BA (Hons) International Tourism Management
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Enter the exciting world of international tourism with this specialised management degree. You’ll learn the skills, qualities and knowledge required by employers to help you develop a successful career in a growing global industry.
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).
The BA (Hons) International Tourism Management aims to provide you with the 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.
This course is delivered as part of a partnership between QA Higher Education and Solent University. The programme is validated by the University and delivered by QA Higher Education.
The course information displayed on this page is correct for the academic year 2019/20. We aim to run the course as advertised however, changes may be necessary due to updates to the curriculum (due to academic or industry developments), student demand or UK compliance reasons
What you'll learn
Through seminars and assessed activities, you will develop your interpersonal skills, organisation, cross-cultural communication, problem-solving and leadership skills, as well as in management and IT. These transferable skills are developed throughout the programme and specific attention is paid to enhancing your cultural awareness and your ability to communicate effectively in a range of formats appropriate for the international tourism industry.
Duration study load
- 3 years
- 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). Applicants can sit QA Higher Education Maths test, where a score of 8 out of 15 is required
English language requirements
- GCSE at Grade 4 (previously Grade C) or above; IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5 in each band, or equivalent. Functional Skills Level 2 in English
- Applicants can sit the QA Higher Education English test, where 60% is required
Assessments are based on coursework, presentations and exams.
For students applying to begin their studies in June
QA Higher Education has two primary objectives during this rapidly evolving period regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19). The first is to ensure the welfare of its learners and staff, and the second is to ensure continuity and access to learning. In line with the sector as a whole and its response to Covid-19, if necessary, we will implement online teaching for this programme to allow you to begin your studies this June. As circumstances allow, we will review this decision with a view to bringing the programme back to face-to-face classroom tuition at the earliest appropriate time based on government and medical guidance.
You’ll be taught using a range of teaching methods that include lectures, seminars and workshops, totalling 9-12 hours per week. You will also be expected to engage in independent study, around 38 hours per week.
You will have access to Solent’s virtual learning environment that provides quick online access to assignments, lecture notes, suggested reading and other course information.
Evening and weekend study
One of our study options available for UK and EU nationals includes evenings and weekends.
This study option offers exactly the same levels of student support and the ability to balance your full-time studies with your personal life.
Who's it for?
This BA (Hons) International Tourism Management programme is the ideal course for students who aspire to careers in tourism marketing, cruising, international tour operation, resort management or any other aspect of the international tourism industry.
All units are core and are worth 20 credits unless specified.
- Professional Practice for Tourism and Events
- Leisure Marketing (Tourism and Events)
- Introduction to Tourism
- World Tourism Perspectives
- Tourism and Events Business Practice
- The Cruise Industry and Visit
- Tourism and Events Research Skills
- Tourism and Cruise Experiences Management and Innovation
- The Management of Visitor Attractions
- Work Placement (60 credits)
- Contemporary Issues in Tourism
- Natural and Cultural Heritage Tourism Management
- International Marketing for Tourism & Travel
- Business Start-Up
- Dissertation for Leisure Services (Tourism and Events) (40 credits)
- 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
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