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International: £13,650 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
- Develop critical insight into the theory and practice of tourism management.
- Learn two languages and prepare yourself for work in the global economy
- Study and work abroad and gain hands-on experience of the international tourism industry.
- Gain understanding of the language, culture and economic context of your two target countries.
Expand your language skills, whilst gaining critical insight into a range of topics related to the theory and practice of tourism management, necessary to become a multilingual professional. Study and work abroad for 18 months, developing transferable skills on an international level and giving you a competitive advantage upon graduation.
Watch student Helen Stringer talk about what it’s like to study this course.
How you learn
This course employs a variety of innovative learning and teaching methods within the vibrant, dynamic setting of Sheffield Business School, an internationally-recognised centre of teaching excellence which attracts students and academics from all over the world.
You learn through
- a semester of overseas study in our European partner universities
- an 11-month placement year abroad
- lectures and seminars, with guest speakers
- courses taught in the target language
- independent study
- presentations and group work
- a variety of innovative teaching methods
- state-of-the-art facilities at Sheffield Business School
As part of your course you spend 11 months on a work placement in a relevant organisation based in one of the two languages you study. Your placement is a great opportunity to gain valuable international tourism experience. It helps you develop your skills and foreign language ability and significantly enhances your employability.
You will have the opportunity to apply for placements with international companies such as the main Spanish hotel chains Meli? Hotels International, Hotelbeds and Hoteles NH (HQ Madrid). We also have contacts with boutique hotel chains, tour operators and other relevant firms from the tourism sector.
We are proud of our links with our alumni and you have numerous opportunities to network with them. You will also have the chance to meet other students and professionals from across Europe on your placements.
This course prepares you for a career in
- multinational corporations
- international affairs
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- multimedia digital language laboratories
This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. You also must have an A level in Spanish or an AS level at grade C in Spanish. For example:
- BBC at A Level including an A level in Spanish
- A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies, with an A Level in Spanish or AS level grade C in Spanish
- English language or literature at grade C or 4
- Maths at grade D or 3
• 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'.
The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.
You will spend your third year on placement.
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Generic) Part 1||Credits: 10||
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Generic) Part 2||Credits: 10||
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Spanish) Part 1||Credits: 10||
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Spanish) Part 2||Credits: 10||
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 10||
|Module: International Tourism Business||Credits: 20||
|Module: Linguistic And Academic Studies Part 1||Credits: 10||
|Module: Linguistic And Academic Studies Part 2||Credits: 10||
|Module: Tourism Management: Principles And Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (Generic)||Credits: 10||
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (Spanish)||Credits: 10||
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 10||
|Module: Managing Visitor Attractions||Credits: 20||
|Module: Spanish (Abroad)||Credits: 20||
|Module: Tourism, Development And Society (Overseas)||Credits: 20||
|Module: Uls Spanish Stage 4||Credits: 10||
|Module: Uls Spanish Stage 5||Credits: 10||
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (Generic) Part 1||Credits: 10|
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (Generic) Part 2||Credits: 10|
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (Spanish) Part 1||Credits: 10|
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (Spanish) Part 2||Credits: 10|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 10|
|Module: International Air Travel Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: Languages And Culture In The Global Workplace Part 1||Credits: 10|
|Module: Languages And Culture In The Global Workplace Part 2||Credits: 10|
|Module: Sustainable Tourism Planning||Credits: 20|
|Module: Tourism Destination Marketing||Credits: 20|
|Module: Uls Stage 6B Spanish - Part 1||Credits: 10|
|Module: Uls Stage 6B Spanish - Part 2||Credits: 10|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/2021 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK/EU students starting this course in 2019/20 are £9,250 per year.
† 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.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
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.Additional costs for Languages courses (PDF)
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