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Wolverhampton Business School

Business and Tourism Management with Foundation Year

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

This course aims to provide the student with knowledge and understanding of the activities required to manage a business, and to ensure that it prospers, in a dynamic global business environment.

This course aims to provide the student with knowledge and understanding of the activities required to manage a business, and to ensure that it prospers, in a dynamic global business environment.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code N104
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • 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

Why choose this course?

This course aims to provide the student with knowledge and understanding of the activities required to manage a business, and to ensure that it prospers, in a dynamic global business environment.  The course will emphasise the role of business skills in underpinning the success of organisations, while placing this role in the context of the tourism sector.  The course will also help the student understand the various types of environment within which a business operates.  This will involve investigating issues such as the types of competition that a business will face from their rivals, being aware of the role of stakeholders in the operation of a business and considering how changes in society may impact on the market for a product.  The content of the course will be delivered using a wide range of approaches and the student will be encouraged to use e-learning forums to interact with staff and other students.

The foundation year of this course is designed to offer applicants who do not have the required qualifications, a programme which will equip them with a robust toolkit of academic, digital and personal skills required for successful study in higher education. It also provides an understanding of, and insight into, a range of disciplines that underpin their chosen programme of study. In the foundation year students will develop their ability to gain the most out of structured in-class study, and also to manage and evaluate their own independent learning. This wide range of transferable skills is of immense value in both undergraduate study and graduate employment. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of their subject area to degree level.

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.    Critically evaluate the application of concepts and principles of business and tourism to a wide range of business organisations and situations.
2.    Critically interpret the interaction of business organisations with the changing external environment in which they operate.
3.    Critically analyse tourism and business information from a range of national and international sources.
4.    Prepare, using digital methods, a comprehensive range of tourism and business information useful to the management of organisations.
5.    Effectively communicate business and tourism ideas to a variety of specialist and non-specialist audiences
6.    Propose, undertake and present an independent study project that analyses a key issue in the area of business and tourism management

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

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)

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

  • 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.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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