Travel and Tourism Management (Joint Honours)
The travel and tourism industry is huge. Graduates of this course enter one of the world's largest industries, supporting around 200 million jobs worldwide, or every twelfth worker, and revenues in excess of £2.6 billion. It is a thriving and dynamic industry literally offering a world of opportunities.
Modes of study
Three years full-time or flexible part-time.
Entry requirements are standard and a typical offer would be 260-300 UCAS tariff points.
Length of study
Three years or four years with optional work placement.
Joint honours subject combinations are listed on our joint honours table.
This programme of study is available as a major or minor option in the Joint Honours programme; it is designed to provide a strong foundation in the field of tourism management.
The two core modules in this stage provide a broad understanding of the world of travel and tourism from a variety of perspectives. The focus of the course is on the future of the industry and its impact on the world.
Core study at stage two is focused on the planning and operations of the travel and tourism industry. Optional modules at stage two focus on individual growth sectors of the industry in conference, exhibition and events management and managing visitor attractions.
All students study the 'Contemporary Issues and Innovation' module, analysing the process of new product development and innovation in the tourism industry through the examination of niche tourism products ranging from eco-tourism to dark tourism, and from adventure tourism to cultural tourism.
In stage three, students have a choice of two options; they may either choose the Tourism Consultancy project or the 'Destination Management' module. The Tourism Consultancy project provides the opportunity to apply theory to a live project, developing project management skills and gaining valuable hands-on experience to enhance job prospects. The 'Destination Management' module provides a framework for the analysis of destinations in a variety of contexts (urban, rural, attraction, resort, regional, national and international) and incorporates industry best practice guidelines.
Special course features
- Excellent links with key players in the tourism industry such as the European Union of Tourism Officers, Tourism Management Institute, Explore Northamptonshire and English Heritage, as well as marketing organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing
- Guest speakers and study visits are a key feature of the learning experience
- Student membership of the professional industry body, the Tourism Management Institute, is available and graduates are eligible to work towards full professional membership
- We teach industry 'best practice' guidelines. In the Joint Honours programme students select two subjects as joint for year one
Click here for a detailed list of modules.
Typical modules include:
- Innovations in Travel and Tourism Management
- 21st century Travel and Tourism
- Tourism Choices
- Tourism Impacts and Sustainability
- Destination Management
- Managing Visitor Attractions
- Sustainable Tourism
- Tourism Consultancy
A variety of individual and group-based assessments are used including written reports, client briefs, presentation, portfolio and examinations.
The travel and tourism industry offers a world of opportunities in managing visitor attractions, destinations, conferences, special events, retail travel and in tourism consultancy.
Joint Honours combination details are available in our Joint Honours subject combination table.
For undergraduate application information please see our how to apply page.
Fees quoted are for home and EU students commencing their course in the academic year 2013/14. Tuition fees are payable for each year of the course. The fees are subject to annual increases in subsequent academic years.
Full time fees
Scholarships and bursaries
Full time students taking this course may be eligible for the University of Northampton Bursary 2013/14.
The following scholarships may be applicable:
This course is available to international students.
Full-time international tuition fees
For information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.
How to apply as an international student
For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to apply page.
Scholarships available to international students
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For further help for international students please see our international students pages.