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Sheffield Hallam University

UCAS Code: N800 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

Access to HE Diploma

M:15

An Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English language or literature at grade C or 4, and Maths at grade D or 3.

UCAS Tariff

112-120

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example: BBC-BBB at A Level, DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma, Merit overall from a T level qualification, or a combination of qualifications (which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies).

About this course

This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2024

Subject

Tourism management

**Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.**

**Course summary**

- Learn about tourism, consumer experience, operations and planning.

- Develop vital skills in marketing, leadership and project management.

- Take opportunities to study abroad, gain experience and study a language.

On this course you’ll learn about managing tourism in the face of global issues – aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals to become a responsible leader of tomorrow.

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

Our award-winning lecturers have vast industry experience. They apply their impactful research to their teaching, so you’ll be able to understand the latest global tourism trends. You’ll also engage with industry through live tourism projects. The course combines theory, placements and work experience opportunities to develop your intellectual and professional acumen – all helping you to stand out to employers.

**How you learn**

You’ll learn about managing the tourist experience, innovating in destination marketing, sustainable tourism, responsible planning, strategy and crisis management in tourism. This will be underpinned by core business and management modules in marketing, people management and finance to make you industry ready.

We believe you learn best when you engage with the industry first-hand and gain a well-developed understanding of the complexities, challenges and rewards of operating in the international tourism industry. Your course culminates in a consultancy experience with an external client – where you get to showcase the knowledge and skills you’ve gained throughout the course.

**Applied learning**

**Work placements**

You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you industry experience to prepare you for your future career – and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV.

Previous students have undertaken placements with companies such as Jet2, Disney World and Sunvil Holidays. to name a few.

**Live projects**

In every year of your course, you’ll have the opportunity to work on live projects to build your skills and professional experience. Recent students have audited accessibility information for Access for All, provided market research for TUI UK and Ireland, and evaluated the South American tourism product for Luxury Inspire Me Travel.

**Field Trips**

Field trips are an important part of your studies. They’re the perfect opportunity to connect with your peers and tutors – as well as to put your theoretical knowledge into context and engage in in-depth discussions about your discipline. Previous students have enjoyed a two-day visit to the Lake District – where students received a talk from the National Park Authority and learned about the impacts of tourism on the destination.

**Networking opportunities**

You’ll frequently engage with tourism industry stakeholders throughout the course. Many modules include guest speakers, and you’ll benefit from a close relationship with the industry through our graduate networks and links with The Travel Association, the Institute of Travel and Tourism, and the Tourism Management Institute.

**Competitions**

We’ll encourage and support you to take part in external student competitions. Recently, one of our International Tourism Management students won the prestigious YCO Diamond Research Award in which 40 countries were competing. The award-winning work was based on her final year research project.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

**Year 1**

**Compulsory modules**

Applied Academic Skills
Finance And Data Interpretation
Introduction To The Global Tourism Sector
Managing The Tourist Experience

**Year 2**

**Compulsory modules**

Research Skills
Social Consciousness And Sustainability In Tourism

**Elective modules**

Innovations In Tourism Marketing
Learning In The Workplace
Personal And Professional Development
Foreign Language

**Year 3**

**Optional modules**

Placement Year

**Final year**

**Compulsory modules**

Consultancy And Enterprise Challenge
Responsible Global Tourism Planning
Strategy And Crisis Management In International Tourism And Hospitality

**Elective modules**

Research Project
Foreign Language

Assessment methods

Coursework, Practical

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
£16,655
per year
International
£16,655
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

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni

Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

College of Business Technology and Engineering

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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%
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
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

78%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
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?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
18%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

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.

£19,760
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Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
39%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
5%
Customer service occupations
4%
Public services and other 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.

Tourism, transport and travel

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