UCAS code N920
This course is the only one of its kind to be endorsed by the Institute of Travel and Meetings (ITM) offering an optional Business Travel routeway, allowing you to specialise in the business travel sector through your second and final years.
About the course
This course focuses on the understanding, knowledge and skills you will need to be successful in the dynamic and highly competitive modern travel industry. Incorporating a strong international theme, it has been developed in consultation with industry professionals.
As the only established and internationally recognised travel industry-specific degree course in this subject area, contemporary, operational and theoretical academic elements of the travel industry are integrated and aligned to business management studies.
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. Contact 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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You will learn through a blend of lectures, seminars, workshops and group activities. Lectures are supported by guest speakers from industry whenever possible.
You can opt to undertake a 48-week work placement after your second year (this is mandatory for the ITM routeway). We offer a wide range of opportunities (including many overseas) enabling you to obtain valuable work experience and also 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 understanding how the travel industry is organised and operates, and introduces the core principles of management. Year 2 investigates the theoretical aspects of core elements of the travel industry.
The final year centres on contemporary and critical issues faced by the modern travel industry sectors and has an applied strategic managerial focus.
If you opt for the ITM-accredited route you may undertake either a placement in the business travel sector or a business travel-focused dissertation, as well as the mandatory business travel module in your final year.
International Travel Dynamics
Travel and Tourism Geography
The Holiday Business
Economics and the Business Environment
Travel Management in Action
Understanding and Managing People
Optional placement year
Contemporary Issues in International Travel and Tourism
Dissertation or placement project
Options may include:
Business Practices for Corporate Travel
Aviation in the Twenty-first Century
Customer Relationship Marketing
Niche Tourism Trends and Development
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.
Travel 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 Travel Management BA(Hons)
I came to the University of Brighton as a result of my interest in travel and tourism and was attracted by this course.
In the three years spent at university I had wonderful and tough experiences that helped me to build skills not only for the industry I am preparing to work in, but also to manage my life with new ideas coming from the university environment. I had the opportunity to meet people from everywhere in the world.
This course has also been very helpful for me to understand the travel industry. This has happened through guest speakers from industry, and the opportunity for students to be endorsed at their final year by organisations such as the Institute of Travel and Meetings (ITM) - this gives us a strong background into the business travel sector.
Lecturers try their best in delivering their teaching as efficiently as possible in order to create the right mind set for students to be ready for the challenges within the travel industry.
My personal recommendation to prospective students is that you have to expect good challenges at university and also wonderful times with other students. It will help you understand who you want to be and what you want to do with your future.
My experience at university taught me that there is always more to prove to yourself and to never stop trying to reach your dreams.
International Travel Management BA(Hons)
Choosing to take the optional placement element of my course instead of just doing three years of university was a huge decision to make, but in my opinion such a worthwhile one.
For me, whist it was sometimes challenging working full time, travelling and preparing my placement project (especially when you know some of your friends are still living the university lifestyle!), I feel I have achieved more with the experience of this year and became a lot more independent.
I have thoroughly enjoyed and will miss working in Central London, where I’ve gained vast knowledge and made lasting friendships.
Getting the job you want
I believe I have learnt I work a lot better than I thought I could under pressure and have been given huge responsibilities, which once I’ve finished my degree will help me along the way to getting the job I really want to do.
Graduates of this course are innovative, creative and skilled professionals who fit easily into this dynamic industry, with many going into specialist positions such as marketing, customer relations and travel consultancy. Recent employers include Neilson, Ski Bound and Ryanair.
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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