with Travelife, the association’s key sustainability department.

An optional work placement and the chance to study abroad for a semester will offer you the knowledge and expertise that are in demand by travel and tourism employers.

UK CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
We were the first UK university to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence for Tourism by the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT). The ITT is the largest professional membership body for the UK travel and tourism industry. Our relationship with them and the recognition they have given us will create opportunities for you to raise your profile, take advantage of networking opportunities with key players in the sector and to enhance your CV and future career prospects.

STUDY ABROAD AND VOLUNTEERING
We offer study abroad opportunities at any one of our partner universities in Australia, Germany, Scandinavia, Spain and the USA. There may also be opportunities to go on an international volunteering programme and work on local economic and community development projects in The Gambia, Thailand, India, USA, Sri Lanka or Mexico.

Modules

Year 1 Core Modules:
- Complexities of Tourism
- Cultures, Ethics and Tourism Encounters
- Industry Insights
- Management and the Tourism Workforce
- Marketing the Tourism Experience
- Understanding Tourism Experiences

Year 2 Core Modules:
- Sustainable Tourism in Context
- Destination Management
- Tourism Entrepreneurship
- International Tour Operations
- Applied Tourism Research
- Communities and Tourism

Year 3 Core Modules:
- Individual Project
- Tourism Consultancy Ventures
- Strategic Decision Making
- Tourism in the Global South
- Tourism and Social Change

The Uni


Course location:

Headingley Campus

Department:

Events, Tourism and Hospitality

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.

82%
high
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 management

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

95%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
52%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


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Tourism management

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.

£18,200
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
62%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Public services and other associate professionals
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

Tourism 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

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

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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