What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points from 2 A levels (or their equivalent) We do not specify specific grades within our Admissions offer for A level learners we will look at your total achievement and or predicted grades.
You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points We do not specify specific grades in our Admissions offer for Scottish Higher learners we will look at your total achievement and or predicted grades.
The entry criteria at UCB can be met using different and multiple Level 3 qualifications. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers85%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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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Course snapshot This course, accredited by the University of Birmingham, will equip you with the business management skills and attributes required by employers in the dynamic tourism sector. Who’s the course for? The course is a perfect fit for students who are fascinated by the tourism industry and the exciting career opportunities it offers. You will learn to analyse tourism trends and devise innovative and creative strategies to compete successfully in the marketplace. Why should I study the course? You will get the opportunity to specialise by choosing from our large portfolio of industry-related modules. Whether you are interested in operations management in the airline industry, international marketing, events management or nature tourism, you will find a field or a sector of the tourism industry which is in line with your career aspirations. Great. Tell me some more You will examine the broad environment in which tourism operates, focusing on the significant value and scale of global tourism activity and the wide range of organisations within the industry. In association with our industry networks, you will work on live projects with an emphasis on problem-solving and decision-making skills. UCB hosts tourism and travel events as part of student enrichment and to promote industry awareness. We are proud to be an Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence. As an undergraduate, you will have access to UCB’s £26 million study centre at McIntyre House in the historic Jewellery Quarter. What skills will I gain? You will get the chance to work on your own research project, which creates an opportunity to critically analyse a particular area or field of the international tourism industry that interests you. There is an optional placement year during this course, which will provide you with valuable work experience and the opportunity to build industry contacts. As part of your assessment, you will participate in visits both within the UK and overseas. The costs for the essential elements of these visits will be included within the tuition fees. The projects you will undertake overseas will give you a unique insight into how major international destinations develop their tourism industries. Previous destinations have included Krakow, Prague, Budapest, Barcelona, Seville, Berlin, Amsterdam, The Gambia, Cyprus, Toronto, Boston, Washington and New York. What about the future? You will be able to move into a wide variety of areas within the international tourism industry. Graduates have also gone on to work in corporate travel, for events companies, or in the wider travel industry in travel journalism and media. Career options include: Tour operations Destination management organisations Tourism marketing Aviation sector airlines Events management There is also the opportunity of progressing to postgraduate study.
Year 1: Tourism Business Environment, Tourism and Media, Travel and Tourism Marketing, Developing People in Tourism, Tourism Destinations, Tourism Professional Practice. Year 2: Leading People in Tourism, Tourism Marketing Management, Destination Planning and Development, Tourism Operations Management, Tourism Investigations. Optional work placement. One option from: Social Media and Tourism, Dark Tourism, Responsible Nature-based Tourism, Enterprise Start-up Studies, Events Planning, Voluntary Initiative, Creative Communications, Airport Planning, Modern Languages (Upper Intermediate), Cruise Operations, Sustainable Tourism Management. Year 3: Strategic Tourism and Hospitality Management, Managing Tourism Activity, Tourism Crisis Management, Research Project or Enterprise and Innovation Showcase. One option from: Dark and Thanatourism Management, Organisational Learning in Tourism, International Marketing, Festivals & Events Tourism, Destination Management, Financial Strategy, Anthropology of Tourism, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies.
University College Birmingham is a university college affiliated with the University of Birmingham, which awards all our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The university college specialises in the areas of hospitality and the culinary arts, hairdressing and beauty, tourism, business, marketing, accounting, sports management and more.
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