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Year of Entry 2019/20
BA (Honours)

International Tourism Management with Spanish

Get a head start in the international tourism industry and spend 18 months studying and working in Spain.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 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? N8R4
When do I start? September
Placement available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Develop critical insight into the theory and practice of international tourism management.
  • Become proficient in the Spanish language.
  • Gain an excellent understanding of Spanish culture, society and economic context.
  • Spend a semester at a Spanish university and an eleven month work placement in a Spanish-speaking country. Erasmus funding may be available to support costs for overseas study.

Develop critical insight into a range of topics related to the theory and practice of international tourism management. Expand your Spanish language skills to become a bilingual professional. Through 18 months of work and study placements, you gain transferable intercultural competencies and the global skillset employers are looking for.

Student view

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.

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 one of our Spanish partner universities
  • an eleven 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

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Course leaders and tutors

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Dr. Ania de Berg
Senior Lecturer in German, Sheffield Business School Academic Lead for Erasmus and Exchanges

Senior Lecturer in German and Erasmus+ Academic Lead. I came to Sheffield Hallam in 2013 after having taught at universities in Germany, Poland and the UK, including … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

As part of your course you will spend 11 months on a work placement in a relevant organisation based in Spain. Your placement is a great opportunity to gain valuable international tourism experience. It helps you develop your skills and Spanish language ability and significantly enhances your employability.

You will 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.

Live projects

Some modules will enable you to participate in stimulating projects in collaboration with companies or experienced professionals from a variety of sectors. This will be another exciting way to gain professional skills and enhance your employability prospects.

Networking opportunities

We are proud of our links with our alumni and you will have numerous opportunities to network with them.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in a great variety of fields, such as

  • tourism management and other tourism-related employment multinational corporations
  • international institutions
  • education
  • translation and interpreting

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For post A level language study, you must have an A level in Spanish or AS level at grade C in Spanish. For beginner level you need GCSE grade B or 5 in any foreign language, or equivalent. For example:

  • BBC at A Level including A level Spanish
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies, and must include an acceptable foreign language qualification.

GCSE

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

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 plus, for post-A level study, an A or AS level at grade C in Spanish. For beginner level you need GCSE grade B or above in any foreign language or equivalent. Normally an interview will be required.

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum 5.5 in each skill.

• 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 plus, for post-A level study, an A or AS level at grade C in Spanish. For beginner level you need GCSE grade B or above in any foreign language or equivalent. Normally an interview will be required.

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

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

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business Analysis For The Service Sector Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Consumer Behaviour In Tourism Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Spanish) Part 1 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Spanish) Part 2 Credits: 10 Assessment: Exam
Module: International Tourism Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Linguistic And Academic Studies Part 1 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Linguistic And Academic Studies Part 2 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Marketing Communications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Academic Research Skills (Overseas) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (Spanish) Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Intercultural And Professional Development Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Spanish (Abroad) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Tourism, Development And Society (Overseas) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Enterprise And Small Business In Tourism, Hospitality And Events Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Adventure Tourism Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing Visitor Attractions Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (Spanish) Part 1 Credits: 10
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (Spanish) Part 2 Credits: 10
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Three (Spanish) 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: Research Project Credits: 20
Module: Strategic Management In International Hospitality And Tourism Credits: 20
Module: Tourism Consultancy Experience Credits: 40
Module: Uls Spanish Stage 6B Credits: 20
Module: Uls Stage 6B Spanish - Part 1 Credits: 10
Module: Uls Stage 6B Spanish - Part 2 Credits: 10

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 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 students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 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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