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Wolverhampton Business School

Tourism Management with Foundation Year

BA (Hons) Full-time 4 years, Part-time 8 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) 18 January 2021, 20 September 2021, 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (4 years), Part-time (8 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

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.

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
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
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

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)

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.

 

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website to find out more.

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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