BSc (Hons) Travel and Tourism

In partnership with Plymouth University

  • Hear from our Department Head of Marketing, Events, Travel and Tourism - Philip Pryce

Why choose GSM London?

  • Degrees awarded by Plymouth University
  • Foundation Year makes study accessible
  • Fast track 2 year study option

Next start date

October 2017

Intakes

Three intakes a year February, June, October.

Study options

3 years, 2 years
Weekdays

Location

Greenwich, Greenford

Overview

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.

 

  • Hear from our Department Head of Marketing, Events, Travel and Tourism - Philip Pryce

Why choose this degree?

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
  • Taught by a dynamic team of practitioners in the field
  • 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
  • Involvement in the annual Tourism, Events and Marketing Week
  • Choose your specialism from the various elective modules
  • Option to gain the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) professional qualification based on taught modules

Where will this degree take me?

The Travel and Tourism degree will equip you with skills sought after by travel and tourism companies and help you to gauge an understanding of international tourism businesses. You will develop strong business management and communication skills, broadening your job prospects. You can aim for a job in travel, tourism or hospitality management, marketing and customer services.

What will I learn?

What Will I Learn?

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

  • At stage zero: 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 choose between undertaking a work placement or designing and implementing a project of their choice.
  • 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 *The new programme structure relates to students enrolling from October 2015 only.

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

Programme specification

Please see the programme specification for further details on this programme; note that the specification represents the latest programme structure and may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

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

  • 2 A Levels (A*-E, 32 UCAS points) New UCAS entry tariff for 2017 explained >
  • GSM London’s Foundation Year programme (with a minimum of 120 credits)
  • Equivalent qualifications (subject to Plymouth University approval) including: BTEC National Certificate/Diploma, Advanced Level Diploma, HNC/D, Access to HE, International Baccalaureate, Irish/Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers

If English is not your first language you will be required to provide proof of fluency prior to the start of the course, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent qualification. We accept:

  • IELTS - minimum overall score of 6.0
  • Pearson’s PTE Academic – 51
  • GSM London’s English Proficiency test – 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT – 76-77

*Candidates who are under 18 on registration will need to review our policy on under 18’s: gsmlondon.ac.uk/b3-young-or-vunerable-applicants

Non-standard entry:

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

Applications from candidates who lack the normal course entry requirements are positively encouraged. In such cases, the Admissions Tutors must be satisfied that the applicant has the necessary potential, knowledge or experience and motivation to follow the course successfully.

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

  • Evidence of full-time work experience
  • An employer reference 
  • Interview
  • Academic interview (if required)
  • Written essay (if required)

Candidates who apply via non-standard entry are considered on individual merits.

Candidates who do not meet the requirements can apply for our Foundation Year.

On completion of the Foundation Year you will gain direct entry on to this degree programme, read more about our Foundation Year 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 Plymouth University.

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.

Fees

Tuition fees

UK/EU

Full-time:

  • 2 years, £8,000 per year
  • 3 years, £6,000 per year

International

Full-time:

  • 2 years, £12,750 per year
  • 3 years, £8,500 per year

Bis (the Government Department of Business Industry & Skills) requires alternative providers to undergo annual designation monitoring as a condition of continued designation. This allows students to access support from the Student Loans Company. If this designation monitoring is not successful, students would not be entitled to funding. GSM London has been successful in achieving and maintaining designation for all its courses to date. Any updates on our designation status will be posted on our website. If you have any questions around designation, or would like to speak to us, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Apply direct to GSM London

You can apply directly to GSM London by completing our online application form.

Applications can also be submitted in person at one of our campuses: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.You can do this by booking a meeting with a course advisor.

You'll need to include the following documents with your application form:

  • Originals of your qualifications
  • Your CV/Resume
  • One written reference from an employer or place of study
  • A copy of your passport
  • A document to verify your address see table of acceptable evidence below
  • An £85 registration fee (no registration fee for non UK/EU applications)

Table of address evidence:

Mortgage statement

UK or EEA

Issued in last 12 months

Bank or building society statement

UK and Channel Islands or EEA

Issued in last 3 months

Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter

UK

Issued in last 3 months

Credit card statement

UK or EEA

Issued in last 3 months

Financial statement, eg pension or endowment

UK

Issued in last 12 months

P45 or P60 statement

UK and Channel Islands

Issued in last 12 months

Council Tax statement

UK and Channel Islands

Issued in last 12 months

Work permit or visa

UK

Valid up to expiry date

Utility bill

UK - not mobile telephone bill

Issued in last 3 months

Benefit statement, eg Child Benefit, Pension

UK

Issued in last 3 months

Central or local government, government agency, or local council document giving entitlement, eg from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service, HMRC

UK and Channel Islands

Issued in last 3 months

Apply through UCAS

You can also apply through UCAS (undergraduates only) by contacting our Course Advisors on 0208 516 7856 and quoting your 10-digit UCAS ID number and details of your chosen programme. We may be able to process your application over the phone. Alternatively, you can visit the UCAS website here to register and apply.

UCAS Code Information

Greenwich School of Management (GSM London)

Institution Code Name: GSM London

Institution Code: G74

Programme Codes:

  • Two-year accelerated, NN28
  • Two-year extended (includes Year Zero), NN18
  • Three-year, NND2
  • Three-year extended (includes Year Zero), NNC8

Registration and enrolment

Once we receive your application form and supporting documents, we will assess your application and if successful, we will issue you an acceptance letter and a fee statement detailing your enrolment date, programme cost and duration.

You should arrive for enrolment on the date specified in your acceptance letter, at your chosen GSM London campus. Please note that international students will be asked to pay a percentage of tuition fees on or before enrolment.


Key information sets about this programme