This course is accredited by the University of Warwick OVERVIEW By embarking upon a career in tourism, you can be part of an industry that has become a global phenomenon over the last 70 years. Many economies and businesses now rely on their ability to attract visitors, and international providers need to keep reinventing themselves in order to stay ahead of the curve in this evolving, uncertain and competitive environment. Whether you want to work in areas ranging from tour operations and destination management organisations to attractions and events organisations, or even set up your own business, our International Tourism Management degree course at University College Birmingham will equip you with the vital industry skills and attributes to realise your career aspirations. Studying at a recognised Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence, you will learn how to analyse tourism trends and undertake industry projects in order to devise innovative, creative strategies to compete in the marketplace. One of the major benefits of our four-year BA (Hons) International Tourism Management course is a 48-week paid work placement, giving you a significant and distinctive advantage in a competitive job market when you graduate. You will also go on a variety of residential visits both in the UK and abroad, while our range of optional modules will enable you to specialise your studies to match your interests and career aims. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Work placement – Boost your career prospects and first-hand experience of the industry with a paid 48-week placement, during which you won’t incur any tuition fees
- Residential visits – Take on tourism projects in the UK and overseas, with essential trip costs covered by the University – past destinations have ranged from Amsterdam, Barcelona and Prague to New York, Toronto, Cyprus and The Gambia
- Specialise your studies – Gain expertise in a field related to your career aims through optional modules such as Attraction Management or Smart Tourism and Aviation
- Industry approved – Study at an ITT Centre of Excellence and work on live and simulated industry projects in association with our professional networks
- Tour manager
- Tourism officer
- Project manager
- Product manager
- Marketing executive
- Digital marketer
- Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course
- Digital Tourism
- Successful Tourism Destinations
- Dynamic Tourism Environment
- Employability and Professional Development
- Tourism Operations and Innovation
- Sustainable Tourism Practices
- Industry Live Project
- Revenue and Performance Management
- Attraction Management
- Aviation Management
- Tourism Trends and Futures
- Strategic Change Management
- Independent Research Project
- Crisis Communications Management
- Visitor Experience Management
Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk ASSESSMENT Estimated breakdown of assessment for this degree course:
- Coursework – 48%
- Practical assessment – 52%
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Travel and Tourism, Institute of
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.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
- Year 4
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Transferring from another university At University College Birmingham, we consider applications from students who have studied, or are currently studying, a Higher Education course and now wish to transfer universities. What do I need to do? To make an enquiry about studying at University College Birmingham, you will need to complete our online enquiry form -> https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/ucb-direct-apply Consideration for advanced entry will be dependent on the modules of your previous course, and how well this matches to the content of the course you wish to transfer to at University College Birmingham. Additionally, the process will be dependent on the number of credits achieved on your current course. Where similar study is apparent, it may be possible for us to award Recognition of Previous Learning (RPL) and, therefore, advanced entry onto a course at UCB will be permitted. Please note; due to the nature of this process, all applications are considered on an individual basis.
All non-EU international students can apply directly via our online application forms: https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/direct-application/intro Undergraduate applicants can also apply via UCAS, if they wish to apply to more than one university. The International Admissions team aim to respond to any new application made directly via the online application form within 5 working days of receipt. However, this can vary during peak application periods (particularly January-March) or if the team require additional information to process your application. Applicants who apply to transfer to University College Birmingham on to a second year or final year of a course will have their previous course matched for entry. Each application is considered individually and careful consideration is given to all information on your application form. We may also need to contact you regarding your immigration status or previous studies in the UK.
Year 1 Entry: Students who are studying a combination of different qualification types will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications. Advanced Entry: If you are unsure if your previous higher education qualification is suitable please contact us before completing an application, you can call us on 0121 604 1040 or email: [email protected]
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced
|BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill
|BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component
|Institution's Own Test
|BA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component
To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.
UCB English Language Requirements
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland
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