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University of Huddersfield

Travel and Tourism Management

UCAS Code: N800

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

94%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

Tourism management

Travel management

**Why Travel and Tourism Management?
Did you know that more than one billion people take an international trip every year? And that number is increasing. It’s no wonder that tourism is one of the biggest industries there is! Our course can give you the chance to gain the knowledge and skills to work in this fascinating and rewarding sector.**

All of us look forward to our travels but we don’t often think about what goes on behind the scenes, the processes, systems and activities that mean we are able to travel and to enjoy ourselves while we’re away from home.

How will you learn?
- You will learn through practical application and creatively delivered lectures, workshops, seminars and group work sessions.

- This course will give you an introduction to the tourism sector that could stand you in good stead when you go on to a career in the industry.

- We’ll look at the issues affecting tour operators, travel agencies, online retailers, accommodation providers, visitor attractions and tourist boards.

- During the course you’ll have the chance to learn the fundamentals of successful business through the lens of tourism.

- You’ll develop your skills through a combination of research, practical experience and shared academic and industry knowledge.

- We’ll start by looking at business-related skills before applying them to all areas of the travel and tourism sector.

- In your final year you’ll take a more strategic approach and deal with issues related to sustainability. While you study you’ll have the chance to specialise in languages, air or land passenger transport as your interests develop.

What subjects will you cover?
You’ll explore subjects such as the Fundamentals of Tourism, Sports Leisure and Recreation Management, The Travel and Tourism Industry, Consumer Behaviour and Experiential Marketing, Special interest Tourism, Sustainable Tourism and Destination Marketing and Management.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Fundamentals of Tourism
Business Skills
Economics and Marketing
Commercial Management

Option modules:
Choose two from a list which may include:
Transport: Challenges and Issues
Sports Leisure and Recreation Management
Introduction to Air Transport
Organisations and People

Year 2
Core modules:
The Travel and Tourism Industry
Special Interest Tourism
Management Theory and Practice for Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industries
Human Resource Management and the Workplace
Consumer Behaviour and Experiential Marketing

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include:
Passenger Transport Management
Airline and Airports Operations and Planning

Year 3 - optional placement year

Final Year
Core modules:
Sustainable Tourism
Destination Marketing and Management
Project
Strategic Management for the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Industries

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include:
Transport Economics and Policy
Environmental Management
Airline and Airports Economics and Marketing

Assessment methods

Assessment will include individual and group assignments, reports, essays, fieldwork, student portfolios, examinations and a dissertation.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Logistics, Operations, Hospitality and Marketing (BDLOHM)

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.

82%
high
Tourism management
82%
high
Travel 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

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
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

90%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

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
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Functional managers and directors
8%
Business, research and administrative 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.

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.

£19k

£19k

£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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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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