Aberystwyth University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

Spanish and Adventure Tourism Management

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Course summary

Why study Spanish and Adventure Tourism Management at Aberystwyth University? By choosing to study the BSc Spanish and Adventure Tourism Management course with us you will explore the development, operation and impacts of both domestic and international adventure tourism. Your studies will focus on contemporary issues facing the industry including changing market trends, challenges facing destinations, how to manage tourism in a more sustainable way, and how to effectively market the sector using contemporary methods. For the Spanish elements of the course, you will have timetabled intensive linguistic classes where you will concentrate on the following principles: listening, reading/writing, oral and translation. Alongside your studies, you will also receive four hours of linguistic and grammar classes per week. Spanish at Abersytwyth University is a vibrant, supportive and close-knit community which means that you will benefit from the unique approach to language development. All of the language tutors are native speakers or experts in the relevant target languages. We know our students by name and not by number. The Adventure Tourism Management element of this degree scheme is accredited by the Tourism Management Institute (TMI). This means that you can be confident the course will provide you with the knowledge, understanding, skills and experience that will fully prepare you for a career in adventure tourism management. A key feature of the degree is that alongside classroom-based learning there are regular day and overnight field visits both in the UK and overseas which enable you to explore adventure tourism in practice as part of the learning process. Finally, a wide range of student assessments including the production of a business plan, web pages, field research, critical reviews, presentations and reflection develop your professional skills base and competence which are further complemented by the transferable professional skills developed in other core modules. Learning and Teaching You will study core modules in each year of the course and you will also choose modules from a selection of those on offer, according to your own personal interests - see the course profile on our website for details. First year core modules: Spanish language (oral, aural, translation and writing); Fundamentals of Management and Business; Marketing Principles and Contemporary Practice; Principles of Tourism Management. Second year core modules: Spanish language (aural, writing, oral and translation); Adventure tourism; Activity Certification 1; International Tourism in Practice. In your third year, you will embark on your year abroad which can be spent studying in one of our partner Spanish universities, or you can choose to spend the year undertaking a work placement in a Spanish speaking country. Other opportunities include the British Council English Language Assistantship Programme, where you will assist in the English Language development within a primary or secondary school in Spain or a Spanish speaking country. Final year core modules: Spanish language (oral, aural and writing); Sustainable tourism; Activity Certification 2. You will be taught through lectures, small-group seminars, and tutorials. You will sit exams and will be assessed on your essays, projects, reports, reflective diaries, portfolios, and presentations. The coursework will develop your capacity to research, analyse and present an argument clearly and coherently, while seminars will help you hone your presentations skills. You will be assigned a personal tutor in both departments throughout your time at Aberystwyth University. This person will assist you with all matters academic and non-academic.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedB
Cambridge English ProficiencyC
IELTS (Academic)6.5With minimum 5.5 in each component.
PTE Academic62With minimum scores of 51 in each component.
TOEFL (iBT)88With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.

If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
EU £15375 Year 1
International £15375 Year 1

Additional fee information

The UK and Welsh Governments have confirmed that EU students commencing their studies in the academic year 2021/22 will no longer be eligible for home fee status. Fees for EU students will therefore be charged in line with international fees from 2021/22 onwards. Please note Irish nationals will continue to be eligible for home fee status and support by the Welsh Government under the Common Travel Area arrangement
Spanish and Adventure Tourism Management at Aberystwyth University - UCAS