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International Tourism Management BA (Hons)

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-JAN-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course snapshot**Want to be part of an industry that has become a global phenomenon in the past 70 years? Tourism has become a vital sector to many economies, with international providers having to continuously reinvent themselves to stay ahead of the curve. Accredited by the University of Birmingham, our four-year International Tourism Management degree at University College Birmingham will provide you with the key skills to flourish in this competitive and evolving field. In addition to studying in our state-of-the-art Aviation and Tourism Suite, you'll have the chance to undertake a 48-week paid work placement to gain a distinctive edge in the job market, as well as exciting opportunities for residential trips both in the UK and across the globe.**Who's the course for?**Whether you want to work in areas ranging from destination management organisations and tour operations to attractions and events organisations, this course is a great choice to help you realise your career aspirations.**Why should I study this course?**- **Work placement** – Boost your career prospects and first-hand experience of the industry with a paid 48-week placement, during which you won’t incur any tuition fees- **Residential visits** – Take on tourism projects in the UK and overseas, with essential trip costs covered by the University – past destinations have ranged from Amsterdam, Barcelona and Prague to New York, Toronto, Cyprus and The Gambia- **Specialise your studies** – Gain expertise in a field related to your career aims through optional modules such as Attraction Management or Smart Tourism and Aviation- **Industry approved** – Study at an ITT Centre of Excellence and work on live and simulated industry projects in association with our professional networks**Great! Tell me more**University College Birmingham offers outstanding simulation facilities for tourism students in our brand new Aviation and Tourism Suite. This features a state-of-the-art mock plane cabin, check-in areas and Galileo GDS system for training students.We offer the option of a four-year degree including a paid 48-week placement, during which you will not incur any tuition fees. Opportunities are available in the UK and overseas. (There is also the option to study the course without a placement.)**What skills will I gain?**You will learn how to analyse tourism trends and devise innovative, creative strategies to compete in the tourism marketplace.You will gain a deep understanding of the global tourism environment and the challenges the industry faces to be sustainable and profitable.Through your placements and working on live consultancy projects, you'll build essential real-life industry experience and a range of further professional and employability skills.**What about the future?**Upon graduating with this degree, you will be able to move into a variety of areas in the international tourism industry, with career options in:- Tour operations- Destination management organisations- Tourism and digital marketing- Market research- Corporate press relations- Airlines- Project management- Travel account management- Hospitality- Other transport graduate recruitment schemesOur past graduates have also gone on to work in corporate travel and events companies as well as travel journalism and media. Alternatively, should you wish to continue studying, you will be able to progress onto postgraduate level courses.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 11,500per year

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A level : CCC

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.

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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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