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BA (Hons) International Tourism Management

International Tourism Management - BA (Hons) Degree

 

Key Facts

UCAS Codes:
N801: International Tourism Management*

N891: International Tourism and Events Management

*Foundation students should also use this UCAS code and apply for entry point 0 on the UCAS website

Place of Study: 
Llandaff Campus

School:
Cardiff School of Management

Course Length:
Three years full-time or four years full-time if undertaking year long industry placement. Four years full-time if undertaking foundation year. Five years full-time if undertaking foundation year and year long industry placement.

Also available part-time and can take up to six years.

Part-time fees:
Charges are per single module unless specified: undergraduate = 10 credits. Please contact the programme leader for further information on modules to be studied part-time and how this will affect fees.


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Course Overview

The International Tourism Management degree at Cardiff Met offers two pathways, both professionally accredited:

BA (Hons) International Tourism Management – accredited by Tourism Management Institute

BA (Hons) International Tourism & Events Management – accredited by the Institute of Hospitality

The tourism industry is one of the world’s largest industries and is both dynamic and multi-disciplinary. It incorporates both multinational corporations and small scale locally owned companies as well as many aspects of the smaller events and hospitality industries.

In order to help you explore and prepare for a career in this diverse industry, the Tourism Management courses provide a blend of core knowledge that reflects the economic, environmental and social context and practice of tourism with rigorous management underpinning throughout the course. It is mandatory to undertake a work-based learning module to strengthen your employability at the end of the course.

To date students have undertaken placements both overseas and within the UK. Overseas placements have included Universal Studios, Disney and a range of resort hotels and country clubs within the USA, Camp America as well as European placements with tour operators including Thomas Cook. Within the UK, students have worked for a range of organisations such as the National Trust, the Youth Hostel Association, Cardiff Airport, National Museum of Wales, airlines and tourist information centres. 

To enhance the module content further, the course draws on the expertise of a number of industry experts including Visit Wales, Cardiff Airport and the Principality Stadium, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, CADW, Cardiff Castle. The course team also frequently arrange visits to many local tourist attractions and destinations. 

If you choose one of the field study modules there is also the opportunity to travel to places like Alicante and Gambia.

Course information on this page relates to September 2019 entry.

​Course Content​​

Foundation Year (Year 0):

This programme incorporates a foundation year, which is intended for students wishing to enrol onto the three-year honours degree, who fall into one of the following categories:

1. Students who have not achieved the required A-level points (or equivalent) score to enter the first year of the degree programme.
2. Mature students who have been out of the formal education system for some time.

Further information about the foundation year can be found by clicking here.

Degree:

The International Tourism Management programme is comprised of a number of core management and tourism specific modules, with a range of options to enable students to tailor the courses to their specific interests and career ambitions. The pathway also includes specific events modules.

During each year of study, students will complete 120 credits worth of modules from the lists below:

Year One:

Compulsory modules for all pathways:

  • The Tourism Industry (20 credits)
  • Tourism for a Small Planet (20 credits)
  • Diversity and Social Inclusion for Tourism, Hospitality and Events (10 credits)
  • Finance for Managers (20 credits)*
  • Managing People and Organisations (20 credits)*
  • Personal Development Planning (10 credits)

Specialist compulsory modules for pathways:

For International Tourism Management:

  • Visitor Attraction Experience (20 credits)

For International Tourism and Events Management:

  • Events in Context (20 credits)

*Available through the medium of Welsh

Year Two:

Compulsory modules for all pathways:

  • Developing a Competitive Destination (20 credits)
  • Business Development and Finance (10 credits)
  • Human Resource Management for Tourism, Hospitality and Events (20 credits)
  • Marketing for Tourism, Hospitality and Events (20 credits)*
  • Research Methods (10 credits)*
  • Work Experience (10 credits)

Specialist compulsory modules for pathways:

For International Tourism Management:

  • Niche Tourism (20 credits)

For International Tourism and Events Management:

  • Event Design and Project Management (20 credits)

Optional modules (10 credits):

  • Certification Module
  • European Field Study
  • Financial Planning for Business
  • Sociology of Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Major Incident and Crisis Management
  • Events Safety and Licensing**
  • Social Events and Party Planning**

*Available through the medium of Welsh
**Available only on the International Tourism and Events Management pathway

Year Three:

Compulsory modules for all programmes:

  • Tourism Ethics (20 credits)
  • Strategic Management for Tourism, Hospitality and Events (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits) OR Enterprise Project (40 credits) OR Independent Study (20 credits)

