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Course summary

This innovative and interdisciplinary course provides you with a critical view of the broad range of global issues which affect how international tourism and aviation are organized and managed. Topics include: management; heritage, cultural, social, environmental and political issues; and sustainable development. This course will also provide you with a basic understanding of the nature, structure and organisation of the aviation and airport industry. It examines the key developments within aviation sectors and focuses on the component sectors of the industry and their operating characteristics. The University of Bedfordshire is a member of The Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE). ATHE is the subject association for tourism in higher education in the UK. It represents universities that are leading providers of tourism programmes. Why choose this course?

  • Benefit from a wide range of teaching experiences such as lectures, seminars, and workshops, fieldwork, practice weeks, external visits, on-line activities, individual and group work tasks and invited guest speakers from the tourism and aviation industry.
  • Learn through a range of integrated, project based activities which will set the tourism and aviation industry in the context of business.
  • Investigate the sensitive and positive effects cultures have on tourism and aviation. In your final year, we start to elaborate on the sustainable aspects of international tourism.
  • Benefit from teaching informed by research and professional practice that our tutors draw upon to illustrate current issues in the tourism and aviation industry globally.


- Business Of Travel And Tourism (TAL032-1) Compulsory - Business Practice Explored (BSS005-1) Compulsory - Introduction To The Airline Industry (TAL033-1) Compulsory - Structure And Development Of The Air Transport Industry (TAL035-1) Compulsory - Using Data To Build Business Practice (BSS004-1) Compulsory - Airline Revenue Management (TAL052-2) Compulsory - Events And Destination Marketing (TAL046-2) Compulsory - Global Airline & Cargo Operations Management (TAL051-2) Compulsory - Intercultural Management In Tourism (TAL036-2) Compulsory - Strategic Airport Planning & Development (TAL050-2) Compulsory - Travel And Tourism Law (TAL034-2) Compulsory - Continuing Professional Development (MAR027-3) Compulsory - Managing Safety & Security For Aviation (TAL038-3) 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 and aviation 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, for example: written exams, written assignments, portfolios, reports, individual or group oral presentations and practical skills assessment. The assessments test the ability to construct a reasoned, sustained and coherent argument, and to articulate it fluently. Students are required to demonstrate an appropriate level of research, of independent argument, and to reference in an appropriate way. Unit assessment is based on specified learning outcomes and threshold criteria.

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

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

For information on the 2024 fees please refer to our website,
Travel, Aviation and Tourism Management at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS