BA (Hons) International Tourism Management With Language

Undergraduate, Full-time

International Tourism Management With Language BA (Hons)



Combine tourism management with French, German, Spanish or English as a Foreign Language, opening up roles worldwide in tourism management

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 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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Mode of Study:

Full-time

Duration:

4 years

Start date:

Sep

UCAS code:

N8R9

Placement:

Yes

Study Abroad:

Yes


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Course details

Want to study international tourism with the added bonus of also studying a language – this course marries the two. Whether you are looking for a role in management, formulating policy and planning or visitor attraction management, this course is an ideal step.

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 confidence in your ability to converse fluently in your chosen language.

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.

  • 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.

  • study abroad Study abroad

    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.

Popular modules

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

Year 4

  • Leadership, Innovation and Technology for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • International Destination Management
  • Two Language modules
  • 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 to include grade B in the language to be studied.

National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

Adjusted Offer Entry Requirement

BCCC to include grade B in the language to be studied.

National 5 grade C in 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 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.


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.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

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 £12,845
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.

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
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