• Study mode: Full Time
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Duration: Three Years
  • Start Date: September 2021

Course Overview

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.

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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 Tourism Destinations and Attractions and 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.

More placements, more choices

Bucks is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.

We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.

Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.

Course Details

UCAS CODE: N890

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.

What are the course entry requirements?

A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 80 - 104. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year; find out more.

Course Modules

Module Map

This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.

The modules available on this course are as follows:

Year 1 Modules

  • Developments of the Air Transport Sector
  • Marketing for Travel and Tourism
  • Introduction to Finance and Economics
  • Managing Customer Service
  • Professional Skills and Development
  • Structure of the Air Transport Industry
  • Tourism Destinations and Attractions

Year 2 Modules

  • Sustainability and Responsibility Management
  • Airline Management
  • Airport Management
  • Business Tourism
  • Employment Research and Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Research Methods
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management

Year 3 Modules

  • Critical Issues in Tourism
  • Aviation in the Global Context
  • Business and Enterprise (optional)
  • Contemporary Tourism
  • The Future of the Air Transport Industry
  • Destination Planning and Development
  • Research Project (optional)
  • Strategic Management

Fees

How much does it cost

Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022: £9,250 per year

Full Time International, Academic Year 2021-2022: £13,750 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023
advice@bucks.ac.uk

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks

Employability

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. Many of our graduates secure positions with large airline companies such as British Airways and Emirates in ground handling and air cabin crew positions to name a few. Our alumni are also employed at airports such as London Heathrow and City Airport working as in a variety of roles such as ground handling agents and service operators.

Your career prospects span beyond the air travel industry of course to include accommodation and hospitality providers and tour operators. You will 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.


The Big Deal

At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.

We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK.  It’s a big deal!

We are proud that our exciting and dynamic students’ union is ranked in the top three in the UK for representing student’s academic interests (NSS 2020). It’s a big deal!

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