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Solent University (Southampton)

International Tourism Management with Placement and Event and Tourism Foundation Year

UCAS Code: ITM4

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

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

From two completed A Levels.

AQA Level 3 (Foundation) Technical Level (360 glh)

D

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh)

PPP

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (540 glh)

MM

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh)

MP

In combination with other qualifications.

In combination with other qualifications.

In combination with other qualifications.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

MP

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

PPP

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

MM

OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

D

OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma

MM

In combination with other qualifications.

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

MP

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

D

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

PPP

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

M

UCAS Tariff

48

A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at PPP or BTEC Diploma at MP or equivalent. We will consider mature students who have not recently undertaken a formal course of study at A-level, or equivalent, but can demonstrate relevant work or voluntary experience, that's indicative of their ability to complete the course successfully. We will also consider overseas applicants in an equivalent situation to UK students as outlined above, and who have been taught in English or have IELTS 5.5, or equivalent. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

International hospitality management

Would you like to brush up on your academic skills and industry knowledge before undertaking a full degree in events or tourism? This one year foundation course is ideally suited to students who don’t yet meet the entry requirements for a three-year honours degree, as well as those who feel like they would like to improve their academic skills before beginning a degree programme.

The Event and Tourism Foundation Year will build up your learning, communication, presentation, numeracy, IT and people skills, preparing you to progress onto one of the following degree programmes:

BA (Hons) Events Management
BA (Hons) Festival and Event Management
BA (Hons) International Air Travel and Tourism Management
BA (Hons) International Tourism Management

Solent University is proud to offer students a supportive learning environment. Face to face academic support is complemented by 24/7 access to our virtual learning environment.

This course is delivered flexibly, allowing students to choose their own specialism.

Think you could benefit from an academic foundation year? With a focus on study skills, research, independent working and basic industry knowledge, this events and tourism foundation programme will help provide you with the skills you’ll need to progress onto a full-time degree here at Solent University.
After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent.
Further studies

Modules

Following successful completion of the foundation year, you will study:
Year one
Core units

Professional Practice for Tourism and Events
Leisure Marketing (Tourism and Events)
Introduction to Tourism
World Tourism Perspectives
Tourism and Events Business practice

Options

The Cruise Industry Field Trip
Language

Year two

Pathway one:

Tourism and Events Research Skills
Tourism and Cruise Experiences Management and Innovation
The Management of Visitor Attractions
Tourism in Practice Field Trip
Customer Services for Air Travel, Tourism and Events
Tourism Destination Management

Pathway two:

Tourism and Events Research Skills
Study Placement Abroad (whole academic year, five units)

Pathway three:

Tourism and Events Research Skills
Tourism and Cruise Experiences Management and Innovation
The Management of Visitor Attractions
Work Placement (half academic year, three units)

Pathway four:

Tourism and Events Research Skills
Tourism and Cruise Experiences Management and Innovation
The Management of Visitor Attractions
Half-year Study Placement Abroad

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.
Year three
Core units

Contemporary Issues in Tourism
Natural and Cultural Heritage Tourism Management

Options

Dissertation for the Leisure Services Industry

or

Leisure Services Consultancy Project

One of:

International Marketing for Tourism and Travel
Cross Cultural Management
Hospitality Management
Business Start Up
Language
Globalisation of the Cruise Industry

Assessment methods

The course is assessed using a combination of continuous assessment, written reports, presentations and examinations, to prepare students for the range of assessment methods on an undergraduate degree.

Extra funding

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

The Uni


Course location:

Solent University (Southampton)

Department:

Business, Law and Communications School

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.

76%
med
International hospitality 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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

89%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
72%
Male students
28%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Sports and fitness occupations
20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Business, finance and related 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.

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