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Tourism Management (Including Foundation Year)

Course overview

(BSc) Bachelor of Science
Tourism Management (Including Foundation Year)
Current
University of Essex
University of Essex
Essex Pathways
Southend Campus
Honours Degree
Full-time
BSC N835
http://www.essex.ac.uk/students/exams-and-coursework/ppg/ug/default.aspx
19/06/2018

UK and EU applicants should have, or expect to have:

72 UCAS tariff points from at least two full A-levels, or equivalent.

Examples of the above tariff may include:

  • A-levels: DDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: MMP

All applicants must also hold GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or above.

Essex Pathways Department accepts a wide range of qualifications from applicants. If you are unsure whether you meet the entry criteria, please get in touch for advice.

Essex Pathways Department is unable to accept applications from international students. Foundation pathways for international students are available at the University of Essex International College and are delivered and awarded by Kaplan, in partnership with the University of Essex. Successful completion will enable you to progress to the relevant degree course at the University of Essex.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 5.5 overall. Specified component grades are also required for applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Other English language qualifications may be acceptable so please contact us for further details. If we accept the English component of an international qualification then it will be included in the information given about the academic levels required. Please note that date restrictions may apply to some English language qualifications

If you are an international student requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK please see our immigration webpages for the latest Home Office guidance on English language qualifications.

If you do not meet our IELTS requirements then you may be able to complete a pre-sessional English pathway that enables you to start your course without retaking IELTS.

Additional Notes

Our Year 0 courses are only open to UK and EU applicants. If you’re an international student, but do not meet the English language or academic requirements for direct admission to your chosen degree, you could prepare and gain entry through a pathway course. Find out more about opportunities available to you at the University of Essex International College.

External Examiners provide an independent overview of our courses, offering their expertise and help towards our continual improvement of course content, teaching, learning, and assessment. External Examiners are normally academics from other higher education institutions, but may be from the industry, business or the profession as appropriate for the course. They comment on how well courses align with national standards, and on how well the teaching, learning and assessment methods allow students to develop and demonstrate the relevant knowledge and skills needed to achieve their awards. External Examiners who are responsible for awards are key members of Boards of Examiners. These boards make decisions about student progression within their course and about whether students can receive their final award.

eNROL, the module enrolment system, is now open until Monday 21 October 2019 8:59AM, for students wishing to make changes to their module options.

Key

Core You must take this module You must pass this module. No failure can be permitted.
Core with Options You can choose which module to study
Compulsory You must take this module There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.
Compulsory with Options You can choose which module to study
Optional You can choose which module to study

Year 2 - 2021/22

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01 BE221-5-AU Introduction to Tourism Management Compulsory 15
02 BE417-5-AU Organisational Behaviour and Management Compulsory 15
03 BE516-5-AU Consumer Behaviour Compulsory 15
04 BE222-5-SP Internationalisation of the Services Sector Compulsory 15
05 Option(s) from list Optional 30
06 Option from list Optional 15
07 BE218-5-SP Business Research Methods Compulsory 15
08 BE911-5-SP Successful Futures Compulsory 0

Year 3 - 2022/23

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01 BE245-6-AU Tourism Operations Compulsory 15
02 BE246-6-SP Tourism Marketing Compulsory 15
03 BE241-6-SP Communication and Intercultural Skills Compulsory 15
04 BE441-6-FY Business Strategy Compulsory 30
05 BE935-6-SP Research Project - Tourism Management Compulsory 15
06 Option from list Optional 30

Exit awards

A module is given one of the following statuses: 'core' – meaning it must be taken and passed; 'compulsory' – meaning it must be taken; or 'optional' – meaning that students can choose the module from a designated list. The rules of assessment may allow for limited condonement of fails in 'compulsory' or 'optional' modules, but 'core' modules cannot be failed. The status of the module may be different in any exit awards which are available for the course. Exam Boards will consider students' eligibility for an exit award if they fail the main award or do not complete their studies.

Programme aims

The course aims are:

• To develop the industry-specific managerial and leadership traits and capabilities necessary to succeed in the highly competitive tourism sector;
• To acquire the ability to think critically about processes of enterprise growth and internationalization, and to equip them with the knowledge, analytical skills, and tools for a career in the tourism and hospitality industry;
• To obtain an in-depth understanding of key concepts and issues surrounding the context, content, and processes involved in business creation and growth, and how they apply to the tourism industry at both domestic and international levels;
• To cultivate the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for a tourism professional to either develop their enterprise at home and abroad, or to pursue a career in world-class tourism businesses and organisations;
• To develop the ability of graduates to manage their own learning and personal development in the future.

