Wolverhampton Business School

Tourism Management with Sandwich Placement

BA (Hons) Sandwich 4 years

Sustainable, resilient and reflexive thinking skills are at the heart of this tourism management programme.

Sustainable, resilient and reflexive thinking skills are at the heart of this tourism management programme.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code N801
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  • Start Date(s) 18 September 2023
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Sandwich
  • Course Length Sandwich (4 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School
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Why choose this course?

Sustainable, resilient and reflexive thinking skills are at the heart of this tourism management programme. The course is designed to allow you to develop an awareness of modern tourism business practice through practical activities which aim to equip you with a holistic understanding of how tourism businesses and destinations function.


A practical and practice-based programme, this course will equip you with the agile, reflexive and critical thinking skills which are vital for success in tourism organisations. The course is based around four core pillars of being digital, sustainable, innovative and responsible tourism professionals. You will explore the functional areas of tourism through these themes, giving an immersive experience which will result in a thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by tourism organisations and destinations in the 21st century.


The University is an Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence which recognises leading universities who work particularly closely with the Institute to develop and maintain high professional standards throughout the travel and tourism industry. The tourism course will grant an annual ITT Centre of Excellence Student of the Year award to a student identified by the university. The course is also aligned to membership with the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), providing you with the opportunity to access vital industry information and webinars. ABTA also facilitates an internship programme which you have the opportunity to apply for in the final year of your degree. 


What happens on the course?

By studying the BA Tourism Management degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you will learn about and experience the range of issues and opportunities that affect this dynamic and fast-paced sector. Within a highly supportive, student-focused environment, you will learn about critical topics such as destination sustainability and resilience, tourism placemaking and customer experience and relationship management.

This course is designed to meet the increasing demand worldwide for graduates, who possess the required competencies and knowledge to operate in multiple parts of the global Tourism industry and beyond. Working closely with our industry partners, ABTA and The Institute for Travel and Tourism (ITT), we’ll provide you with a range of opportunities to apply your academic studies to what is happening in the industry right now. As an ITT Centre of Excellence, we will bring exciting experiences, such as the ITT Future You Conference direct to our city centre-based campus.

Throughout your degree, you will also acquire a range of transferrable skills which graduates from this subject discipline are expected to possess, effectively preparing you for a career in the UK tourism industry or abroad. 

The demand for tourism products is returning at a pace, and tourism professionals are needed to help with the rebuilding of this amazing industry. Why not become one of them by achieving your tourism degree with us? We can’t wait to meet you and help you to unlock your potential!

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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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  1. Develop and apply research, writing, numerical, digital and personal skills within a tourism management context.
  2. Critically appraise relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and management theory when assessing and solving problems in different tourism management scenarios.
  3. Apply relevant transferable skills to a career in tourism management (for example, managing projects, communication, working in teams, research and appropriate technologies and critically reflect on the effectiveness of their own skills and knowledge in such application.
  4. Examine contemporary and strategic issues through the application of relevant analytical concepts, models and theories.
  5. Evaluate and demonstrate an informed understanding of ethical responsibilities contributing to their professional values and their role in organisations and society in the 21st century.
  6. Develop skills of independent learning, analysis, synthesis and critical thinking through the application of tourism management concepts and principles and the related underpinning theories appropriate to a wide range of business organisations and situations.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2022-23
International Sandwich £13450 per year 2022-23

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

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

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

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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.

Contextual Offers

The university recognises that many students have additional barriers in progression to university, whether this be through disability, as a care leaver, from an area of deprivation or another factor. The university wishes to provide additional support for these students through the contextual offer scheme. If you are eligible, the University will apply a contextual Admissions decision, in the form of a reduced offer letter by up to two grades or 16 UCAS tariff points. Find out more.



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.


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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