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Year of Entry 2021/22
BA (Honours)

Languages with Tourism (German)

Full-time Languages

Get ahead in the tourism industry and spend 18 months abroad, including a work placement year in one of your two target language countries.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £13,995 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? R2N8
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Develop critical insight into the theory and practice of tourism management.
  • Learn two languages and prepare yourself for work in the global economy.
  • Gain hands-on experience of the international tourism industry – with the possibility of Erasmus funding being available to support costs for overseas study.
  • Understand the cultural, economic and social contexts of your two target countries.

Expand your language skills alongside your understanding of tourism management, preparing you to become a multilingual professional. There’s an option to study and work abroad for 18 months, developing transferable skills and giving you a competitive advantage in the international employment market. Develop fluency in German and a second foreign language (French or Spanish from any level or Italian from scratch).

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Watch student Helen Stringer talk about what it’s like to study this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Cristina Lopez-Moreno talk about this course.

At every level of this course, you’ll have opportunities to acquire and apply an array of knowledge relating to tourism. You’ll develop skills in both your main and minor languages and cultural awareness to a high level. You’ll also engage with real companies through a placement and projects to harness your employability potential.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars, with guest speakers
  • weekly sessions with Foreign Language Assistants
  • German modules taught in the target language
  • independent and directed study
  • presentations and group work
  • an optional semester at one of our Belgian/German partner universities
  • an optional placement year in a German-speaking country

Course leaders and tutors

Cristina Lopez-Moreno
Cristina Lopez-Moreno
Senior Lecturer In Spanish Language And Spanish Studies

Senior Lecturer

Applied learning

Work placements

As part of your course you have the option to spend 11 months on a paid work placement in a relevant tourism organisation based in Germany. If you’re studying two languages from post-A-Level, you’ll also have the option to split this placement between countries.

Not only is your placement a fantastic way to explore and get to know a different country, it’s also a great opportunity to gain valuable tourism industry experience and apply the knowledge developed throughout your studies. It helps you develop your skills and German language ability and significantly enhances your employability. You’ll have the opportunity to apply for placements with highly regarded companies within the tourism industry, such as Melia Hotels International, Steigenberg Hotels AG, Toluna and Location Vacances Express.

Live Projects

In addition to the optional 11-month work placement, you’ll also undertake Highly Skilled Employment projects in each academic year. You’ll apply your learning alongside your language skills and work with local, national and international companies. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of students from other undergraduate years, as part of our wider Languages Community.

Networking opportunities

We’re proud of our links with UK and international tourism-related businesses, and with our alumni. You’ll have numerous opportunities to network with them at events like our annual alumni event.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • tourism, including hotel management
  • marketing and client services
  • multinational corporations
  • international affairs
  • translation and interpreting
  • teaching, and in other roles within the education sector

 

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • interpreting and translation equipment
  • digital laboratories 
  • dedicated IT facilities and resources in our Languages Centrean extensive library collection, including materials, relating to languages, culture, history, politics and society

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. You also must have an A level in German or an AS level at grade C in German. For example:

  • BBC at A Level including an A level in German
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies, with an A Level in German or AS level grade C in German

GCSE

  • English language or literature at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade D or 3

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

If you do not have any of the qualifications above but have relevant experience you are welcome to discuss potential opportunities with the admissions tutor.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You will spend your third year on placement.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Generic) Part 1 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Generic) Part 2 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies One (German) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Tourism Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Linguistic And Academic Studies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Tourism Management: Principles And Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (Generic) Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (German) Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary European Studies Credits: 10 Assessment: Practical
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Generic (Abroad) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: German (Abroad) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Interculturality In Practice Credits: 10 Assessment: Practical
Module: Managing Visitor Attractions Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Tourism, Development And Society (Overseas) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls German Stage 4 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls German Stage 5 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (German) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Italian) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (Generic) Part 1 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (Generic) Part 2 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Three (German) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Air Travel Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Languages And Culture In The Global Workplace Part 1 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Languages And Culture In The Global Workplace Part 2 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sustainable Tourism Planning Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Tourism Destination Marketing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls Stage 6B German - Part 1 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls Stage 6B German - Part 2 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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