Cardiff Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

International Tourism Management (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

This is a four-year programme that includes a year of foundational study and leads directly into the degree course. Our foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence, before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. Pathways available: BA (Hons) International Tourism Management BA (Hons) International Tourism Management with Internship While the tourism industry is one of the world's largest industries and is both dynamic and multi-disciplinary, it is fragile and requires new approaches when it comes to tackling overtourism, the growth of domestic tourism and its importance to general health and wellbeing. Therefore, in order to help you explore and prepare for a career in this diverse and changing industry, both our BA (Hons) International Tourism Management and our BA (Hons) International Tourism Management with Internship Degrees provides a blend of core knowledge that reflects the economic, environmental and social context and practice of tourism with rigorous management underpinning throughout the course. With both a flexible learning and teaching approach, you will have greater control over the when and the where of your learning through both on and off-line experiences. Industry engagement remains a strong focus of our BA (Hons) International Tourism Management and BA (Hons) International Tourism Management with Internship Degrees. In the past, students have undertaken placements both overseas and within the UK. Overseas placements have included Universal Studios, Disney and a range of resort hotels and country clubs within the USA. However, while the tourism industry remains resilient, it does require new skills in innovation, creativity and risk management. Therefore, students now have the opportunity to develop live consultancy reports as part of this module for a range of organisations such as the National Trust, the Youth Hostel Association, Cardiff Airport, National Museum of Wales, airlines and tourist information centres. Thus, helping to maintain strong industry engagement. To enhance the module content further, both our BA (Hons) International Tourism Management and BA (Hons) International Tourism Management with Internship degrees draw upon the expertise of several industry experts including Visit Wales, Cardiff Airport and the Principality Stadium, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, CADW, Cardiff Castle. The course team have frequently arranged visits and tours of many local tourist attractions and destinations. A key feature of both our BA (Hons) International Tourism Management and BA (Hons) International Tourism Management with Internship degrees is the opportunity to experience and examine different destinations such as Alicante, Morocco, and Gambia with their own individual assessment methods which form part of the core tourism modules. Students also have the opportunity to study a language as part of their degree, which can be carried through to the final year. Both the our BA (Hons) International Tourism Management and BA (Hons) International Tourism Management with Internship degrees are accredited by the Tourism Management Institute (TMI). Work on these programmes are not only underpinned by the research being undertaking by the academic staff, but also the Welsh Centre for Tourism Research (WCTR) and the Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE). We are also proud to be an Educational Partner of ABTA, the leading association of travel agents and tour operators, and our students are able to apply for the competitive ABTA Internship. We offer this programme with two study options. You can choose four years full-time or five years full-time which would include a one-year professional placement before your final year that will give you hands-on experience in a real-life working environment. This sandwich year would give you practical skills that many employers seek, giving you a competitive edge upon graduation.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Cardiff Met - Llandaff
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic52No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL Internet required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
EU £16000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

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International Tourism Management (with Foundation Year) at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS