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International Tourism Management (top up)

Entry requirements


Normally one from • a HND or foundation degree in a relevant subject, with an overall merit profile from year two modules • equivalent qualification in a relevant subject

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Tourism management

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.
Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.
Course summary**
- Gain a sound understanding of tourism business management that balances theoretical study with practical work.

- Explore the motivations of tourism consumers, tourism industry operations and the planning and development of tourism in various contexts.

- Study key business developments to increase your general business acumen.

- Develop the specific knowledge and skills necessary to secure future employment within the international tourism sector, and gain an appreciation for the challenges and rewards of working in a fast-paced, people-centred industry.

**How you learn**
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.
Learning and teaching is research-informed, as modules draw upon and relate to current research, including the work of our staff. You also develop research skills as you design, conduct, present and reflect on your own research.
**You learn through**
- lectures

- seminars

- workshops

- research projects

- consultancy projects

- directed learning activities

- work-related learning module

- visiting guest lectures

- mentor scheme

**Applied learning
Live projects**

As part of the course, you get the opportunity to work on real business and consultancy projects to build your skills and professional experience.

Recent students have contributed to developing the network of the UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum, helped organise their annual conference in Gibraltar, and been involved in developing Operation Make Safe, which seeks to work with hotels, tour and transport operators to raise staff awareness of child protection issues.

**Network opportunities**

You will frequently engage with tourism industry stakeholders during your study. Many modules include industry guest speakers and field trips. You benefit from a close relationship with the industry through our staff members' industry network, our association with the Tourism Management Institute and our alumni network.
**Future careers
This course prepares you for a career in**

- airline management

- destination management

- tour operations management

- product development

- operations and contracting

- ground services management

- sales management

- regional operations management

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
- Cosmos Holidays

- All Leisure Holiday Group

- Manchester International Airport

- London Heathrow Airport

- Jet2.com

- Center Parcs

- Flight Centre

- Jury's Inn

Modules

Compulsory modules
Research Project 20
Strategic Management In International Hospitality And Tourism 20
Sustainable Tourism Planning 20
Tourism Consultancy Experience 40

Elective modules
Foreign Language 20
International Air Travel Management 20
Media Relations In Travel And Tourism 20
Tourism Destination Marketing 20

Assessment methods

Coursework
Practicals

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.

81%
med
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
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

73%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
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?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
39%
low
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.

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.

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

£28k

£28k

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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