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University of Chester

International Tourism Management

UCAS Code: N800

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at Level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit or above

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

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

H3,H3,H3,H3

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

DMM

BTEC Extended Diploma BTEC Diploma : D*D*

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

112
91%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Tourism management

**Discover more about one of the world's leading industries through a hands-on exploration of how places and organisations benefit from tourists through sustainable tourism development.**

**Why Study With Us?**

Here's a quote from graduate Alice Tetlow: “I flourished as a person at The University of Chester and it was the networking, development of skills, and building of knowledge that has made me who I am today: a confident, independent, thriving individual who will forever value the university’s support.”

We bring International Tourism Management to life with inspiring and real experiences. We are passionate about sustainable and responsible tourism management. You will learn in creative ways, how tourism destinations are managed to be successful, sustainable and competitive. We develop outstanding tourism professionals so that you, like Alice, can succeed in your future career.

This degree course is accredited by the Tourism Management Institute and is recognised by the Institute of Travel and Tourism. You can be confident you’ll have a great experience on a programme valued by professionals and industry.

Chester is one of the UK’s leading historic tourism destinations. It is an ideal place to explore tourism marketing, development and management ideas that can be applied across the globe.??Our business campus in the heart of the city, is both state of the art and welcoming. This is a special and unique place that will enable you to flourish and grow from undergraduate student to confident tourism professional.

You are a name here. We value your uniqueness. Throughout your degree course, you will be mentored and supported by a Personal Tutor. These are the people who will support you through life’s challenges. You will also benefit from our Student Experience Representatives. These are the students who make sure that your voice is heard.

Tourism is a fast-paced, competitive industry. We will equip you with much more than tourism knowledge. Your future employers are seeking skills that we develop with you. You will leave with valuable experiences that will give you an edge at interview and in the workplace.

Modules

Your transformation from new student to future tourism leader will begin from day one.

In your first year you will gain an understanding of the key principles of international tourism management and develop core management skills in areas such as marketing, service experiences, events and entrepreneurship.

In year two, you will translate this knowledge into making key decisions and consider the different ways tourism destinations and organisations operate around the world. You will examine how places can plan for and manage the impact of tourism sustainably.

You will start to shape your career path by choosing an aspect of business that inspires you and do a work placement that suits your personal interests and ambitions. Previous students have worked for companies such as Royal Caribbean International and The National Trust as well as exploring sustainable tourism in Costa Rica and South Africa.

If you’d like to broaden your horizons even further, you can undertake an additional year-long work placement in the UK or overseas. This really brings your course to life and may enhance your graduate employment prospects. How does a work placement with the Disney sound? That’s what Hannah Robinson experienced during her time with us and is just one of many great placement opportunities this course provides. You can even spend a year studying International Tourism Management abroad in Europe, North America, Asia or Australasia.

Your final year is then tailored towards giving you the competitive edge you need to succeed in your chosen area of international tourism. You will carry out an original supervised research project investigating a topic which really interests you. Everything you study will be linked to the world of tourism today – exploring contemporary issues topics such as smart destinations, over-tourism and global social issues.

Assessment methods

We use a well-balanced range of assessment methods, including business reports, essays, exams, presentations, debates and practical work. The majority of assessed work is through 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:

Chester

Department:

Chester 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.

84%
high
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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

93%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

39%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
15%
Other elementary services occupations
11%
Leisure and travel services
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.

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

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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