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

Course summary

By studying this hybrid degree at Buckinghamshire New University, you’ll gain the extensive knowledge and understanding needed to dive into a career within the tourism and air travel sectors. Accredited by the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT), this course has been designed with input from top industry professionals, ensuring you gain the skills employers are looking for. Why study this subject? If you have a keen interest in working in the international travel and tourism sectors, then this subject is a perfect fit for you. Pursuing a degree in these areas offers an understanding of the behind-the-scenes operations, planning and management required by employers in these industries. This degree will give you a comprehensive insight across all aspects of tourism, with a focus on air transport, helping you gain the knowledge and transferable skills to start a career in these vast and varied sectors. There is a wide range of career paths that this degree could help you to take your first steps in, including working for airlines or tour operators, marketing agencies, ground handlers, destination management companies, tourism planning, events management and air cargo operators. Why study at BNU? This degree has been specifically designed to ensure you are learning the latest from the industry, our academics work hard to ensure your degree keeps pace with the continuous changes within the sector so that you graduate with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills that this energetic sector demands. Our teaching team includes skilled lecturers who have a high level of working knowledge from years of industry experience, which will allow you to gain a deep insight into the latest trends and requirements of tourism and air travel. In addition, guest speakers often deliver sessions to enrich your learning – the School has been proud to have welcomed speakers from the likes of TUI and British Airways. We are all about gaining practical and real-life experience, and our programme offers seasonal employment opportunities so that you can gain valuable skills to help kickstart your future career – previous placements have been with London Heathrow Airport, easyJet and British Airways among others. Being accredited by The Institute of Travel and Tourism means that you can hit the ground running from day one through gaining student membership of the institute. This membership affords you access to their rich industry-focused networking and careers events. Opportunity modules are a key part of the BNU curriculum. You’ll choose modules from a broad selection in areas such as sustainability, entrepreneurship, creativity, digital skills, personal growth, civic engagement, health & wellbeing and employment. Opportunity modules are designed to enable you to develop outside the traditional boundaries of your discipline and help you to further stand out from the crowd to future employers. What will I study? In the first year, core topics introduce the variety of social and economic impacts that the tourism sector drive forward at destinations and upon societies. Two specialty areas are also offered focusing on the air travel sector. In the second year, you'll study sustainable and responsible tourism operations in the business tourism sector and niche tourism markets such as music tourism, religious tourism, culinary tourism and dance tourism among many others. You'll also have topics on aviation management, and be offered the opportunity to undertake seasonal employment. The third year comprises the study of critical and contemporary issues in tourism such as dark tourism, the use of animals in tourism, sex tourism, terrorism and tourism, and the impact of pandemics on tourism among others. You’ll also study the management of tourism organisations at strategic levels in addition to the air travel-specific areas. You will also be given the option to either write a dissertation or study a course on business and enterprise.


Year one Core Academic and Professional Development Tourism and Society Hospitality and Service Operations Tourism Destinations and Attractions Airport Operations Opportunity 2 x 10 credit year one Opportunity modules Year two Core Tourism, Safety and Security Tourism and Global Challenges Research Methods Optional Digital Technology and Innovation Human Factors in Aviation Project Management Aviation Safety and Crisis Management Year three Core Critical Issues in Tourism Managing Tourism Organisations Extended Independent Work Optional Airport Planning and Design Digital Technology and Innovation in Aviation Network Planning Procurement and Global Sourcing in Aviation

Assessment method

The dedicated and supportive course team are committed to nurturing your development, ensuring you can graduate with the skills and capabilities needed for a successful and fulfilling career. You’ll study two modules per term with three terms per academic year and these are delivered through a blend of lectures, interactive seminars, workshops, small-group activities and debates. They are also supported by e-learning material delivered through the Virtual Learning Environment. Assessment methods are those considered most appropriate to the nature of the programme. For example, the likelihood of any employee within the travel or aviation industries being called upon to write an essay is minimal. However, the ability to write structured, well researched, analytical, or informative reports and presentations is an undeniable asset to those seeking employment in the industry. Assessments on the course include: group work poster presentations the use of quantitative research methods (basic forecasting) written assignments (generally reports) cumulative exercises a reflective journal time-constrained assignments (TCAs). As you progress through the programme, you’ll be expected to undertake longer reports and presentations with an emphasis on assessing analytical and evaluative ability. The final research project/business plan and proposal provide the ultimate test of your ability to source, critically analyse, synthesise and critically evaluate information from a wide variety of sources and to apply your findings and recommendations to real-world situations. On top of the support provided by the team of tutors, the University also has a dedicated academic skills centre, Student Learning and Achievement. The team here can provide additional support in areas such as presentation skills, time-management, academic reading, referencing or academic writing, research for report preparation and how to prepare effectively for examinations among others.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Travel and Tourism, Institute of

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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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

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
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

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