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International Tourism Management
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UK Centre of Excellence for Tourism

BA (Hons)
International Tourism Management

Undergraduate course
Tourism & Hospitality

Study the forces that effect this dynamic industry, from sustainable tourism to destination management - you'll even have the option to learn a language.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    Headingley Campus
UK Centre of Excellence for Tourism

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    Institute of Travel & Tourism Recognised University
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We were the first university in the UK to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT).
Entry Requirements
112 points required
UCAS Tariff Points: 112 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. Access to HE Diploma: Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points. Scottish Awards: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2 Level 6 Entry: Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent award in the cognate subject of Tourism. Selection Criteria: We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 25 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:112 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. Access to HE Diploma: Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points. Scottish Awards: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2 Level 6 Entry: Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent award in the cognate subject of Tourism. Selection Criteria: We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 25 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

  • Charlotte Mendoza

Careers

Charlotte Mendoza
Marketing Supervisor, Carnival Cruise Lines

BA (Hons) International Tourism Management

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“My passion for travel fired my ambition to work in the industry and my course really helped to refine my career goals. I particularly enjoyed the environmental tourism and marketing aspects of my degree. Having that specialist knowledge of marketing in tourism is crucial in my current role, where I promote cruise holidays through product announcements, press trips and customer marketing campaigns.

MODULES & LEARNING

Understanding Tourism

Employment & Management Skills

Special Interest Tourism

Management in Organisations

Tourism Marketing in Action

The Geography of Tourism

Tourism Employment Management

Managing Destinations

The Sustainable Business

Tourism Marketing & Brand Management

International Tourism Operations

Tourism Marketing Communications

Tourism Destinations & the Creative Industries

Work-Based Learning

Languages Year 2

Special Interest Tourism Studies

Tourism Consultancy Ventures

International Tourism, Globalisation & Development

Tourism Management Strategy

Individual Project

Tourism Employment Strategy

Tourism & the Media

Tourism Marketing Practice

Languages Year 3

Our local and international field trips will take learning outside of the classroom so you can experience tourism first-hand. With an optional work placement and the chance to study abroad for a semester, you can gain the skills and expertise that are in demand by travel and tourism employers. You will also have the opportunity to specialise in key areas such as marketing and human resources and learn from our own world-leading experts in responsible tourism. If you choose to study our sandwich course then you'll get to do a year's work experience, either at home or abroad.

In Year two you will have the fantastic opportunity of working in teams as a consultant for a luxury online tour operator, where you will develop new and exciting holidays and present them in a Dragon's Den style presentation. If the tour operator likes the ideas, you'll get the chance to see it launched into the market.

Through our extensive industry contacts some of our students have worked for Thomas Cook, Jet 2 or in The Gambia on sustainable tourism and development projects. Regular lectures from leading industry speakers such as Thomas Cook PLC and the Institute of Travel & Tourism will keep you up to speed with current hot topics and developments within this exciting industry.

LEARN A LANGUAGE

As part of your course you can also choose to study either French, German or Spanish - or English if this is not your native language. This double module will enhance you ability to compete in this fast-growing tourism global market and dramatically increase your future employability.

On top of this to this we also offer a number of part-time languages courses with over 20 to choose from. If you have an interest in learning additional languages so you can boost your CV then check out our part-time languages website.

UK CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

We were the first UK University to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence for Tourism. Awarded by the leading professional body, the Institute of Travel & Tourism, this recognition puts us at the forefront of education and research in this dynamic sector.

STUDY AND VOLUNTEER ABROAD

We offer study abroad opportunities at any one of our partner universities in Australia, Germany, Scandinavia, Spain and the USA. You can also go on an international volunteering programme and work on local economic and community development projects in The Gambia, Thailand, India, USA, Sri Lanka or Mexico. See more about how you could involved in our unique volunteering programme .

  • Lisa Gorton
    Lisa Gorton Lisa Gorton
    Senior Lecturer

    Our students can choose when and where to take their year out in industry, they can choose to study abroad on our exciting exchange programme and they can specialise in a range of areas within the field of travel and tourism management. This exciting journey ensures our graduates stand out from the crowd when it comes to securing that all important first rung on the career ladder.

    Lisa worked for 17 years in industry before taking on her role at our University. Her experience spans small and large tourism organisations within the tour operating and retail distribution sector where she managed multi-million pound budgets and revenue streams. As well as leading on this degree, Lisa has also been involved in the innovative design of our new online degree programmes developed for and in conjunction with the travel and tourism industry.
  • BA (Hons) International Tourism Management - Holly Tedford, Student

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FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Coaching and First Aid qualifications - You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in coaching and First Aid. Individual costs will vary depending on the qualification.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £10500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Coaching and First Aid qualifications - You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in coaching and First Aid. Individual costs will vary depending on the qualification.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is one of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, our Library has you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Headingley Campus

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An amazing place to spend your days

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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