BA (Hons) International Tourism Management

Undergraduate, Full-Time

With a thriving tourism industry, Edinburgh is a great place to explore international tourism management and gain the skills and experience to develop a successful career.

  • Napier code:

    34326BH

  • UCAS code:

    N800

  • Course type:

    Full-Time

  • Duration:

    4 years

  • Award:

    BA (Hons)

  • Location:

    Craiglockhart campus

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Course introduction

With its high profile history, outstanding attractions and world famous festivals, Edinburgh is a popular destination for travellers and tourists from all over the world. Tourism-based businesses flourish here making it an ideal place to study international tourism management.

This degree will equip you with the knowledge and practical experience you need to prepare for a career in tourism management.

An optional supervised work placement in your third year gives you the chance to put your learning into practice, invaluable in this service-based industry.

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This course covers practically every aspect of international tourism management, from formulating policy and planning to finances and visitor attraction management.

International tourism management requires the ability to look outwards and capitalise on opportunities. You'll develop organisational and business skills that take into account the diversity of cultures involved in this global industry. You'll also develop your abilities in research, time management and presentation methods.

With the number of tourist ventures and operations in and near the city, you’ll have plenty of options for part-time work, placements and employment after graduation.

You’ll graduate with a clear direction in tourism and a wealth of experience gained from your involvement in the thriving local tourism scene, giving you the insights to succeed in tourism management in the UK or around the world.

This is a full-time course studied over four years. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study.

This course contributes towards professional accreditation with the Institute of Hospitality.

What you study

Below is an indication of the modules you may study. These will be supplemented by choices from a course-specific option pool.

Year 1

  • Introduction to International Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Intercultural and Organisational Management
  • Marketing 1
  • The Global Tourism Industry
  • Accounting for Business
  • One option 

Year 2

  • Tourism Impacts and Sustainable Development
  • Introduction to HRM
  • Facilities Planning for Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Visitor Attraction Management
  • Two options

Year 3

  • International Tourism Policy and Planning
  • Global Service Management
  • One option
  • Live Project and one option, or 24-week Supervised Work Experience

Year 4

  • Leadership, Innovation and Technology for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • International Destination Management
  • Two options
  • Dissertation

Work placement

An optional 24-week supervised work experience placement is available in trimester two of your third year.

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

As a tourism graduate from Edinburgh Napier University, you’ll be well placed to progress within the industry whether your career aspirations are local or international

Previous graduates have moved on to management roles in sectors and organisations including:

  • destination development
  • cultural services management
  • operations management
  • tour operators
  • airlines
  • public sector organisations
  • retail
  • hospitality


Minimum year 1

SQA Higher

BBBC

National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

A Level

BCC 

GCSE grade C in Maths and English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre-2017 Grading System:

B1, B3, B3, B3 at Higher Level and grade C2 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.

New Grading System:

H2, H3, H3, H3 at Higher Level and grade O4 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

Minimum grades MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. 

GCSE grade C in Maths and English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Award of Diploma with 27 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4.

Grade 4 in SL Maths and English.

European Baccalaureate

Pass at 70% or above with grade 7 in three subjects.  

Grade 6 in Maths and English.

Minimum year 2

HNC

Pass in a related subject with grade B in the graded unit.

SQA Advanced Higher

  

BBC

A Level

AAB

Minimum year 3

HND

Pass in a related subject with grades BB at SCQF Level 8 in the graded unit(s).

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students.Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol on our nursing courses (except Veterinary Nursing).

Admissions policies

We're committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.


Tuition fees
Students from 2016/17 2017/18
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland £9,000 £9,000
Overseas £11,840 £11,950