+ **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?** You will be fascinated by the development of global tourism, and be keen to understand and devise creative, sustainable solutions to the challenges caused by the rapid growth of the sector. + **Why should I study the course?** You will be interested in working alongside skilled professionals in both destination management organisations and tourism businesses which promote responsible tourism practices. + **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 within the context of uncertainty and dynamism. You will get the chance to work on your own research project, which creates an opportunity to critically analyse a particular area or field of the international tourism industry that interests you. 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, tourism marketing executives and 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.