International Tourism Management BA (Hons)

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3 Years
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September

Overview Updated 05/12/2018

Over a billion people around the world travel every year. Internationally, the tourism industry supports around 200 million jobs worldwide, or one in every 11th worker[i]. The industry has continued to grow in spite of the world-wide recession, and continues to expand.

International Tourism Management offers a wide range of employment opportunities and careers both nationally and internationally, from multi-national to local organisations, from world heritage destinations to national parks. This course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of tourism employers and to provide you with the qualifications and skills necessary for real-world success giving you a distinct advantage in an increasingly competitive careers market.

 

 

 

Course

Highlights

  • Accredited by the Tourism Management Institute (TMI) and the Tourism Society.
  • International study trip opportunities.
  • Optional work placement year available.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Optional Work Placement Year

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.

Course Details

The international tourism industry is a dynamic, changing sector and graduates from this course will be equipped with the creative tourism management skills and knowledge to allow them to adapt and be successful in this diverse business environment. This course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of industry and is composed of four compulsory modules, and two compulsory modules. You are encouraged to develop a critical understanding of tourism business theory combined with a proactive business development approach throughout the course.

Read more

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Students experience Lisbon at their leisure

For most students, it’s not often you get given an exclusive guided tour of one of Europe’s most exciting cities.

When the opportunity fell to our Tourism and Event Management students to spend a week touring the historical landmarks of Lisbon, they jumped at the chance.

Ondraela Gjini, final year BA International Tourism Management top up student, said: “I have really enjoyed the Lisbon trip. It has been an invaluable experience to learn more about tourism and events in another culture and from a completely different perspective.” Read the full story.

Student Story

Lauren Deegan

Lauren’s career has got off to a flying start after the University of Northampton graduate secured a job at an international airport.

Shortly after graduating from her International Tourism Management course, Lauren was appointed PR Assistant within the busy public relations department at Belfast International Airport, in her native Northern Ireland.

Find out more about Lauren’s flying start.

Careers

Career Opportunities

The travel and tourism industry offers a world of opportunities in attraction and destination management, marketing, tourism consultancy, conferencing, event management, tour operations and retail travel.

Many of our graduates have gone on to work for airlines, tour operators, visitor attractions, conference organisers and business travel both in the UK and abroad.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

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.

Entry Requirements

A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. Standard entry requirements apply.

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.

Course Content

You will be introduced to the foundations of tourism and will gain an understanding of the industry and how it operates within the global tourism environment while also exploring key concepts of sustainable tourism management.

  • Foundations of Tourism (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEI1011
    Core Module Y
  • Tourism Impacts and Sustainability (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEI1003
    Core Module Y
  • The Events Industry (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEI1006
    Core Module Y
  • Business Decision Making (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEI1024
    Core Module Y
  • Delivering Human Centered Design (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEI1023
    Core Module Y
  • Transformation, Innovation and Impact (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEI1022
    Core Module N
  • English for Business (ESL) (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEI2007
    Core Module N

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • our course has been accredited by the Tourism Management Institute and the Tourism Society, the professional bodies for tourism management in the UK
  • The Faculty of Business and Law has excellent links, such as those with the Tourism Management Institute, Tourism Concern, the National Parks Authority and English Heritage
  • you can obtain student membership of the Tourism Management Institute and The Tourism Society, as part of this course. As a student member of these industry professional bodies you will be eligible to work towards a full professional membership.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

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 you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

International Tourism Development MA

International Hotel Management MA

International Special Events Management MSc

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

2019/20 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
Optional Work Placement Year: £950

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
Optional Work Placement Year: £900

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

2019/20 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: £12,500
Optional Work Placement Year: £950

2018/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time:: £12,000
Optional Work Placement Year: £900

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

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Updated 05/12/2018

  • Over a billion people around the world travel every year. Internationally, the tourism industry supports around 200 million jobs worldwide, or one in every 11th worker[i]. The industry has continued to grow in spite of the world-wide recession, and continues to expand.

    International Tourism Management offers a wide range of employment opportunities and careers both nationally and internationally, from multi-national to local organisations, from world heritage destinations to national parks. This course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of tourism employers and to provide you with the qualifications and skills necessary for real-world success giving you a distinct advantage in an increasingly competitive careers market.

     

     

     

    Course

    Highlights

    • Accredited by the Tourism Management Institute (TMI) and the Tourism Society.
    • International study trip opportunities.
    • Optional work placement year available.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • The international tourism industry is a dynamic, changing sector and graduates from this course will be equipped with the creative tourism management skills and knowledge to allow them to adapt and be successful in this diverse business environment. This course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of industry and is composed of four compulsory modules, and two compulsory modules. You are encouraged to develop a critical understanding of tourism business theory combined with a proactive business development approach throughout the course.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Optional Work Placement Year

    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.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • For most students, it’s not often you get given an exclusive guided tour of one of Europe’s most exciting cities.

      When the opportunity fell to our Tourism and Event Management students to spend a week touring the historical landmarks of Lisbon, they jumped at the chance.

      Ondraela Gjini, final year BA International Tourism Management top up student, said: “I have really enjoyed the Lisbon trip. It has been an invaluable experience to learn more about tourism and events in another culture and from a completely different perspective.” Read the full story.

    • Lauren Deegan

      Lauren’s career has got off to a flying start after the University of Northampton graduate secured a job at an international airport.

      Shortly after graduating from her International Tourism Management course, Lauren was appointed PR Assistant within the busy public relations department at Belfast International Airport, in her native Northern Ireland.

      Find out more about Lauren’s flying start.

    • Career Opportunities

      The travel and tourism industry offers a world of opportunities in attraction and destination management, marketing, tourism consultancy, conferencing, event management, tour operations and retail travel.

      Many of our graduates have gone on to work for airlines, tour operators, visitor attractions, conference organisers and business travel both in the UK and abroad.

  • A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. Standard entry requirements apply.

    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.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • You will be introduced to the foundations of tourism and will gain an understanding of the industry and how it operates within the global tourism environment while also exploring key concepts of sustainable tourism management.

    • Foundations of Tourism (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEI1011
      Core Module Y
    • Tourism Impacts and Sustainability (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEI1003
      Core Module Y
    • The Events Industry (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEI1006
      Core Module Y
    • Business Decision Making (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEI1024
      Core Module Y
    • Delivering Human Centered Design (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEI1023
      Core Module Y
    • Transformation, Innovation and Impact (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEI1022
      Core Module N
    • English for Business (ESL) (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEI2007
      Core Module N

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Further your Study

      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 you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      International Tourism Development MA

      International Hotel Management MA

      International Special Events Management MSc

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 2019/20 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
    Optional Work Placement Year: £950

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
    Optional Work Placement Year: £900

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    2019/20 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: £12,500
    Optional Work Placement Year: £950

    2018/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time:: £12,000
    Optional Work Placement Year: £900

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

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Waterside

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Now Open

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