UCAS code N840
You will benefit directly from links with recognised tourism organisations such as the World Trade Organisation and the Institute of Travel and Tourism.
About the course
Internationally orientated and recognised, this course consolidates the school's key strengths in tourism and management. Students benefit from the input of tutors who have industry experience and are actively researching a range of tourism fields.
You will acquire the knowledge and skills to respond to the global challenges associated with contemporary tourism management.
The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014. Entry requirements for students thinking about starting a course in 2013 can be found in the online prospectus. Individual offers may vary
BBB (typically translates to 300 points in the UCAS tariff).
Access to HE Diploma
pass (at least 45 credits at level 3), with 18 credits at merit or above. Must include level 3 units in business or management.
GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
at least three subjects including English language and mathematics.
/HNC may enable you to start the course in year 2 or 3. Check with the course team for specific requirements.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
For equivalent international qualifications
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A blend of lectures, seminars, workshops and group activities, ensures an engaging stimulating learning experience.
You can opt to undertake a 48-week work placement after your second year. We offer a wide range of opportunities (including many overseas) enabling you to obtain valuable work experience and a hands-on understanding of the industry. You will also develop industry links and many of our students then go on to full-time employment with their placement company after graduation.
Areas of study
Year 1 focuses on operational issues of the tourism industry and the principles of management. Year 2 focuses upon the application of management concepts and techniques and introduces key theoretical debates in international tourism.
The final year blends tourism and management theory and practice at a strategic level. You will also undertake either a dissertation or placement project as a major piece of individual work and research.
International Tourism Dynamics
Travel and Tourism Geography
Economics and the Business Environment
Tourism Planning and Development
Tourism, Society and Culture
Tourism Management in Action
Understanding and Managing People
Optional placement year
Contemporary Issues in International Travel and Tourism
Dissertation or placement project
Options may include:
Customer Relationship Marketing
Festivals and Events
Rural Tourism Development and Management
You can view the programme specification for this course as a PDF file by clicking on the link below:
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2013-14. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.
What's included in the fee?
When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.
You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.
Our website www.brighton.ac.uk/money provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.
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If you choose to take the professional placement (sandwich) year offered on this course you will pay a reduced fee during this year. Our fee for the professional placement year is currently £750 for Home and Island Students and £1,760 for International students. This fee may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
Eastbourne is a thriving town which offers traditional seaside attractions, modern nightlife, good shopping and a wide range of sporting activities. It’s one of the sunniest places in the UK.
Our Eastbourne campus is located at the foot of the South Downs National Park, about ten minutes walk from the seafront and 20 minutes from the pier and Eastbourne town centre. Almost 3,000 students are based here.
Living in Eastbourne
Eastbourne’s buzzing university community and compact town gives it a laid back and friendly feel. The town combines the traditional seaside attractions with modern nightlife, a wide range of sporting activities and an exciting arts scene.
The student community in Eastbourne ensures it has a thriving social scene, with dedicated student nights at many of the town’s pubs and clubs. Eastbourne’s expanding nightlife includes trendy cocktail bars, laid-back country pubs and modern nightclubs.
The striking Towner contemporary art museum in Eastbourne features international exhibitions as well as a permanent art collection. Eastbourne's six theatres give you a chance to see West End musicals, touring shows, live music and comedy.
Eastbourne has long been the home of pre-Wimbledon tennis tournaments at Devonshire Park. Eastbourne also hosts an extreme sports festival and the Beachy Head Marathon that takes place across the South Downs National Park.
Tourism course leader
I come from an established travel industry background having worked in both tour operations and the leisure industry in past years. I studied my first degree in International Tourism Management at the University of Brighton and for my MSc in eTourism at the University of Surrey.
I joined the university as a lecturer in 1995. I am committed to maintaining links with the industry sectors of both travel and tourism and ensuring that these links continue to benefit both students and the courses available.
I, with other colleagues, organised the successful Travel Industry Forum in 2008 and have cooperated with the Institute of Travel and Tourism on industry liaison development. My research interests are in the sport and adventure tourism sectors, winter sports tourism, eTravel and the travel sectors.
International Tourism Management BA(Hons)
I decided to study International Tourism Management BA(Hons) because the course provided by the university seemed very attractive to me. The location of the campus and being by the sea was also a factor.
One of the best things about studying at Brighton is the level of multiculturalism in the university. Opening up the course to an international level facilitates the understanding of other cultures, which is very important for our field.
I would say the strengths of the course are the teaching, the level of education of the teachers, the background of the teachers (industry or research), facilities in the university (technological facilities), and the opportunities to interact with people from other countries.
If you are considering studying tourism at the University of Brighton, I would say DO IT! You will learn a lot. I have founded a student-run tourism society ‘Odyssey’ which will also help you to understand your subject in depth.
At the end of my course I feel that with the knowledge I have gained that I will be able to choose in which direction I would like my career to go.
International Tourism Management BA(Hons)
I applied to the University of Brighton because it is not only one of the leading universities in this field, but when I visited an open day, the friendly atmosphere that I received from both staff and students made me feel very welcome straight away.
I felt that the course offered a high calibre of teaching and a broad range of subjects to study. In addition to the course structure and excellent library facilities, I felt the course would give me a variety of opportunities to gain confidence on a personal level in a number of fields such as business. I also engaged in different university activities such as becoming a student ambassador and course representative.
My course gave me the opportunity to take an optional placement in my third year of university; a personal highlight. It assisted me in gaining skills which I applied to my university knowledge, and this in turn will help develop my future career prospects and job applications.
Community and friendship
Although Eastbourne campus is smaller than Brighton, it has a great community atmosphere. I feel I have gained a huge amount of knowledge while being here and have met some great people who I would consider to be friends for life.
A wide range of careers in the UK and overseas is open to you, including tourism development, sales and marketing, international tourism consultancy and business travel.
Our graduates have embarked upon successful careers with companies such as TUI AG, Kuoni Destinations, Civil Aviation Authority, American Express and Virgin Atlantic.
This course gives you the option of taking a 48 week work placement between your second and final year of study.
The placement is a great way to get valuable practical experience in a workplace relevant to your degree.
Where can I go on placement?
Our placement team has links with employers throughout the UK and overseas and can help you find the right placement to suit your course.
Students have been placed with such diverse and prestigious employers including:
We also have a longstanding placement partnership with Walt Disney World. Each year students have a chance to do their placement with them in the USA.
Why should I go on placement?
You will gain contacts and a competitive advantage for when you graduate. Many placements pay a salary, as well as providing valuable recruitment and workplace experience.
While on placement you can apply the knowledge of your degree subject in a real-life work situation. Furthermore the knowledge you gain from the placement will inform your final year project and academic study.
Successful completion of your placement will also help you stand out from the crowd when you seek work.
We have limited places available on this course.
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