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Global Tourism Management (BA)

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The BA degree in Global Tourism Management is a blended learning degree. Academic modules are delivered online and the placement modules at a range of providers in the UK and abroad. This flexible approach means that the degree can be delivered at any location across the UK and, potentially, internationally.

Whilst studying for the BA in Global Tourism Management you will experience working on placement in a variety of locations and gaining practical experience whilst developing your academic, practical, and interpersonal skills. It is this range of skills that will enable you, at the end of their studies, to embark upon a management career in the tourism industry.


Global Tourism Management (BA)
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Global Tourism and Events Management (CertHE) 
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Contact Email: h.evans1@uwtsd.ac.uk
Contact Name: Helen Evans

Tuition Fees 2023/24:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year

Why choose this course?

  1. Work on a placement in a variety of locations.
  2. Gain valuable practical experience of events management.
  3. Develop your academic, practical, and interpersonal skills.
  4. Study flexibly in a place that suits you.
  5. Enjoy the support of experienced and expert teaching staff.

What you will learn

Course Overview

This degree will provide you with all the skills required to enter the tourism industry through studying modules on sustainability, leadership, marketing, hospitality and business management, to name but a few. Throughout their studies students will have the opportunity to engage with experts through guest lectures and industry visits on field trips.

Module Topics

Year One - Level 4 (BA)

Semester One

  • Business Skills for the Hospitality Industry (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Hospitality and Guest Services for Industry (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Marketing Essentials (20 credits; compulsory)

Semester Two

  • Management and Organisational Behaviour (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Personnel Resourcing and Development (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism Management (20 credits; compulsory)

Year Two - Level 5 (BA, DipHE)

Semester One

  • Heritage and Tourism Management (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Tourism Policy and Planning (20 credits; compulsory)
  • The Global Tourism and Events Industry (20 credits; compulsory)

Semester Two (Placement)

  • Managing Guest Service Operations (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Operations Management (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Professional Development for Industry (20 credits; compulsory)

Year Three - Level 6 (BA)

Semester One

  • Contemporary Themes in the Hospitality Sector (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Global Destination Management (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Strategic Approach to Sustainable Business Practise (20 credits; compulsory)

Semester Two (Placement)

  • Industry Research Report (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Self Performance Review (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Organisational Consultancy (20 credits; compulsory)

At the commencement of the programme, students will attend a week-long induction where they will receive information about their programme as well as assessment requirements. Coursework (the primary assessment strategy) and practical tasks are set in a variety of formats. These include:

  • Practical in-class exercises (e.g. debate seminars)
  • Role-play (e.g. mock interviews, customer-focused scenarios etc.)
  • Presentations
  • Learning Logs – either completed on placement or in practical in-house sessions
  • Research projects
  • Peer mentoring
  • Video critique
  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Work experience placement assessments.

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Entry Criteria

The programmes usually require students to have achieved 88 UCAS points. Whilst grades are important, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to this subject area and so welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess your suitability for your chosen course we arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications, these are held both virtually and at campus.

Career Opportunities

Employability is at the heart of the programme.

As well as practical placement experience within a tourism or events setting, the programme has modules that embed transferable skills of innovation, dealing with unexpected events, resilience, personal initiative and responsibility, problem solving and creativity, reflective practice and the development of an enterprising mindset.

The practice-led teaching will be supplemented with guest lectures and frequent field trips to relevant and dynamic industry providers and locations.

Learners will also have the opportunity to receive bespoke careers guidance as well as skills development sessions to improve confidence, such as LinkedIn training, to improve their online presence and mock interviews.

Additional Costs

All additional costs detailed in this section are indicative. It is recognised, for example, that the precise costs associated with a field trip could vary from year to year. Every effort is made to keep student costs to a minimum and optional fieldtrips are usually planned long in advance. This academic discipline provides the opportunity for students to pay in monthly instalments. 

Necessarily Incurred

  • Travel to placement – every attempt will be made to place students within commutable distance of their domicile. Students are responsible for their own cost to travel to placement.
  • UK field trips – costs must be met by the student and will relate to travel and accommodation: they are likely to be under £100 per annum.


  • International fieldtrips are optional and therefore the entire cost must be met by the student. Estimated costs are likely to be under £750.
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Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study.  To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.

Further Information

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