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Bachelor of Arts in International Tourism Management (Top Up)
Department of Hospitality & Tourism

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Awarding Body  University of Derby Course Title  BA(Hons) International Tourism Management (Top Up)
Award  Bachelor of Arts  Award Level  6
UCAS Code N833 Study Mode 
Start Dates September 2019 Duration 1 year
  1. About this course
  2. What you will cover
  3. Entry Requirements
  4. How to apply
  5. Fees and Finance
  6. Careers and employability

About this course

This course focuses on the 'world' of tourism, the 'world' of the tourist, the virtual and real 'world' of travel and tourism and the 'world' of employment in tourism.

This course is about how you will fit into that changing world of tourism; which is achieved by giving you access to knowledge about 21st Century destinations, management practices, marketing techniques and products.

Our staff and students represent a wide diversity. This enables you to broaden your perspectives, as we talk about own life experiences in the classroom.


A variety of assessment methods will be used. Some modules are assessed through coursework only, others by a combination taken from portfolios of work, case studies, oral and graphic presentations, team work projects, computer testing and examinations, so providing a flexible and effective means of assessing your progress.

Teaching & Learning                                                      

You will be taught using demonstrations, lectures and tutorials. Throughout the course you'll be using current case studies and examples, and will also benefit from guest lectures from industry speakers and professional bodies. We'll prepare you for the workplace as you develop the skills employers are looking for in their graduate employees, from report writing and analysis through to presentation skills.

As a partner student you will be granted access to the University’s online learning environment ‘University of Derby Online (UDo)’. From within UDo you will be able to access the University’s Library (including an extensive range of eBooks, eJournals, audio and video resources), course resources related to your programme and your grades.

    Course Entry Requirements

    • Higher National Diploma in Travel & Tourism or Hospitality or business related major
    • Foundation Degree in Travel & Tourism or Hospitality or business related major

    Note: All applications are subject to approval by the University of Derby

Careers and employability

University of Derby graduates succeed in finding employment in the tourism industry.

Graduates went into roles from Australian Tourist Board to Maldives Tourist Board, Destination Management Officer to Travel Counsellor, Airline Ground and Flight crew to Ground Handling Agent, Hotel Marketing Officer to Regional Marketing Officer, Travel Account Officer to Call Centre Agent/Reservations Officer and Business Travel Consultant to Tour Guide. 'The industry is global, the employment is global'.

You could also go onto study on a Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management or Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership or a relevant master's degree.

What you will cover

    You will study these modules:

Year 1
6TR 501Contemporary Issues620
6TR 503Strategic Management 620
6TR 504Sustainable Tourism Management Systems620
6TR 505The Business of e-tourism620
6TR 997Independent Study (Double Module)640

Online Application & Eligibility Assessment

Note: Please scan your supporting documents, such as a photo, passport, visa, qualifications, references etc before starting the application form. You will also need access to your e-mail.

Apply through UCAS [Prefered]

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Fees and Finance

Tuition Fees for Academic Programmes

Tuition fees for Full-Time Programmes - 2018/2019

Study Programme Yearly Fees
UK/EU Students
Higher National Certificate £6,165.00   1 year
Higher National Diploma
£6,165.00   2 years
Foundation Degree FdA £6,165.00   2 years
BA/BSc (Hons) £6,165.00   3 years
BA/BSc (Hons) Top-Up
£6,165.00   1 year

Tuition fees for Part-Time Programmes - 2018/2019

Study Programme Yearly Fees
UK/EU Students
Higher National Certificate
£4,500.00   2 years

Higher National Diploma

£4,500.00   3 years
Foundation Degree FdA £4,500.00   4 years
BA/BSc (Hons) £4,500.00   5 years
BA/BSc (Hons) Top-Up

£4,500.00   2 years


Undergraduate funding (2018/19)

Student Finance England

Full-time study
The majority of undergraduate funding comes from the Student Loans Company and is assessed by your funding authority. Please visit Student Finance England (SFE) website pages for detailed information.



