International Tourism Management (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)
Full Time: 3 Years
Part Time: 4 - 6 Years
Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,465
Full Time: £13,000
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UK/EU Students enquiries
International Students enquiries
This course focuses on the key growth areas in international tourism, including destination management, planning and development, adventure and sports tourism, spa tourism and visitor attractions. You will get to explore the ongoing impact of new technology on international tourism and the effects of changing trends in society and the economy upon this industry. Sustainable and ethical issues in tourism underpin the programme throughout.
- International study trips available.
- Optional work placement year.
- Dedicated and supportive teaching staff with industry backgrounds.
- HP laptop and software included with this course for eligible student. Eligibility criteria and terms and conditions apply.
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Employers seek enthusiastic, capable individuals who understand the demands of business and can demonstrate a combination of vocational, management and leadership skills. Our graduates are equipped with the necessary business development and creative skills to allow them to adapt and be successful in this diverse environment – wherever they are in the world.
Your experience is at the heart of all that we do and shapes how we deliver our courses. We encourage you to actively engage with real-world situations and industry professionals throughout your course. You will also benefit from regular guest speakers, industry visits and field trips that will further develop your knowledge.
You will have the chance to explore tourism issues such as business development, sustainability and the impact on people and environments at both national and global levels.
Information about the modules for this course can be found on the award map:
Entry requirements are standard and a typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.
For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.
If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.
English Language Requirements
All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:
- IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level.
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
21/22 Tuition Fees
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
- UK Full Time: £9,250
- UK Part Time: £1,465 per 20 credit module
- International Full Time: £13,000
- Optional Work Placement Year: £1,000
For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.
There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2021. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.
20/21 Tuition Fees
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
- UK/EU Full Time: £9,250
- UK/EU Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
- International Full Time: £12,900
- Optional Work Placement Year: £1000
There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.
This course has been developed in association with key players from the tourism industry, along with guidelines as identified in the National QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism. You will be taught by enthusiastic and highly experienced staff that have extensive backgrounds in tourism management. Our International Tourism Management course is fully accredited by the Tourism Management Institute (TMI) and is a member of the Tourism Society, the UK’s professional tourism body.
At the University of Northampton, everything we do, from funded trips to paid internships, is to give you everything you need to make a difference when you leave.
If you join this full time degree at Northampton you will receive a laptop when your course begins. The laptops are built to a bespoke custom specification ideal for use in the seminar room, collaborative group work or studying at home.
Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.
To check out the full list of perks visit our Student Perks page.
You are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between Stages Two and Three of study. If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take up a placement year you will find it an invaluable experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career. Whilst on your Optional Work Placement Year you will study a 40 credit module ‘The Placement Year Experience – Organisations in Context’. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.
The award for this course will be a BA if taken as a major or joint. Students may be awarded a BSc if they study this subject as a minor subject and pair it with a BSc subject. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for more information on Joint Honours Degree designations.
If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.
With a Joint Honours degree you can ensure that your programme has:
- Breadth: you are not focused on a single specialism, but are able to study across two disciplines
- Flexibility: you can adjust the balance of your programme depending on the interests and skills you develop during your time with us
- Embedded skills: you will have all the graduate level skills that employers are looking for
- Student support: your own personal tutor will work with you as you learn and progress.
How will I learn?
In the Joint Honours programme you can select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may then continue to study with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. Your degree title is derived from the two subjects.
Modules are delivered using a variety of methods ranging from lectures, seminars and practical activity sessions, all of which are supported by our online learning environment, NILE. Our aim is to provide opportunities for you to become actively involved in your learning. We give considerable emphasis to a wide range of imaginative and innovative assessment opportunities. Typical assessments include online debates, research projects, posters, blogs, reports, group work, use of social media, portfolios, business pitches and presentations, live consultancy projects and examinations.
Typical assessments include: online debates, research projects, posters, blogs, reports, group work, use of social media, portfolios, business pitches and presentations, live consultancy projects and examinations.
How will I be assessed?
A variety of individual and group-based assessments are used including written reports, client briefs, presentation, portfolio and examinations.
If you are considering studying the International Tourism Management Joint Honours course you can expect taught study to be a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops usually for six hours per week. We recommend that you spend 12 hours per week in self-directed study time.
Are there any special features on this course?
- A fully dedicated and supportive teaching team with industry backgrounds
- Excellent links with international, national and local key players in the tourism industry, including the leading industry professional bodies
- Teaching to industry best practice guidelines
- Exclusive travel and tourism student society – ‘Global Wanderers’
- Opportunities to participate in study trips in the UK and Overseas
- Genuine student focus throughout which enhances the overall student experience
You have the option of combining International Tourism Management with a range of other courses. Some of the options are:
- Events Management
- Digital Marketing
The International Tourism Management Joint Honours programme gives you flexibility in your module choices, allowing you to tailor the course to your individual interests.
Careers and Employability
We aim to equip you for your future career and offer a wide range of career and employability support. Our graduates have gone on to have careers in areas such as tourism and hospitality management, airlines, commercial consultancy, marketing and PR, visitor attractions, national and international development agencies, adventure and sports tourism, resorts, theme parks, and heritage and conversation.