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Languages with Tourism (French)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

Access - 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 Maths at grade D or 3

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. You also must have an A level in French or an AS level at grade C in French. For example: BBC at A Level including an A level in French A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies, with an A Level in French or AS level grade C in French

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Tourism

Modern languages

**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:**
- Develop critical insight into the theory and practice of tourism management.

- Learn two languages and prepare yourself for work in the global economy.

- Gain hands-on experience of the international tourism industry – with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.

- Understand the cultural, economic and social contexts of your two target countries.

Expand your language skills alongside your understanding of tourism management, preparing you to become a multilingual professional. There’s an option to study and work abroad for 18 months, developing transferable skills and giving you a competitive advantage in the international employment market. Develop fluency in French and a second foreign language (German or Spanish from any level or Italian from scratch).

**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.

At every level of this course, you’ll have opportunities to acquire and apply an array of knowledge relating to tourism. You’ll develop skills in both your main and minor languages and cultural awareness to a high level. You’ll also engage with real companies through a placement and projects to harness your employability potential.

You learn through:

- lectures and seminars, with guest speakers

- weekly sessions with Foreign Language Assistants

- French modules taught in the target language

- independent and directed study

- presentations and group work

- an optional semester at one of our French partner universities

- an optional placement year in a French-speaking country

**Applied learning - Work placements**

As part of your course you have the option to spend 11 months on a paid work placement in a relevant tourism organisation based in France. If you’re studying two languages from post-A-Level, you’ll also have the option to split this placement between countries.

Not only is your placement a fantastic way to explore and get to know a different country, it’s also a great opportunity to gain valuable tourism industry experience and apply the knowledge developed throughout your studies. It helps you develop your skills and French, language ability and significantly enhances your employability. You’ll have the opportunity to apply for placements with highly regarded companies within the tourism industry, such as Melia Hotels International, Steigenberg Hotels AG, Toluna and Location Vacances Express.

**Live Projects**

In addition to the optional 11-month work placement, you’ll also undertake Highly Skilled Employment projects in each academic year. You’ll apply your learning alongside your language skills and work with local, national and international companies. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of students from other undergraduate years, as part of our wider Languages Community.

**Networking opportunities**

We’re proud of our links with UK and international tourism-related businesses, and with our alumni. You’ll have numerous opportunities to network with them at events like our annual alumni event.

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 spend your third year on placement.
**Year 1 Compulsory modules**:
Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Generic) Part 1 10
Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Generic) Part 2 10
Contemporary And Professional Studies One (French) 20
Foreign Language 20
International Tourism Business 20
Linguistic And Academic Studies 20
Tourism Management: Principles And Practice 20
**Year 2 Compulsory modules**:
Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (French) 10
Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (Generic) 10
Foreign Language 20
French (Abroad) 20
Generic (Abroad) 20
Managing Visitor Attractions 20
Tourism, Development And Society (Overseas) 20
Uls French Stage 4 10
Uls French Stage 5 10
**Year 3 Compulsory modules**: Placement Year
**Final year**:
Module Credits
Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (French) 20
Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Italian) 20
Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (Generic) Part 1 10
Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (Generic) Part 2 10
Contemporary And Professional Studies Three (French) 20
Foreign Language 20
International Air Travel Management 20
Sustainable Tourism Planning 20
Tourism Destination Marketing 20
Uls Stage 6B French - Part 1 10
Uls Stage 6B French - Part 2 10

Assessment methods

Coursework
Exams

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
£14,415
per year
International
£14,415
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.

81%
med
Tourism
100%
high
Modern languages

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
86%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

Others in language and area studies

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

88%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
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?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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.

£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.

Others in language and area studies

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
96%
med
Employed or in further education
59%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

This is a broad subject for a variety of European languages. No matter which you take, the general theme is that some graduates go to that country to work, often as English language teachers, some go into further study, often to train as teachers or translators, but most get jobs in the UK in education - most often as language tutors, unsurprisingly, or translators. Modern language grads can also be in demand in business roles where communication and language skills are particularly useful, such as marketing and PR, and in finance or law. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.

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.

Languages and area studies

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

£27k

£27k

£29k

£29k

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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