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Business and Management (Tourism Management) (London)

BA (Hons)

Undergraduate degree - single honours

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BA (Hons) Business and Management (Tourism Management)
School/s
Bath Business School
Campus or location
Bath Spa University London
Course length
Three years full time.

Entry requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes. The main ones are listed under 'Typical offers' in the main column below. For combined courses, please check both subjects. If your qualification is not listed, please email admissions@bathspa.ac.uk with your specific details.

A London-based version of our innovative Tourism Management course.

  • Learn the theories of business and management in practical ways, ensuring that you’re ready to tackle real-world challenges.
  • Develop professional skills and personal attributes through practical exercises such as writing business plans and working in groups.
  • Join our community of close-knit students and supportive, experienced academic staff.

Are you a budding business manager or owner? Want to specialise in tourism?

Whatever your aspirations, our Business and Management (Tourism Management) course will give you a good grounding in the theory and practice of business in the context of contemporary tourism.

We teach you the theories of business and management in practical ways, ensuring that you’re ready to tackle real-world challenges. You'll engage in hands-on projects and case studies that hone your analytical and problem-solving skills. 

Along the way you’ll develop the core skills you need to excel in all kinds of businesses and start to build a clear picture of exactly where those skills could take you.

Study at Bath Spa University London

At BSUL, we value diversity and inclusion, and you'll be part of a vibrant community of students from various backgrounds and cultures. 

You'll also experience London's rich cultural diversity, historic landmarks, and lively city life, providing a unique backdrop to your academic journey.  

Take the first step towards achieving your business aspirations: join our course and benefit from the support of our dedicated and experienced staff. 

Learn more about Bath Spa University London.

What you'll learn

Overview

We’ll help you develop as a person to achieve your potential through teaching you about tourism management and how it works. You’ll graduate with potential for employment in different businesses; this could be an organisation, the private or public sector, a charity or possibly your own business. We aim to give you the skills to apply your knowledge in a wide range of situations in any sector.

Following our tourism management course, you’ll develop specialist skills. You’ll learn to:

  • Evaluate different approaches to destination management
  • Understand contemporary conceptualisations of social change as they relate to tourism
  • Demonstrate your knowledge of a range of emerging tourism forms.
Course structure

Year one
Gain a broad understanding of today’s business environment – from the context that organisations operate in through to trends in economic thinking and the importance of data in business. Modules will cover topics such as organisations and the business environment; economics and globalisation; managing data.

Year two
Focus on the inner workings of businesses. Use business techniques to solve problems and start developing the skills that employers look for. Modules cover key themes including creativity and innovation in business.

Year three
Develop and explore your business learning and focusing on contemporary tourism issues. Undertake an in-depth business research project in tourism management. You’ll also have a chance to set up a business on your own or with fellow students. Other topics to explore include: managing sustainability; organisational strategy; and contemporary issues in tourism.

How will I be assessed?

You'll be assessed in a wide range of ways that will test your business knowledge and management skills. These could include presentations, projects, group work, exams, essays, videos and business reports.

How will I be taught?

We offer variety in the way we teach: sometimes we set you problems so you can find the answers for yourself; sometimes we lecture. Most modules use a mix of lectures and seminars. There is a good blend of online activities using our Virtual Learning Environment

You’ll be given personal support in your study – we are a friendly team of academics who are committed to helping students achieve their goals.

Course modules

This course offers or includes the following modules. Please check the programme document for more information.

Year one (Level 4) modules
  • The Business Environment
  • Organisational Behaviour and Management
  • Economics and Globalisation
  • Managing Data
  • Design Thinking for Enterprise
  • Professional Practice.
Year two (Level 5) modules
  • Creativity for Business
  • Innovation Management
  • Tourism Management in Practice
  • Destination Management
  • International Business
  • Festival and Events Management.
Year three (Level 6) modules
  • Tourism Management Project
  • Enterprise: Creating your Business
  • Organisational Strategy
  • Managing Sustainability
  • Tourism Contemporary Issues.

Opportunities

Business community projects

We give you the opportunity to work with regional and national businesses. You’ll be working on live project briefs, helping organisations find creative solutions to their business issues.

Facilities and resources

Resources

Our libraries offer a wide range of business materials that you can access online. You can also access a wealth of material available via electronic sources. These include Business Source Complete, Mintel, Newsbank and an increasing range of e-books.

Fees

2024 entry
Student Annual tuition fee
UK full time £9,250

Interested in applying?

What we look for in potential students

We’re looking for individuals who are enterprising and creative. You’ll need to have drive, motivation and the get-up-and-go to achieve in a challenging environment.

Suitably qualified applicants can apply for the places in either Year 1 or Year 3 of this degree course.

Typical offers

Depending on your qualifications and experience, you can apply for entry to relevant level of the course. 

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes:

Year one

  • If you have studied A Levels, we would be looking for grades CDD in any subjects. Or;
  • Grades MMP from a BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Equivalent international qualifications are welcomed for consideration.
  • If your qualifications fall just short of these requirements, you can support your application with evidence of appropriate skills and knowledge acquired through a minimum of three years post-school professional work experience. Accompanying your application, you must write an essay of 500 words setting out the following:
    • A summary of your work experience.
    • A consideration on how that experience has advanced your skills and knowledge.
    • A summary of how that experience relates to the course of study applied for.

Year two

  • 120 Higher Education credits in relevant subjects
  • A Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in a relevant subject area
  • A Higher National Certificate (HNC) or equivalent in a relevant subject area.

Year three

  • 240 Higher Education credits in relevant subjects
  • A Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) in a relevant subject area
  • A Higher National Diploma (HND) or equivalent in a relevant subject area
  • A Foundation Degree in a relevant subject area.

Course enquiries

For further information about the programme or entry requirements, please email us at admissions@bathspa.ac.uk

See our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) page to learn more.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, we will need to see evidence of your proficiency in the English language.

Generally, we are looking for a score equivalent to IELTS 6.0, with 5.5 in each of the four components of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. We accept a range of qualifications including:

  • IELTS
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score of 72
  • Pearson PTE with a minimum score of 51
  • Duolingo with a minimum score of 95
  • Academic qualifications taught in English can also be accepted, such as GCSE English Language with a minimum grade C/4.
Other admissions requirements

In addition to the academic requirements, your personal statement should set out your keen interest in the subject and why you wish to pursue the course. Applicants should also describe why they have chosen Bath Spa University in London.

You may be asked to discuss your application further through an informal interview. 

Right to study in the UK

All students studying at Bath Spa University London are required to have the Right to Study in the UK. Assessment of your Right to Study in the UK, and therefore your eligibility to study at BSU London, will be undertaken as part of your application to study at the University.

How do I apply?

Applications for 2023 entry will open later in the year.

Course leader: Nadia Maddy
Email: n.maddy2@bathspa.ac.uk 

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