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Travel and Tourism (Accelerated)

GSM London

  • June, 2020 Start Date

  • 2 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £8000.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Want a career that’s really going places? Our degree in Travel and Tourism is your passport to success in one of the UK's fastest growing industry sectors.

This degree focuses on key areas of the fast-paced global Travel and Tourism industry. You will gain knowledge and skills for embarking on a successful and exciting career, whether in countries with well-established tourism products or in developing nations:

  • Learn how the industry operates and the effects it has on local infrastructure and world economies
  • Links with the Institute of Travel and Tourism
  • Simulations, coursework and live projects, including consultancy or work-based learning
  • Field trips, guest speakers and professional talks
  • Choose your specialism from the various elective modules

Want a career that’s really going places? Our degree in Travel and Tourism is your passport to success in one of the UK's fastest growing industry sectors. This degree focuses on key areas of the fast-paced global Travel and Tourism industry. You will gain knowledge and skills for embarking on a successful and exciting career, whether in countries with well-established...

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Course Content

The programme aims to enhance self-reflection and personal development. The stages of the programme are designed to facilitate increasingly challenging learning techniques as students progress.

  • At stage zero (if applicable): embarking on the Foundation course will be the stepping stone towards achieving the degree in which your strengths can be realised. The first semester is the same for all students however in the second semester a choice of two further elective modules will be chosen to prepare for the degree you will be commencing.
  • At stage one: modules will cover fundamental academic and professional knowledge and skills aimed at ensuring that a strong foundation is established upon which to build key employability skills at the next level.
  • At stage two: while developing the relevant travel and tourism knowledge, students will be given the opportunity to undertake a work placement or design and implement a project.

  • At stage three: the employability theme continues and students will be given the opportunity to choose between undertaking a dissertation, consultancy project or work-based learning.

Modules

To read more about each module in detail for this programme click here 

Please see the module specification for further details; note that the specification represents the latest modules and may be subject to change.

Foundation year:

  • Semester 1 English for academic purposes, Numeracy 1, Introduction to Computer Skills, Effectiveness in the Business World
  • Semester 2 English for Academic Purposes 2, Numeracy 2 Elective Modules (choose two) Understanding Accounting and Finance, Understanding Human Resources Management, Understanding Law, Understanding Management, Understanding Marketing and Events, Understanding Mathematics in Economic Environment’s, Understanding Oil and Gas, Understanding Technology, Understanding Travel and Tourism      

Three and two-year degrees:

  • Semester 1: Academic Skills, Management and Organisations, and Marketing and Communications
  • Semester 2: Professional Skills, Customer Service Management for Travel and Tourism, Financial Decision Making for Travel and Tourism, and Fundamentals of Travel and Tourism
  • Semester 3: Policy and Planning in the Tourism Industry, Employability Skills, and Elective modules (Equal to 30 Credits) Digital Marketing, Cultural Tourism, E-Tourism, and Airline, Travel Agency and Tour Operations
  • Semester 4: Project/Placement Design and Implementation, and Evaluation and Reflection (Work Based/Related Learning)
  • Semester 5: Emerging Themes, Strategic Planning for Travel and Tourism, and Elective modules (Choose One) Research Methods or Research and the Professional
  • Semester 6: Capstone Project (Dissertation/Consultancy Project/Work Based Learning), and (Plus Electives equal to 30 Credits) Hospitality and Venue Management, Destination Marketing, Tourism Services Operations Management, Simulation of Travel and Tourism Operations, or Sustainable Tourism

The programme aims to enhance self-reflection and personal development. The stages of the programme are designed to facilitate increasingly challenging learning techniques as students progress. At stage zero (if applicable): embarking on the Foundation course will be the stepping stone towards achieving the degree...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

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GSM London, Royal Hill, Greenwich

Full Time, 2 years

June, 2020

£8000.00

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GSM London, Royal Hill, Greenwich

Full Time, 2 years

February, 2020

£8000.00

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GSM London, Royal Hill, Greenwich

Full Time, 2 years

October, 2020

£8000.00

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Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally be 18 years of age* on registration and hold one of the following (or international equivalents):

  • Two full GCE A Level passes (A*-E, 32 UCAS points); or equivalent qualifications New UCAS entry tariff for 2017 explained
  • GSM London’s Foundation Year programme (with a minimum of 120 credits);

 

If you are not a UK passport holder, or a UK passport holder born outside of the UK and not born in a country that appears on the published list, you may need to complete an English language test, such as the in-house GSM London English Language Proficiency Test or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, to demonstrate you have the language skills needed to complete your degree. All of our programmes are taught in English. Once you submit your application to GSM London the Admissions team will assess it. Should your application be successful and if an English Language Test is required it will appear as a condition of offer.

You will need an IELTS score of 6.0, 5.5 in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing) or equivalent qualification.

Further details on English Language requirements are provided here.

*Candidates who are under 18 on registration will need to review and abide by our policy on under 18’s: Young or Vulnerable Applicants
**For further details on Equivalent or lower qualifications, ELQ, please click here.

Non-standard entry:

If you do not meet the standard entry requirements, listed above, you may be able to be considered on your individual merits via our non-standard entry process.

To be considered you will need to be able to demonstrate/pass:

  • Evidence of previous qualifications (if requested by Admissions)
  • A fully completed and up to date CV
  • Minimum one year of good work experience (click here for further information)
  • A verifiable work reference
  • Interview
  • Academic interview (if required)
  • Written essay (if required)


In such cases, the Admissions assessor must be satisfied that the applicant has the necessary potential, knowledge or experience and motivation to follow the programme successfully.

Candidates who do not meet the requirements listed above may be able to apply for our Foundation Year programme.

On successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will gain direct entry on to this degree programme.

Accreditation of prior learning:

Partial exemptions from an undergraduate programme may be obtained in accordance with the Academic Regulations dependent on the compatibility of previous study. Each case is considered on its own merit and will be, subject to the approval by University of Plymouth.

You may be required to provide an academic reference and/or personal statement.

We will not normally consider APL’s older than 3 years unless the applicant has a recent experiential learning.

Applicants will normally be 18 years of age* on registration and hold one of the following (or international equivalents): Two full GCE A Level passes (A*-E, 32 UCAS points); or equivalent qualifications New UCAS entry tariff for 2017 explained GSM London’s Foundation Year programme (with a minimum of 120 credits);   If...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
81%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
85% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
84% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
86% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
89% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
89% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
93% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
90% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
82% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
69% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
79% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
84% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
72% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
76% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
72% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
75% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
68% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
76% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
74% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
81% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
80% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
79% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
91% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
88% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
78% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
67% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
64% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

Did not participate.

Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points48

  • Employment RateN/A

  • Average Graduate SalaryN/A

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