Open doors to an exciting career in a rapidly evolving industry incorporating all aspects of world travel from airlines and hotels to visitor attractions and eco-tourism. This globally focused course develops your understanding of tourism while giving you the practical skills you need to take on a management role in the sector. Alongside the development of your business and management skills your studies focus on global issues such as the development and management of sustainable tourism; the impact of new technology on travel tourism and mobility; and the environmental economic and social impacts of tourism. Our approach places the business of tourism within an ethical framework which is essential in an industry whose prime attractions include the natural environment and local cultures. The course is practice based with theory put to the test in real-life scenarios from within the international tourism industry. You also benefit from field trips to tourist destinations and attractions and have the opportunity to take a year in industry in the UK or abroad. 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?
- Study theory and practice in different branches of tourism including hospitality visitor attractions heritage and sustainable tourism
- Gain knowledge of the strategic management of tourism-related businesses
- Benefit from regular guest speakers from industry providing insight into your chosen career
- Develop your skills in analysing and interpreting complex information ready for employment
- Take the course over four years and include a fee-free year in industry gaining experience developing your language skills and building your CV
- If you need to step up into higher education start with a Foundation Year which guarantees you a place on the degree course
- 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.
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.
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