The course prepares you to be a future manager in the international tourism, travel and related service sectors. You • learn management principles and how to apply them in the international tourism industry • learn about current consumer trends in tourism and how to plan and develop tourism in growing sectors • develop your Spanish communication and cultural awareness skills to advanced levels, giving you a wide variety of career opportunities in the UK and around the world • develop a unique, sought-after international profile, giving you a competitive advantage in the graduate labour market. • become a confident, inquisitive and empowered professional who is comfortable in multicultural settings In your first year, you study core management subjects such as finance and marketing, tourism industry, its markets and resources. You also study Spanish appropriate to your entry level. During year two, you further develop your management knowledge and understanding of international business environment for tourism as well as language skills and cultural awareness. You study Semester two in Spain in a Erasmus partner university. In your third year, you are on work placement in a Spanish-speaking country developing your professional and language skills. In your final year, you investigate policy, planning and strategic management aspects of tourism. You also investigate a topic of your choice through an independent project. **Overseas placements** As part of your course, you have the opportunity to study and work in Spain. This enhances your competitiveness in the international tourism job market, where speaking more than one language is an important skill in a wide range of roles. Our students have recently worked for • Meliá Hotels International (HQ Palma de Mallorca) • Hotelbeds (HQ Palma de Mallorca) • Hoteles NH (HQ Madrid).