Get a real insight into being a manager within the tourism sector, examine all the roles within this dynamic industry, and develop the knowledge and skills for a successful career with this Foundation Degree in Travel & Tourism management.

Focus on building your managerial skills and knowledge of industry operations, as you explore all aspects of the sector, including airline and airport operations, tour operations management, sustainable destination management, business tourism and other key management modules.

Work experience is an integral part of the course, as you expand your understanding of real-world processes. You’ll have the chance to take part in overseas residential visits and benefit from industry relevant lectures, visits from guest speakers and industry visits, preparing you for an exciting career in a diverse industry – whether you’re just starting out or advancing your prospects.

Fielden Park Campus
Full Time
2 years
September 2020
Awarding Partner:
Manchester Metropolitan University
The programme is supported by a team of industry-experienced staff, who are exceptionally dedicated to their subject related field and are highly qualified. All our staff have a relevant degree and PGCE teaching qualifications, and some have a master’s qualification in Education.

Our experience ranges from working knowledge of the current events industry to specialist knowledge of business tourism. Many of the team have also worked overseas in the management field and have a special interest in sustainable tourism management.
You may be invited to attend an interview and may be asked to provide examples or complete a piece of written work.

Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview.

There is availability for Skype interviews for overseas/applicants who have to travel.

Year 1: Exploring the Tourism Industry (15 credits)

Year 1: Introduction to Finance (15 credits)

Year 1: Introduction to Marketing (15 credits)

Year 1: Tourism Business Environment (15 credits)

Year 1: Tourist Behaviour (15 credits)

Year 1: Tourist Destinations (30 credits)

Year 1: Travel and Tourism Operations (15 credits)
Cooper, C. Fletcher, J. Gilbert, D. Wanhill, S. and Shepherd, S. (2013) Tourism Principles and Practice
Holloway, J.C. (2012) ‘The Business of Tourism’

Weaver, D. (2014) ‘Tourism Management’

Cooper, C. (2012) ‘Essentials of Tourism’
Completing project-based briefs, you will be assessed in a number of different ways on this degree, focusing on both practical sessions and theoretical work.

These methods will include:

• Reports
• Learning journals
• Presentations
• Essays
• Peer assessments
• Portfolios
• Exams.

You will be required to complete study hours within college and self-directed study.

You will also be expected to develop your skills in work based roles and will need to complete work experience throughout level 4 and level 5.
You could follow a diverse range of specialist career pathways including:

• Hotel Supervisor or Manager,
• Resort / Tour Operations Manager,
• Events Coordinator,
• Aviation Personnel
• Tourism Officer,
• Restaurant Manager,
• Retail Manager,
• Marketing Executive.
• Theatre Manager,
• Museum or Visitor Attraction Manager

Past students have found employment with national tourist boards, tour operators, airports and key tourism organisations.
There are two main costs you will have whilst studying and if you are a home student studying on a full-time course, you can apply for student finance to cover both of these:

 Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
 Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.

You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.

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All of the books required for the course are available from the library. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. You may also need to print your assignments and other documents.

Campus printing costs start from 5p per page.

Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.

You will be required to contribute to field visits throughout level 4 and level 5, including an overseas residential in year 2.

All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here, full details of which can be found here. The UCEN Manchester Admissions Policy and Procedure can be found here.

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