This course is available to UK/EU students only.
This two-year programme is designed to provide you with a basis for entering a career in Tourism. Additionally, you will develop your understanding of the role of business in society and develop knowledge of the main functional areas; marketing, accounting and human resources.
You will study tourism and consumer buyer behaviour together with their implications for segmenting and targeting. Additionally, you will examine factors influencing the nature and spatial distribution of tourism development as well as impacts on the environment. Passenger transportation providers for tourism will also be reviewed. You will also be able to work on a work based learning project, giving you hands-on experience.
You don’t need any prior knowledge of business studies or marketing before choosing this subject. You will gain a broad introduction to the subject in your first year and study more specialist subjects in the second year.
Take a look at the course booklet to find out more.
All progression routes outlined below are currently valid; however available progression will be updated on an annual basis in accordance with changes in UH provision.
Entry is to Level 5 or Level 6 depending on individual performance and programme specification guidelines. Additional routes may be available to students at the time of FdA completion.
This programme will provide you with:
It has been designed in consultation with employers, and is for those who already have some relevant experience on which to build on or those who are interested in developing their business management knowledge and skills.
This Foundation Degree is available full-time at North Hertfordshire College (Stevenage), West Herts College (Watford), and Hertford Regional College (Broxbourne). And part-time at North Hertfordshire College (Stevenage), West Herts College (Watford), and Hertford Regional College (Broxbourne).
Foundation Degree graduates progress to a wide variety of careers in areas such as Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law, Tourism and Event Management.
Alternatively you may progress to BA (Hons) in Business Administration or an alternative specialist Honour Programme at the University of Hertfordshire.
As part of the Foundation Degree, you will have access to the Careers, Employment and Enterprise Department at the University of Hertfordshire. The University offers dedicated individualised support to help students identify possible careers and employers as well as support for start-up businesses.
On this programme you will be taught through a combination of lectures, small group tutorials, course work and practical assignments. Throughout you are encouraged to undertake independent study to consolidate your learning and to broaden your knowledge and understanding of the subject.
In addition, you will be exposed to the application of Business and Management skills and knowledge in the workplace through work based learning. You will study work based learning modules in year one culminating in a work based learning project negotiated and agreed with an employer in year two. You will have the opportunity to attend lectures by guest speakers from industry, relevant to your vocational habitus.
If you decide to progress to the BA (Hons) top up Degree, you may, subject to guidance and approval, also consider applying for a Work Placement, or Study Abroad opportunity in North America, Europe, Australia, Mexico or Singapore. This study opportunity should be taken before progressing onto your final year of study at the University of Hertfordshire.
*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.
The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.
48 or more UCAS points which must be made up of at least one A level (A2), a BTEC QCF Subsidiary Diploma or equivalent. IB - 48 points with a minimum of 1 HL subject at grade 4 or above (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core). GCSE English Language at Grade C and Maths at Grade D (Grade 4 for both if completed from 2017 onwards). For Business Management and Accounting only, GCSE Maths and English Language at Grade C (Grade 4 if completed from 2017 onwards). Applications will be welcome from those working in relevant employment who may not fully meet the above entry requirements but have a number of years relevant experience.
The programme is subject to the University's Principles, Policies, Regulations and Procedures for the Admission of Students to Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Programmes and will take account of University policy and guidelines for assessing accredited prior certificated learning (APCL) and accredited prior experiential learning (APEL).
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