UCAS code N841
About the course
This 12-month programme is aimed at students who hold an HND, FdA or DipHE in tourism management, leisure and tourism or travel and tourism management (or similar) and who wish to obtain an honours degree. The course provides a unique opportunity to join a successful and internationally renowned degree that is designed to equip students with a wider appreciation of the global challenges faced by the tourism industry. The school is one of only a handful of institutions worldwide that is accredited by the World Tourism Organisation.
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
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0 overall, 6.0 in writing (or equivalent qualification).
Please contact the course team for specific entry requirements.
For equivalent international qualifications
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The degree is taught by staff with practical, research and professional experience in international tourism management and you will experience a variety of lectures, seminars, workshops and group activities. You can expect to be in the classroom for approximately 12-15 hours a week but personal research is also required in order to further support your studies. Progress is assessed using a variety of individual and group tasks and students are encouraged to take a critical and analytical approach throughout.
Areas of study
Depending on their areas of interest and specific entry qualifications, students are able to study a range of modules that build upon and enhance their previous studies thus enabling them to become familiar with the key issues involved in the strategic development of the tourism industry. They also choose from a range of optional modules including destination marketing, niche tourism, rural tourism and international management. To graduate with an honours degree students must also undertake a research-based dissertation.
Contemporary Issues in International Travel and Tourism
Business Information Systems
Festivals and Events
Licensed Retail Management
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.
|BA(Hons) International Tourism Management (Top up)||[J2EA034]|
|UK/EU (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|Island Students (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|International (Full Time)||10,900 GBP|
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 top-up degree BA(Hons)
I really did enjoy my time at the University of Brighton.
It took some adjusting as I was not used to just writing an essay which made up the majority of the module grade, but it also gave me the chance to further research a topic that I was interested in.
Being a top-up student was really no different from being a “regular” student. We took courses with the regular students and did coursework together.
Most of the modules we had to take were interesting, and there was a wide range of electives to choose from. Not only the course offerings were good, but there were many events and activities for students to take part in.
The newly launched Odyssey club for tourism is definitely a good way to meet new people and to learn more about the industry.
Throughout my entire stay, the university was very supportive. Be it the personal tutor, the course leader, the module leader, or my dissertation supervisor, everyone helped whenever necessary and possible.
University of Brighton also helped me find my part-time job. I believe that this already shows that the university will also be very helpful in finding a job after the completion of your studies.
After the completion of my studies in Germany I plan on continuing to study. I would like to broaden my knowledge base and study international management instead of specifying on something within just the tourism field. This interest was sparked by having to take courses such as international management as a top-up module.
When looking back at the big picture, I think that I definitely made the right choice. I learned a lot about the tourism industry, international markets, and lastly, about myself during my studies at University of Brighton.
Graduates are equipped with the skills necessary for employment in general management as well as more specific tourism management. Graduates can expect to find employment in a wide range of tourism sectors including tourism development, consultancy, destination marketing, tour operations and attractions management.
The academic nature of the degree provides the opportunity for good students to seek an academic career into postgraduate study on our MA courses or in research for a PhD or MPhil.