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Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Aviation and Tourism

UCAS Code: N831

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject area.

UCAS Tariff

40-48

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Travel and tourism

**Note: Due to the course delivery location and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa**.

**Location**: This is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Stockton Riverside College (campus code 3, call 01642 865400).

**Course overview**: This innovative programme with an excellent bespoke design, one of only a handful in the North of England, offers students the opportunity to combine modules from across the aviation, travel and tourism sectors, with the chance to top-up to a relevant degree with a further year of full-time study.

**After the course**: You study a range of subject specific and business modules that provide you with excellent balance and flexibility that can lead to a range of careers from across the sector - public sector tourism management, airport management, retail travel management, business, hospitality and leisure. Recent alumni and current students have secured employment both locally and nationally with leading sector organisations such as Jet2, easyJet, British Airways, Swissport, Securitas, Durham Tees Valley Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Gatwick Airport and TUI in a range of roles from cabin crew through to retail travel agents.

Modules

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Assessment methods

Lectures and seminars are delivered by industry specialist staff with current and direct experience from all disciplines of the travel, tourism and aviation sectors. You acquire appropriate background knowledge and develop broader academic skills, with emphasis on a balance of the theoretical requirements and aspects of the sectors and how they can be developed in practical sector settings. You have support from a range of employers particularly with guest lecturers from leaders in their field from airlines, airports, visitor attractions, hoteliers, travel agents and tour operators. This is invaluable to you to be able to apply theory to industry practice and give you a thirst for further knowledge and raised aspirations. Work based learning modules include work placements which can be used as case studies to develop your industry knowledge and continue to develop and support your achievement.

The knowledge and skills developed through the course are assessed in a variety of ways, using both in-course and end assessments. Methods include reports, essays, projects, case studies, examination, individual or group presentation, group activity and a personal development portfolio. The business related modules will have a travel, tourism or aviation focus and are contextualised to enable learners to focus on their strengths.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,150
per year
EU
£6,150
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,150
per year
Scotland
£6,150
per year
Wales
£6,150
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Stockton Riverside College

Department:

Business

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Tourism, transport and travel

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


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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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
68%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Business, research and administrative 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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