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International Tourism Management
Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

International Tourism Management

UK Centre of Excellence for Tourism.

Overview

The international tourism industry is booming. It is constantly expanding to cater for the needs of the traveller and their desire to go further more frequently and sustainably. This dynamic course will keep you up to date with emerging trends and global issues, providing you with the experience and skills required to enter the industry at a professional level.

By gaining an appreciation of other cultures you will be both aware and sensitive to the positive and negative impacts of tourism on communities and local economic development. Looking at the modern challenges faced by tourism organisations this course focuses on recent trends and developments so you are equipped with the skills to solve complex problems and implement plans and solutions to resolve them.

You will acquire an understanding of sustainable tourism and development as well as the organisational structure and management of this ever-expanding service sector. Combined with a strong international focus you will understand the core areas of business and management of the tourism sector with the ability to contribute at a regional, national and global level.

You will gain a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of international tourism and acquire the entrepreneurial approach by working alongside key industry partners to develop innovative solutions to real-life business challenges. You will also gain an insight into moral, ethical, environmental and legal issues allowing you to make a valuable contribution to the tourism and travel sector.

With our flexible study options you can specialise in a specific area leading to your career of choice. This could be sustainable tourism for less developed countries, destination management, marketing and promotion, tourist attractions management or other special interest areas.

You could choose to take a placement year with our sandwich option and gain a year's vital industry experience to enhance your CV and prove your skills to future employers. Previous placement students have worked for major attractions and international tour operators including Disney World and TUI.

RESIDENTIALS

At the start of the year you can go on a one-week group study residential. This will be a chance to meet new friends and take part in a number of challenges to develop your problem solving and team working skills. Activities can include rock climbing, gorge scrambling, mountaineering, walking, canoeing and kayaking.



Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 59% of our research submitted was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent.
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.

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 may 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 and the Institute of Travel & Tourism, will keep you up to speed with current hot topics and developments within this exciting industry.

UK CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

We were the first UK University to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence for Tourism (ITT). 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.

ITT is the only professional membership body for the UK travel and tourism industry. It allows you to raise your profile, take advantage of networking opportunities with key players in the sector and to enhance your CV and future career prospects.

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 .

Course Features

  • Placements
  • Professional accreditations
  • Part-time study available
  • Sandwich year
  • Expert careers service
  • Real-life projects
  • Study abroad option
  • 24/7 Library
  • TEF Silver Award
  • University accommodation
  • 96.4% of students said they had the right opportunities to provide feedback on the course (National Student Survey 2017).

Entry Requirements

96
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 96 points required. (Minimum 64 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 96 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: 24 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:96 points required. (Minimum 64 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 96 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: 24 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?
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Careers

Charlotte Mendoza

Careers

Charlotte Mendoza
Marketing Supervisor Carnival Cruise Lines

BA (Hons) International Tourism Management

“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

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Complexities of Tourism

Cultures, Ethics & Tourism Encounters

Insights into Industry

Understanding Tourism Experiences

Management & the Tourism Workforce

Marketing the Tourism Experience

Destination Management

Trends in Tourism

Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Practice for Tourism

Critical Issues in Tourism

Applied Tourism Research

International Tour Operations

Individual Project

Tourism Consultancy Ventures

Strategic Decision Making

Professional Solutions for Industry

Developing Professional Practice

Tourism & the Media

Tourism in the Global South

Tourism Technology Strategy

Tourism Employment Strategy

Tourism Marketing Strategy

Lisa Gorton
Lisa Gorton
Course Director
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.
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.
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Fees & funding

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

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.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

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 and online resources
    Library and online resources

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • 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.

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Headingley Campus

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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