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University College Birmingham

International Tourism Management

UCAS Code: N810

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15

You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points. A minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction.

HNC (BTEC)

P

A relevant HNC or a foundation degree with 120 credits.

HND (BTEC)

P

A relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits.

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

MMM

This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.

You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

96

Level 3 qualifications are accepted at UCB for entrance, a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points will be required. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040 or email [email protected]

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Tourism management

**Course snapshot**

Want to be part of an industry that has become a global phenomenon in the past 70 years? Tourism has become a vital sector to many economies, with international providers having to continuously reinvent themselves to stay ahead of the curve. Accredited by the University of Birmingham, our four-year International Tourism Management degree at University College Birmingham will provide you with the key skills to flourish in this competitive and evolving field. In addition to studying in our state-of-the-art Aviation and Tourism Suite, you'll have the chance to undertake a 48-week paid work placement to gain a distinctive edge in the job market, as well as exciting opportunities for residential trips both in the UK and across the globe.

**Who's the course for?**

Whether you want to work in areas ranging from destination management organisations and tour operations to attractions and events organisations, this course is a great choice to help you realise your career aspirations.

**Why should I study this course?**

- **WORK PLACEMENT** – Boost your career prospects and gain first-hand experience of the industry on a paid 48-week placement, during which you won’t incur any tuition fees

- **RESIDENTIAL VISITS** – Undertake tourism projects in the UK and overseas, with essential trip costs covered by the University – past destinations have ranged from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Cyprus and Prague to New York, Toronto and The Gambia

- **SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES** – Gain expertise in a field related to your career aspirations through optional modules such as Attraction Management or Smart Tourism and Aviation

- **INDUSTRY APPROVED** – Learn at an ITT Centre of Excellence and work on live and simulated industry projects in association with our professional networks

**Great! Tell me more**

University College Birmingham offers outstanding simulation facilities for tourism students in our brand new Aviation and Tourism Suite. This features a state-of-the-art mock plane cabin, check-in areas and Galileo GDS system for training students.

We offer the option of a four-year degree including a paid 48-week placement, during which you will not incur any tuition fees. Opportunities are available in the UK and overseas. (There is also the option to study the course without a placement.)

**What skills will I gain?**

You will learn how to analyse tourism trends and devise innovative, creative strategies to compete in the tourism marketplace.

You will gain a deep understanding of the global tourism environment and the challenges the industry faces to be sustainable and profitable.

Through your placements and working on live consultancy projects, you'll build essential real-life industry experience and a range of further professional and employability skills.

**What about the future?**

Upon graduating with this degree, you will be able to move into a variety of areas in the international tourism industry, with career options in:

- Tour operations

- Destination management organisations

- Tourism and digital marketing

- Market research

- Corporate press relations

- Airlines

- Project management

- Travel account management

- Hospitality

- Other transport graduate recruitment schemes

Our past graduates have also gone on to work in corporate travel and events companies as well as travel journalism and media. Alternatively, should you wish to continue studying, you will be able to progress onto postgraduate level courses.

Modules

**YEAR 1**

- Digital Tourism
- Successful Tourism Destinations
- Dynamic Tourism Environment
- Employability and Professional Development

**YEAR 2**

- Tourism Operations and Innovation
- Sustainable Tourism Practices
- Industry Live Project

Plus one option from:

- Revenue and Performance Management
- Attraction Management
- Aviation Management

**YEAR 3**

Work Placement (optional)

**YEAR 3/4**

- Tourism Trends and Futures
- Strategic Change Management
- Independent Research Project

Plus one option from:

- Crisis Communications Management
- Visitor Experience Management
- Smart Tourism and Aviation

Assessment methods

**Note:** Indicative information only – actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction.

**Teaching**

Example of a typical teaching week (up to 15 contact hours):

- **Large group teaching** – 4 hours
- **Smaller group teaching** – 5 hours
- **Tutorials** – 3 hours
- **Academic and employability support** – at least 2 hours
- **Industry speaker sessions and employer fairs**
- **Field trips and visits**

You will also need to commit around 20 hours per week for individual study time.

**Assessment**

Estimated breakdown of assessment for this degree course:

- **Coursework** – 48%
- **Practical assessment** – 52%

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£12,500
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University College Birmingham

Department:

Business School - BA/BSc

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.

85%
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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

85%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
88%
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?

45%
UK students
55%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
45%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Secretarial and related occupations
12%
Other elementary services occupations

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.

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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