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International Tourism Management Top-up - University College Birmingham

**Course snapshot** As one of the world's largest and fastest-growing industries, tourism's rapid expansion is posing many challenges, particularly how to maintain long-term growth while minimising environmental damage. The industry needs skilled professionals who can support businesses promoting sustainable tourism practices, and by studying UCB's International Tourism Management Top-up course, you'll gain the skills and experience that will put you in prime position to help meet this demand. Our course is accredited by the University of Birmingham - one of the world's top academic institutions - while UCB is also recognised as an Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence, providing our students with high-level expertise and professional recognition. **Who’s the course for?** Our course is ideal for anyone looking to enter a career working with destination management organisations and tourism businesses which promote responsible and sustainable tourism practices, as well as the wider tourism industry. **Why should I study the course?** - By focusing on the wider management issues impacting on tourism and the challenges caused by the growth of the industry, this course will provide you with skills and knowledge that are vital to working in modern day tourism. - Our course isn't just about the classroom - as part of your studies, you'll participate in overseas visits and undertake projects to give you a unique insight into how major international destinations develop and manage tourism. - Our portfolio of option modules give you the opportunity to specialise in a field or aspect of tourism linked to your future career aspirations, while you'll also have the chance to conduct an in-depth research project on a particular topic that interests you. - Assessment for this course is conducted entirely through coursework and practical assessment, meaning there are no examinations. **Great. Tell me some more** At UCB, we encourage our students to seek as much industry experience and exposure as possible throughout your studies, and we work with industry providers to offer you a variety of paid and voluntary work opportunities. We have developed close working relationships throughout the tourism sector, and our hired@UCB employability team will assist you in finding relevant work to support your future career plans. **What skills will I gain?** You will learn about higher management concepts and techniques, and apply them to destinations and tourism organisations within the dynamic and uncertain environmment. You will gain an understanding of the intercultural and social dimensions of international tourism, such as changing global tourism patterns, key drivers of activity and the changing nature of tourists. Through our optional modules, you'll be able to develop skills and knowledge in other areas such as financial strategy, international tourism and 'dark' and thanatourism management. In completing your research project, you will have a great opportunity to demonstrate your independent learning skills and develop expertise relevant to the industry that will boost your future employability. **What about the future?** Completion of this course will open the doors for you to enter a variety of careers within the international tourism industry. Our graduates have gone on to work in management roles in corporate travel, tourism marketing and tourism sustainability. You will be able to pursue roles in areas such as: - Destination management organisations (DMOs) - Sustainable tourism - Responsible travel (in commercial organisations) - Cultural tourism - Sustainable, cultural and eco-tourism organisations You can also progress to postgraduate study, including courses at UCB such as MSc/PGDip International Tourism Management.