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Travel Business Management (level 6 top up)
Undergraduate course
BSc (Hons)

Travel Business Management (level 6 top up)

International Scholarships available

Overview

Become a successful travel manager by studying an online course designed with input from executives from high-profile companies, including Thomas Cook and Qatar Airways.

You will develop management skills that are relevant around the world, and you will increase your commercial awareness, financial knowledge and understanding of the role of marketing in the travel industry.

Your individual project will give you the opportunity to explore the industry in more depth and refine your knowledge in a particular area. If you are already a travel industry professional, you will be able to relate all your assessments to your place of work ? a great opportunity to find out more about your business and fast-track your career.



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

Accredited by:

We were the first university in the UK to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) and you'll become a student member of this professional body, giving you the opportunity to attend the ITT events. You will also be mentored by a manager from within the industry - a great source of support and career advice during your study.

Our course is delivered online, helping you fit your study around your personal and professional commitments. You'll have access to our Online Library and Virtual Learning Environment with the opportunity to take part in online seminars and master classes from experts in the field.

Course Features

  • Professional accreditations
  • Distance learning course
  • Part-time study available
  • January start
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • TEF Silver Award
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Entry Requirements

Additional Requirements: Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent award in the cognate subject of Travel.
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.

Additional Requirements: Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent award in the cognate subject of Travel.
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

Donna Allcock

Careers

Donna Allcock
Freelance Travel Professional

BSc (Hons) Travel Business Management (Top-up)

“Designed by professionals from the Institute of Travel and our Tourism Centre for Excellence, my course provides the current knowledge I need to stay ahead in this dynamic industry. It is perfectly suited for busy tourism professionals - like myself - who work all over the world.

Teaching and learning

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Core Modules

Develop your commercial awareness, business acumen and financial skills to help run a successful business.

Learn about multi-channel strategies, social media and digital marketing.

Learn to assess current issues that are shaping and influencing management in the travel industry.

Develop your industry-specific management skills and capabilities to innovate.

Choose an area of particular interest to you based on a practical business issue.

Trish Coll
Trish Coll
Senior Lecturer
Trish Coll MSc is a senior lecturer within the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality Management. Her current research interests include exploring retailing development and research frameworks within the heritage sector, regional branding strategies and university partnerships.
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Fees & funding

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most undergraduate modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2017/18 on this course is £866.6 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £43.33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • Access to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is where you’ll find your modules, teaching materials, reading lists, discussion boards and assessment information
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources, with many books and journals available in an online format

In addition, for those students who are able to visit us on campus in Leeds, the following is also provided free of charge:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific optional expenses

  • Institute of Travel & Tourism membership
    (Student membership costs £30 per year)

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most undergraduate modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2017/18 on this course is £866.6 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £43.33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • Access to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is where you’ll find your modules, teaching materials, reading lists, discussion boards and assessment information
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources, with many books and journals available in an online format

In addition, for those students who are able to visit us on campus in Leeds, the following is also provided free of charge:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific optional expenses

  • Institute of Travel & Tourism membership
    (Student membership costs £30 per year)

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    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, and the Library is open 24/7 if you would like to visit. Our offsite team also provide specialist support for distance learning students.

  • Dedicated Support Team
    Dedicated Support Team

    Just because you aren't learning on campus doesn't mean you'll have to cope on your own - you'll have the support of a personal tutor along with the University's Student Hub and Wellbeing Centre. They are on hand to offer you advice about everything from academic issues to stress and anxiety.

  • Virtual Learning Environment
    Virtual Learning Environment

    The VLE gives you access to course materials such as videos, e-books and other documents. You also use it to submit your assignments and to receive feedback.

Location

Distance Learning

Distance Learning

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you get can get involved in learning. Our flexible courses – internet-based learning and part-time options – give you more choice, convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

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