Wolverhampton Business School

Tourism Management with Foundation Year

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

This degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to manage tourism within an evolving global marketplace.

This degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to manage tourism within an evolving global marketplace.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code N833
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  • Start Date(s) 17 January 2022, 20 September 2021
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (8 years), Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School Wolverhampton Business School
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Why choose this course?

This degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to manage tourism within an evolving global marketplace. The course has a strong emphasis on enterprise and enables you to develop the management competencies required to progress your career within this dynamic, multi-faceted industry. You will broaden your knowledge of the international tourism industry, and of the diverse range of businesses that operate within tourism, including attractions, destinations, public sector development, heritage and travel.

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.

What happens on the course?

Semester 1 Starters:

UNDERGRADUATE

Year 1 (Foundation)

3GK003 Academic Skills (20 Credits)

3GK006 Extended Project (20 Credits)

3MG001 Introduction to Management (20 Credits)

3GK004 The World at Work: Careers and Personal Development (20 Credits)

3GK003 Academic Skills (20 Credits)

3IM001 Business Decision Making (20 Credits)

Year 2

4HR002 Introduction to People at Work (20 Credits)

4LI003 Introduction to Tourism (20 Credits)

4LI005 Tourism Place making (20 Credits)

4LI007 Employability: The World of Work (20 Credits)

4LI011 Academic Skills (20 Credits)

4MK002 Marketing Principles (20 Credits)

Year 3

5BE001 Entrepreneurial Creativity and Innovation (20 Credits)

5HR002 Leading and Managing in Organisations (20 Credits)

5LI005 Employability: Managing Finance and Human Resources (20 Credits)

5LI011 Research Themes in Tourism (20 Credits)

5LI014 Business Travel and Tourism (20 Credits)

5LI018 Services Marketing (20 Credits)

Year 4

6LI022 Research, Interpretation and Analysis (20 Credits)

6BU001 Researching Business and Management Issues (20 Credits)

6BE001 Creating and Starting a New Business Venture or 6BE002 Strategies for Building Business Success or 6BU009 Social Enterprise in Context or 6MK002 Marketing Strategy or 6BU013 Independent Project (20 Credits)

6BU008 Strategy and Consultancy (20 Credits)

6LI020 Destination Marketing & Management (20 Credits)

6LI018 Tourism in Emerging Markets (20 Credits)

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

 

There are many career opportunities available to graduates within public, private and voluntary sectors such as tourism officer, travel agency manager, holiday resort manager, tour manager, visitor centre manager and attractions manager. Previous graduates have gained positions with The National Trust, English Heritage and The London Tourist Office.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

 

The Leisure department bring an added dimension to the teaching on your course. We have worked in your industries, owned our own leisure businesses and continue to work on consultancy projects with industry partners, which ensures that we are able to bring your learning experience to life.

Our range of publications, research and textbooks, including Event Management, Tourism, Research Themes for Events, Hospitality Business, Sport Management, Research Themes for Tourism, Key Concepts in Tourism and Operations Management in the Travel Industry are all published internationally. 

We are members of all the major industry bodies and contribute to their future direction and leadership through our roles on their executive committees. We continue to host National Conferences and Events at the University for The Tourism Society, The Association for Event Management Education, The Council for Hospitality Management Education and The Tourism Management Institute. 

We are an ABTA Partner.

 

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As a graduate of this course you will:

  1. Have the ability and knowledge necessary to work within the dynamic, changing and increasingly technology-reliant global tourism industry
  2. Have the skills to work in a range of tourism business environments, supported by a knowledge and understanding of concepts and characteristics of tourism and related business functions such as Marketing, Human Resources, Strategy and Operations Management
  3. To be able to identify the uniqueness of contemporary tourism resources and develop these into exciting local, regional, national or international tourism products
  4. To be able to develop and analyse information and effectively communicate this to colleagues, managers and customers to support business development
  5. 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
  6. Be able to develop critical evaluative skills, generate knowledge and implement proposed solution towards development and management of tourism projects/business.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22

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

Typical entry requirement: 48 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades DD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades PPP
  • BTEC L3 Diploma- grades MP
  • 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.


Self-funding:

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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