Tourism Management at University of Cumbria - UCAS

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Course summary

Located at our Ambleside Campus, in the heart of the Lake District, your learning experience is embedded into one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Aimed at existing industry professionals seeking to optimise their career potential, our PG Certificate in Tourism Management allows you to build your subject knowledge and management capabilities by studying 3 key areas including Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Destination Marketing, and Managing the Visitor Experience. Course Overview The course provides you with the opportunity to enhance and extend your existing knowledge and expertise by focusing on the critical areas of success in the tourism industry. Each module provides you with a ‘toolkit’ for modelling what successful tourism sector provision looks like in this highly diverse industry with multiple stakeholders and widely differing agendas. Balance work and study with our flexible study options. On this course you will...

  • Develop and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the tourism industry.
  • Generate new ideas and accept accountability for decision making.
  • Appraise the value of tourism theory in a real-world context.
  • Develop the skills needed to shape change within your sector of the tourism industry.
  • Enhance your employability, career potential and personal effectiveness.
What you will learn On this programme, you will learn the relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations and the external context in which they operate. Develop the management and operational skills necessary to shape the dynamic and organic changes within your sector of the tourism industry. Throughout, you will learn to integrate new knowledge within both an organisational and departmental context. You will explore concepts of sustainability within the context of space and place, particularly the English Lake District. This programme will equip you with the tools you need to become an effective and successful manager and researcher. On completion of the PG Certificate you may then choose to progress to the PG Diploma or the full MBA also available at our Ambleside campus on a full or part-time basis. Modules The three modules that make up the programme allow you to build your expertise as a manager and develop your creativity, problem solving, interpersonal and strategic thinking capabilities, ensuring that you can have a positive impact on any company you work for. Compulsory Modules
  • Tourism Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Destination Marketing
  • Managing the Visitor Experience

Assessment method

You will be assessed on your achievement of the programme learning outcomes, which, in turn, are achieved by meeting the learning outcomes of the modules. The assessment of the programme learning outcomes will therefore be achieved by assessment at the module level. Selection of the methods for assessment will be determined by the requirements of each individual module and the rationale for selection of those methods will be left to the module specifications. A key aspect of the programme is that you are able to convert your learning by critically reflecting on practice and experience, in line with the QAA benchmark statements. This is achieved through both formative and summative reflection throughout the programme. You are expected to be able to demonstrate a range of cognitive and intellectual skills together with techniques specific to business management. You should also be able to demonstrate relevant personal and interpersonal skills. A variety of assessment methods are used to ensure you have achieved the outcomes related to knowledge and understanding, including: Essays Exams Portfolios Case Studies Reports Presentations (Oral and Posters) Assignments Dissertation

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree, or an equivalent international qualification.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £3900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3900 Year 1
Scotland £3900 Year 1
Wales £3900 Year 1
International £5000 Year 1

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 .

Additional fee information

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Tourism Management at University of Cumbria - UCAS