University of Bedfordshire

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Tourism Management with Professional Practice Year

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Course summary

Open doors to a vast range of careers in the rapidly growing tourism industry – from airlines to hotels, business and conference centres to eco-tourism destinations, the possibilities are almost endless. Your studies will focus on global issues such as the development and management of sustainable tourism and some of the most pressing issues in international tourism management, including the impact of new technology on travel, tourism and mobility, the environmental, economic and social impacts of tourism. You will enjoy field trips to trips to tourist destinations or attractions, and an opportunity to specialise in visitor attractions, air transport, sports tourism or events management. The University of Bedfordshire is a member of the Institute of Travel & Tourism, the only professional membership body for individuals employed in the travel and tourism industry, one of the largest trade sectors in the UK. Why choose this course?

  • Learn the skills needed to enter careers in a wide range of UK or international tourism management settings
  • Study theory and practice in difference branches of tourism, including visitor attractions, air transport, heritage and sustainable tourism
  • Develop your understanding of the industry, with a final year work placement in the UK or abroad, with the opportunity to develop additional foreign language skills
  • Gain knowledge of strategic management of tourism-related businesses
  • Explore a range of potential career options with companies like tour operators, destination management companies, airlines and major hotel chains
  • Benefit from a course that opens up diverse career opportunities in a fast-growing industry, including in international tourism development, tour operations, air transport management, destination management, business development and marketing, as well as a range of further study opportunities.

Course details


- Business Of Tourism And Hospitality (TAL031-1) Compulsory - Business Practice Explored (BSS005-1) Compulsory - Consumer Behaviour (MAR022-1) Compulsory - Intercultural Competence In Business (MAR013-1) Compulsory - Understanding Tourism And Hospitality (TAL021-1) Compulsory - Using Data To Build Business Practice (BSS004-1) Compulsory - Career In Practice (MAR027-2) Compulsory - Cultural Tourism And Heritage Management (TAL045-2) Compulsory - Events And Destination Marketing (TAL046-2) Compulsory - Intercultural Management In Tourism (TAL036-2) Compulsory - Tourism And Society (TAL049-2) Compulsory - Travel And Tourism Law (TAL034-2) Compulsory - Continuing Professional Development (MAR027-3) Compulsory - Critical Issues In Tourism And Hospitality (TAL030-3) Compulsory - Research Methods (TAL034-3) Compulsory - Research Project (TAL035-3) Compulsory - Tourism And Sustainable Development (TAL037-3) Compulsory - Tourism Destination Development (TAL015-3) Compulsory Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate at the point of publication on the UCAS website. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website.

Assessment method

In line with the Business School's commitment to practice-based education, a large part of the assessment will relate to your demonstration of your ability to synthesise class room learning with real life scenarios within the international tourism industry. We will want to see that you understand the theory and have developed critical thinking skills which help you evaluate the relevance of what you have learned. To assess this range of integration of theory and skills into sound practice, we use a range of methods. You will be expected to complete one or two assessments per unit, which depends on the number of credits allocated to the unit. You will encounter many different kinds of assessment methods, for example: written exams, written assignments, portfolios, reports, individual or group oral presentations and practical skills assessment. All of which will enable you to gain valuable experience to use within the workplace.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13200 Year 1

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International Tourism Management with Professional Practice Year at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS