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Plymouth University

International Tourism Management

UCAS Code: N841

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


96 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 A Levels, any subject is considered. Excluding General Studies.

Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at Merit and/ or Distinction. Must also have GCSE English and Maths grade C / 4 or above.

Considered in combination.

Considered in combination.

Considered in combination.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include a Grade 4 in any subject at Higher Level.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H3,H4,H4,H4,H4

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

MMM

Any subject is considered.

Considered in combination

96 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers.

Considered in combination with Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

96

Including a minimum of 2 A Levels, any subject is considered. Excluding General Studies.

93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Tourism management

Make a difference in the world's fastest growing industry and ensure tourists' dreams come true by working with destination managers. Develop your knowledge at a university consistently ranked as one of the best for studying tourism by the Sunday Times and the Guardian. Gain experience and vital business management skills and have the chance to learn new, or boost existing, foreign language skills by visiting a wide range of locations to improve your international career prospects.

You will gain a competitive advantage by learning to meet the changing needs of the tourism industry on a course accredited by the Institute of Hospitality and the Tourism Management Institute. You’ll enhance your skills and employability by developing expertise in a foreign language such as French, German or Spanish, to support your learning.

* Gain a competitive advantage by learning to meet the changing needs of the tourism industry on a course accredited by the Institute of Hospitality and the Tourism Management Institute.

* Take the opportunity to visit a variety of locations with our supported field trips, which has included Barcelona, Prague, Brittany, Belfast and Madrid.

* Enhance your skills and employability by developing expertise in a foreign language such as French, German or Spanish, to support your learning.

* Be part of a course ranked tenth overall out of 37 by the Guardian University Guide 2014: League Table for Tourism, Transport and Travel and twelfth out of 49 overall by the Sunday Times University Guide 2014: Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism. The Complete University Guide 2014 ranked the course twelfth place out of 60 for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism.

* Recognised as a Centre of Excellence for The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT).The ITT created the Centres of Excellence status to recognise universities leading in these fields.

* One of only eight Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) university partners.

* Provided Institute of Travel and Tourism membership to undergraduate tourism students in 2015-2016.

* Strong ties to industry bodies such as ABTA, ITT, Tourism Society, TMI and Tourism Concern.

Modules

We've designed the first year to give you an introduction to tourism and develop the skills required for your studies. This will include a fieldtrip to Brittany, where we explore the notion of destination image. You will have the opportunity to develop language skills in French, German, Spanish or Mandarin. Not only are graduates with language skills in demand by employers, the ability to engage and understand different cultures is also a valuable skill to possess in an increasingly globalised world.

In your second year, you will discover what it takes to manage a tourism business and gain fresh insights into planning and running hospitality and tourism businesses internationally, nationally and regionally. Undertake a semester or year abroad at one of our Erasmus partner institutions. You’ll also continue developing your language skills.

In your final year develop your passion by researching a tourism issue that excites you, for your Honours Project. You can choose an additional subject to study such as entrepreneurship, crisis and disaster management, or crime and sustainable tourism to complement and deepen your knowledge in a related subject area.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth University

Department:

School of Tourism and Hospitality

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Tourism management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C
319

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
80%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Other administrative occupations
8%
Secretarial and related occupations
8%
Sales supervisors
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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