BA (Hons) Tourism Management
Why choose this course?
- You will study in the heart of the Peak District, the second most visited national park in the world, so you will be right where it's happening and experience real situations and case studies at first hand.
- This programme is accredited by the Tourism Management Institute.
- You can choose to take an optional work placement year and achieve a Diploma in Professional Practice, which will help enhance your employability prospects when you graduate.
- You will be taught by lecturers and specialists from all over the world, who have lots of experience and excellent links with the tourism industry both in the UK and overseas, so you can be sure you are being taught by people who really know what they are talking about.
UCAS code: N801
Start date: September
Course length: full time: three-four years (with a placement year)
Campus: Buxton Campus
This course is available to international students
You can also study Tourism Management (Joint Honours - Buxton) as part of a Joint Honours degree.
This course focuses on the 'world' of tourism, the 'world' of the tourist, the virtual and real 'world' of travel and tourism and the 'world' of employment in tourism.
This course is about how you will fit into that changing world of tourism; which is achieved by giving you access to knowledge about 21st Century destinations, management practices, marketing techniques and products.
You will be exposed to the challenges faced by the industry as you work alongside tourism providers as
part of your course and you will, therefore, be ready for employment within the 'world' of tourism.
This course is professionally accredited by
- Tourism Management Institute (TMI)
- Institute of Tourist Guiding (ITG)
The Tourism Management Institute (TMI) is the professional body for destination management practitioners, with members drawn from all levels of the private and public sectors: national, regional, sub regional and local. As the destination management section of the Tourism Society, TMI seeks to support professional development within the sector, for potential entrants as well as existing practitioners.
Assessment and recognition by TMI means that you can be confident your course will provide you with the knowledge, understanding, skills and experience which will fully prepare you for a career in tourism destination management.
The degree includes a core of business/management modules and personal development planning. These enable you to choose a career pathway that suits your particular strengths and interests, and to prepare you for work within today's tourism industry.
You will study modules like these, but they may change:
- Academic and Professional Development 1
- Business Operations Management
- ICTs and Tourism Management
- Principles Of International Business
- The Tourism Consumer
- Tourism Geography
- Academic and Professional Development 2
- Applied Business Management
- Business Development and Entrepreneurship
- Destination Management
- Themes and Niche Tourism
- Think Global Act Local
- Diploma in Professional Practice (Optional to Programme) which includes:
Our entry requirements are usually 260 UCAS points, of which at least 220 will be from your core A2s (full A levels) or equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Diploma, International Baccalaureate, Scottish Highers etc.
We'll accept up to 40 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS levels (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project or Music qualifications.
We don't accept points from Key Skills Level 3. If you have any questions about what is or isn't accepted, please contact our Admissions team.
We also accept the Access to HE Diploma.
Your points at level 3 will be in addition to 5 GCSEs at grade C or equivalent level 2 qualifications.
The UCAS tariff points are a guide - we'll also consider all the information that you've included in your application. We'll also want to see that you're enthusiastic and motivated to take this course and that you have the potential to benefit from coming to university.
- Full time students should apply for this course through UCAS.
- If you want to start in September, you usually need to apply online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
Information for international applicants
Fees for 2013/14
This is a classroom based course.
- Full time: £7,700 (each year)
- Full time: £9,945 (per year)
*These fees apply if you're starting this course between September 2013 and August 2014. We recommend you check fee details with us though, as they can change. Costs can increase each year.
How you'll learn
You will be taught using lectures and group seminars. And as we have an 'open door policy', you'll be able to speak to your tutor if you need extra help with your studies.
Generally, you will be taught for about eight hours each week, but you'll need to do about 30 hours independent study.
During your first year, you will go on several fieldtrips and visits to tourism service providers, such as airports, stately homes and local tourism hotspots, including Dovedale and the Derwent Valley Heritage Corridor.
Your main fieldtrip takes place at the end of your second year. You will spend six days in an emerging tourism resort. For that last three years, we have been to Krakow in Poland.
Our students succeed in finding employment in the tourism industry. 92.5% of last year's graduates were in tourism related employment within six months of completing their degree. 70% of students in 2011 gained either a first class or 2:1 degree classification.
Graduates went into roles from Australian Tourist Board to Maldives Tourist Board, Destination Management Officer to Travel Counsellor, Airline Ground and Flight crew to Ground Handling Agent, Hotel Marketing Officer to Regional Marketing Officer, Travel Account Officer to Call Centre Agent/Reservations Officer and Business Travel Consultant to Tour Guide. 'The industry is global, the employment is global'.
You could also go onto study our MA Tourism Management.
Read about Dan Eagar, who studied BA (Hons) Travel & Tourism Managament, graduated in 2010 and is currently employed as a Marketing Executive at Visit Peak District & Derbyshire Destination Management Organisation, the official tourist board for the Peak District.
"I found the trip to Manchester Airport enjoyable and informative, with the bonus at the end of the day of taking a look at the legend that was and still is Concorde"