Learning outcomes and learning, teaching and assessment methods

On successful completion of the programme a graduate should demonstrate knowledge and skills as follows:

A: Knowledge and understanding

A1 Basic understanding of accounting concepts, the context in which accounting is situated and its function in organisation management (BM 3.4, 3.6, 3.7-FINANCE)
A2 Basic understanding of theories, policies and practices of business creation and growth (BM 3.4)
A3 Basic understanding of principles of economics and theories of the firm (BM 3.4,3.5)
A4 Basic understanding of the theoretical frameworks used to conceptualise the international business environment (BM 3.5, 3.7 MARKETS)
A5 Basic understanding of statistical concepts, quantitative methods and data analysis (BM 3.6)
A6 Basic understanding of the marketing concept, process and setting; application of strategic marketing planning and marketing mix for new ventures and small firms (BM 3.5, BM 3.7 MARKETING AND SALES, CUSTOMERS)
A7 Clear understanding of the Tourism business and its noteworthy importance to the local, regional, and global economy (BM 3.5)
A8 Clear understanding of the organisational behaviour and management issues within dynamic organisations and its role in managing organisational change (BM 3.4, 3.6 3.7 - PEOPLE, ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR, COMMUNICATIONS, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY)
A9 Clear understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks of consumer behaviour for decision-making and consumption, the application of market research to understanding markets and consumers (BM 3.6, 3.7-MARKETS, CUSTOMERS)
A10 Comprehension of developments in terms of internationalisation of tourism and the way technological and IT improvements impact on the distribution of tourism products and services (BM 3.5, 3.7-MARKETS, BUSINESS INNOVATION, INFORMATION SYSTEMS)
A11 Comprehension of the strengths and limitations of E-Commerce, and analyse the latest technological trends of trading and marketing (BM 3.7 - MARKETS, DIGITAL BUSINESS)
A12 Clear understanding of the value, purpose, nature and application of research methods in business studies (BM 3.3, 3.4).
A13 Clear understanding of concepts, contexts and processes of innovation management (BM 3.6, 3.7 BUSINESS INNOVATION)
A14 Clear understanding of core theoretical frameworks employed to explore and conceptualize business strategy and international business strategy (BM 3.2, 3.7 BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGY)
A15 Clear understanding of how to design, develop, and implement strategic issues to set the direction of a business from start-up stage to high growth performing enterprise
A16 Clear understanding of the notion and nature of business markets, firms as customers and the marketing environment, strategy and approaches governing organisational buyer behaviour
A17 Critical understanding of the conceptual framework illustrating the necessary skills required to design, plan, organise, lead, and control tourism operations and events
A18 Critical understanding of the variety of destination marketing organizations working alongside the tourism industry towards developing an integrated marketing approach
A19 Critical understanding of the key determinants of intercultural awareness and of the close relationship between culture and communication in a globalised reality
A20 Critical understanding of core theoretical frameworks employed to explore and conceptualize business strategy (BM 3.2, 3.7 - BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGY)
A21 Demonstration of a critical understanding of relevant literature in the fields of international business and entrepreneurship, demonstration of critical thinking involving the consideration of an alternative approaches and research methods, and application of an appropriate design methodology to achieve aims and objectives of research project.
A22 Critical understanding of core theoretical frameworks related to manufacturing operations, purchasing, transportation, delivery and logistic, as well as of the links between the partners in the chain, including vendors, carriers, and information systems providers
A23 Critical understanding of the principles of commercial law and its application to the development of the firm, with a focus on the rules of Agency, Insolvency principles, the offence of Insider Dealing, and Employment Law (BM 3.4, 3.5)
A24 Critical understanding of concepts, context and theories of business ethics (BM 3.4, 3.5, 3.7 - MARKETS, CUSTOMERS, PEOPLE, ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR, BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGY, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY)
A25 Critical understanding of key concepts and tools in international human resource management (BM 3.2, 3.5, 3.7 - PEOPLE)
A26 Critical understanding of the notion of services marketing, differentiated from product centric marketing, as well as of the service process, the role of the customer and the employee in creating service relationships with regards to service encounter
A27 Critical understanding of marketing communications and brand support activities within organisations, as well as of the main issues involved in marketing communications encompassing market conditions, public perceptions, positioning, branding, objectives, planning and strategy, relationships, technology, plus the utilisation of the tools of the promotional mix to deliver the marketing plan.
Learning Methods: Years 0, 1, 2 and 3:
Lectures and tutor-led seminars
Directed reading
Comparative case work in lectures and tutorials
Individual and group tasks

