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Tourism Management

BA (Hons)

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UCAS code:
N833
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time, top-up
Duration:
1 Year
Start date:
16 September 2019
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Our Tourism Management Top-up course is aimed at individuals who have already completed a HND, HNC or Foundation Degree in a related subject.

From managing major events to working in tour operations, our Tourism Management degree prepares you for a career in the industry. It will give you the knowledge and skills you need to progress within a range of organisations in the UK and abroad.

Designed for people who hold a Tourism or related HND/DipHE (or equivalent overseas qualification), this course tops up your qualification to full degree status.

The course has been developed in accordance with the Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism network guidelines. It has also gained employer support through links with regional and national tourism organisations.

Whether you’re interested in management or marketing, you’ll have knowledge and experience that make you an asset in this exciting and diverse industry.

You’ll get to experience the tourism and events industry through visits in the UK. These include leisure attractions, hotel resorts and large scale events. 

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Tourism Management

Course content

You’ll develop a range of practical skills, including communication, technology application, creativity, decision-making and problem solving. Drawing from a range of disciplines, you’ll gain an understanding of the key business concepts underpinning tourism.

We offer the opportunity to take part in a work placement so you can put your new found skills to good use and gain vital experience to add to your CV. You will also work with a local business on a project that could involve marketing for an event, organising or even developing your own event.

As well as all the hands-on experience you'll gain, we'll teach you about the business of tourism. It is, after all, the world’s largest service sector. Many economies have devoted substantial resources into developing tourism. We will teach you about the different cultural approaches to tourism.

Academic year

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September. 

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Standard route

Year 1 compulsory modules
Contemporary Issues In Tourism And Events 30 credits
International Tourism Marketing 30 credits
Tourism In Action 15 credits
Tourism Management Project 30 credits
Show 11 optional modules

This course is a one-year top-up degree for holders of a Tourism or related HND/DipHE or equivalent overseas qualification.

All applicants are individually assessed on their qualifications, skills and experience.

Facilities

Careers

Graduates from our Tourism Management degree have gone into roles such as:

  • Conference and Events Managers
  • Tourism Planning and Development Officers for local and national destination management organisations
  • Operations and Social Media Management for International Tour Operators like TUI
  • Business Travel Consultants at Co-operative Travel Management
  • Cabin Crew for Emirates and British Airways

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

Assessment

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations. 

Staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader.

Carol Southall
Carol SouthallCourse Leader

Carol is a member of the ERRIN (European Regions Research and Innovation Network) Tourism Working Group in Brussels. Taught in Switzerland, Finland and Croatia.

Research interests include the relationship between cultural awareness and visitor satisfaction in tourism, as well as LGBT and Family Tourism. Projects include book chapters on the composition and perception of LGBT families and their participation in tourism, as well as the historical development of the UK family holiday market (Channel View Publications).

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For the course starting on 16 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£12,500 per year of study

UK, EU and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
BA (Hons)
Full-time, top-up
16 September 2019

Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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