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Sheffield Hallam University

International Tourism Management with Spanish

UCAS Code: N8R4

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15,P:30

Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate Additional foreign language requirements: Please note that there are no minimum foreign language requirements for this course. All starting points are accepted including this with no prior language qualification. You are able to study at the appropriate level from GCSE, AS level or A level onwards OR start as a beginner.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language at grade C or 4 Maths at grade D or 3

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example: BBC at A Level A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies. Additional foreign language requirements:Please note that there are no minimum foreign language requirements for this course. All starting points are accepted including this with no prior language qualification. You are able to study at the appropriate level from GCSE, AS level or A level onwards OR start as a beginner.

67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Tourism management

Spanish language

Get a head start in the international tourism industry and spend 18 months studying and working in Spain.

•Develop critical insight into the theory and practice of international tourism management.
•Become proficient in the Spanish language.
•Gain an excellent understanding of Spanish culture, society and economic context.
•Spend a semester at a Spanish university and an eleven month work placement in a Spanish-speaking country.

Develop critical insight into a range of topics related to the theory and practice of international tourism management. Expand your Spanish language skills to become a bilingual professional. Through 18 months of work and study placements, you gain transferable intercultural competencies and the global skillset employers are looking for.

How you learn
This course employs a variety of innovative learning and teaching methods within the vibrant, dynamic setting of Sheffield Business School, an internationally-recognised centre of teaching excellence which attracts students and academics from all over the world.

You learn through
•a semester of overseas study in one of our Spanish partner universities
•an eleven month placement year abroad
•lectures and seminars, with guest speakers
•courses taught in the target language
•independent study
•presentations and group work
•a variety of innovative teaching methods
•state-of-the-art facilities at Sheffield Business School

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Applied learning

Work placements

As part of your course you will spend 11 months on a work placement in a relevant organisation based in Spain. Your placement is a great opportunity to gain valuable international tourism experience. It helps you develop your skills and Spanish language ability and significantly enhances your employability.

You will the opportunity to apply for placements with international companies such as the main Spanish hotel chains Melia Hotels International, Hotelbeds and Hoteles NH (HQ Madrid). We also have contacts with boutique hotel chains, tour operators and other relevant firms from the tourism sector.

Live projects

Some modules will enable you to participate in stimulating projects in collaboration with companies or experienced professionals from a variety of sectors. This will be another exciting way to gain professional skills and enhance your employability prospects.

Networking opportunities

We are proud of our links with our alumni and you will have numerous opportunities to network with them.

Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module: Business Analysis For The Service Sector Credits: 20.00
Module: Consumer Behaviour In Tourism Credits: 20.00
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Spanish) Part 1 Credits: 10.00
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Spanish) Part 2 Credits: 10.00
Module: International Tourism Business Credits: 20.00
Module: Linguistic And Academic Studies Part 1 Credits: 10.00
Module: Linguistic And Academic Studies Part 2 Credits: 10.00
Module: Marketing Communications Credits: 20.00

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module: Academic Research Skills (Overseas) Credits: 20.00
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (Spanish) Credits: 10.00
Module: Intercultural And Professional Development Credits: 10.00
Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20.00
Module: Spanish (Abroad) Credits: 20.00
Module: Tourism, Development And Society (Overseas) Credits: 20.00

Elective modules
Module: Enterprise And Small Business In Tourism And Hospitality Credits: 20.00
Module: Introduction To Adventure Tourism Credits: 20.00
Module: Managing Visitor Attractions Credits: 20.00
Year 3

Placement year

Year 4

Compulsory modules
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (Spanish) Part 1 Credits: 10.00
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (Spanish) Part 2 Credits: 10.00
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Three (Spanish) Credits: 20.00
Module: Languages And Culture In The Global Workplace Part 1 Credits: 10.00
Module: Languages And Culture In The Global Workplace Part 2 Credits: 10.00
Module: Research Project Credits: 20.00
Module: Strategic Management In International Hospitality And Tourism Credits: 20.00
Module: Tourism Consultancy Experience Credits: 40.00
Module: Uls Spanish Stage 6B Credits: 20.00
Module: Uls Stage 6B Spanish - Part 1 Credits: 10.00
Module: Uls Stage 6B Spanish - Part 2 Credits: 10.00

Assessment methods

Exam
Coursework

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Sheffield 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.

80%
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
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

87%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
88%
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?

65%
UK students
35%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Languages, linguistics and classics

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

£19,760
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
79%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
5%
Customer service occupations
4%
Public services and other associate 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.

Languages, linguistics and classics

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
96%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a small, general category covering several different subject areas - so bear that in mind when you look at any stats. The most common courses covered here are in translation, with just 55 students graduating in translation degrees in 2015. The arts were the most likely job sector for graduates from these courses, but it's a good idea to go to university open days to ask tutors more specific questions about what previous graduates typically went on to do with their degree.

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.

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

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.

Spanish language

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

£27k

£27k

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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