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Tourism and Travel Management (Top-up) - BA (Hons)

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Why study this course?

This is a top-up version of our Tourism and Travel Management BA degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final degree of their degree in London.

This degree will bring you closer to a managerial career in the travel and tourism sector. You’ll investigate contemporary issues, including how to evaluate and mitigate risks, develop tourism marketing strategies and manage visitor attractions. You’ll benefit from close links with government and businesses via membership of the Tourism Management Institute, as well as insights from international projects by research centres such as the Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research (ATLAS).

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More about this course

The Tourism and Travel Travel Management (Top-up) degree offers an opportunity to enter a sector that provides unique opportunities to less developed countries. It is one of few global economic activities that helps promote and protect cultural heritage of local communities, enhances labour mobility, creates jobs and improves access to international markets.

This programme has been developed to answer the tourism and travel industry's demand for specialised managers and planners. It's constantly evolving to cover the most up-to-date issues and to prepare entrepreneurs for the challenging tourism business environment. You'll acquire knowledge in sustainable tourism management, cultural heritage and tourism-led regeneration. You'll also have the opportunity to explore niche tourism products, realise their potential and see how tourism relates to issues of global peace, justice, human rights and social inclusion.

The University is located in London, at the centre of the country’s booming tourism and travel industry. The teaching utilises our location with a series of case studies including World Travel Market's international trade fair. Our diverse community is also reflected in our teaching and we use a range of worldwide case studies based on students' own experiences and culture.

We have previously organised and hosted the annual Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport student conference, with speakers including Hugh Sumner, former Director of Transport at the Olympic Delivery Agency.

Assessment

Assessments include simulation of professional practice and consultancy, independent and group research for a field trip and survey-based projects, portfolios, posters and videos, along with more traditional essays, reports, case studies, presentations, tests and a final dissertation.

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code N833
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have one of the following:

  • 240 credits from a Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation Degree (FdA/ FdSc) or equivalent international qualification in a relevant subject
  • 240 credits from years 1 and 2 of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) in a relevant subject at a different institution

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Example modules include:

  • Destination Management and Marketing
  • Research Methods for Dissertations and Consultancy Projects
  • Strategy in Tourism and Travel
  • Creating a Winning Business 2
  • Learning through Work 2
  • Creative Industries and Events Policy
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management and Business Continuity
  • Visitor Attraction Management

After the course

We believe that your university experience should be designed to enhance and support your professional life. We place as much emphasis on gaining skills relevant to the workplace as on learning the academic discipline you're studying. We're comitted to helping you enhance your job prospects and preparing you for a rewarding and successful career. 

This course is designed to offer an intellectually stimulating and distinctive learning experience that will help you build a rewarding career. Many of our graduates have gained employment in business, government and third sector tourism organisations, as managers in road, rail, sea and air transport, tour operators, destination managers and planners, and in research and consultancy.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

Apply to us for September 2019

Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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