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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary:

  • Develop critical insight into the theory and practice of tourism management.
  • Learn two languages and prepare yourself for work in the global economy.
  • Gain hands-on experience of the international tourism industry – with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.
  • Understand the cultural, economic and social contexts of your two target countries.
Expand your language skills alongside your understanding of tourism management, preparing you to become a multilingual professional. There’s an option to study and work abroad for 18 months, developing transferable skills and giving you a competitive advantage in the international employment market. Develop fluency in Spanish and a second foreign language (German or French from any level or Italian from scratch). How you learn: All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. At every level of this course, you’ll have opportunities to acquire and apply an array of knowledge relating to tourism. You’ll develop skills in both your main and minor languages and cultural awareness to a high level. You’ll also engage with real companies through a placement and projects to harness your employability potential. You learn through:
  • lectures and seminars, with guest speakers
  • weekly sessions with Foreign Language Assistants
  • Spanish modules taught in the target language
  • independent and directed study
  • presentations and group work
  • an optional semester at one of our Spanish partner universities
  • an optional placement year in a Spanish-speaking country
Applied learning - Work placements As part of your course you have the option to spend 11 months on a paid work placement in a relevant tourism organisation based in Spain. If you’re studying two languages from post-A-Level, you’ll also have the option to split this placement between countries. Not only is your placement a fantastic way to explore and get to know a different country, it’s also a great opportunity to gain valuable tourism industry experience and apply the knowledge developed throughout your studies. It helps you develop your skills and Spanish language ability and significantly enhances your employability. You’ll have the opportunity to apply for placements with highly regarded companies within the tourism industry, such as Melia Hotels International, Steigenberg Hotels AG, Toluna and Location Vacances Express. Live Projects In addition to the optional 11-month work placement, you’ll also undertake Highly Skilled Employment projects in each academic year. You’ll apply your learning alongside your language skills and work with local, national and international companies. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of students from other undergraduate years, as part of our wider Languages Community. Networking opportunities We’re proud of our links with UK and international tourism-related businesses, and with our alumni. You’ll have numerous opportunities to network with them at events like our annual alumni event.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will spend your third year on placement. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Contemporary And Professional Studies One (French) Contemporary And Professional Studies One (German) Contemporary And Professional Studies One (Spanish) Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (French) Foreign Language International Tourism Business Linguistic And Academic Studies Tourism Management: Principles And Practice Year 2 - Compulsory modules Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (German) Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (Spanish) Contemporary European Studies French (Abroad) German (Abroad) Intercultural And Professional Development Interculturality In Practice Italian (Abroad) Managing Visitor Attractions People And Organisations In Context Spanish (Abroad) Tourism, Development And Society (Overseas) Year 3 - Compulsory modules Placement Year Final year - Compulsory modules Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (French) Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Italian) Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Spanish) Contemporary And Professional Studies Three (French) Contemporary And Professional Studies Three (German) Contemporary And Professional Studies Three (Spanish) Foreign Language International Air Travel Management Sustainable Tourism Planning Tourism Destination Marketing

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you do not have any of the qualifications above but have relevant experience you are welcome to discuss potential opportunities with the admissions tutor. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

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Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2022 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

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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 £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

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Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Languages with Tourism (Spanish) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS