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International Tourism Management Top-up BSc (Hons)

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-MAR-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course snapshot**Economies and businesses around the globe today rely upon their ability to attract visitors, challenging international tourism providers to continuously reinvent themselves within a constantly changing environment. Our International Tourism Management top-up course will expand upon your existing knowledge and skills to help shape you into a skilled professional ready to embark upon a variety of career paths. You will have the chance to put your training into practice on an overseas residential visit to a major international tourism destination, giving you valuable first-hand insight into the industry. Studying at a recognised Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence, you will also have access to travel and tourism events hosted on campus, along with use of our cutting-edge simulation facilities in our new Aviation and Tourism Suite.**Who's the course for?**Our course is ideal for anyone looking to enter a career working with destination management organisations and tourism businesses which promote responsible and sustainable tourism practices, as well as the wider tourism industry.**Why should I study this course?**- **RESIDENTIAL VISIT** – Travel overseas to take on a tourism project, with essential trip costs covered by the University – previous destinations have included Barcelona, Prague, Budapest, Cyprus, New York and The Gambia- **SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES** – Choose from our extensive portfolio of optional modules in order to tailor your studies to match your career aspirations- **IN-DEPTH RESEARCH** – Select an area or issue within the global tourism industry that interests you to examine in detail for your final research project- **INDUSTRY APPROVED** – We are an ITT Centre of Excellence and offer you enrichment opportunities including tourism and travel industry events on campus**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.**What skills will I gain?**You will learn about higher management concepts and techniques, and apply them to destinations and tourism organisations within the dynamic and uncertain environment.You will gain an understanding of the intercultural and social dimensions of international tourism, such as changing global tourism patterns, key drivers of activity and the changing nature of tourists.Through our optional modules, you'll be able to develop skills and knowledge in other areas such as financial strategy, international marketing or 'dark' and thanatourism management.In completing your research project, you will have a great opportunity to demonstrate your independent learning skills and develop expertise relevant to the industry that will boost your future employability.**What about the future?**Completion of this course will open the doors for you to enter a variety of careers within the international tourism industry. Our graduates have gone on to work in management roles in corporate travel, tourism marketing and tourism sustainability.You will be able to pursue roles in areas such as:- Destination management organisations (DMOs)- Sustainable tourism- Responsible travel (in commercial organisations)- Cultural tourism- Sustainable, cultural and eco-tourism organisationsYou can also progress to postgraduate study, including courses at University College Birmingham such as International Tourism Management MSc.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 11,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

HND (BTEC) : P

A relevant HND or a foundation degree in the areas of Tourism Management or Tourism Business Management, with 240 credits.

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University information

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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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