Home BA (Hons) Travel and Tourism Management
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.
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.
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:
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.
Introduction to Tourism Management
Tourism Culture and Society
Introduction to Finance and Accounting
Academic Development and Employability
Principles of Leadership and Management
Human Resource Management
Research Methods for Managers
Travel and Tourism Law
Sales and Marketing
Tourism Planning and Policy
Contemporary Issues in Tourism
Plus three options from:
Understanding Business Tourism
Inclusive Tour Operations
Plus two options from:
Special Interest Tourism
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
A career within the travel and tourism industry provides you with the opportunity to work in a variety of different sectors including:
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:
The transport industry
Public sector tourism agencies.