BA (Hons) International Tourism Management with Language

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Develop your foreign language skills, explore tourism management and together with study abroad you’ll be well prepared for a career in international tourism.

  • Napier code:

    34324BH

  • UCAS code:

    N8R9

  • 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 with language.

The ability to speak a second language is a great advantage in the global economy. On this course you’ll combine the study of tourism management with French, German, Spanish or English as a Foreign Language, opening up employment opportunities in tourism management around the world.


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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. You’ll study French, German, Spanish or English as a Foreign Language to prepare you for working in an international environment.

You’ll also spend a trimester overseas in Year 3 to immerse yourself in your chosen language - an invaluable chance to boost your fluency.

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
  • The Global Tourism Industry
  • Two Language modules
  • One option 

Year 2

  • Tourism Impacts and Sustainable Development
  • Facilities Planning for Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Visitor Attraction Management
  • Two Language modules
  • One option 

Year 3

  • International Tourism Policy and Planning
  • Global Service Management
  • One Language module
  • Study abroad, or one Language module and two options

Note

Study Abroad is compulsory for all students studying French, German or Spanish as their main language and will take place in a country in which this language is spoken.

Only students whose main language is English as a Foreign Language may, with the agreement of the programme leader, choose to remain at Edinburgh Napier during the Study Abroad period. You would then study the appropriate English as a Foreign Language module plus another two modules.

Year 4

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

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.

You may move 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 to include grade B in the language to be studied.

National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

A Level

CCC to include the language to be studied.

GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre-2017 Grading System:

B1, B3, B3, B3 at Higher Level to include the language to be studied and grade C2 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.

New Grading System:

H2, H3, H3, H3 at Higher Level to include the language to be studied 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. 

A Level grade C in the language to be studied.

GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Award of Diploma with 27 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 to include grade 5 in the language to be studied.

Grade 4 in SL Maths and English.

European Baccalaureate

Pass at 70% or above with grade 7 in three subjects to include the language to be studied.

Grade 6 in Maths and English.

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 onto the following courses:

BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)

BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

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 2017/18 2018/19
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland £9,000 £9,250
Overseas £11,950 £12,350