University of Chester

International Tourism Management with a Language - French or Spanish University of Chester Degree level: Undergraduate


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A course that jointly recognises the international nature of tourism management with the benefits of developing language skills to enhance employability.

Why Study With Us?

Here's a quote from student Sean Kelly: "Studying International Tourism Management with a Language (Spanish) has given me the chance to fulfil many of my ambitions and has given me opportunities I never thought possible. For example, I've always wanted to have a year out studying abroad and this year I am in Alicante developing my Spanish language skills and having a great time!"

We bring International Tourism Management to life with inspiring and real experiences. We are passionate about sustainable and responsible tourism management. Learn in creative ways how tourism destinations are managed to be successful, sustainable and competitive. We develop outstanding tourism professionals so that you, like Sean, can succeed in your future career.

In addition, you will be equipped with the professional and industry relevant vocabulary you need, through a specialist language module at each level of study. Dedicated language tutors will support you in small groups, whether you are a complete beginner or have more advanced language skills.

This degree course is accredited by the Tourism Management Institute and is recognised by the Institute of Travel and Tourism. You can be confident you’ll have a great experience on a programme valued by professionals and industry.

Chester is one of the UK’s leading historic tourism destinations. It is an ideal place to explore tourism marketing, development and management ideas that can be applied across the globe. Our business campus in the heart of the city, is both state of the art and welcoming. This is a special and unique place that will enable you to flourish and grow from undergraduate student to confident tourism professional.

You are a name here. We value your uniqueness. Throughout your degree course, you will be mentored and supported by a Personal Tutor. These are the people who will support you through life’s challenges. You will also benefit from our Student Experience Representatives. These are the students who make sure that your voice is heard.

Tourism is a fast-paced, competitive industry. You will develop much more than tourism knowledge. Your future employers are seeking important skills that we develop with you. You will leave with valuable experiences that will give you an edge at interview and in the workplace. Furthermore, you will have the additional advantage of your ability to communicate in a widely spoken language

Course details

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

  • French
  • Spanish


Your transformation from new student to future tourism leader will begin from day one.

In your first year you will gain an understanding of the key principles of international tourism management and develop core management skills in areas such as marketing, service experiences, events and entrepreneurship. Depending on your starting point you will begin your language study at introductory or advanced level.

In year two, you will translate this knowledge into making key decisions and consider the different ways tourism destinations and organisations operate around the world. You will examine how places can plan for and manage the impact of tourism sustainably. Continue to develop your proficiency and confidence in your chosen language.

You will start to shape your career path by choosing an aspect of business that inspires you and do a work placement that suits your personal interests and ambitions. Previous students have worked for companies such as Royal Caribbean International and The National Trust as well as exploring sustainable tourism in Costa Rica and South Africa.

Your final year is then tailored towards giving you the competitive edge you need to succeed in your chosen area of international tourism. You will carry out an original supervised research project investigating a topic which really interests you. Everything you study will be linked to the world of tourism today – exploring contemporary issues topics such as smart destinations, over-tourism and global social issues. Advance your language skills further as you proceed towards graduation.

Assessment method

We use a well-balanced range of assessment methods, including business reports, essays, exams, presentations, debates and practical work. The majority of assessed work is through coursework.

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 code N8R9
Institution code C55
Campus name Chester
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BCC - BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM BTEC Extended Diploma
BTEC Diploma : D*D*
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at Level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit or above
Scottish Higher BBBB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3

Previous study in a Modern Language is not required, however for those students who are studying a relevant language at A Level, the option for you to study the language module post A Level will be available.

Please note that we accept a maximum of 8 UCAS points from GCE AS Levels and that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.

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