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Hospitality & Tourism (Travel & Tourism Specialisms) (Validated - Ulster University) FdSc FT Titanic

Belfast Metropolitan College

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree

  • Location

    Titanic Quarter Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

This course is a two year Foundation Degree in Hospitality and Travel Management with Travel and Tourism Specialisms, validated by Ulster University. The Travel and Tourism Industry offers opportunities both locally and internationally. An industry that is renowned for being resilient and bouncing back, the travel and tourism product in Northern Ireland, has, in recent years seen a growth in many areas such as Screen Tourism and world class events. Employment opportunities could arise in Tour Operators, Airports, Travel Agencies, Tourist Information Centres, Holiday Representatives and Tourist Attractions such as the World’s number one (2016) Titanic Belfast as well as diversifying into careers in Marketing, Events or Hospitality. Overall, a course in Travel & Tourism Management offers vocational and academic training to develop your knowledge and understanding of the industry, develop skills in business, management, study, personal development and communication to help you enhance your career prospects.

There is also a compulsory work placement in final semester of year two, which can be either local or international. Previously, students have been placed, for example, in Miami, South Africa, Mauritius, Norway, Belgium and Amsterdam as well as locally in Tourism organisations and attractions, Travel Agencies, Events companies, Hospitality organisations and the Air and Sea Ports.

There is also the opportunity to continue your study by joining the BSc Hons Degree in International Travel and Tourism Management at Ulster University or other relevant courses.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through written essays, presentations, group work, exams and role play and a project completed during the work placement.

Career Prospects

Successful graduates have a choice of progression opportunities, subject to their final results. Students can join the final year of the BSc Hons Degree in International Travel & Tourism Management at Ulster University (upon successful completion of summer modules) or apply for other relevant university courses within the UK. The course has been designed through consultation with the industry advisory board, to meet their demands.

Tourism is a major growth area, therefore students may seek to gain employment on completion of the course. Employment opportunities include Travel Agent, International Travel Consultant, Sales Reservation Agents, Air Cabin Crew, Ground Staff, Ticketing Staff, Tour Guides, Tourist Attraction and Events Management.

Students will have the opportunity to enter the prestigious Northern Ireland Travel News Student of the Year Award.

Tuition fees

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£ 2,765per year

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UCAS Points : 64

64 UCAS points to include 2 full A Levels or equivalent.

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University information

Belfast Metropolitan College

  • Campus address

    Belfast Metropolitan College, 7 Queens Road, Belfast, Antrim, BT3 9DT, Northern Ireland

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