Everything you need to know...
- Challenge your understanding of tourism and aviation.
- Gain the employability skills you need to start or progress your career.
- Develop research skills and progress to further studies or consultancy.
- Plan, manage and promote tourism and aviation products, businesses and destinations in a safe, competitive and sustainable manner.
The tourism and aviation sectors combined form one of the most exciting and fastest-growing industries globally. This course is designed to provide you with the theoretical background, skills and experiences necessary to become a successful leader within the tourism and aviation industry.
How you learn
Your lecturer's view
This course will allow you to apply and critically challenge your understanding of the industry in practical contexts, particularly in the work-related learning modules and during the optional industry placement.
You will also critically examine the safety, sustainability and corporate social responsibility of the international tourism and aviation industry. Your employability skills will be enhanced through focus on communications and team-working, which are vital for career development.
You learn through
- lectures and seminars
- tutorials and workshops
- industry lectures and site visits
- face-to-face experiences
- airline and aviation operations management simulation
The placement option offers you an additional opportunity to develop your practical skills, either in the UK or abroad. We help you gain a placement of 6-12 months by running employability workshops, and have a dedicated placement team to support you.
Guest lectures from visiting academics, researchers and other professionals will further enhance your knowledge and understanding and to encourage contact with the industry.
There are field visits in certain modules which aim to provide real-world knowledge of the industry, and to provide context for your theoretical studies.
This course prepares you for a career as a
- international tour operator
- airline operator
- airport operator
- transport operator
- destination manager
- hotel manager
- tourist manager
- government employee
- tourism and aviation consultant
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
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Normally an honours degree (2:2 or above) or a recognised equivalent qualification. We will consider enquiries from those who have substantial management experience but do not have the normal entry requirements. We may invite these potential students for an interview to discuss their particular background, experience and qualifications.
If English is not the student's first language the student will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill element or IELTS 6.5 for the Work Experience route. If the applicant's English is currently below the required level we will consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable them to achieve an equivalent English score.
We welcome applications from people of any age. There may be some flexibility in entry requirements provided the applicant has other relevant learning or experience. This may be formally accredited learning (i.e. where students have certificates to indicate the learning that has taken place and associated achievement) which is not covered in the above admissions requirements; experiential learning (i.e. learning which has taken place in contexts such as paid work, voluntary work, self-employment, or through other aspects of life experience) or a combination of the two. We look for evidence of experiential learning through such things as job descriptions, references, reflective personal statements, and interviews with course leaders and admissions tutors. The Course Team will review the evidence and will then make a judgement as to whether or not students will benefit from and are likely to complete the course successfully.
Additional information for EU/International students
This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.
|Module: Approaches To Tourism And Hospitality Business Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: Aviation Management: Principles And Practice||Credits: 15||
|Module: Work Related Learning||Credits: 15||
|Module: Hospitality Service Excellence||Credits: 15||
|Module: International Cultural Events||Credits: 15||
|Module: Live Event||Credits: 15||
|Module: Major Event Policy And Practice||Credits: 15||
|Module: Managing Profitable Food And Beverage Operations||Credits: 15||
|Module: Safety And Security Management In Tourism||Credits: 15||
|Module: Strategic Resort Hotel Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: Sustainable Tourism And Hospitality In The 21St Century||Credits: 15||
|Module: Tourism And Globalisation||Credits: 15||
|Module: Visitor Attractions Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: Business And Management Strategy||Credits: 30|
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 45|
|Module: Research Methods||Credits: 15|
|Module: Tourism And Aviation Operations||Credits: 30|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £8,000 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.
† 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.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £10,906 available for UK and EU students on most masters courses.
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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