Specialist compulsory modules for pathways:

For International Tourism Management:

  • Culture, Power and Identity (20 credits)

For International Tourism and Events Management:

  • Legal Issues for Events (10 credits)
  • Global Sporting Events (20 credits) OR Festivals and Cultural Events (20 credits) OR Fundraising and Charity Events (20 credits) OR Conferences, Exhibitions and Corporate Events (20 credits)

Optional modules for all programmes:

  • Branding and Advertising (10 credits)
  • Corporate Finance (10 credits)
  • Digital Customer Experience for Tourism, Hospitality and Events (10 credits)
  • Employability and Career Development (10 credits)
  • Employee Resourcing (10 credits)
  • Industrial Work Experience (20 credits)
  • International Field Study (10 credits)
  • Public Relations and Sponsorship (10 credits)
  • Wine Studies (10 credits)

Additional optional modules for International Tourism Management:

  • Global Sporting Events (20 credits)
  • Festivals and Cultural Events (20 credits)
  • Fundraising and Charity Events (20 credits)
  • Conferences, Exhibitions and Corporate Events (20 credits)

Additional optional modules for International Tourism and Events Management:

  • Culture, Power and Identity (20 credits)

Please note due to the vocational and industry orientated nature of this programme certain modules may be withdrawn and others introduced to maintain vocational currency. All optional modules are further subject to sufficient demand and availability.

Learning & Teaching

All students will benefit from the team of dedicated personal tutors who provide a point of personal and regular contact. The Personal Tutors work closely with the Programme Directors and Year Tutors to ensure that the needs of students are effectively met and that their time at Cardiff Metropolitan University is both a pleasant and successful experience.

In addition to the Personal Tutors, the individual course specific academic support and guidance is provided by the Programme Director and the respective Year Tutor. This is particularly important in relation to both the choice of options which are available at year two and three and the range of work experience opportunities available.​​

Assessment

The School of Management assessment strategy for each module varies to ensure the most appropriate method is used to achieve learning outcomes. A range of assessment methods are used, including essays, reports, presentations,, case studies, podcasts, films, poster presentations, and examinations.​

Employability & Careers​

The tourism industry offers a diverse range of career opportunities and therefore graduates will be well placed to secure managerial positions in the private, public and voluntary sectors of the tourism industry, both in the UK and overseas. Opportunities exist in the fields of destination marketing and planning, airport and airline operations, travel and tour operations, events management, sports management and marketing national and local tourism organisations, visitor attractions management, hospitality provision, and small business development (possibly leading to self-employment). Due to the management focus of the course graduates opportunities also exist in wider business areas.​

Entry Requirements​ & How to Apply

Foundation route:

Applicants will preferably have a minimum of five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics* at grade C or above / grade 4 or above (for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) and 32 UCAS Tariff Points from at least 1 A level (or equivalent).

Degree:

Five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics* at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) , plus 112 points from at least 2 A levels (or equivalent).

Typical offers may include:

  • 96-112 points from at least 2 A levels to include grades CC; Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate considered as the third subject
  • RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma/Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma overall grade MMM - DMM
  • 96-112 points from at least 2 Scottish Advanced Highers to include grades DD
  • 96-112 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include 3 x H2 grades. Higher level subjects only considered with a minimum grade H4
  • 96-112 points from the Access to Higher Education Diploma

*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics – Numeracy.

We encourage applications from those with a strong interest in the tourism sectors. Applicants demonstrating relevant experience or engagement with the sector through their personal statement will be welcome.

If you are studying combinations of the above, or if your qualification isn't listed, please either contact Admissions or refer to the UCAS Course Search for entry requirements. Further information on our entry requirements, including qualifications from the EU can be found by clicking here.

International Applicants
Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website.

Selection Procedure:
Selection is usually on the basis of a completed application and personal statement.

How to Apply: Full-time applications for this course should be made online to UCAS at www.ucas.com. Part-time applications should be made to the University at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/selfservice. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply​.

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer into year 2 & 3

If you are interested in transferring credit from another institution to study at Cardiff Met for a course which accepts entry for year 2 and/or 3, you can find further information on this and information on how to apply on the RPL page. Please contact Admissions for any queries that you have on RPL.

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Admissions Team on 029 2041 6044 or email askadmissions@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme leader, Vicky Richards:
Email: vrichards@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Tel: 029 2020 5573​


Full terms and conditions in relation to accepting an offer to study at Cardiff Metropolitan University can be found by visiting www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/terms