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University of Bedfordshire

Travel and Tourism with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: N20F

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

Entry requirements


A level

C-B

Successfully completed Access Diploma course

32 - 48 UCAS Tariff Points

UCAS Tariff

32-48
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time including foundation year | 2018

Subjects

Travel management

Tourism

Leads to a career in any branch of travel and tourism. Optional field trips available. You will explore different segments of the tourism industry to build a strong understanding of this sector. This course will appeal to you if you are looking for a career in any branch of the travel and tourism industry. You can structure your course, gearing it towards particular sections of the industry that interest you most. Stages one and two provide insights into the tourism industry and knowledge of the underlying business and management disciplines required to be a successful manager. Stage three offers you the chance to specialise in a range of areas and to focus on the strategic management of tourism-related businesses. This will enable you to achieve a broad understanding of travel and tourismrelated areas of study such as marketing.

Modules

Areas of study include: Introduction to the travel and tourism industry, air transport management, hospitality and event operations, tourism marketing, sustainable tourism in developing countries, heritage, culture and society, leisure in mind, understanding tourism, mega sports events, project management and business events.

This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your chosen degree. During your Foundation Year you will study a range of subjects designed to prepare you for the final three years of your undergraduate degree course.

Studying for HE (including current affairs and data analysis)
Two subject-specific units
Additional English (if required) either as a formal unit or as additional guided learning through our Study Hub
Integrated project that brings together all aspects of your Foundation Year and provides you with a chance to work on an independent piece of work.

Assessment methods

We will want to see that you understand the theory and have developed critical thinking skills which help you evaluate the relevance of what you have learned.

To assess this range of integration of theory and skills into sound practice, we use a range of methods. You will be expected to complete two or three assessments per unit, which depends on the number of credits allocated to the unit and length of unit.

You will encounter many different kinds of assessment methods, for example: written exams (e.g. unseen exams, in-class tests, and take-home tests), written assignments (e.g. essays, case studies, literature review), portfolios, reports (e.g. individual or group report, posters, fieldwork, work-based report), individual or group oral presentations and practical skills assessment (e.g. project management).

These will enable you to gain valuable experience to use within the workplace.

Formal examination: 20%
Coursework, essays: 50%
Group work and Presentations: 30%

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£6,200
per year
England
£6,200
per year
EU
£6,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,200
per year
Scotland
£6,200
per year
Wales
£6,200
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Luton Campus

Department:

Department of Business Systems and Operations

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.

63%
low
Travel management
63%
low
Tourism

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

61%
Staff make the subject interesting
76%
Staff are good at explaining things
65%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
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
87%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
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?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
22%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C
205

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
low
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Customer service occupations
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

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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