Eligible Undergraduate students can apply for a tuition fee loan of up to £6,165 to cover the full cost of their annual tuition fees. A maintenance loan (for living costs) of up to £11,354 is also available. This can be used to pay for general living costs, accommodation, travel and other course related costs.

The simple online calculator (https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-calculator) will give you an accurate idea of what level of student funding you may be eligible for.

Part-time study
If you are a part-time student on a degree course you can apply for a tuition fee loan and a maintenance loan. The maximum tuition fee loan you can get if you are a part-time student is £4,625 per year. The amount you get depends on the cost of your tuition fees. Your maintenance loan will be paid at pro-rata of full time study. The amount you get depends on your household income.

The tuition fee loan is paid directly to your university or college.

For more information and downloadable guides, visit the Direct Gov website

Repaying loans
You will not start repaying your student loans for fees and living costs until you have finished studying and you are earning over £25,000 a year. For more information visit the Direct Gov website https:// www.gov.uk/repaying-your-student-loan

Other Sources of Funding
You do not have to apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company to fund your studies. Some students use private funding or employer sponsorship to pay for their course.


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Contemporary Issues [6TR 501]

Unit type:Core

    Your final year as an undergraduate will see many of the elements of your degree coming together as you prepare to leave University to enter a career or profession of your choice. In the present labour market it is absolutely essential that you are able to present your skills and knowledge in the best possible way to enhance your prospects of employment.

    This is an individually centred module that will need the maximum degree of personal reflection and critical analysis of your views on the future for the industry.

    This module will enable you to do this in the following ways:
    Provide the in depth analytical knowledge needed to address key strategic developments in your chosen industry or sector to ensure that you can see what the future may look like for you and where you fit within that future direction.

    Help you at job interviews by knowing how to contextualise your academic learning, and reflect and confirm that you possess the transferable skills necessary for your chosen industry/sector.


Strategic Management [6TR 503]

Unit type:Core

    Service sector organisations must recognise the need to stay abreast of changes in the external environment and remain goal focused to ensure company objectives are met in both the short and long term. Increasing competition, dynamic customer demand and the pace of technology have led to a realisation that organisations need to flexible, agile and responsive to change. To this end, businesses need to identify and critically examine future developments in the service sector, and develop appropriate management strategies and actions to facilitate change.

    Organisations that are risk adverse will take longer to proactively meet the changing external environment and this module seeks to develop an awareness of the organisational approach to risk by analysing appetite and maturity levels. It aligns with the nationally recognised need for undergraduates to have a far deeper understanding and greater knowledge of international issues and general awareness of the global agenda.

Sustainable Tourism Management Systems [6TR 504]

Unit type:Specialist

    This module considers sustainable management systems in tourism and argues that an understanding of the principles encapsulated in the concept of ‘Triple bottom sustainability’ is paramount for sustainability of tourism businesses practices and in guiding long-term operational decisions in a changing and dynamic environment.

    Critical concepts, policies and practices in tourism business sustainability, including financial, environmental and social practices, are reviewed within the Green Globe Destination Programme frameworks. This latter is critically assessed among other management frameworks to improve the sustainable practices in tourism organisations. Complementing and enhancing students’ knowledge of sustainable business and destination management built at level 4 and level 5, the module will explore businesses challenges and capabilities to devise long term operational strategies using a combination of empirical studies and theoretical constructs.

The Business of e-tourism [6TR 505]

Unit type:Specialist

    In today’s increasingly competitive environment a wide range of tourism organisations including SMEs use and deploy technology to create competitive advantages and increase the value of their provision. This trend is all too evident in the tourism industry as

    local, regional and national organisations recognise the multitude of benefits derived from the using ICTs. The information is the lifeblood of tourism and the platforms which are now used to access and interact with the information change the way we engage with tourism. This module aims to build on from Level 4 and 5 knowledge of technology and tourism management and destination management.

Independent Study (Double Module) [6TR 997]

Unit type:Core

    The independent study offers students the opportunity to develop their analytical and critical skills in an extended analysis of a service sector topic, selected by the student and supervised by a member of the teaching team.


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