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University of Sunderland

Tourism and Aviation Management

UCAS Code: NN29

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

96

Our typical offer will be in the region of 96 points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent (for example 1 x AVCE double award). We accept a maximum of 6 points from Level 3 Key Skills qualifications.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

International hospitality management

Experience training with the airline industry. Cover concept areas including marketing, global tourism, aviation safety and more. Graduate prepared for a range of related careers.

The world tourism and aviation industries have continued to flourish with increased international travel. This course will give you both academic and practical insight into these fascinating sectors and will help to prepare you for a range of related careers.

You will experience training with the airline industry as well as a range of field trips which will bring the subject to life. You will also cover key concept areas including marketing, global tourism, aviation safety and security, the environment and hospitality.

- All students on this course are eligible to register for the Institute of Hospitality Education Membership Scheme

- Teaching enriched by 'world-leading' research, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)

- Our Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism courses are ranked 2nd according to The Guardian University league tables 2019

- National and international work experience opportunities

- Local, national and international field visits and study abroad opportunities

- Available as 4-year sandwich course, on which you can engage in a one-year industrial placement

Modules

Year 1 (national level 4):
Study Skills for the Service Sector
Fundamentals of Aviation
Fundamentals of Tourism and Hospitality
Marketing and Business For The Service Sector
Aviation and the Environment
Global Tourism

Year 2 (national level 5):
Research Methods for the Service Sector
Consultancy for the Visitor Economy
Aviation, Safety and Security
Current Issues for Tourism and Hospitality

Optional modules:
Human Resource Management for the Service Sector
Tourism Fieldwork 2
Destination Branding

Year 3:
Hospitality, Events, Aviation and Tourism work placement (optional)

Final year (national level 6):
Airline and Airport Commercial Operations
Risk and Crisis Management for Tourism and Aviation
Strategic Planning for Tourism
Optional modules:
Professional Development for the Service Sector
Tourism Major Project

Assessment methods

Your progress will be assessed with coursework, projects, presentations, practical exercises, time-constrained and multiple-choice examinations and the major project.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sir Tom Cowie Campus

Department:

Business

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.

98%
high
International hospitality 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

98%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
98%
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

100%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
98%
Course specific equipment and facilities
98%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
E

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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
26%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
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.

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