BA (Hons) Tourism Management

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Course Description


Tourism is a career that can take you anywhere. Our course is recognised by the Tourism Management Institute (TMI) and is ranked inside the top 20 of the Guardian University League Table
2018 for tourism, hospitality and event management. It explores the latest trends and practices within the industry, examining the impact tourism has on destinations, as well as the sector’s sustainability, cultural influences and community engagement.


The Qualifications have developed the learner’s ability to:

  • Explain the nature and significance of the travel and tourism industry by providing an overview of the various elements within which it operates.
  • Explain the growth of tourism and the industry that supports it
  • Develop their understanding of key topics relevant to research in the tourism industry and to enhance their academic and study skills in order to facilitate the transition to higher education
  • Effectively match problem-solving techniques to different scenarios
  • Entry Requirements
  • The qualification can be offered to Learners from age 18. The Learners need to ensure that they have
    sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.

    English language requirements
    The Qualifications have been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression:
    • IELTS minimum 5.0- 6.5 overall with no fail.
    • Minimum 3A Levels or equivalent qualification.
    • Pass 5 GCSE subjects

    We consider applicants:
    • Who have demonstrated some ability and possess Qualifications at Level 3, for example ‘A’ Levels or vocational awards.
    • Who have spent some time in an organisational role and wish to develop their careers further.
    • With professional experience looking to change careers through work-based learning.

  • Units & Assessment
  • • Introduction to Design
    This module introduces students to the process of engineering design, and to CAD tools for creating and documenting design solutions. The principles and standard practices of technical drawing and tolerancing are taught. The role and use of CAD in design is taught and practiced, both 3D solid modelling and 2D drafting. The nature of design as a structured process is considered and demonstrated by students undertaking a variety of design exercise and assignments.

    • Aerospace Technology & Industry
    This module introduces students to the basic design of an aircraft to achieve its functional and performance aims, civil and military aircraft operations. This module includes elements required for PPL Ground School Training.

    • Career Skills Development
    This module will ensure students are able to utilise the University system for PDP (Personal Development Planning using MAPS (My Active Planning System). Using the PDP processes each student will be able to record and update their own records which will aid monitoring their progress personally and academically. Support will be provided on tools, techniques and good practices through a Study Skills programme, MAPS and relating this to future professional development.

    • Introduction to Manufacturing Technology
    This module introduces the student to a range of production processes and practice used commonly in the manufacture of products. Students develop a hands-on appreciation of production techniques including turning, milling, fabrication and assembly using manual and computer-controlled plant and machinery. Transferable skills are developed in the application of the processes used to the manufacture of a range of products and subassemblies taking into account design and supply requirements.

     Materials and Electrical Science
    This module encompasses (i) electrical science (fundamental concepts of electrical units and relationships, basic AC & DC circuit theory, digital systems and electro-mechanical machines) and (ii) engineering materials (classification of materials, mechanical and physical properties, structure of materials, testing, materials selection for metals, polymers and ceramics. Please refer to the teaching plan for a more detailed description.

    • Mechanical Science
    This module encompasses statics (fundamental concept of units, forces, force systems, free body diagrams, couples, moments, direct & shear stresses, beams, frames, shear force bending moment relationships) and dynamics (quantities and concepts, linear & angular motion, non-constant acceleration, forces and torques, moment of inertia, application of free-body diagrams, work-energy equation, impulse-momentum equation, simple harmonic motion, dynamic mechanisms, engineering vibrations).

  • Career Development
  • This course comes with a compulsory career development programme delivered through work-based learning, giving you the opportunity to work part-time as a trainee in a related field. You will also be required to study for a relevant and equivalent professional qualification as part of your career development.

  • Progression
  • Learners completing this course can progress to:

    • Professional Level 7 Diploma
    • MA Tourism Management
    • Professional Employment
    • Start a Business
    DURATION: 3years
    START DATE: Sept 2021
    COURSE FEE: £23,000 per year
    COURSE TYPE: Campus & Workplace
    LOCATION: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
    AWARD: BA (Hons) + Professional Level 6