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Sheffield Hallam University

International Tourism Management

UCAS Code: N800
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

• 112 UCAS Points, including at least 64 points from two A Levels or equivalent BTEC National Qualifications We accept AS levels and general studies. Where an applicant has not taken AS Level qualifications we may make a lower offer.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Gain knowledge and insight across the breadth of the tourism sector, enabling you to choose the career path that interests you most. You can pursue a career in management in a range of tourism areas, including airlines, tour operators, destination management and tourism media. There is also the opportunity to gain international experience by studying abroad and completing a placement abroad. The main themes include • structure and dynamics of the tourism industry • contemporary tourism markets and consumer trends • management principles applied to tourism, including human resources, operations management, marketing and strategic management • tourism sustainability and development. You can also study a foreign language from beginner to advanced level. Year one modules give you core knowledge of topics such as the tourism industry, its markets and resources, and understanding tourist behaviour. You build on this knowledge in the second year, further developing your management skills and understanding of tourism. In the final year, you investigate policy, planning and strategic management aspects of tourism. Work placements in the UK and overseas In year three, you have the opportunity to apply the skills you’ve gained by taking a one-year paid work placement. This is a great way to improve your industry knowledge with real insight and experience. It also enables you to build an eye catching CV to impress future employers, and many students find jobs with their placement companies after graduating. Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there. Salaries of up to £22,000 are possible. Previous students have gained placements with organisations such as • TUI Travel, based in European resorts • Crowne Plaza, Hilton Head • Sunvil, London • Isle of Man Department of Tourism • Walt Disney World Resort, Florida • Butler Search Group, USA resorts • Thomas Cook, based in international resorts. Real-world projects As part of the course, you get the opportunity to work on real projects to build your skills and professional experience. Recently students have contributed to developing the network of the UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum, helped organise their annual conference in Gibraltar, and been involved in developing Operation Make Safe, which seeks to work with hotels, tour and transport operators to raise awareness among staff of child protection issues. Previous students have been involved in the Tourism Management Institute Hot Topic conference and the fourth International Adventure Conference. You also have the opportunity to attend the World Travel Market event in London, a major industry event. Fieldwork and site visits also play a key role in your studies. And we use visiting speakers, who are able to share their experiences and insight into the industry, to bring your learning to life. Professional recognition Sheffield Business School is one of only four schools worldwide that have EPAS accreditation for undergraduate programmes in hospitality and tourism. EPAS is a world-renowned standard for the quality of business or management programmes which have an international perspective. This course is recognised by the Tourism Management Institute. The Tourism Management Institute (TMI) is the professional body for destination management practitioners, with members drawn from all levels of the private and public sectors: national, regional,sub regional and local. TMI seeks to support professional development within the sector, for potential entrants as well as existing practitioners. Assessment and recognition by TMI means that students can be confident the course will provide them with knowledge, understanding, skills and experience which will fully prepare them for a career in tourism destination management.


**Year one core modules** • business analytics • marketing communications • international tourism business • academic and professional skills • consumer behaviour in tourism **Year one options** • the world of tourism • foreign language **Year two core modules** • people and organisations • the international business environment • tourism industry experience • tourism, development and society **Year two options** • international adventure tourism • managing heritage and cultural tourism • international tourism destination analysis • digital tourism marketing • managing the visitor • managing nature based tourism • foreign language **Year three** • optional work placement **Final year core modules** • strategic management for hospitality and tourism • sustainable tourism planning • contemporary challenges for tourism • research project • enterprise for hospitality and tourism professionals **Final year options** • tourist destination marketing • learning through mega and major events • international air travel management • media relations in travel and tourism or foreign language

Sheffield Hallam University

Adsetts Learning Centre

Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 87%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
41% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
77% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
316 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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