International Tourism Management with Air Travel
This fast-paced industry is constantly evolving and is now home to a wide range of exciting career opportunities. We've developed this course with industry professionals to prepare you with the skills necessary for a successful career in the international travel and tourism sector.
High Wycombe Campus
Is this course for me?
Are you interested in working in the travel and tourism sector? Excited about global travel and the behind-the-scenes operations that are involved? This degree programme gives you a broad understanding of the industry and empowers you with the transferable skills and understanding that this field demands.
If you're currently working in the travel and tourism industry and want to update your management skills, this qualification may help enhance your career.
What will this course cover?
You'll begin this course looking into the structure and development of the air transport industry. In the first year you'll focus on finance and economics, travel and tourism marketing, and the importance of managing customer service. You'll develop a deep understanding of the industry's key sustainability and operational challenges. We are looking for adaptable, forward-thinking applicants who can develop strong leadership and management qualities.
We'll give you the opportunity to undertake seasonal work experience which will provide you with further insight into the international travel and tourism sector. During this time you'll be able to fine-tune the skills learned in the classroom in a practical, real-time setting.
By the time you finish this degree you will have specific knowledge of the day-to-day operation and management of the various tourism sectors. You will have studied key modules in tourism, airline, airport and business management and have examined globalisation and collaboration within the tourism and air transport industry.
There is also an opportunity to study abroad at a partner institution.
Our innovative programme of study keeps pace with the continuous changes within the travel and tourism industry. This ensures you graduate with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills that this energetic sector demands.
Our tourism and aviation degree programmes have been developed with industry experts and attract a number of guest lecturers. The department continuously pursues new partnerships in order to help you find suitable placements should you wish to pursue this option.
Structure and Development of the Air Transport Industry
Marketing for Travel and Tourism
Professional Skills and Development
Managing Customer Service
Tourism Destinations and Attractions
Introduction to Finance and Economics
Sustainability and Responsibility Management
Employment Research and Planning
Human Resource Management
Business and Enterprise
Coordination, Cooperation and Collaboration in the Air Transport Industry
Aviation in the Global Context
Destination Planning and Development
What are my career prospects?
When you graduate from this course, you'll have acquired the skills and in-depth knowledge required for a successful career in this dynamic industry. You may choose to work with tour operators, airlines, airports, destination management companies, or agencies that specialise in public sector tourism planning and development.
You'll also be qualified for work in tourism marketing agencies, and for developers of niche tourism products such as ecotourism. Alternatively, with entrepreneurship being studied in your final year, you may choose to develop your own small tourism venture.
You could also decide to further your studies at postgraduate level.
How will you help me prepare for my future?
Throughout your time with us we'll support you on the route to your chosen career. We'll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders.
Our modules and teaching approach will help you become more independent as a learner and develop your expertise. We also help you find employment after graduation.
Have a look at our Careers and Employment pages to find out more.
I'm looking forward to my student exchange programme in Germany.