Wolverhampton Business School

Tourism and Economics with Sandwich Placement

BA (Hons) Sandwich 4 years

BA (Hons) Tourism and Economics combines the skills development from the economics subject with a knowledge and understanding of the key requirements of successful tourism organisations and it equips graduates with the skills and knowledge required to manage tourism within an evolving global marketplace.

BA (Hons) Tourism and Economics combines the skills development from the economics subject with a knowledge and understanding of the key requirements of successful tourism organisations and it equips graduates with the skills and knowledge required to manage tourism within an evolving global marketplace.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code N807
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Sandwich
  • Course Length Sandwich (4 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

BA (Hons) Tourism and Economics combines the skills development from the economics subject with a knowledge and understanding of the key requirements of successful tourism organisations and it equips graduates with the skills and knowledge required to manage tourism within an evolving global marketplace.

The course has a strong emphasis on enterprise and enables students to develop industry sought after competencies for students to progress their career within the dynamic, multi-faceted industry. The course is also designed to make you attractive to prospective employers through the development of practical skills such as the ability to problem solve, work in groups, research and use research methods and work independently. 

 

What happens on the course?

On a sandwich course, your third year will be a supervised placement. This gives you the opportunity to apply and develop the knowledge and skills you have gained in the first two years of your course, before you move on to your final year.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

A degree in Tourism and Economics will prepare students for a range of career opportunities in regeneration, consultancy, destination management, as well as market research, as they will have developed the skills to understand the influence and impacts of tourism upon the community, environment and economy, and the careful balance required to develop tourism locally, nationally and globally in a range of tourism business environments, supported by a knowledge and understanding of concepts and characteristics of economics and tourism and related business functions.

This course provides students with a range of skills, knowledge and abilities, work experience opportunities and a portfolio of work which demonstrates their employability. Students will have the opportunity to engage with the industry through guest talks and company visits, placements built into modules, ERASMUS study exchange, Wolverhampton Enterprise and Employability Award, annual Career Development Week, an accredited optional sandwich year between the second and third year and summer placements.

 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

University of Wolverhampton offers students an opportunity to study Tourism and Economics to gain a knowledge and understanding of the recent developments in economics and the application of economic concepts to current issues and challenges in the dynamic, multi-faceted tourism industry. There will be opportunities for practical application of learning through work placement, field trips and consultancy projects.

As part of your study of Tourism and Economics you will develop skills in the organisation and analysis of statistical data, the interpretation of economic issues and the communication of economic ideas. These skills have been identified as being in demand by employers by a number of surveys, such as the one carried-out by the Economics Network.

The teaching at the University is designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of learners, and benefits from technology supported learning so that you can develop your quantitative and IT skills whilst developing and presenting exciting and industry-relevant assessments.

The teaching team bring with them a wealth of industry experience from across the world and from a wide range of public, private, and voluntary sector organisations. The team is active in research and writing textbooks that inform the teaching on this course and continue to deliver applied research to ensure they remain at the cutting-edge of industry developments.

The team have many associations with industry partners including Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA). The department is a member of The Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE), the Association of Event Management Education (AEME) and The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT).

 

 For the award of an honours degree, you, the student, will be able to:

  1. Have the ability and knowledge necessary to work within the dynamic, changing and increasingly technology-reliant global tourism industry, critically applying economic reasoning.
  2. Have the skills to work in a range of tourism business environments, supported by a knowledge and understanding of concepts and characteristics of economics and tourism and related business functions such as Marketing, Human Resources, Strategy and Operations Management that are necessary to be an effective manager.
  3. Be able to identify the uniqueness of contemporary tourism resources and develop these into exciting local, regional, national or international tourism products.
  4. Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the sources and content of economic data, develop and analyse information and effectively communicate this to colleagues, managers and customers to support tourism business development.
  5. Understand the influence and impacts of economics and tourism upon the community and the environment, and the careful balance required to develop tourism locally, nationally and globally.
  6. Be able to develop critical evaluative skills, generate knowledge and implement proposed solution towards development and management of economics and tourism projects/business.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2020-21
International Sandwich £12000 per year 2019-20
International Sandwich £12250 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

2020 Entry         

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. 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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