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University of Plymouth

Tourism Management

UCAS Code: N800

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

Entry requirements


88 - 96 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 A Levels. General Studies accepted.

Considered in combination.

Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at Merit and/ or Distinction.

Considered in combination.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24-26

To include a Grade 4 in any subject at Higher Level. Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H4,H4,H4,H4

Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

Considered in combination

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

Any subject is considered.

Considered in combination

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Any subject is considered.

Considered in combination

96 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers. Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

Considered in combination with Advanced Highers. Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

UCAS Tariff

88-96

Including a minimum of 2 A Levels. General Studies accepted.

Considered in combination.

92%
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 | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Tourism management

Do you want to work in a fast-paced global industry, meeting the needs of tourists and working with destination managers? With our degree you'll learn about the commercial side of tourism with a broader approach to understanding tourism as a social phenomenon, helping you create innovative approaches and develop management skills vital to your future success. You'll also review the principles of tourism planning in the UK and overseas, and have the opportunity to learn a new language.

You will broaden your horizons and enhance your learning experience by taking advantage of our field trips – throughout the course you will have the opportunity to visit a variety of locations. You’ll also enjoy the opportunity to boost your employability by taking a placement with paid employment with a private or public sector organisation. You will gain invaluable experience, bolster your skills and enhance your employment prospects.

* 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.

* Learn from research-active staff at the forefront of knowledge, conducting research into areas such as the social impacts of tourism, the relationship between tourism and crime, working conditions in the industry, the adoption and reporting of corporate social responsibility, literary and heritage tourism, particularly in Cornwall.

* Gain access to the latest developments in the field through our programme of experienced and innovative guest speakers, who have recently included Lucy Leith, Overseas Operations Executive, VisitBritain and Carl Lamb, Marketing and Communications Manager, Newquay Zoo.

* According to the UNWTO, one in 11 jobs worldwide are now in tourism, so you will enhance your career opportunities through our focus on employability.

* Expand your horizons on a course consistently ranked as one of the best places to study tourism: we have been ranked tenth overall out of 37 by the Guardian University Guide 2014: League Table for Tourism, Transport and Travel and 12th out of 49 overall by the Sunday Times University Guide 2014: Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism. The Complete University Guide 2014 ranked the course 12th 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.

Modules

In your first year, you'll explore the key issues of today’s tourism industry and the social, political and environmental pressures placed on it. You’ll also investigate concepts of tourism management and have the opportunity to choose from additional subjects relevant to your career, including studying a language. You'll participate in residential field work, most recently students visited Concarneau in Brittany.

In your second year, you'll learn the skills required to manage a business and review theories of tourism planning in the UK and overseas alongside concepts of tourism research, in preparation for your final year project. During this year, you can continue to develop your language skills. Overseas field work has been embedded with recent destinations including Barcelona, Malaga, Prague and Belfast.

In your final year, you're given the opportunity to develop your passion by researching a tourism issue that excites you, for your final honours project. You can use this when applying for jobs to highlight the skills you have developed on the course. You'll also deepen your insights in areas such as sustainable tourism, business strategy, literary tourism or entrepreneurship.

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.

Assessment methods

8% of assessment is by exam, 92% by coursework

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:

University of Plymouth

Department:

Plymouth Business School

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.

76%
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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

94%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
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.

Tourism 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.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£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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