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Leicester College

Tourism and Events Management (Top-Up)

UCAS Code: 007N

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at 4/5 (C) or equivalent.

Standard entry to this course requires a Pass from a recognised level 5 qualification in a related subject. You may be asked for information about the modules you have previously studied, if you have not completed the Foudation Degree Tourism and Events Management at Leicester College, to ensure compatibility for this qualification. There is a minimum of level 5.5 IELTS for overseas students.

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2019

This course is designed for students with an aspirational focus in Tourism and Events. Across the UK, Tourism and Events are emerging as one of the largest areas of academic interest. This top-up course will enable students with a level 5 qualification (HND or Founation Degree), to continue their education to achieve a full BA (Hons) qualification in Tourism and Events Management. This level of study builds on previous knowledge and provides students with an overall learning experience, whilst at the same time providing vocationally essential knowledge which prepares them for employment in a related profession.

The course aims to develop your knowledge from a management perspective, which will enhance your own managerial skills in order to progress into employment within these sectors. The course covers four main strands in equal proportions – Tourism, Events, Management and Academic research. This has been done intentionally to provide the students with a broad base of knowledge and experience. The Tourism and Events industries have many crossover points, and by students having this breadth of experience, it will enable them to gain jobs within diverse and varied range employment opportunities.

Modules

The programme will run across three days a week, consisting of approx. 13 hours of classes per week and 10-16 hours of self-study per week. In addition to the main programme content, you will have a study skills workshop and also a regular 1:1 tutorial with the programme lead. There will be a combination of modules, with some running year long and others operating on a two-semester system. Work Based Project Preparation and Work Based Project are specifically designed to develop the skills and knowledge gained from previous work placements. The work-based project modules will involve students undertaking a sustained placement with an employer of their choice, enabling them to develop experience in your preferred area. The projects will be individual to each student and employer, which will develop your independent learning skills, as well as your professional skills.

The Research Methods and Dissertation module allow you to explore an area of your own personal interest. This may be tailored to your preferred career route, tourism or events, if you have one, or you may wish to take the opportunity to investigate a topic of interest. The remaining modules provide knowledge and skill development in either the tourism or events sectors, forming the theoretical basis from which you are able to develop their own interests in the rest of the programme. The content for the tourism-based modules, Visitor Attractions and Cultural and Heritage Tourism, have been chosen to reflect the current market offering within Leicester but will include material that will be transferable to a range of different settings, both in the UK and abroad.

The final module will cover Events Management and will develop knowledge of the Events Industry from the perspective of Large Scale Global events. The practical elements of the module will see you creating your own event, from conception to completion, for a client of your own choice. This will allow you to develop your skills in every aspect of the events field.

Assessment methods

Formative assessment through the completion of and feedback on shorter tasks is used to help build your academic knowledge and practice. There are a variety of graded summative assessment methods at module level utilised in this programme which includes; report writing, market research, live projects, displays and work experience. On average there are 1-2 assessments for each module, which are spread throughout the year.

The final grade on your De Montfort University certificate at the end of this course follows the standard university degree classification system of First, Upper Second, Lower Second, Third.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,165
per year
International
£9,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Abbey Park Campus

Department:

Tourism

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