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International Tourism Management with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Foundation Year helping you to achieve more. Including a foundation year as part of your four-year study programme will give you a head start in your academic and professional life. The foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence - with extensive support from our expert staff - before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you.Our degrees with a foundation year are continuous, meaning that you won’t need to apply again once you have successfully completed the first year. This International Tourism Management degree is for people who want to lead and shape the future of the tourism industry. We'll help you grow into a business-savvy, innovative thinker who also puts sustainability at the heart of their decision-making. This programme is part of our Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism, which has been awarded the prestigious International Centre of Excellence (ICE) in Tourism and Hospitality accreditation. Events, Hospitality and Tourism Management at Derby is ranked Top 5 in the Guardian University Guide 2022.

Why choose this course?

This BA (Hons) International Tourism Management degree is designed to give you the management and operational skills needed to succeed in the tourism industry of the 2020s and beyond. You’ll learn about business management, entrepreneurship and sustainability, so you graduate as a modern, adaptable and creative thinker who is not afraid to challenge the status quo and lead on change.

Is this course for you?

You'll learn to manage and promote destinations and develop tourism, but we'll also give you the leadership and entrepreneurial skills needed to excel in the tourism industry - a sector that needs reshaping and rebuilding after the Covid pandemic

How you will learn

You will build up your knowledge and skills through learning activities like lectures delivered by our tutors and guest speakers, seminars and tutorials, practical projects, fieldtrips, placements, networking and mentoring opportunities.

Opportunities and experiences

Throughout the course you'll be asked to complete a wide range of tasks and activities that a tourism professional might do, so you build up practical experience and can apply what you're learning. You might be asked to design and deliver a tourism experience for a specific customer group, think up creative ideas for promoting a destination, develop a project to solve a tourism related problem, and develop and pitch business proposals.

Careers and employability

You'll graduate from this degree as a confident and creative international tourism specialist with strong business acumen. You'll be well-suited to a range of roles in the tourism, event or hospitality sectors, as well as allied industries such as marketing, PR or HR. Several years into your career, we think you'll be leading, inspiring and shaping the future of the visitor economy.

Did you know? We also offer this course With a Foundation Year, With a Placement Year.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,045per year

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

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University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    96th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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