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Travel and Tourism Management HND

Overview

TEF Gold. Teaching Excellence Framework.

Travel and Tourism is a continually growing industry which supports a huge number of different roles. If you are seeking a course which will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to embark upon a career in the industry, then this course is for you. You will have the opportunity to study for two years, and can then complete the International Tourism Management Top-up for the full degree.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Updated 17/07/2020

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    2 years full time
    3 years part time

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK/EU:

    £9,250

  • Fees International:

    £12,900

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 892134

Highlights

Course Content

  • Our Travel and Tourism Management HND course is linked to professional body requirements, and offers you a strong, sector related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of your knowledge and understanding.

    This qualification is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to ensure future employability in the travel and tourism industry. This course takes a proactive approach to learning.

    Our HND is a traditional taught course consisting of six modules per stage over two years. Travel and tourism is a dynamic industry incorporating a wide range of sectors that offer you a variety of career paths. As the industry matures, specialist knowledge of the various sectors has become the key to success, this course allows you to develop your specialisms within Travel and Tourism to give you the valuable qualities that employers look for.

     

    • Module code: LEI1026
      Status: Compulsory
      This module explores the dynamics and characteristics of innovation in tourism hospitality and events industries and explains the evolution of business models and frameworks. Students will study the internal and external drivers of innovation in the ever-changing markets of events tourism and hospitality and focus on how and why businesses change their operations products and services in order to gain competitive advantage.
    • Module code: LEI1025
      Status: Compulsory
      The purpose of this module is to provide students with a basic understanding of the contemporary tourism industry in terms of hospitality and accommodation providers retail and business tourism conference and incentive organisers tour operators as well as airlines and passenger transport companies. It identifies the importance and power of the consumer in the ultimate success of a business operation.
    • Module code: LEI1007
      Status: Designate
      The module is designed for those whose first language is not English. International students will have an entry level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. This module will provide an opportunity for students to further develop their English skills in reading writing listening and speaking in an academic and business context. This module familiarizes students in any area of business studies with both the cognitive and the linguistic aspects of their field of study. It recognises that a Business School is a discourse community with specific and specialized genres of language use. The understanding and skills developed will transfer to all other modules.
    • Module code: LEI1006
      Status: Compulsory
      The purpose of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to explore and investigate different sectors of the events industry. Focus is placed on distinguishing between public private and voluntary sectors as well as appreciating the range of stakeholders connected to events anad the impacts they experience.
    • Module code: LEI1003
      Status: Compulsory
      The aim of this module is to consider the positive and negative impacts that tourism activities have on national and international tourism destinations using a diverse range of case studies to illustrate issues and controversies. The module will also introduce the concept of sustainable tourism as a management strategy and analyses its use as a tool to effectively manage the impacts of tourism.
    • Module code: LEI1027
      Status: Compulsory
      The purpose of this module is to provide students with a support orientated forum in which to develop skills knowledge and understanding of the demands of university study and employer expectations of graduates. Module content will help to develop the transferrable skills attributes and attitudes required to succeed both as an individual and in a team based environment. A key aspect of the module is to allow students the opportunity for self reflection and self assessment.
    • Module code: MKT1001
      Status: Designate
      The purpose of this module is to introduce the concept of marketing to students. To explain what marketing is and to show the way in which marketing impacts on organisations customers and other stakeholders. The idea of ?creating value? is central to a marketing orientation and this module seeks to explain what this means in a rapidly changing external environment..
  • What are the methods of learning for this course?

    For this course you can expect taught study to be a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops, usually totalling 12 hours per week. We recommend that you spend 24 hours per week in self-directed study time.

    What are the assessments for this course?

    This course uses a variety of individual and group-based assessments including written reports, client briefs, presentation, portfolios and exams.

    Are there any study trips* on this course?

    In previous years students have participated in at least one optional study trip to a European destination. The cost of optional trips would not normally exceed £500 for flights and accommodation. You may need to allow an additional £100 for your expenses on the trip.

    The teaching team also aims to provide a regional or national study trip annually to a tourism attraction or similar destination. In some cases you may be required to contribute to the cost of entry; this would normally not exceed £50.

    *Future study trips are dependent on Government and local travel guides relating to Covid-19.

    What are the special features of this course?

    • Teaching to industry best-practice guidelines.
    • Excellent links with key players in the tourism industry such as Tourism Concern, English Heritage, the National Parks Authority and the Tourism Management Institute, the professional body for destination management practitioners.
    • Optional overseas and domestic study trips to enhance your learning experience.

     

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be DEE at A Level or MPP 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.

  • UK & EU

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module

    Additional costs

    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.

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2020/21. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    International

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,900

    Additional costs
    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.

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,500

  • Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

    International Tourism Development MA

    International Special Events Management MSc

    International Hotel Management MA

Careers and Employability

Once you have graduated from this course you could pursue a career in middle management in areas such as marketing, sales, operations, customer service and human resource management (HRM) across a diverse range of sectors.

Our graduates have gone on to pursue careers in visitor attraction management, retail travel, conferencing, event management, tour operations and business travel both in the UK and overseas.

Is this course for you?