Wolverhampton Business School

Business and Tourism Management with Foundation Year

BA (Hons) Part-time 8 years, Full-time 4 years

Sustainable, resilient and reflexive thinking skills are at the heart of this tourism management programme.

Sustainable, resilient and reflexive thinking skills are at the heart of this tourism management programme.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code N104
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (8 years), Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School
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Why choose this course?

Sustainable, resilient and reflexive thinking skills are at the heart of this tourism management programme. The course is designed to allow you to develop an awareness of modern tourism business practice through practical activities which aim to equip you with a holistic understanding of how tourism businesses and destinations function.

A practical and practice-based programme, this course will equip you with the agile, reflexive and critical thinking skills which are vital for success in tourism organisations. The course is based around four core pillars of being digital, sustainable, innovative and responsible tourism professionals. You will explore the functional areas of tourism through these themes giving an immersive experience which will result in a thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by tourism organisations and destinations in the 21st century.

The University is an Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence which recognises leading universities who work particularly closely with the Institute to develop and maintain high professional standards throughout the travel and tourism industry. The tourism course will grant an annual ITT Centre of Excellence Student of the Year award to a student identified by the university. The course is also aligned to membership with the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), providing you with the opportunity to access vital industry information and webinars. ABTA also facilitate an internship programme which you have the opportunity to apply for in the final year of your degree. 

What happens on the course?

By studying the BA Tourism Management degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you will learn about and experience the range of issues and opportunities that affect this dynamic and fast-paced sector. Within a highly supportive, student-focused environment, you will learn about critical topics such as destination sustainability and resilience, tourism placemaking and customer experience and relationship management.

This course is designed to meet the increasing demand worldwide for graduates, who possess the required competencies and knowledge to operate in multiple parts of the global Tourism industry and beyond. Working closely with our industry partners, ABTA and The Institute for Travel and Tourism (ITT), we’ll provide you with a range of opportunities to apply your academic studies to what is happening in the industry right now. As an ITT Centre of Excellence, we will bring exciting experiences, such as the ITT Future You Conference direct to our city centre based campus.

Throughout your degree, you will also acquire a range of transferrable skills, which graduates from this subject discipline are expected to possess, effectively preparing you for a career in the UK tourism industry or abroad. 

The demand for tourism products is returning at pace, and tourism professionals are needed to help with the rebuilding of this amazing industry! Why not become one of them by achieving your tourism degree with us? We can’t wait to meet you and help you to unlock your potential!

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The course will provide the student with opportunities to advance their ICT skills through the use of application software and digital technologies.  The diversity of topic areas covered in the study programme will allow students to develop their own understandings of collective responsibilities as global citizens within their local, national, and international communities. 

The course provides an opportunity for the student to pursue a one-year work placement in employment, either in the UK or abroad.  Support will provide to aid with the preparation of CVs, and workshops will available that support the completion of application forms and provide guidance on interview techniques.

Students who successfully complete the course are expected to enhance their job prospects and strengthen their employment opportunities.  The course is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in a variety of tourism related areas including location marketing, green tourism development, and tourism research.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  1. Develop and apply research, writing, numerical, digital and personal skills within a tourism management context.
  2. Critically appraise relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and management theory when assessing and solving problems in different tourism management scenarios.
  3. Apply relevant transferable skills to a career in tourism management (for example, managing projects, communication, working in teams, research and appropriate technologies and critically reflect on the effectiveness of their own skills and knowledge in such application.
  4. Examine contemporary and strategic issues through the application of relevant analytical concepts, models and theories.
  5. Evaluate and demonstrate an informed understanding of ethical responsibilities contributing to their professional values and their role in organisations and society in the 21st century.
  6. Develop skills of independent learning, analysis, synthesis and critical thinking through the application of tourism management concepts and principles and the related underpinning theories appropriate to a wide range of business organisations and situations.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22
International Part-time £6725 per year# 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2020 Entry

Typical entry requirement: 48 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades DD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades PPP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)

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  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

 Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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