Joint Honours International Tourism Management and Management offers modules which explore the tourism industry on a global scale and provides a practical approach to the successful management of a wide range of events and activities in the tourism industry. The programme is delivered around a variety of core subjects and option choices. The course is flexible and you can tailor the modules around your specific interests. In years two and three you can choose to specialise your studies whilst being fully supported by our experienced academic team.
Upon completion of the International Tourism Management and Management Joint Honours programme you will be able to progress your career in the thriving and dynamic tourism industry.
Students graduating from this Joint Honours programme can progress onto a full-time, part-time or distance learning postgraduate programme.
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This programme combines international tourism management and management modules that will provide you with a broad understanding of the core business knowledge needed within industry. There is a strong emphasis on personal awareness and development and the importance of good relationship building. You will build your understanding of management theory, principles and practice. The programme offers a practical approach to the successful management of a wide range of activities in the tourism industry.
You will be introduced to 21st century travel and explore the concept of sustainable tourism. You will consider both the positive and negative impacts that tourism activities have on tourism destinations and the visitor experience. You will be introduced to management principles and practices and how to be successful in people management.
You will concentrate heavily on sustainable tourism and will study the managing function within an organisation and explore operations management. During year two you can select which other modules you wish to study and you can tailor this depending on your interests.
In year three you will undertake your dissertation. Your dissertation can focus on International Tourism Management or Management or you can write an interdisciplinary dissertation joining both subjects together. You will explore the critical perspectives on managing.
During year three you can select which other modules you wish to study and you can tailor this depending on your interests.
Course modules (16/17)
Managing Visitor Attractions
- Core module N
Event and Sports Tourism
- Core module N
Strategic Business Analysis
- Core module N
Managing Human Resources
- Core module N
Module information is quoted for 16/17 currently. The course modules for 17/18 will be confirmed in Spring, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
Methods of Learning
For this programme taught study would be a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops, usually for 12 hours per week. We recommend students spend 24 hours per week in self-directed study time.
Three years full-time or four years with an optional work placement year.
Most of the course assessment is coursework based, which is likely to include business reports, group projects, essays, consultancy projects and presentations.
Facilities and Special Features
- the option to undertake a year-long placement in between Years Two and Three of study
- students that choose to take up a placement year find it an invaluable experience that helps them to apply their learning in their final year and prepare them for their career
- International Tourism Management and Management Joint Honours gives you flexibility in module choices, allowing you to tailor the course to your individual interests
- there are proven student support systems in place
- if at any time during your first year you decide to change over to the single honours, BA (Hons) International Tourism Management or Management course you can do that, either during the year or at the end of the year, depending on when you make the decision
Careers are wide and varied for graduates of this course with many graduates finding themselves opportunities within the tourism industry. Because of the in-depth coverage of accounting, marketing, and business operations, students will have developed a solid foundation for a career in general management of SMEs.
Students graduating from this Joint Honours programme can choose to progress onto a full-time, part-time or distance learning postgraduate programme. This will enable you to focus your studies in a specialist area or gain a general management qualification such as the MBA.
All students are encouraged to take advantage of the year-long optional placement year after the second year of study.
How to apply
For application information please see our how to apply page.
Standard entry requirements apply to this course. A typical offer is BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
Fees and funding
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 17/18 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
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
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Scholarships available to international students
For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.