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International Tourism Management, BA, BA (Hons), Robert Gordon University

the United Kingdom

Robert Gordon University

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About International Tourism Management, BA, BA (Hons) - at Robert Gordon University

The tourism industry plays a key economic role in practically every country around the world. It is a dynamic, customer-focused industry and offers exciting opportunities worldwide.

This specialist management course provides you with the opportunity to develop both the academic and practical aspects of tourism management and its many sub-sectors, for example, visitor attractions, events and business tourism, hotels, theatres, music venues and travel.

What you will study

Year 1

  • Marketing

  • Professional Communication Skills

  • Tourism Hospitality Environment

  • Service Sector Management

  • People Management

  • Introduction to Management Accounting

  • Adventure and Activity Tourism

  • International Business


Year 2

  • Organisational Behaviour

  • Globalisation

  • Tourism Destination Development

  • Brand Management


OR Foreign University Study

  • Consumer Behaviour

  • Accommodation Management

  • Sustainable Tourism Management

  • e-Retail


OR Foreign University Study

Year 3

  • Placement Students

- Placement
- Management in Practice
- Research Methods.
  • Non-Placement and Advanced Entry Students

- Business Research
- Events Management
- Concept Development Project
- Option Module (Ethics and the Consumer OR Personal Selling and Sales Management)
- Workplace Experience (24 weeks)

OR Foreign University Study (not available for advanced entry students)

Year 4

  • Research Project

  • Appraisal of Current Research Issues

  • Emerging Tourism Markets and Destinations

  • Heritage Management

  • Cultural Aspects of International Management

  • Marine and Wildlife Tourism

  • International Marketing


Entry requirements

SQA Higher: BCC

GCE A Level: CC

ILC Higher: BC1C1

IB Diploma: 24

Alternative Qualifications: HNC or equivalent qualifications will be considered for year 1 and potentially year 2 entry. Overseas qualifications and access programmes will be considered on an individual basis.

Applications are welcomed from students with alternative qualifications and relevant work experience.

Degree Link Programme: HND Tourism or Travel with Tourism qualifications from one of our partner FE Colleges will be considered for entry to year 3. Advanced Entry students to year 3 will have the opportunity to undertake work experience in Semester 2 lasting 24 weeks.

Placements and accreditations

There are placement opportunities available locally, nationally and internationally, such as at Eastern Airways, Edinburgh Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia, VisitScotland, Chessington World of Adventures, PGL UK & European Summer Holiday Camps, Canvas Holidays, Waccabuc Golf and Country Club (USA), Disney Worldwide Services Inc (USA) and The Broadmoor Resort, Colorado Springs (USA).

This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality and entitles you to membership, providing opportunities to attend industry events, network with professionals and access learning materials.

Fees and bursaries

UK/EU Students

  • New students: £1820 for academic year 2010/11


Students from Scotland and the EU are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

If you are from England, Wales or Northern Ireland you should apply to the appropriate funding body.

  • England - http://www.studentfinanceengland.co.uk/

  • Wales - http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/

  • Northern Ireland - http://www.studentfinanceni.co.uk/


International Students

  • New students: £8950 for academic year 2010/11


The above tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

If you are already a student at Robert Gordon University, you can find information on fees for academic year 2010/11 on the Student Finance web pages.

How to apply

All applications should be made through UCAS. You must apply online at http://www.ucas.com/apply.

Once you register and create your username and password you are guided through the process of applying. After submission, log in to your UCAS Track account and you can see the progress of your application, view and respond to your offers.

Entry requirements for this course

Contact Robert Gordon University to find course entry requirements.

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