University College Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Birmingham

International Tourism Management Top-up

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Course summary

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Course snapshot Economies and businesses around the globe today rely upon their ability to attract visitors, challenging international tourism providers to continuously reinvent themselves within a constantly changing environment. Our International Tourism Management top-up course will expand upon your existing knowledge and skills to help shape you into a skilled professional ready to embark upon a variety of career paths. You will have the chance to put your training into practice on an overseas residential visit to a major international tourism destination, giving you valuable first-hand insight into the industry. Studying at a recognised Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence, you will also have access to travel and tourism events hosted on campus, along with use of our cutting-edge simulation facilities in our new Aviation and Tourism Suite. Who's the course for? Our course is ideal for anyone looking to enter a career working with destination management organisations and tourism businesses which promote responsible and sustainable tourism practices, as well as the wider tourism industry. Why should I study this course?

  • RESIDENTIAL VISIT – Travel overseas to take on a tourism project, with essential trip costs covered by the University – previous destinations have included Barcelona, Prague, Budapest, Cyprus, New York and The Gambia
  • SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES – Choose from our extensive portfolio of optional modules in order to tailor your studies to match your career aspirations
  • IN-DEPTH RESEARCH – Select an area or issue within the global tourism industry that interests you to examine in detail for your final research project
  • INDUSTRY APPROVED – We are an ITT Centre of Excellence and offer you enrichment opportunities including tourism and travel industry events on campus
Great! Tell me more University College Birmingham offers outstanding simulation facilities for tourism students in our brand new Aviation and Tourism Suite. This features a state-of-the-art mock plane cabin, check-in areas and Galileo GDS system for training students. What skills will I gain? You will learn about higher management concepts and techniques, and apply them to destinations and tourism organisations within the dynamic and uncertain environment. You will gain an understanding of the intercultural and social dimensions of international tourism, such as changing global tourism patterns, key drivers of activity and the changing nature of tourists. Through our optional modules, you'll be able to develop skills and knowledge in other areas such as financial strategy, international marketing or 'dark' and thanatourism management. In completing your research project, you will have a great opportunity to demonstrate your independent learning skills and develop expertise relevant to the industry that will boost your future employability. What about the future? Completion of this course will open the doors for you to enter a variety of careers within the international tourism industry. Our graduates have gone on to work in management roles in corporate travel, tourism marketing and tourism sustainability. You will be able to pursue roles in areas such as:
  • Destination management organisations (DMOs)
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Responsible travel (in commercial organisations)
  • Cultural tourism
  • Sustainable, cultural and eco-tourism organisations
You can also progress to postgraduate study, including courses at University College Birmingham such as International Tourism Management MSc.

Course details

Modules

  • International Tourism Policy
  • Managing Tourism Activity
  • Tourism Crisis Management
Plus one option from:
  • Financial Strategy
  • Anthropology of Tourism
  • Destination Management
  • International Marketing
  • Dark and Thanatourism Management
  • Adventure Tourism Issues and Futures
  • Festivals and Events Tourism
Plus one option from:
  • Research Project
- Enterprise and Innovation Showcase

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only – actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Teaching Example of a typical teaching week (up to 16 contact hours):

  • Large group teaching – 5 hours
  • Smaller group teaching – 6 hours
  • Tutorials – 2 hours
  • Industry speakers
  • Field trip
You will also need to commit around 20 hours per week for individual study time. Assessment Estimated breakdown of assessment for this course:
  • Coursework – 34%
  • Practical assessment – 33%
  • Independent research project – 33%
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Travel and Tourism, Institute of

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeN800
Institution code B35
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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 Accreditation for Previous Learning (APL) 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.

International applicants

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.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted
HND (BTEC) P A relevant HND or a foundation degree in the areas of Tourism Management or Tourism Business Management, with 240 credits.

If you are unsure if your previous qualification is suitable please contact us before completing an application, you can call us on 0121 604 1040 or email: [email protected] EU/international students Academic: European and International qualifications studied in a relevant subject matter will also be considered applicants will need to have achieved 120 ECTS or equivalent (European Credit Transfer) If you are unsure if your previous qualification is suitable please contact us before completing an application, you can call us on 0121 604 1040 or email EU: [email protected] International: [email protected]

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/top-up/hospitality-tourism-and-events/international-tourism-management-bsc-hons-top-up.aspx


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill
IELTS (Academic)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 TestBA/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

http://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/english-language-requirements/english-language-requirements-table.aspx


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11500 Year 1

Additional fee information

UK/EU If you are a UK/EU student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham in 2020/21, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. A half year tuition fee is £4625. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s permitted rise). If you are an English or EU student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. UCB does not charge for 24 or 48 week placements. More information about UK/EU Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/undergraduate/fees-funding-and-scholarships/full-time-tuition-fees-and-finance/full-time-tuition-fees.aspx International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.aspx
International Tourism Management Top-up at University College Birmingham - UCAS