Travel and Tourism Management BA (Hons)
COURSE INFORMATION (2013 ENTRY)
4 years sandwichBusiness and Law
Law and NBS Building, City Campus East
This degree is recognised as one of the most established tourism programmes in the country. Its purpose is to provide a thorough grounding in the business and management skills essential for developing a career in travel and tourism – one of the largest and most dynamic industries in the world.
Northumbria University has a first rate reputation for working in partnership and consultation with the travel and tourism industries. Reflecting the scale, diversity and significance of the industry, this programme studies the economic, social, political and environmental aspects of tourism. Not only does it enable you to develop valuable business skills, it gives you the opportunity to specialise in aspects of the travel and tourism business plus modern languages.
The programme is supplemented by a series of high-profile talks from guest speakers.
With the additional benefit of a year in industry, this programme produces graduates of a high calibre, many of whom can now be found in senior positions in travel and tourism organisations.
There is the opportunity to undertake a year-long placement at the end of Year 2. Students get full support from the Placements Office to obtain a placement to prepare them for final year studies and future employment. Organisations include the Civil Aviation Authority, Marriott, Olympic Activities Abroad and more.
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The programme will be delivered using a combination of lectures, seminars, computer-based workshops, visiting speakers, open learning materials, directed and independent learning to ensure a deep and broad knowledge of the subject.
You'll be assessed in a variety of ways including the production of business reports, presentations, portfolios and examinations. You may also use computerised business simulations as a basis for some assessments. Many assessments are based on real-life case studies and business scenarios ensuring they are an authentic and relevant representation of how businesses work. You will undertake a major in-depth study on a relevant topic of your choice in your final year.
Graduates are now working for organisations including Thomas Cook Group TUI, Marriott Hotels, Thomsons, Newcastle Airport and The National Trust, as well as specialist adventure tour operators, and running their own travel operations business.
City and Guilds
Successful completion of the placement year to City and Guilds standards allows the University to award the Licentiateship of City and Guilds (LCGI), a nationally recognised qualification.
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