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Year of Entry 2021/22
BSc (Honours)

International Tourism Management with Foundation Year

Gain a degree in international tourism management, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course. Learn about contemporary issues and the management and practice of businesses.


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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? 4/5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 64 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? A087
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the Tourism Management Institute (TMI) and the EFMD Programme Accreditation System (EPAS).
  • Become globally, socially and ethically aware of the contemporary business environment.
  • Enhance transferable skills to develop a multitude of professional competencies.
  • Develop quantitative and qualitative information collection, validation, processing and interpretation skills.
  • Grow into a confident, inquisitive and empowered individual who can work autonomously but also develop relationships of teamwork and co-operation.

Learn the specific behaviours and motivations of tourism consumers, industry operations, and understand the planning and development of tourism in various contexts and contemporary growth sectors in the industry. You can choose to specialise in adventure tourism and gain the skills and knowledge needed to manage and work in this dynamic and global sector.

Sheffield Business School accreditation

Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 5% of business schools globally.

Tourism subject group award

Our Tourism subject group is recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT), the membership organisation for tourism industry professionals and educators.

How you learn

The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) International Tourism Management course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree.

Learning and teaching is research-informed, as modules draw upon and relate to current research, including the work of our staff. You also develop research skills as you progress from academic reading and writing in the first year to designing, conducting, presenting and reflecting on your own research in the final year.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • research projects
  • consultancy projects
  • essays
  • presentations
  • exams
  • reflective exercises
  • professional e-portfolio

In the foundation year, you’ll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You’ll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you’ll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study.

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Karen Quine
Dr Karen Quine

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Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement in your fourth year of study. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.

Recent placements have included Disneyland in Florida, in hotels and resorts across America, Canada, Spain, France, Dubai and the Maldives, and with national and regional destination management organisations such as the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions, the Isle of Man Department of Tourism, and Visit Peak District and Derbyshire, as well as for major tour operators such as TUI and Sunvil.

You can also complete a 'Learning in the Workplace' semester where you work and study at the same time, with academic lessons carried out remotely during allocated study periods while on placement. This is recognised by the University as a placement and offers you a quicker way to complete your studies and gain work experience in four rather than five years, while graduating with 'placement' in your degree title to boost your employment prospects.

Live projects

As part of the course, you get the opportunity to work on real business projects to build your skills and professional experience. Recent students have contributed to developing the network of the UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum, helped organise their annual conference in Gibraltar, and been involved in developing Operation Make Safe, which seeks to work with hotels, tour and transport operators to raise staff awareness of child protection issues.

Networking opportunities

You will frequently engage with tourism industry stakeholders throughout the course. Many modules include industry guest speakers and you will benefit from a close relationship with the industry through our staff members' industry network, association with the Tourism Management Institute, and alumni network.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • product development and management
  • operations management
  • destination management and marketing
  • marketing and promotion
  • customer service management

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work in

  • product development at Cosmos and Monarch Holidays
  • operations and contracting at All Leisure Holiday Group and Manchester International Airport
  • ground services management at Terminal 5 London Heathrow Airport and Jet2.com
  • pricing analyst at Center Parcs and TUI
  • sales management at Flight Centre
  • regional operations management at Jury's Inn

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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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 64

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications excluding general studies For example:

  • CC at A Level
  • MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.

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

GCSE

  • English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalent
  • Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent

• Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3. 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 your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

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 can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Self And Stakeholder Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Practice Of Business In The Events, Food, Hospitality And Tourism Industries Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Academic And Professional Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Business Analysis For The Service Sector Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Consumer Behaviour In Tourism Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Tourism Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Marketing Communications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Tourism Management: Principles And Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Academic Research Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing Visitor Attractions Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Tourism, Development And Society Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Digital Tourism Marketing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Enterprise And Small Business In Tourism, Hospitality And Events Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Heritage And Cultural Tourism Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Adventure Tourism Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 4

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Research Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Strategic Management In International Hospitality And Tourism Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Sustainable Tourism Planning Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Tourism Consultancy Experience Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Air Travel Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Tourism Destination Marketing Credits: 20 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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