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International Tourism Management (Foundation Entry)

Entry requirements


64 UCAS points at A2

64 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

64 UCAS points at Higher Level subjects

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

MM

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MPP

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

MM

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

MPP

64 UCAS points

64 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Tourism management

**Course overview**
- Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an Honours programme. It’s entirely unique, and a great stepping stone to degree study.

- Our programme is well suited if you’re wanting to progress to a role as a professional travel and tourism manager.

- We’ll teach you a range of transferable skills, which can be used to meet the ever-changing demands of this dynamic industry.

- You’ll gain a constructive and critical understanding of the global tourism industry and the wider socio-cultural, political, economic and environmental contexts, in which it is placed.

**Why study with us**
- Bachelor of Arts with Honours in International Tourism (Foundation Entry) is ranked 3rd in the UK with 94% of students satisfied with the quality of teaching (Guardian University Guide 2021)

- Bachelor of Arts with Honours in International Tourism (Foundation Entry) is ranked 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021)

- Our course is delivered by a dynamic team of academics, many of whom have international experience and publish in journals, trade press and the media.

Modules

Year 1: Contemporary, Tourism, Hospitality and Events Themes in Action, Study Skills for Success in Tourism, Hospitality and Events (T.H.E), Service Excellence in the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Visitor Economy, Professionalism and Management in Tourism, Hospitality and Events (T.H.E)

Year 2: (All compulsory) Tourism Management in Action, Developing Professionals in Tourism, Hospitality & Events, Exploring Management in Tourism, Hospitality & Events

YEAR 3: Compulsory: Tourism Development and Sustainability, The Tourist: Behaviour and Culture, Marketing & ICT for Visitor Economy Managers, Applied Research and Service Quality in Tourism, Hospitality & Events, Talent Management and Employability [HR]. Options (one only): Work and Learn, Managing Sporting Events, International Study Visit, Language, International Issues in Hospitality, International Corporate Hospitality and Business Events

Year 3 (optional placement)

Year 4: Compulsory: Managing for Strategic Success in Tourism, Hospitality & Events, The Tourist: Experience & Motivation, Management Development in Tourism, Hospitality & Events, Tourism Futures. Research option (you must pick one of these): Dissertation, Consultancy Project, Enterprise for Tourism, Hospitality & Events, Single Research Project. Option two (you must pick one of these, unless you are undertaking a dissertation which is worth two modules): Industry Based Experience, Contemporary Issues in Food and Drink, Dark Tourism: managing difficult heritage, International Fieldwork, Sport Tourism Management

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£5,500
per year
England
£5,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,500
per year
Scotland
£5,500
per year
Wales
£5,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

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.

95%
high
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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
97%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

90%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
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?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
27%
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.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
58%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
10%
Leisure and travel services

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

£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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