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BA (Hons) Travel and Tourism Management

Course overview

This course is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the international nature of the travel and tourism industry. It aims to equip you with key business skills, academic knowledge and real-world work experience to open up an exciting array of career opportunities in this exciting and ever expanding sector of the service economy.

Why choose this course

UAE is one of the world’s premier tourist destinations and headquarters to some of the leading international tourism companies. Studying at UWL puts you in prime position to gain exposure to the industry, supplement your learning and build contacts.

Course detail

The focus of the course is on understanding the travel and tourism industry as a business.
You will learn about:

The structure and organisation of the tourism industry

How the industry is changing and why

The needs of customers the development of new tourism products and services

How new products and services are brought to the market.

On this vocationally focused course, you will examine a range of management related modules designed to develop your personal and professional skills. You willlearn about:

Tourism marketing

Human resource management in the service sector

Corporate travel law

Information and business technology

Strategic management in the tourism industry.

Examples and case studies are taken from a range of different companies and organisation in the public and private sectors and from all regions of the world.

Our diverse module options and the opportunity to undertake a piece of self-directed research (the dissertation) will help you explore particular areas of tourism interest. These can also help you identify and work towards your career goals.


Year one (Level 4)

Introduction to Tourism Management

Travel Geography

Tourism Culture and Society

Introduction to Finance and Accounting

Academic Development and Employability

Principles of Leadership and Management

Year two (Level 5)

Human Resource Management

Research Methods for Managers

Travel and Tourism Law

Sales and Marketing

Year three (Level 6)

Tourism Planning and Policy

Strategic Management

Contemporary Issues in Tourism


Plus two options from:

Understanding Business Tourism

Attractions Management

Tourism Transportation

Inclusive Tour Operations

Plus two options from:

Sustainable Tourism

Special Interest Tourism

Resort Management

Governance and Tourism.

Tourism and the Media Industry

How will this course be assessed?

Year one - 17% written exam, 2% practical exam, 81% coursework
Year two - 25% written exam, 15% practical exam, 60% coursework
Year three - 28% written exam, 16% practical exam, 58% coursework

Career and study progression

A career within the travel and tourism industry provides you with the opportunity to work in a variety of different sectors including:

Tour operating

Retail travel

Cruise shipping

Attractions Management.

The nature of the travel and tourism industry is such that these positions can be found all over the world.

Many of our graduates seek careers in travel and tourism related areas such as:

Tour Operations

Retail Travel

Attractions Management

Hotel Management

The transport industry

Public sector tourism agencies.

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