Business with Travel and Tourism Management BA(Hons)

2021-22 (also available for 2022-23)

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Start date

20 September 2021

Duration

3 years full-time
4 years inc. placement year

Entry requirements

A Level - BBB-BBC

BTEC - DDM-DMM

See full entry requirements

Places available (subject to change)

50

About the course

Why Business with Travel and Tourism Management?

With over one billion international trips taken every year and generating 1 in 10 jobs (UNTWO), tourism is one of the biggest industries in the world and plays a key strategic role in the development of many destinations. Our course can give you the chance to gain the knowledge and skills to work in this fascinating and rewarding sector with business acumen. All of us look forward to our travels but we don’t often think about what goes on behind the scenes, the processes, systems and activities that mean we are able to travel and to enjoy ourselves while we’re away from home. This course is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of business management applied to the international tourism industry. The business of tourism takes place in an exciting and fast-paced environment, at the forefront of innovation, yet moulded by ethical concerns. This course allows you to explore such dynamics from a business and practical perspective.

How will you learn?

You will learn through practical application and creatively delivered lectures, workshops, seminars and group work sessions.

  • This course will give you an introduction to the tourism sector that could stand you in good stead when you go on to a career in the industry.
  • We’ll look at the issues affecting tour operators, travel agencies, online retailers, accommodation providers, visitor attractions and tourist boards.
  • During the course you’ll have the chance to learn the fundamentals of successful business through the lens of tourism.
  • You’ll develop your skills through a combination of research, practical experience and shared academic and industry knowledge.
  • We’ll start by looking at business-related skills before applying them to all areas of the travel and tourism sector. In your final year you’ll take a more strategic approach and deal with issues related to sustainability.

What subjects will you cover?

You’ll explore subjects such as Travel and Tourism Management, Sustainable Tourism, Principals of Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, and Responsible Business.

Travel and tourism is one of the largest industries in the world and offers a wealth of opportunities for a well-qualified graduate. During our course, you will discover a whole host of business activities that support the travel and tourism industries, from understanding how consumers think and experience, to exploring the strategic directions of the travel sectors, and investigating the environmental consequences and evolutions being tackled. You'll be engaged in an industry that is fast moving, forever changing, and able to respond to challenging external factors, such as climate change and political uncertainty. It requires people with good communication and problem solving skills, and above all, a desire to develop products and services for an increasingly demanding and divergent tourist market.

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Dr Adam Dennett, Senior Lecturer in Travel and Tourism

Course detail

Core modules:

ASPIRE 1

This module will equip you with foundational skills that will aid your academic progress and longer term employability. Designed to support your transition to higher education, the module will challenge you to become a reflective and resilient learner who is self-aware and pro-active in your personal and professional development planning.

Understanding Global Dynamics

This module is designed to raise your awareness of an increasingly dynamic business environment. You'll explore pressing global issues, such as globalisation, climate change, digital age and sustainability. You'll have the opportunity to develop a understanding of how these issues present challenges and create opportunities to businesses. As you progress through the module, you'll develop the skills to follow the developments of global events, give them a meaning and consider the causes and consequences of ongoing developments.

Understanding Business Analytics

In this module you'll investigate and explore various analytical concepts and the value they provide to organisations. To support this you'll explore the value of analytical data and how this supports the creation of Business Intelligence for decision making. You'll investigate different analytical methods and apply them within the business context, looking at strategy, business goals and organisational competitive advantage.

Understanding Organisational Behaviour

This module provides you with an introduction to key concepts, theories and research in the field of organisational behaviour. Starting with the important question what is an organisation, this module presents and evaluates up to date research on current knowledge about human and organisation behaviour from the perspective of three levels: individual level (personality, motivation, knowledge and learning), group level (organisational culture, team-working) and the organisational level (leadership, changing world of work, technology). You'll gain knowledge to understand the role of the manager in a contemporary organisation and to critically explore the influence of a range of behaviours have on organisational outcomes.

Principles of Marketing

This module will develop your understanding of the principles and practice of contemporary marketing management. You'll be introduced to the key concepts and tools of marketing including analysis, planning, implementation and control.

Hospitality, Events, Leisure, Sport and Tourism (HELST)

This module introduces you to the key characteristics of the Hospitality, Events, Leisure, Sport and Tourism (HELST) industry. The module focuses on the importance each industry has towards the economy, operational issues and culture and society. The HELST industry is examined from an international perspective and therefore examines the roles technology and government have in shaping the industry.

Entry requirements

BBB-BBCat A Level .

120-112 UCAS tariff points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

DDM-DMM in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma.

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits at Merit or above.
  • 120-112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.

Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

What our students have to say


The University of Huddersfield offers a diverse and vibrant student environment, located on one central town centre campus site. Huddersfield Business School provides you with a modern, professional environment in which to learn and develop, located right next to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal it's in a leafy and picturesque location at the heart of the campus.

Watch our profile video to hear Dominica describe why she chose the University of Huddersfield.

Placements


The course offers an optional one-year (48 weeks) work placement after the second year, in the UK or abroad.

