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International Tourism Management Top-up

University College Birmingham

UCAS Code: N800 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


HND (BTEC)

P

A relevant HND or a foundation degree in the areas of Tourism Management or Tourism Business Management, with 240 credits.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Tourism management

**OVERVIEW**
**Many economies and businesses throughout the world now rely on their ability to attract visitors, challenging international tourism providers to keep reinventing themselves in a constantly changing environment. Preparing you to work in this dynamic field, our International Tourism Management degree top-up course will expand upon your existing skills and knowledge to help mould you into a skilled professional ready to enter a range of careers.**

By taking this tourism top-up degree, you will learn higher management concepts and techniques and apply them to destinations and tourism organisations within the context of the international environment, as well as examining the intercultural and social dimensions of international tourism.

Studying at a recognised Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence, you will have access to travel and tourism events hosted on campus, along with use of our state-of-the-art simulation facilities within our Aviation and Tourism Suite. You will also have the chance to put your learning into practice through an overseas residential visit to a major international tourism destination, letting you gain valuable first-hand insight and experience before you graduate.

**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**

- **Residential visit** – Gain unique industry insight by undertaking an overseas project, with essential trip costs covered by the University – past destinations have included Barcelona, Prague, Budapest, Cyprus, New York and The Gambia

- **Specialise your studies** – Select from an extensive range of optional modules in order to tailor your studies to match your career aims

- **In-depth research** – Choose an area of the international tourism industry that interests you to analyse in detail for your final independent research project

- **Industry approved** – Study at an ITT Centre of Excellence, with enrichment opportunities available including tourism and travel industry events on campus

**FACILITIES**
Students on our tourism courses have access to outstanding simulation facilities in our Aviation and Tourism Suite, featuring a state-of-the-art mock plane cabin as well as check-in areas, a working security gate and Galileo GDS system for training students.

**ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS**
University College Birmingham is a recognised Institute of Travel and Tourism Centre of Excellence.

**PLACEMENTS**
We encourage students on our top-up course to gain work experience throughout your studies.

Employers we have worked with include Hotel Coeur des Montagnes (France), Hotel Alhambra Palace (Spain), Lisbon Bike Tour and Outdoors (Portugal), Hilton Birmingham Metropole (Birmingham) and Diamond Travel (Birmingham).

**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**
Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
- Tour manager

- Tourism officer

- Project manager

- Product manager

- Marketing executive

- Digital marketer

You could also progress onto one of our postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham.

- **Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course**

Modules

- International Tourism Policy
- Managing Tourism Activity
- Tourism Crisis Management

Plus one option from:

- Financial Strategy
- Anthropology of Tourism
- Destination Management
- International Marketing
- Dark and Thanatourism Management
- Adventure Tourism Issues and Futures
- Festivals and Events Tourism

Plus one option from:

- Research Project
- Enterprise and Innovation Showcase

Assessment methods

**Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk**

**ASSESSMENT**

Estimated breakdown of assessment for this course:

- **Coursework** – 34%
- **Practical assessment** – 33%
- **Independent research project** – 33%

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

The Uni


Course location:

University College Birmingham

Department:

Hospitality and Tourism - BA/BSc

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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.

80%
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
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

81%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
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?

46%
UK students
54%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
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.

£18,000
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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.

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

£21k

£21k

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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