The programme has an excellent industry reputation, working closely with key global travel and tourism organisations all over the world. This includes airlines, airports, tourism destinations, hotels, tour operators, tourism venues and travel agencies. By making the world our lecture theatre, students have the opportunity to take part in a range of exciting international field study experiences which include visits to London for World Travel Market, Paris, Switzerland, Qatar, Malaysia and Singapore. Providing students with inspirational opportunities to see behind the scenes at major global travel destinations including trips on board the Qatar Airway’s Dreamliner at Cardiff Airport. There is a strong focus on international internships with all students undertaking at least two industry placements. This encourages them to develop cutting edge guest service and industry skills through a range of unique opportunities with leading travel and tourism organisations all over the world including tourism destinations across Europe, the exclusive Little Nell Hotel in Aspen Colorado in the USA and on Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships. As ABTA educational partners, students at UWTSD Swansea benefit from networking with inspired industry based guest speakers. This is supported by close relationship with alumni, many of whom have highly successful careers in the industry & regularly return to share their experiences with current students to ensure they become the industry leaders of the future.
Year One – Level 4 (Cert HE, Dip HE & BA) • Contemporary Challenges: Making a Difference (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Hospitality and Guest Service Management (20 credits; compulsory) • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Managing Tourism, Leisure and Events Organisations (20 credits; compulsory) • Niche Marketing and Social Media (20 credits; compulsory) • UK Tourism and Leisure Industry (20 credits; compulsory). Please note that the Level 4 exit award is titled: Certificate of Higher Education Travel, Tourism and Leisure Management. Year Two – Level 5 (Dip HE & BA) • Changemakers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Changemakers: Creativity and Value Creation (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • International Travel Operations (20 credits; compulsory) • Operations Management for Tourism, Leisure and Events (20 credits; compulsory) • Professional Placement and Enterprise Project for Tourism, Events and Leisure (20 credits; compulsory) • Sustainable Global Tourism (20 credits; compulsory). Year Three – Level 6 (BA) • Crisis Management for Responsible Tourism and Events (20 credits; compulsory) • Global Destination and Resort Management (20 credits; compulsory) • Heritage and Leisure Attraction Management (20 credits; compulsory) • Independent Project (40 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Strategic Tourism, Events and Leisure Management (20 credits; compulsory).
The programme will be assessed through a structured mix of assessments which will include assignments, essays, planning and organising trips, management reports, debates, industry presentations and field study work as well as development records, exams, reviews, DVDs and blogs. Assessments will, wherever possible, develop employability skills as well as aiming to support the development of critical thinking, managing ICT, communication, numeracy, problem solving, interacting in teams, critical appraisal, self-management and leadership.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|