Buckinghamshire New University

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Tourism Management with Air Travel

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Course summary

Studying tourism and air travel at Buckinghamshire New University opens up a world of possibilities and an ample range of career prospects. What makes our degree unique – and gives you a head start - is the specific emphasis on the air travel sector. Our team of lecturers have extensive experience of working in airlines and tourism operations. And we’ve designed the International Tourism Management with Air Travel course with input from top industry professionals, ensuring you gain the skills employers are looking for. Our BA (Hons) in International Tourism with Air Travel innovative degree programme keeps pace with the continuous changes within the travel and tourism industry. This ensures you graduate with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills that this energetic sector demands. Having in-depth knowledge of current and pressing issues - such as globalisation and sustainability - will allow you to get to grips with the sectors, understand them and improve your career prospects. On this degree, you’ll get to study modules shared with Airline and Airport Management students and pilots, giving you direct exposure to build your knowledge. We also offer domestic and international field trips to illustrate theory and enrich your experience. We offer seasonal employment opportunities to enable you to gain valuable skills for your future career. Work experience allows you to apply what you’ve learned and enhance your CV for when you graduate. We take great pride in ensuring our students are supported in accessing the work opportunities they wish to pursue. There is also an opportunity to study abroad at a partner institution. Our tourism and aviation degree programmes have been developed with industry experts and attract a number of guest lecturers. The department continuously pursues new partnerships in order to help you find suitable placements and ensure the course remains current. With our professional links, small class sizes, and dedicated and supportive staff, we’ll help you gain the experience, skills and knowledge you need to prepare you for a successful career in this exciting sector. You'll begin this course looking into the structure and development of the air transport industry. In the first year you'll focus on Tourism Destinations and Attractions and Travel and Tourism Marketing, and the importance of managing customer service. You'll develop a deep understanding of the industry's key sustainability and operational challenges. We are looking for adaptable, forward-thinking applicants who can develop strong leadership and management qualities. By the time you finish this degree you will have specific knowledge of the day-to-day operation and management of the various tourism sectors. You will have studied key modules in tourism, airline, airport and business management and have examined globalisation and collaboration within the tourism and air transport industry. Many of our graduates secure positions with large airline companies, such as Emirates, Virgin Atlantic and United Airlines, in ground handling and air cabin crew positions. Our alumni are also employed at airports such as London Heathrow and City Airport, working in a variety of roles such as ground handling agents and service operators. Your career prospects span beyond the air travel industry to include accommodation and hospitality providers and tour operators. You will also be qualified for work in tourism marketing agencies, and for developers of niche tourism products, such as ecotourism and adventure tourism. Alternatively, with entrepreneurship being studied in your final year, you may choose to develop your own small tourism venture.

Course details


Year One: Structure and Development of the Air Transport Industry, Marketing for Travel and Tourism, Professional Skills and Development, Managing Customer Service, Tourism Destinations and Attractions, Introduction to Finance and Economics. Year Two: Research Methods, Airport Management, Airline Management, Sustainability and Responsibility Management, Employment Research and Planning, Business Tourism, Human Resource Management. Year Three: Research Project, Business and Enterprise, Coordination, Cooperation and Collaboration in the Air Transport Industry, Aviation in the Global Context, Contemporary Tourism, Strategic Management, Destination Planning and Development.

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 who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year.

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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
International £12500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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International Tourism Management with Air Travel at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS