Wolverhampton Business School

Tourism and Events Management with Foundation Year

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

BA (Hons) Tourism and Events combines the skills development from the events 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 of events management.

BA (Hons) Tourism and Events combines the skills development from the events 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 of events management.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code N835
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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?

BA (Hons) Tourism and Events combines the skills development from the events 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 of events management.

The course has a strong emphasis on management and 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, use research methods and work independently.

A degree in Tourism and Events Management prepares you for career opportunities in the tourism and events sector where you can use a portfolio of events expertise and skills to inform the management of tourist destinations and attractions.  Upon graduation students can expect to enter a number of roles in the tourism or events sector within the public, private or voluntary sectors, or continue on to postgraduate study. Career opportunities include travel agents, destination management and marketing organisations, event and venue management companies, visitor attractions, heritage sites, local authorities, cultural organisations, travel operators, transport organisations and travel industry suppliers.  

You can further enhance your graduate employability by undertaking an industry placement between the second and third year of your degree. The university fully supports its students in finding domestic and international placements, making applications, writing CVs, preparing for interviews and assessment centres. Students who complete a year of an industry based placement gain confidence, improve their employability, often secure graduate jobs and achieve high classification degrees.

What happens on the course?

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The degree is designed and delivered to include opportunities for experiential learning. This includes engagement with the industry through module guest talks and company visits, placements built into modules, an accredited optional sandwich year between the second and third year, ERASMUS study exchange, annual Career Development Week and summer and graduate placements.

A degree in Tourism and Events Management gives graduates an opportunity for a career in the tourism sector where you will be able to use a portfolio of events expertise and skills to inform the management of tourist destinations and attractions. Upon graduation students can expect to enter a number of roles in the tourism sector within the public, private or voluntary sectors, or continue on to postgraduate study. Career opportunities include travel agents, destination management and marketing organisations, event and venue management, visitor attractions, heritage sites, local authorities, cultural organisations, travel operators, transport organisations and travel industry suppliers.  

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The Marketing, Innovation, Leisure and Enterprise (MiLE) department has strong reputation in the subject disciplines of tourism and events management, based on a combination of the industry expertise and experience of MiLE department staff who have delivered a number of consultancy projects on behalf of organisations such as The NEC Group, further demonstrating our expertise around the management of venues.

Courses are informed and endorsed by our research, publications and engagement with professional bodies such as the Association of the British Travel Agents, the Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE) and the Association for Events Management Education (AEME). We are also the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence. These accreditations recognise leading universities who maintain high professional standards throughout tourism and events industries.

We have strong links with industry partners and work closely with large tourism and events businesses, such as, the NEC, Sandals and Disney. Students of this course engage in industry specific work placements, have access to high level industry speakers, interact with senior industry figures (for mentoring and research purposes) and have the opportunity to be awarded the annual ITT Centre of Excellence Student of the Year award and many other awards.  Furthermore, our relationship with university venues (The Arena Theatre and The Performance Hub) provides an alternative classroom which you will access as part of your course. Learning with us, you will engage with industry through application of learning to live events, field trips and guest lectures. These resources and developments place MiLE in a very strong position to provide both practical experiences, which underpin theoretical understanding, and prepare you for the challenges of working in the dynamic event tourism environment. 

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 IT skills whilst developing and presenting exciting and industry-relevant assessments.  The University of Wolverhampton continues to develop state of the art facilities which greatly enhance your learning experience. The University of Wolverhampton Business School, which houses the course, was opened in November 2015. Designed to nurture talents and provide platform for engagement with the business community in the region, the University of Wolverhampton Business School building provides state of the art facilities, such as, executive education suite, innovative teaching and learning spaces, an IT suite, consulting rooms and a central social space and café. This building and its facilities provide conducive environment for student learning and Higher Education experience. As a result of gaining a BA (Hons) in Tourism and Events Management from the University of Wolverhampton you can be sure you will be ready to enter the world of graduate employment within the industry of your choice.

There are many internal and external initiatives which have been developed to support students’ employability development and to boost your career prospects with real life business experience. For example the Challenge Academy, organised and delivered by the university, is a network of students who undertake short-term projects on behalf of businesses. During the first and second year of the degree students take a module which gives them an opportunity to undertake a placement, in the final year there are opportunities to undertake real life consultancy projects. Between the second and third year of the degree students have an opportunity to take a sandwich placement, which is a ten months paid placement in the industry. The University’s Careers Centre provides assistance in finding suitable placements and making successful applications, from identifying a job role to CV writing, applications, interviews and assessment centres. Every module delivered as part of this course aims to give students exposure to the industry, this is either through a field trip or an industry speaker guest talk. All university students are eligible for the ERASMUS+ EU Placements. These are paid or unpaid placements organised in the area of students’ study or interest in a number of European Union countries.  There are two to twelve months summer or yearlong placements which are organised and funded by the scheme (flights, insurance, accommodation, transfers etc.). The University has a team of careers consultants and employability advisers who offer help with the above opportunities. There is also a virtual jobs boards called the Workplace which advertises a multitude of casual and permanent roles. These may be of interest to you whilst studying with us or as you look for your first post-university graduate job.

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

  • Demonstrate an ability to deploy accurately established techniques of analysis and enquiry within the tourism and events management discipline and apply the methods and techniques that they have learned to review, consolidate, extend and apply your knowledge and understanding, and to initiate and carry out projects.
  • Demonstrate conceptual understanding that enables the student:

    • to devise and sustain arguments, and/or to solve problems, using ideas and techniques, some of which are at the forefront of a discipline

    • to describe and comment upon particular aspects of current research, or equivalent advanced scholarship, in the discipline.

  • Demonstrate the ability to manage your own learning, and to make use of scholarly reviews and primary sources (for example, refereed research articles and/or original materials appropriate to the discipline) and communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

  • Critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data (that may be incomplete), to make judgements, and to frame appropriate questions to achieve a solution - or identify a range of solutions - to a problem.

  • Propose, undertake and present an independent study project that analyses a key issue in the area of business and human resource 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)

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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.

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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