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Manchester Metropolitan University

International Tourism Management (Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: 248N

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

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,D-C,D,D

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 74 UCAS Tariff points.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

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

DM

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

MMP

UCAS Tariff

72-80

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Subject

Tourism management

**OVERVIEW**
Tourism is a vibrant international industry, which is the perfect lens for considering management practices and responding to the ever-changing business environment. Manchester is England’s second-largest international city tourist destination. It's the perfect place to study and be immersed in a thriving, multicultural tourism destination.

This course specifically prepares you for studying our BA (Hons) International Tourism Management degree. It will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to study for an honours degree, even if you don’t currently meet the academic requirements.

Once you’ve passed, you’ll be ready to start your degree course. That means your degree will take four years, or five years if it includes a work placement or year studying abroad.

On the full degree course you’ll learn about modern tourism practices from industry leaders. It’s been designed alongside high-profile organisations such as TUI, Qantas Airways and Visit Manchester.

You’ll explore marketing, financial management, human resources, the law and responsible tourism, as well as developing research skills. Our well-rounded full degree will prepare you for a range of careers – at home and overseas.

**FEATURES AND BENEFITS**
- **Triple crown** – study in a Business School that has prestigious triple accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.

- **Adapt to university life** – develop your study skills, prepare for a full degree course and familiarise yourself with our Manchester campus.

- **Funding support** – you can apply for student finance (e.g. tuition fee loan, student loan and student maintenance grant) in the same way as other students.

- **Highly ranked in the UK** – we’re ranked 9th in the Complete University Guide 2021 for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism subjects and are in the top 10 in The Guardian University Guide 2020.

- **Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence** – we’re recognised by this UK trade body for the quality of our teaching in tourism management and you can join as a student member.

- **Immerse yourself in the industry** – on the full degree course, go on an international field trip, placement or study overseas to experience a global tourist destination first-hand.

- **Study in an international tourist destination** – Manchester is England’s second largest international city tourism destination. Study with all its excellent attractions on your doorstep.

- **Tourism experts** – our teaching staff have years of experience in the tourism management and will share their knowledge and connections. You’ll also have regular guest lectures from experts working in the industry.

- **Global opportunities** – develop the skills you need to work in tourism anywhere in the world. Learn a language to boost your career prospects overseas.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Marketing, Retail and Tourism

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.

83%
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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

91%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
92%
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?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
58%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
A

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 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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
62%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
7%
Other administrative occupations
7%
Other elementary services occupations

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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