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Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

International Tourism Management

Gain a sound underpinning of management principles and practice in the international tourism industry that balances relevant theoretical study and employment-related practical work.


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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? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 96 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? N800
When do I start? September
Placement available? Yes

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Course summary

  • 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.
  • Have the opportunity to study abroad — with Erasmus funding available for European placements.
  • 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.


Student View

Watch student Rhianna Coote talk about what it’s like to study this course.

How you learn

Watch lecturer Adele Doran talk about this course.

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

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

Victoria Mellon
Victoria Mellon

Working in the tourism industry for large tour operators and hotels in the UK and USA has fuelled my enthusiasm for researching and teaching tourism, and I enjoy wor … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement in your third 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 3 rather than 4 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.


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

Accreditation

Sheffield Business School is one of only four schools worldwide that have EPAS accreditation for undergraduate programmes in hospitality and tourism. EPAS is a world-renowned standard for the quality of business or management programmes which have an international perspective.

This course is recognised by the Tourism Management Institute.

The Tourism Management Institute (TMI) is the professional body for destination management practitioners, with members drawn from all levels of the private and public sectors: national, regional,sub regional and local. TMI seeks to support professional development within the sector, for potential entrants as well as existing practitioners. Assessment and recognition by TMI means that students can be confident the course will provide them with knowledge, understanding, skills and experience which will fully prepare them for a career in tourism destination management.

Student success story
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As part of the learning in the workplace scheme, student Amy Scott travelled to Colorado in the USA to spend nine months working for the famous Stanley Hotel. Find out more about her experience.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 96

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:

  • CCC at A Level
  • MMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies

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.

• entry with prior credit - we consider applications for direct entry to the final year from those holding Higher National Diplomas or equivalent qualifications

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.

We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.

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: Academic And Professional Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Business Analysis For The Service Sector Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
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
Exam

Year 2

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 3

Compulsory 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
Exam
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
Practical

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.

Additional costs for Tourism and hospitality courses (PDF)

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