This degree gives you an opportunity to develop an awareness of, and ability in, corporate management within the Tourism industry to prepare you for a successful management career. An ethos of self-development and reflection also runs through the curriculum in order to develop greater personal awareness and confidence in managing others.
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Full-time: One year, Part-time: Two years. One year top-up degree.
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Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, industry professional qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies are welcome and considered on an individual basis.
Management in Tourism offers a fast track BA(Hons) opportunity for HND or FD holders to study for an honours degree in one year. The course provides a management focused tourism programme designed to develop awareness of and ability in corporate management. Six modules in total are studied allowing for analysis of management issues underpinning tourism. Options are selected from the wide variety of modules offered across the Department. The course begins with a comprehensive induction week, when you are assisted in the transition to degree level study. Expectations of studying for a degree in tourism are thoroughly explored.
The courses are delivered via lectures, seminars, workshops, group activities and personal research. Visits to appropriate sites and presentations by guest speakers are also included wherever possible. The course is assessed by a combination of individual written assignments, oral presentations, group projects and end of year examinations.
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Students will, on average, attend between nine and twelve hours of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops per week. Personal study also forms an integral part of the course. The programme is designed to develop confidence and independence of learning in a progressive manner and encourage a reflective and critical approach to the process of learning about the Tourism industry.
Course work, essays, reports, presentations, end-of-module examinations, group work and training sessions. Students can also undertake a dissertation giving them the opportunity to undertake a large piece of independent research.
One example of this is our relationship with Merlin Entertainments, who provide first-year students with the opportunity of breaking away from theoretical essays and written reports to gain some real industry exposure with one of the largest visitor attraction operators in the world.
Europe’s leading name in location based, family entertainment has recently partnered with UCLan to deliver a brand new Tourism in Action module which has been designed specifically to engage students directly with industry at a very early stage in their course. As part of the new module, students met with Sarah Lundy, the Marketing Manager of the Merlin Group, who provided them with insight into the company and her current job role as well as her personal experience of breaking into tourism management. Following Sarah’s visit, the students embarked on a day trip to Blackpool where they received an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at five major Merlin attractions including Sealife, Tower Dungeon, Madame Tussauds, Tower Ballroom and the Blackpool Tower 4D experience.
International Tourism Management student Beth Higson said: “I found the trip to Blackpool to be very inspiring and it has only further motivated me to pursue a career in tourism. Meeting Sarah prior to the trip was particularly influential, as I understand how hard she works to promote Blackpool, and I have seen the fantastic results for myself.”
As this seamless partnership continues, UCLan hope to establish on-going placement opportunities within the Merlin Group for future cohorts. Linking up with Merlin could mean huge gains for UCLan Tourism students who could potentially progress straight onto the company’s 18 month fast track graduate programme, training to be one of the future leaders of a global business.
Students from our course have recently secured roles at British Airways, Blackpool FC, Co-operative Travel, Premier Inn, Marriott, Hilton, Disney and many others.
UCLan is recognised for its outstanding course provision which gives students the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes necessary to succeed at the University and in their future careers. To find out more about the experiences of our students, read our success stories.
The standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course will be: £9,000 per year.
If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.
UCAS Code: N801
Short Form of Course: BA/TS
Institution Code Name: CLANC
Institution Code: C30
Campus Site: U
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, Lancashire, United KingdomN801