"The broad selection of modules allowed me to tailor my course according to my desired career path."Naila Malik, BA (Hons) International Tourism Management
Our cutting-edge degree combines theory and practice, with a focus on global trends and current development in international tourism. The theory element provides a distinctive social science perspective covering topics such as sustainability, cultural tourism and tourism in developing countries. The practical component offers a range of exciting placement and field trip options, enabling you to build professional industry experience, in the UK and abroad, while you study.
Your studies will be focused on tourism’s impacts and wider significance in a dynamic and changing world, and throughout the course you will develop an understanding of the academic and applied aspects of international tourism. You will graduate, armed with an understanding of the characteristics of tourists, including demand trends, tourist behaviour and tourist demand, as well as the products and structure of the industry and the business environment in which it operates.
You will graduate with the confidence to examine, critique and evaluate various impacts of tourism upon economies, communities and the environment and how these impacts can be effectively managed.
You will also develop key transferable skills including analytical thinking and problem solving along with the ability to work effectively in teams, and be able to present and communicate business management ideas with confidence.
You can find information about teaching and assessment on this course in the programme specification
The course aims to develop a wide range of skills, including your research and critical thinking abilities, your numeracy and IT skills and your knowledge of core economic concepts. You will go on field trips as well as attending lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You will have the chance to exchange ideas at seminars and at question-and-answer sessions in lectures, and to work in groups and examine case studies. You will also do your own independent study and directed reading.
You can opt to extend the course by a year, and spend the third year doing a work placement. You will produce an assessed report on the organisation you have been working with. Alternatively, you can opt to do two shorter placements in the summers after years 1 and 2. There is also an optional internship module in the final year, as well as the chance to work on your own independent project.
You will be assessed through exams, your final-year project, written coursework, including fieldwork reports and workshop reports, presentations and group work. We will be looking, among other things, at your understanding of theory and practice, your ability to assemble evidence and use it to solve problems, your awareness of different approaches and your capacity to sustain a coherent and reasoned argument and make judgments.
We accept applications from students with a wide range of qualifications and a combination of qualifications. Please refer to the table below for our typical offers for this course.
Typical offers for this course:
A Levels minimum two, maximum three subjects
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma minimum two, maximum three subjects
Access to HE Diploma
Overall pass: muist include 45 credits at Level 3 , of which all 45 must be at Merit or higher
If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree. For more information see our Business Foundation page.
The UCAS Tariff has changed for courses starting in September 2017. The points awarded to each qualification have been lowered in comparison to the previous UCAS Tariff. Our entry requirements are displayed as the grades you will require, however if you wish to find out the equivalent tariff points please use the UCAS calculator.
UK/EU and International students are eligible to apply for this course.
If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three. For further information please visit our Transfer students page.
If you have relevant work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University qualification. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components). Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted English tests and qualifications. If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, entrance test, portfolio or audition.
There is an exciting diversity of tourism careers across the private, public and voluntary sectors. Graduates could find themselves working for tourist boards, museums, local authorities and central government, or tourist attractions: from theme parks to stately homes. There are also roles within tour operators, heritage centres, conference centres, theatres and shopping malls. All offer management careers, as well as specialist roles covering: event and festival management, marketing and communication and business development.
Our International Tourism Management graduates have gone on to work for a range of prestigious organisations including Eurostar, Hilton, Ryanair, ME Hotel, National Maritime Museum, Region Stavanger, Edexcel, Coral, Starwood and the TTB in roles such as Management Trainee, Assistant Manager, Subject Specialist, Researcher, Tourism Promotion Officer, Admissions & Sales, Receptionist, Travel Consultant, and Passenger Service Agent.
Additionally, a number of students go on to do further study. The courses that our International Tourism Management graduates are now undertaking include: MA Tourism & Hospitality Management, MA International Tourism & Hospitality Management, and MA Marketing.
We encourage our students to undertake a paid work placement during their studies; either as a year long assignment between year two and three, or as two shorter placements during the summers of your 1st and 2nd years of study.
The paid, year-long work placement exempts you from paying tuition fees for the full academic year; ensuring you gain the necessary practical skills to embark on your chosen career.
As an alternative to a year-long placement, you can instead undertake an internship as part of your course; either full-time over the summer following your second year of study, or part-time throughout the course of your final year.
Work experience in the form of placements and internships greatly improve graduate employment prospects, and students who take part achieve excellent academic results through applying their learning in a professional setting.
Our specialist Employability Service and London location ensure that every year our students and graduates gain prestigious placement opportunities.
Our Employability Service can help you to develop your employability skills and gain valuable work experience. We provide workshops, events and one-to-one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters, interviews and networking. We also support you in securing part-time work, placements, internships, and volunteering opportunities, and offer an enterprise support service for those looking to start their own business. Find out more here.
BA (Hons) International Tourism Management
"I was attracted to the structure of the course, as there was a broad selection of modules to choose from. This allowed me to tailor my course according to my desired career path. I enjoyed having the opportunity to take part in national and international field trips, which enabled me to gain real-life experience and expand my learning beyond the classroom. My experience and degree from Middlesex helped me develop and strengthen key skills which all employers look for. I left Middlesex confident and knowing I would secure a good job."