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Business with Travel and Tourism Management

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

120-112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

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

DDM-DMM

in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma.

UCAS Tariff

120-112

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

About this course


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

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subjects

Business studies

Tourism management

Why Business with Travel and Tourism Management?
With over one billion international trips taken every year and generating 1 in 10 jobs (UNTWO), tourism is one of the biggest industries in the world and plays a key strategic role in the development of many destinations. Our course can give you the chance to gain the knowledge and skills to work in this fascinating and rewarding sector with business acumen. All of us look forward to our travels but we don’t often think about what goes on behind the scenes, the processes, systems and activities that mean we are able to travel and to enjoy ourselves while we’re away from home. This course is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of business management applied to the international tourism industry. The business of tourism takes place in an exciting and fast-paced environment, at the forefront of innovation, yet moulded by ethical concerns. This course allows you to explore such dynamics from a business and practical perspective.

How will you learn?
You will learn through practical application and creatively delivered lectures, workshops, seminars and group work sessions.
* This course will give you an introduction to the tourism sector that could stand you in good stead when you go on to a career in the industry.

* We’ll look at the issues affecting tour operators, travel agencies, online retailers, accommodation providers, visitor attractions and tourist boards.

* During the course you’ll have the chance to learn the fundamentals of successful business through the lens of tourism.

* You’ll develop your skills through a combination of research, practical experience and shared academic and industry knowledge.

* We’ll start by looking at business-related skills before applying them to all areas of the travel and tourism sector. In your final year you’ll take a more strategic approach and deal with issues related to sustainability.

What subjects will you cover?
You’ll explore subjects such as Travel and Tourism Management, Sustainable Tourism, Principals of Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, and Responsible Business.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Aspire 1
Understanding Global Dynamics
Understanding Business Analytics
Understanding Organisational Behaviour
Principles of Marketing
Hospitality, Events, Leisure, Sport and Tourism (HELST)

Year 2
Core modules:
Aspire 2
Business Research Skills
Services Marketing
Managing People
The Travel and Tourism Industry
Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibition Management

Year 3 - optional placement year

Final year
Core modules:
Aspire 3
Strategy and Business Transformation
Responsible Business
Sustainable Tourism

Option modules:
Choose either:
Management Dissertation

Or, choose one from a list which may include:
Managing Across Cultures
Advances in Leadership
Social Entrepreneurship
E-Commerce
People Resourcing

And choose one from a list which may include:
Global Events and Festivals
Niche Tourism Strategy
Strategic Marketing Planning

Assessment methods

Study and assessments will be based on your choice of modules. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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
£15,000
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Logistics, Operations, Hospitality and Marketing (BDLOHM)

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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.

75%
low
Business studies
82%
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.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

69%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
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

83%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
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?

42%
UK students
58%
International students
53%
Male students
47%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
D

Tourism, transport and travel

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

87%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
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?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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.

Business studies

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.

£19,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
51%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.

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
100%
high
Employed or in further education
67%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Functional managers and directors
8%
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.

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

£23k

£23k

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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