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BSc in Tourism Management with Spanish (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , Tourism Management

Course Description

Tourism is reputed to be the world's biggest industry which is constantly evolving to reflect the needs of the world around us.  The BSc Tourism / Spanish will enable you to explore the exciting and dynamic tourism industry while improving your fluency in the Spanish language. The combination of Tourism Management and Spanish will open many opportunities post-graduation. As one of the most spoken languages in the world, Spanish and Tourism complement each other. At Aberystwyth University, you will study in a place where tourism helps a vibrant community thrive. During the four year degree at Aberystwyth University, you will focus on your language development and have the opportunity to study or work in Spain or a Spanish speaking country. Scroll down for more information. 

Our Tourism and Spanish degree scheme is accredited by the Tourism Management Institute (TMI). This means that you can be confident the course will provide you with knowledge, understanding, skills and experience which will fully prepare them for a career in tourism destination management. A key feature of the degree scheme is that alongside classroom-based learning there are regular day and overnight field visits both in the UK and overseas which enable you to explore tourism in practice as part of the learning process. 

Finally, a wide range of student assessments including the production of a business plan, web pages, field research, critical reviews, presentations and reflection develop your professional skills base and competence which are further complemented by the transferrable professional skills developed in other core modules.

Tourism is reputed to be the world's biggest industry which is constantly evolving to reflect the needs of the world around us.  The BSc Tourism / Spanish will enable you to explore the exciting and dynamic tourism industry while improving your fluency in the Spanish language. The combination of Tourism Management and Spanish will open many opportunities post-graduation. As one of the...

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Course Content

In the first year you may discover:

  • Principles of Tourism Management; 
  • Spanish language (oral, aural, translation and writing); 
  • Management;
  • Finance;
  • European Culture and Politics; 
  • Spanish literature and film;
  • Tourism.

In the second year you may explore:

  • Destination attraction management; 
  • Management research methods;
  • Spanish language (aural, writing, oral and translation); 
  • Adventure tourism; 
  • International tourism in practice; 
  • Research methods. 

In the third year you may study,  you will embark on your year abroad, which can be sent studying in one of partnered Spanish universities, or embark on a year undertaking a work placement in a Spanish speaking country. Other opportunities include the British Council English Language Assistantship Programme, where you will assist in the English Language development within a primary or secondary school in Spain or a Spanish speaking country. 

In your final year you may: 

  • Sustainable tourism; 
  • Tourism development and planning; 
  • Spanish language (oral, aural and writing); 
  • TESOL; 
  • Choose from a range of modules ranging from Literature, Film, Culture, Business; 
  • Tourism marketing; 
  • Dissertation. 

In the first year you may discover: Principles of Tourism Management;  Spanish language (oral, aural, translation and writing);  Management; Finance; European Culture and Politics;  Spanish literature and film; Tourism. In the second year you may...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120

A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner)

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM to include B in A level Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner)

International Baccalaureate:
30-28 with 5 points in Spanish at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in Spanish

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner) GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh BTEC National Diploma: DDM-DMM to include B in A level Spanish (unless to be studied as a...

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Assessment Methods

We assess our students through examinations, assessed essays, projects, reports, reflective diaries, portfolios, and presentations. The coursework will develop your capacity to research, analyse and present an argument clearly and coherently, while seminars will help you hone your presentations skills.

We assess our students through examinations, assessed essays, projects, reports, reflective diaries, portfolios, and presentations. The coursework will develop your capacity to research, analyse and present an argument clearly and coherently, while seminars will help you hone your presentations skills.