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Bachelor of Arts in International Tourism Management - 3 years
Department of Hospitality, Travel & Tourism Management

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Awarding Body  University of Derby Course Title  BA(Hons) International Tourism Management - 3 years
Award  Bachelor of Arts  Award Level  6
UCAS Code N801 Study Mode 
Start Dates September 2019 Duration 3 years
  1. About this course
  2. What you will cover
  3. Entry Requirements
  4. How to apply
  5. Careers and employability

About this course

As one of the world’s largest industry sectors, travel and tourism now supports 284 million jobs – that’s 1 in 11 jobs on the planet. With the World Travel and Tourism Council predicting that the industry will continue to grow by 4% every year, there has never been a better time to choose a career in tourism.

BA (Hons) International Tourism Management offers a powerful blend of classroom learning and practical work-related experience. It equips you with the skills, knowledge and experience you need for senior roles in this dynamic sector. You will cover all aspects of the industry, from destination management to consumer behaviour and new trends such as wellness and event tourism. At the same time, you will gain vital skills in management, leadership, marketing, business development, finance and strategy to broaden your career horizons.

This course offers you:

  • the knowledge and skills you'll need for a successful career in the hospitality industry
  • the access to membership of the Educational Membership Scheme of the Institute of Hospitality, giving you great opportunities to network and make industry contacts.
  • all the extra benefits from getting recognised industry membership from the Institute of Hospitality.
  • tutors with industry experience within different areas 
  • support from your personal tutor and other staff throughout your course
  • the chance to continue studying and gain a master’s degree.


You will be assessed in a number of ways including: essays and reports, practical assessments, group or individual oral presentations, posters, industry case studies, examinations and a sustained piece of independent study.

Teaching & Learning                                                      

The course incorporates formal lectures, sometimes involving guest speakers; tutor-led and student-led seminars; one-to-one and small group tutorials; work experience projects; work-related learning and self-directed study.  By stage three, you are expected to be more in charge of your own learning, with module tutors advising and directing your studies.

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

    • 96-112 UCAS points from A-level (up to 16 from AS-levels) or equivalent. 
    • Five GCSEs at or above C (or Grade 4), including Maths and English or the equivalent.

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'll take these modules:

Year 1
UDTM 1Introduction to Higher Education and Professional Development for Tourism Managers420
UDTM 2Marketing and Communication420
UDTM 3Tourism: Current Scenarios, Future Directions420
UDTM 4Exploring the Destination Environment420
UDTM 5The Tourism Consumer420
UDTM 6Tourism Experience Design420

Year 2
UDTM 10Business Tourism and Global Distribution520
UDTM 11Financial Management and Tourism Business Performance520
UDTM 12Progression in Tourism Employability 520
UDTM 7Research Skills520
UDTM 8Business Development and Entrepreneurship 520
UDTM 9Management and Leadership520

Year 3
UDTM 13Consumer Behaviour620
UDTM 14Strategic Management620
UDTM 15Creative Applications in E-Tourism620
UDTM 16International Resort Management620
UDTM 17Independent 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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Introduction to Higher Education and Professional Development for Tourism Managers [UDTM 1]

Unit type:Core

Marketing and Communication [UDTM 2]

Unit type:Core

Tourism: Current Scenarios, Future Directions [UDTM 3]

Unit type:Core

Exploring the Destination Environment [UDTM 4]

Unit type:Core

The Tourism Consumer [UDTM 5]

Unit type:Core

Tourism Experience Design [UDTM 6]

Unit type:Core

Business Tourism and Global Distribution [UDTM 10]

Unit type:Core

Financial Management and Tourism Business Performance [UDTM 11]

Unit type:Core

Progression in Tourism Employability [UDTM 12]

Unit type:Core

Research Skills [UDTM 7]

Unit type:Core

Business Development and Entrepreneurship [UDTM 8]

Unit type:Core

Management and Leadership [UDTM 9]

Unit type:Core

Consumer Behaviour [UDTM 13]

Unit type:Core

Strategic Management [UDTM 14]

Unit type:Core

Creative Applications in E-Tourism [UDTM 15]

Unit type:Core

International Resort Management [UDTM 16]

Unit type:Core

Independent Study (double module) [UDTM 17]

Unit type:Core


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