University College Birmingham

Summer Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 1JB, United Kingdom

International Tourism Management

- **Course snapshot** Our International Tourism Management BSc (Hons), accredited by the University of Birmingham, focuses on the wider management issues impacting on tourism, one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the world. - **Who’s the course for?** This course is perfect for those who are fascinated by the development of global tourism, and be keen to understand and devise creative, sustainable solutions to the challenges caused by the growth of the sector. It would suit any students looking to kick-start a career in the booming travel and tourism industry, and particularly those who are looking to gain the skills and work experience to progress quickly into higher-level operational or executive roles. - **Why should I study the course?** Over the past decade there has been a huge increase in demand for skilled professionals to work in destination management organisations, sustainable tourism businesses, and many more niche areas of the tourism industry. With a wide range of specialised modules this course will offer you a unique route into these careers. This course is unique in its focus on practical experience and independent research, both of which will make you stand out to employers when it comes to applying for jobs. An independent research project of your choice will allow you to specialise in an area of the tourism industry that interests you personally. UCB is an Institute of Travel & Tourism Centre of Excellence, meaning its quality of teaching and expertise in the areas of tourism and aviation have been quality-assured by a word-renowned external body. - **Great. Tell me some more** You will examine the intercultural and social dimensions of international tourism such as changing global tourism patterns, key drivers of activity, and the changing nature of tourists. You will gain valuable work experience on an optional 12-month work placement. This is an exciting opportunity to put what you have learned into practice, broaden your experience, demonstrate your abilities to potential employers and build industry contacts. Over the years, we have developed close working relationships throughout the tourism sector in the UK and internationally. Our hired@UCB team will assist you in finding a paid placement that gives you the relevant experience to support your future career plans. UCB hosts tourism and travel events as part of student enrichment and to promote industry awareness. The University is proud to be an Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence and staged the ITT Future You on the Road conference in 2016. As an undergraduate, you will have access to UCB’s £26 million study centre at McIntyre House in the historic Jewellery Quarter. - **What skills will I gain?** You will learn higher management concepts and techniques and apply them to destinations and tourism organisations. You will also gain a good understanding of burgeoning issues in tourism such as sustainability, adventure tourism, volunteer holidays and dark tourism. Why not give yourself the employment edge and learn a language for free? We can help you with that, too. - **What about the future?** The course will give you the confidence and know-how to move into a wide range of areas in the international tourism sector. Graduates have also gone on to work in corporate travel, and many have become tourism marketing executives or tourism sustainability managers. Career paths include: - Destination management organisations (DMOs) - Sustainable tourism - Responsible travel (in commercial organisations) - Cultural tourism - Sustainable, cultural and eco-tourism organisations There is also the option of progressing into postgraduate study to further deepen your knowledge and industry skills.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-01-21
  • Location
    Main Site,Birmingham
  • Fees & Finances
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £9,900
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Birmingham
  • Fees & Finances
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £9,900
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-01-15
  • Location
    Main Site,Birmingham
  • Fees & Finances
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £9,900
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Birmingham
  • Fees & Finances
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £9,900