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BSc (Hons) Business and Tourism Management with Foundation Year

Tourism continues to be an important part of the service sector that generates significant income for regions and countries across the globe. Our programme will provide you with the essential skills and knowledge you need to create a successful career in the tourism industry.

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Course overview

With the recent economic challenges in the travel and hospitality sectors, it's even more important than ever to create a degree designed to support the sustainability and growth of an industry that supports millions of jobs worldwide.

Our business and tourism management programme will provide you with the knowledge you need to open up opportunities for a future in the tourism industry. Whether that's employment with local, national or international companies, or you're a budding entrepreneur looking to create a new niche, never has the saying "the world is your oyster" been more appropriate.

Committing to study at degree level will give you transferrable skills that can be applied in any career context. Leadership, business operations, strategy and entrepreneurship are all essential to keep our industries pushing forwards.

For those with a specific passion for tourism, this programme will equip you with the expertise, skills and knowledge you need to get ahead. You'll gain knowledge and understanding of the different characteristics of tourism.

  • How do you assess demand?
  • What is the environmental impact of travel?
  • How do we remain ethical and sympathetic to our global communities?

Our programme will give you the foundational and specialist knowledge to make a difference in a globally significant industry.

Intakes
September, January

Duration
4 years

Awarding Institution
Canterbury Christ Church University

Awarded Degree
BSc (Hons) Business and Tourism Management with Foundation Year

Delivery
Weekdays, evenings and/or weekends

Locations
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds

Fees
£9,250 per year

Year 0 (Foundation)

Academic Skills for Business and Management (20 credits)
Orientation for Success in Higher Education (20 credits)
Understanding Business Organisations (20 credits)
Understanding Customers (20 credits)
Understanding the World of Tourism (20 credits)
Foundation Year Project (20 credits)

Year 1

Business Environment (20 credits)
Tourism Marketing Principles (20 credits)
Tourism Environment and Industry (20 credits)
Organisation Behaviour (20 credits)
Fundamentals of Business Finance (20 credits)
Tourism and Society (20 credits)

Year 2

Employability and Enterprise Skills (20 credits)
Principles of Operations Management (20 credits)
Entrepreneurship in Tourism (20 credits)
Human Resource Management (20 credits)
Tourism Impacts and Sustainable Development (20 credits)
Research Methods (20 credits)

Year 3

Tourism: Contemporary Issues (20 credits)
Global Strategic Management (20 credits)
Leadership and Change (20 credits)
Destination Management (20 credits)
Dissertation (40 credits)

This GBS course will provide you with opportunities to test your knowledge and understanding through informal formative assessments. Formative assessments will be completed before your formal summative assessment, which will determine your final marks.

Each module normally contains at least one piece of formative assessment from which you will receive feedback from your course team. Formative assessments are purely for developmental purposes and do not count towards your final module mark. They are designed to help you to gain more knowledge and confidence in the module material and approaches to formal assessment. Students who do not engage with informal assessments often struggle with Foundation Year progression, as well as with the academic levels above.

The formal summative assessment usually occurs towards the end of each module. Assessment methods may include written examinations and a range of coursework, including reports, portfolios, essays, and presentations. The marks awarded for summative assessments count towards your final module mark. Assessment methods at GBS are reviewed annually and may be updated in consultation with students, for example in response to student or External Examiner feedback. An External Examiner is an independent academic expert from another higher education provider, and they are appointed by Canterbury Christ Church University to provide external assurance regarding the academic standards of your course.

Standard Entry Requirements (Under 21 years old)
Minimum 80 UCAS tariff points or 60 Credit Ofqual qualification at level 3.

Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements will be considered on an individual basis

Applicants aged 21+
If applicants aged 21+ do not meet the standard entry requirements, we will also consider those with life/work skills which would make them suitable for undergraduate study with our Foundation programme.

All Applicants
All applicants must be assessed by the GBS admissions team via an interview for listening and speaking skills and for writing via a statement of personal reflection.

Documents required:

Application form
Supervised Personal reflection statement
Personal interview

Funding your study
You can apply for help with your fees from the government by visiting gov.uk/studentfinance. This could take the form of a Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan or Maintenance Grant.

A Tuition Fee Loan will cover the cost of your up-front fees and will be paid to your university or college. The Loan must be repaid once you have finished your course and are earning £26,575 a year or more. Both full and part-time learners can apply.

If you are eligible, you can apply for a Maintenance Loan too. The Loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. The loan repayments only start once you leave your course and when your earnings are more than £26,575. For more information, please visit Student Finance.

Maintenance Grants are paid into your bank account at the start of term. You don’t have to pay it back, but any funds you get will reduce the amount of Maintenance Loan you are eligible for.

New students must prove they have been living in the UK for five years before their course start date in order to get living cost support from Student Finance England.

Fees

For more information please click here for course fees or call us +44 (0)20 3011 2638

Year 0 (Foundation)

Academic Skills for Business and Management (20 credits)
Orientation for Success in Higher Education (20 credits)
Understanding Business Organisations (20 credits)
Understanding Customers (20 credits)
Understanding the World of Tourism (20 credits)
Foundation Year Project (20 credits)

Year 1

Business Environment (20 credits)
Tourism Marketing Principles (20 credits)
Tourism Environment and Industry (20 credits)
Organisation Behaviour (20 credits)
Fundamentals of Business Finance (20 credits)
Tourism and Society (20 credits)

Year 2

Employability and Enterprise Skills (20 credits)
Principles of Operations Management (20 credits)
Entrepreneurship in Tourism (20 credits)
Human Resource Management (20 credits)
Tourism Impacts and Sustainable Development (20 credits)
Research Methods (20 credits)

Year 3

Tourism: Contemporary Issues (20 credits)
Global Strategic Management (20 credits)
Leadership and Change (20 credits)
Destination Management (20 credits)
Dissertation (40 credits)

Early admission for January 2022

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It’s my first year here. I chose this university because it gave me the opportunity to have choice. I study two days per week - it’s very flexible. It makes it easy to study.

Manea Bianca Stefana

What I like about GBS is the friendly staff, the students, the campus, the nice green area. I chose GBS because I was recommended by a friend – she said it was a really great university to come and check it out.  Even though there’s one right next to my house – like 20 minutes away, I still chose to come here.  GBS is the one.

Mohammed Solomon Ahmed

The campus is very new and comfortable. One of the best I saw. I like because I can work – I have a child and I can study and I can work and be with my family. This is very good for me. Because I have lived in this country only second year and English is a new language for me, when I study here I can teach my child at home new words.

Elena Todorova

My favourite part of studying here is because its close and the class sizes are small. I can have more interaction with the teacher and ask questions. I enjoy learning here - the teachers are friendly and they explain everything well.

Raimon Larrainzer Make

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