OVERVIEW The BA Tourism Management is a top-up degree for those with a HND in a tourism-related subject and is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in one of the most exciting global industries. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of national and international tourism management theory and strategies. You can tailor your degree to focus on areas that are related to your future career aspirations. Guest speakers and engagement with partners from organisations including VisitScotland and People Make Glasgow help inform course content and support career progression. You will gain the knowledge and skills to help to shape the future of tourism. The course offers a comprehensive understanding of national and international tourism management, from theory and strategy to operational issues. You can tailor your degree to focus on areas that are related to your future career aspirations. ADVANCED ENTRY OPTIONS Direct entry to Year 3 (with an appropriate HND) is the only entry point in this degree. CAREER PROSPECTS Jobs UWS’s BA Tourism Management programme has been developed in partnership with some of the UK’s top employers – meaning you’ll learn the skills and knowledge they’re looking for in graduates. BA Tourism Management programmes have gone on to secure positions in hotels, venues, conference and convention facilities, visitor attractions as well as tourism marketing and research roles. Further Study Some graduates choose further study in Tourism/Events or general management, leading to a Master of Science (MSc), Master of Business Administration (MBA) etc.
In Year 3, you will study specialised tourism modules including business events and tourism, tourism and sustainability and tourism, transport and mobility. You will also complete courses on managing people and marketing experiences. You will develop research skills and design a research project with a tourism management focus. You will also have the opportunity to select modules to suit your own area of interest. In your final year of study, you will focus on national and international tourism issues. You will study research theory, develop detailed knowledge of strategic concepts, policies and theories relevant to the tourism industry, explore how the tourism industry is adapting to sustainability and social responsibility on a national and international basis and the planning, management and impact of a range of international tourism issues. You will compete a dissertation on a tourism management topic of your choice. You will also have the opportunity to select optional modules that strengthen your own area of interest and career aspirations.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops. There will also be group work and independent learning to ensure you develop transferable skills such as research, presentation, communication and working as part of a team. Our Tourism Management degree is assessed using a variety of assessment methods including: // Written examinations // Coursework // Practical assessment // Reflective case study reports
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Paisley Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 3
- Year 4
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Year 3 Entry: HND: Travel & Tourism; Tourism; Events Management*; Hospitality Management*; Hospitality* *provided HND contains module 'Introduction to Tourism'
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. These are shown below.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill / component.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||176 overall with no sub-test less than 169|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||176 overall with no sub-test less than 169|
|Trinity ISE||Pass||ISEII with the minimum of a Pass in all sub-tests|
|PTE Academic||54||An overall score of 54 with no element below 51|
|TOEFL (iBT)||78||no sub-test less than: Reading: 17; Listening: 17; Speaking: 17; Writing: 17|
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. The reason for this is that it’s essential that you are able to read, speak and understand the English language to get the most out of your time at UWS. All international applicants are required to meet minimum English language standards, with the exception of: // Native speakers of English // Erasmus students (unless advised otherwise) // non-Erasmus students from EU partner institutions (your institution must provide confirmation of your English language ability in the absence of a formal qualification) The qualifications above must have been gained within two years prior to the start of your course at UWS.
UWS's English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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