BA (Hons) International Tourism Management (Solent University)

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Program Description

Course Overview

Tourism is a huge global business and contributes 10% of the world’s GDP. There is increasing diversification and competition between destinations within the industry, as well as a growing number of new destinations. As a result, the international tourism industry currently accounts for 1 in 11 jobs globally (WTTC 2018).

Our Tourism Management Institute (TMI) accredited BA (Hons) International Tourism Management aims to provide you with specialist knowledge and theory in international tourism. Through an academically engaging, industry-relevant and stimulating range of units, you will develop your understanding of the changing nature of the industry.

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Course Modules

Year 1

  • Introduction to Travel and Tourism
  • Introduction to the Cruise Industry
  • Academic and Employability Skills for Festivals, Events, Air and Tourism
  • Marketing for Festivals, Events, Air and Tourism
  • ​Introduction to Organisations and Finance
  • ​Global Travel and Tourism with Field Trip

Year 2

  • Tourism Destination Management and Planning
  • Relationship Marketing in the Digital Era
  • The Management of Visitor Attractions
  • Sustainable Economics for Tourism and Air Travel
  • Festival, Events, Air & Tourism Research Skills
  • Tourism and Cruise Experiences, Innovation and Management with Cruise Field Trip

Year 3

  • Contemporary Issues in Travel and Tourism
  • Natural and Cultural Heritage Tourism
  • Business Start-up
  • ​Globalisation of the Cruise Industry
  • Dissertation for Festivals, Events, Air and Tourism (40 credits)

Entry Requirements

To study this programme, you will need to meet the following entry requirements:

Academics Requirements

  • 96-112 UCAS points
  • BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM or BTEC Diploma at DD, or equivalent
  • GCSE Mathematics at Grade 4 or above (previously Grade C). Alternatively, applicants can sit the QA Higher Education Maths test.

English Language Requirements

  • GCSE English at Grade 4 or above (previously Grade C).
  • IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5 in each band, or equivalent. Alternatively, applicants can sit the QA Higher Education English test.

Interview

  • Attend an Admissions or Academic interview.
  • The admissions interview is to help us understand who you are and why you would like to study a course.
  • The academic interview is offered to candidates whose qualifications are below the entry requirements or who have not been in education for a while (the interviewer will assess your knowledge in the specific field).

Career Progression

This course is industry-focused, leading to careers in the growing UK and international overseas tourism industry. Working in tourism is an exciting option if you have a passion for travel and creating a memorable and inspiring experience for tourists. You may prepare travel itineraries, lead tour parties, or even work with local attractions and hotels. Jobs include tour operators, reservation consultants, local authority tourism officers and a variety of management positions.

Suitable roles for graduates include:

  • International tourism marketing
  • Customer services
  • Public sector tourism
  • Visitor management
  • Heritage attractions management
  • International hospitality
  • Global cruise industry
  • Tourism research
  • International tour operation
  • Resort management

Study Centres

  • London
  • ​Birmingham
  • ​Manchester

Last updated Sep 2020

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