Our Placement Office works with national and international employers to ensure excellent work experience opportunities are available to you on placement courses as well as giving advice in areas such as interview skills and preparing CVs and covering letters.

Previous placement providers have included Buy it Direct, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Eurochange, Hampton by Hilton Hotels, Johnson and Johnson, Marriott Hotel, Red Carnation Hotels, The Bridge Hotel and Spa, White Lodgings / Hilton Garden Inn Austin North Hotel and White Lodgings / SpringHill Suites Austin North Hotel.

You can find more information on placements here.

I would really recommend doing a placement as it provides you with an insight into working life and really prepares you for the real world when you graduate. I know the experiences that I have gained from my placement will hopefully help me get a good grade in my final year before I start my career.

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Beth Johnson, Guest Service Agent, Hampton by Hilton

Your Career


Previous graduates from this subject area have gone on to roles such as Marketing & Sales Assistant, Marketing Assistant and Travel Agent in organisations including Age UK, Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, Travel by Inspire or the Graduate Development Programme with Principal Hotels.**

*Whilst this is a new course and therefore no graduate statistics for this specific course are available, 85-90% of graduates from courses in these subject areas at Huddersfield are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 17/18, UK domiciled graduates).

**Source: LinkedIn

85 - 90% Graduates employed*

Student support

At the University of Huddersfield, you'll find support networks and services to help you get ahead in your studies and social life. Whether you study at undergraduate or postgraduate level, you'll soon discover that you're never far away from our dedicated staff and resources to help you to navigate through your personal student journey. Find out more about all our support services.

Within Huddersfield Business School, there are numerous student support services that you can access to ensure that you make the most of your time with us. In terms of academic support, we have highly qualified Academic Skills Tutors who are able to provide support to those of you who require help in improving your academic skills in areas such as academic writing, presentation techniques, referencing etc. We also offer additional support to our International students by giving free language support sessions to our Final Year/Top-Up and Postgraduate students and coordinate the ‘Bud In Hud ‘ programme which provides opportunities for both International and Home students to meet and socialise in an informal setting.

We also have a team of Student Guidance and Support Officers within the School who can provide support and advice to you with any non-academic issues such as health issues, financial problems or personal issues, you may be facing which are having an effect on your ability to study to the best of your abilities. Drop in sessions are always available so you can pop in and have a confidential chat about how we can help and what support is available to you.

Our support services are here to ensure that you are able to achieve your academic, professional and personal potential during your time with Huddersfield Business School.

Important information

We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.

Changes to a course you have applied for

If we propose to make a major change to a course that you are holding an offer for, then we will tell you as soon as possible so that you can decide whether to withdraw your application prior to enrolment.

Changes to your course after you enrol as a student

We will always try to deliver your course and other services as described. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below:

Changes to option modules

Where your course allows you to choose modules from a range of options, we will review these each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback or demand for certain modules. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let you know in good time the options available for you to choose for the following year.

Major changes

We will only make major changes to the core curriculum of a course or to our services if it is necessary for us to do so and provided such changes are reasonable. A major change in this context is a change that materially changes the services available to you; or the outcomes, or a significant part, of your course, such as the nature of the award or a substantial change to module content, teaching days (part time provision), classes, type of delivery or assessment of the core curriculum.

For example, it may be necessary to make a major change to reflect changes in the law or the requirements of the University’s regulators; to meet the latest requirements of a commissioning or accrediting body; to improve the quality of educational provision; in response to student, examiners’ or other course evaluators’ feedback; and/or to reflect academic or professional changes within subject areas. Major changes may also be necessary because of circumstances outside our reasonable control, such as a key member of staff leaving the University or being unable to teach, where they have a particular specialism that can’t be adequately covered by other members of staff; or due to damage or interruption to buildings, facilities or equipment.

Major changes would usually be made with effect from the next academic year, but this may not always be the case. We will notify you as soon as possible should we need to make a major change and will carry out suitable consultation with affected students. If you reasonably believe that the proposed change will cause you detriment or hardship we will, if appropriate, work with you to try to reduce the adverse effect on you or find an appropriate solution. Where an appropriate solution cannot be found and you contact us in writing before the change takes effect you can cancel your registration and withdraw from the University without liability to the University for future tuition fees. We will provide reasonable support to assist you with transferring to another university if you wish to do so.

Termination of course

In exceptional circumstances, we may, for reasons outside of our control, be forced to discontinue or suspend your course. Where this is the case, a formal exit strategy will be followed and we will notify you as soon as possible about what your options are, which may include transferring to a suitable replacement course for which you are qualified, being provided with individual teaching to complete the award for which you were registered, or claiming an interim award and exiting the University. If you do not wish to take up any of the options that are made available to you, then you can cancel your registration and withdraw from the course without liability to the University for future tuition fees and you will be entitled to a refund of all course fees paid to date. We will provide reasonable support to assist you with transferring to another university if you wish to do so.

When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, along with the Student Protection Plan, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.

The Office for Students (OfS) is the principal regulator for the University.

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