BA (Hons) International Tourism Management

Undergraduate, Full-Time

International Tourism Management BA (Hons)



As well as gaining a solid foundation in international hospitality management, you'll learn how to keep abreast of innovation in this field

Overview

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 24-week 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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Mode of Study:

Full-Time

Duration:

4 years

Start date:

Sep

UCAS code:

N800

Study Abroad:

Yes


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Course details

This broad-reaching course covers international tourism management, right from formulating policy, to planning finances and also 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.

  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    You'll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study.

  • note and pen Assessments

    You will be assessed through course work and assessments.

  • briefcase Work placement

    You're in the right place if you want real life, hands-on experience. Our strong links to industry allow us to offer an optional 24 week work placement available across all three of the subject areas: hospitality, tourism and festival & events.

Popular modules

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 Human Resources Management
  • 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 Work-Based Learning (24-week work placement)

Year 4

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

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Disclaimer

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.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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.

Minimum year 1

SQA Higher

Typical Entry Requirement

BBBC

National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

Adjusted Offer Entry Requirement

BCCC

National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet specific widening participation criteria as outlined in our contextual admissions policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies.

A Level

CCC

GCSE grade C/4 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/4 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 HNC Tourism or Travel and Tourism with grade B at SCQF Level 7 in the graded unit.

SQA Advanced Higher

BBC

A Level

BBB

Minimum year 3

HND

Pass HND Tourism or Travel and Tourism with grade B at SCQF Level 8 in the graded unit.

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.


International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by 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 admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2018/19 2019/20
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland (RUK) £9,000 £9,250
Overseas £12,350 tba
RUK Students starting in 2018/19 will be invoiced the 2018/19 fee for 3 years of their 4 years of study. Students starting in 2019/20 will be invoiced the 2019/20 fee for 3 years of their 4 years of study.


Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Careers

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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
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