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International Tourism Management

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:24,P:6

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104-112

We encourage you to outline all your qualifications and achievements in your application to provide us a full picture. Your offer will typically be based on your predicted and/or achieved grades from full level 3 qualifications or above e.g. A levels, BTEC Ext Diploma, Access to HE, etc. Any subject specifics are outlined below in the Further Information section, and these specifics are applicable across all equivalent qualifications. A strong application/performance and appropriate experience will be taken into account where typical criteria is not met.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Tourism management

This International Tourism Management degree is for people who want to lead and shape the future of the tourism industry. We'll help you grow into a business-savvy, innovative thinker who also puts sustainability at the heart of their decision-making. This programme is part of our Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism, which has been awarded the prestigious International Centre of Excellence (ICE) in Tourism and Hospitality accreditation.

Events, Hospitality and Tourism Management at Derby is ranked Top 5 in the Guardian University Guide 2022.

**Why choose this course?**
This BA (Hons) International Tourism Management degree is designed to give you the management and operational skills needed to succeed in the tourism industry of the 2020s and beyond. You’ll learn about business management, entrepreneurship and sustainability, so you graduate as a modern, adaptable and creative thinker who is not afraid to challenge the status quo and lead on change.

**Is this course for you?**
You'll learn to manage and promote destinations and develop tourism, but we'll also give you the leadership and entrepreneurial skills needed to excel in the tourism industry - a sector that needs reshaping and rebuilding after the Covid pandemic

**How you will learn**
You will build up your knowledge and skills through learning activities like lectures delivered by our tutors and guest speakers, seminars and tutorials, practical projects, fieldtrips, placements, networking and mentoring opportunities.

**Opportunities and experiences**
Throughout the course you'll be asked to complete a wide range of tasks and activities that a tourism professional might do, so you build up practical experience and can apply what you're learning. You might be asked to design and deliver a tourism experience for a specific customer group, think up creative ideas for promoting a destination, develop a project to solve a tourism related problem, and develop and pitch business proposals.

**Careers and employability**
You'll graduate from this degree as a confident and creative international tourism specialist with strong business acumen. You'll be well-suited to a range of roles in the tourism, event or hospitality sectors, as well as allied industries such as marketing, PR or HR. Several years into your career, we think you'll be leading, inspiring and shaping the future of the visitor economy.

**Did you know? We also offer this course:**
-With a Foundation Year
-With a Placement Year

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,045
per year
International
£14,045
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Derby

Department:

Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism

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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.

73%
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
78%
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

74%
Library resources
75%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
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?

66%
UK students
34%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
2%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
A

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.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Food preparation and hospitality trades
8%
Sports and fitness 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.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

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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Lower entry requirements
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Nearby University
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