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From the start of the course, you will acquire up-to-date knowledge of contemporary professional practice in tourism and events while developing a greater understanding of the complex relations between tourism, events, society and the environment.

As the longest-established tourism degree in the UK, this course has a first-rate reputation with organisations in the industry, providing opportunities for placements and internships to give you world-class experience with some of the most prestigious businesses across the globe.

Northumbria is the only university in the North East of England to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Institute of Travel and Tourism, which is the UK’s professional body for the travel and tourism industry. It is also a member of the Association for Events Management Education (AEME) that aims to advance events education within the UK and overseas.

The course is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015. The relevance, rigour and internationalisation of the course has been tested through the EPAS accreditation process.

Course Information

UCAS Code
N800

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2020

Fee Information

Department / Newcastle Business School

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This course provides you with the ability to shape your own learning journey you will have the chance to develop practical, hands-on skills.

Throughout the course you will also be provided with opportunities to attend industry events, guest lectures, and engage with leading organisations to discuss future industry developments and employment opportunities. 

There is a wide variety of modes of assessment used across the 4 years of the course including examinations, written assignments, reports, individual and group presentations. In your final year, you will be assessed through a piece of research work, in the form of an individual dissertation or a group consultancy project.

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You will be taught by a range of academic staff who bring a wealth of professional experience from the Tourism and Events industries in both the public and private sectors. Coupled with wider Business and Management knowledge, staff have published work in prestigious authored journals, you will be taught the essential skills you need to succeed in your future career.

Accredited as part of EPAS’ business and management undergraduate awards, this highly-regarded course ensures you experience teaching and learning environment which provides you with the support, direction and practical knowledge to help you get the most out of your time at Northumbria. 

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You will be able to develop your general business and management knowledge alongside your analytical and practical skills in a supportive and encouraging learning environment.

To support your studies, you will also have access to a range of University learning support services. These include Skills Plus sessions facilitated by library staff on core academic skills such as referencing and academic writing. There is also a large range of online support materials which is available through the electronic learning portal. These include: lecture recordings, webcasts, and pre-recorded sessions on the use of specialist software and key academic skills, enabling you to prepare and revise topics. You will also be able to catch up on past lectures which are available to be streamed through laptop, tablet and mobile devices.

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You will be immersed in a research-rich environment and taught by staff with a strong academic background in areas such as international business strategies in emerging economies, social marketing, cultural tourism and sustainable development in project management.

You will develop an understanding of important research methods and approaches which could be directly relatable to the demands of future career. 

You will learn theoretical and practical research skills such as information literacy, as well as problem solving skills around project management, self-directed learning and communication skills. These skills will be applied directly to your final-year research project, which will demonstrate your ability to project manage a significant investigatory task both independently and thoroughly. 

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Newcastle Business School (NBS) is the 8th most improved Business School in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) National Assessment.

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Here at Northumbria, we know how valuable work experience can be in terms of giving you a head start in your career so we enable you to gain real-world experience on a year long professional placement in the tourism and events industry.

In recent years, tourism students have enjoyed world class placements both in the UK and overseas at internationally renowned corporations such as Disney, Marriott Hotels and Premier Inn .

Hands-on experience is also available at the Northumbria University Business Clinic, where students find solutions to real business issues, dealing with everything from strategic marketing reviews to operations audits.

Alternatively, you have the opportunity to study abroad with a partner institution in countries such as France, Spain and the USA, enabling you to gain global perspective on your subject and boost your future career prospects.

Whether you choose to undertake a professional placement or study abroad, the BA Tourism and Events Management course will provide you with the practical skills, knowledge and experience to enhance your wider employability and boost your long term career prospects.

Whatever you decide to do, you’ll enjoy the advantage of having studied a course that is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School. Our business and management suite of courses are also currently undergoing a re-accreditation process with EPAS to highlight achievements that include academic rigour, practical relevance and internationalisation. 

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We place a real emphasis on developing the transferable skills that will open doors to a range of tourism and events management careers and advanced study opportunities. These include communication, analytical and problem solving skills, analytical research skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Many of the students that graduate from this course go on to a wide variety of professional roles in tourism and events industry, such as Business Development Manager at the Institute of Travel and Tourism and Assistant Director of Sales at a Ritz Carlton hotel,  working across the globe in countries such as Dubai, USA and many more. 

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Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points
From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:
There are no specific subject requirements for this course

GCSE Requirements:
Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.

Additional Requirements:
There are no additional requirements for this course

International Qualifications:
We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualification

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1: £9,250

International Fee in Year 1: £15,500

ADDITIONAL COSTS

NB* This course runs an international fieldtrip in the second year which in terms of travel, accomodation and basic subsistance is covered by the Uinversity as part of the offer. However students may decide to use own additional funds whilst abroad.

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