Assessment Methods: Written examinations
Assessed individual and group reports (which may include case study analysis)
Assessed individual essay
Assessed group presentations
Multiple choice class tests
Class test essay
Case study analysis
Simulation game
Interim report
Final research project
Individual reflective journal

B: Intellectual and cognitive skills

B1 Basic understanding of the abstraction and synthesis of relevant data from a variety of sources (BM 3.9 b, c)
B2 Basic understanding of contemporary theories and empirical evidence, and use of this understanding to develop an argument (both orally and in writing) and present ideas in a coherent and effective manner) (BM 3.9 a)
B3 Basic understanding of numerical (including financial) data analysis and an appreciation of the nature and limitations of basic statistical concepts (BM 3.9 b, f)
B4 Basic understanding of the ability to undertake independent research from a variety of sources (BM 3.9 c)
B5 Effective use of the abstraction and synthesis of relevant data from a variety of sources (BM 3.9 b, c)
B6 Effective use of contemporary theories and empirical evidence, to develop an argument (both orally and in writing) and present ideas in a coherent and effective manner) (BM 3.9 a)
B7 Effective use of numerical (including financial) data analysis and an appreciation of the nature and limitations of basic statistical concepts (BM 3.9 b, f)
B8 Effective use of independent research from a variety of sources (BM 3.9 c).
B9 Critical understanding of the abstraction and synthesis of relevant data from a variety of sources (BM 3.9 b, c);
B10 Critical understanding of contemporary theories and empirical evidence, to develop an argument (both orally and in writing) and present ideas in a coherent and effective manner) (BM 3.9 a)
B11 Critical understanding of numerical (including financial) data analysis and an appreciation of the nature and limitations of basic statistical concepts (BM 3.9 b, f)
B12 Critical understanding of the effective use of independent research from a variety of sources (BM 3.9 c)
Learning Methods: Years 0, 1, 2 and 3:
Lectures and tutor-led seminars
Directed reading
Comparative case work in lectures and tutorials
Individual and group tasks
Assessment Methods: Written examinations
Assessed individual and group reports (which may include case study analysis)
Assessed individual essay
Assessed group presentations
Individual reflective journal

Written examinations
Assessed individual and group reports (which may include case study analysis)
Assessed individual essay
Assessed group presentations
Individual reflective journal

C: Practical skills

C1 Record and summarise transactions and other economic events (BM 3.9 d)
C2 Identify and retrieve relevant data from variety of sources (BM 3.9 n)
C3 Present data using the appropriate form of communication (BM 3.9 a, g, h, I, j, k)
C4 Forecast short, medium, and long term objectives, opportunities and threats (BM 3.9 b, n)
C5 Prepare financial analysis and projections; analyse, interpret and exrapolate data in relation to business problem and phenomena (BM 3.9 d)
Learning Methods: Years 0, 1, 2 and 3:
Lectures and tutor-led seminars
Directed reading
Comparative case work in lectures and tutorials
Individual and group tasks
Assessment Methods: Written examinations
Assessed individual and group reports (which may include case study analysis)
Assessed individual essay
Assessed group presentations
Individual reflective journal

Multiple choice class tests
Class test essay
Case study analysis
Simulation game
Interim report
Final research project

D: Key skills

D1 Communicating in oral and written formats to different audiences in a coherent, cogent and effective manner;
D2 Use of information technologies including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, statistical and web-based packages to read, download, analyse and evaluate different types of data and information
D3 Preparing, manipulating, and presenting numerical data.
D4 Using and applying analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
D5 Understanding and appreciation of different communities of interest, good spoken and written communication skills, empathy and resolution of conflict.
D6 Improving time management, prioritising critical tasks, meeting deadlines, and evaluating self-learning
D7 Developing employability skills and attributes which encompass entrepreneurship, the value of real world learning, the growth in digital technologies and the nature of the global context
D8 Developing and enhancing a range of general transferable intellectual and study skills, which, while being highly appropriate to a career in business and management, are not restricted to this and will also equip students to become effective and responsible global citizens
Learning Methods: Years 0, 1, 2 and 3:
Lectures and tutor-led seminars
Directed reading
Comparative case work in lectures and tutorials
Individual and group tasks
Assessment Methods: Written examinations
Assessed individual and group reports (which may include case study analysis)
Assessed individual essay
Assessed group presentations
Individual reflective journal

Multiple choice class tests
Class test essay
Case study analysis
Simulation game
Interim report
Final research project


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