B.A. International Tourism ManagementMiddlesex University Dubai
Middlesex University is a dynamic university with a reputation for innovation and excellence in teaching and research.
|Delivery Mode||On Campus|
|Study Option||Full Time|
|Tuition Fee||$ 40837|
|Start Date||September 2016|
Our cutting-edge degree combines theory and practice, with a focus on global trends and current developments in international tourism. The theory element provides a distinctive social science perspective covering such topics as sustainability, cultural tourism and tourism in developing countries. Students will also have the opportunity to blend their knowledge of tourism with business-related subjects, especially given that the programme concerns the management of this important sector. The practical component offers a range of exciting placements and field trip opportunities, enabling students to build professional industry experience. This programme thus provides students with the chance to specialise in this growth industry, which offers excellent career prospects around the world. Tourism is a multifaceted sector, constantly evolving to meet the diverse needs of customers. The degree utilises a variety of assessment methods, comprising of a mixture of examinations, coursework, class tests, peer review, individual and group presentations, learning diaries and portfolio work.
Why Study BA Honours International Tourism Management
- The focus of the programme on sustainability within tourism will prepare you for the changes that are taking place in the tourism industry.
- You are offered the opportunity to travel abroad to further enhance your international experience.
- Our ITM programme has strong links to the tourism industry and offers you many site visits to provide hands-on insight into careers in this field.
- Students graduating from this programme find jobs across the tourism and management sectors.
We accept students with a diverse range of entry qualifications and from varying backgrounds. The following qualifications are normally considered for admission into undergraduate programmes:
- Successful completion of the Middlesex University International Foundation Programme (IFP)* (equivalent programmes from other Universities/Colleges/Institutes will be considered).
- British National Curriculum (GCSE): We normally make offers on 280 UCAS tariff points,2 academic subjects at A-Level with grade “C” or above along with at least 5 subjects at O-Levels, anything below 160 UCAS tariff points will not be considered.
- Indian Secondary School Certificates issued by the CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All state boards may be considered: minimum grade of 55% overall
- International Baccalaureate: completion of IB diploma with 24 points overall
- Pakistani National Curriculum: completion of Year 1 at a recognised post-secondary institution (university/college). Candidates that have successfully completed FSC/HSC are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)*
- Iranian Pre-University Certificate: minimum overall grade of 12. Students completing the High School Diploma are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)*
- Nigerian Senior School Leaving Certificate: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)*
- National Curriculum of the countries of Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)*
- West African GCE: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)*
- BTEC Level 3 qualification may be considered for direct entry into an undergraduate programme.
English Language Requirements (Undergraduate)
All programmes at Middlesex University Dubai are taught in English and applicants with previous education outside of English-speaking countries (such as the UK, the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand), must demonstrate English language proficiency as follows:
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic exam ONLY): Overall: 6.0
- Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic: 51, General: Level 3.
Minimum score required for Undergraduate : 72 (with at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading)
Additionally, students with the following qualifications may be considered as having met the English language requirements:
- British National Curriculum (GCSE): grade “C” or higher in English at O-Level/AS-Level/ A-level
- International Baccalaureate: English A1 or A2 (Standard or Higher Level) – minimum grade 4; English B (Higher Level) – minimum grade 4; English B (Standard Level) – minimum grade 5.
- Indian Secondary School Certificates issued by the CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All state boards: minimum grade of 70% in English
- West African/Nigerian Curriculum: WAEC/WASSCE/SSSCE English – minimum grade “C6“
The programme provides students with a theoretical and applied understanding of international tourism, with an emphasis on the following elements: characteristics of tourists; tourist behaviour and demand; tourism products and supply; and the wider business environment in which tourism operates. The programme's content encourages students to acquire key transferable skills, including analytical thinking and problem solving, along with the ability to work effectively in teams and be able to present and communicate management ideas with confidence. The subject content encourages students to identify a range of challenges for the industry: innovations in technology; tourism management strategies; progressive planning and policy directives; new methods of marketing, branding and re-branding; operational and strategic awareness, including awareness of other sub-sector industries (especially hospitality and events); ideas for business innovation; changing attitudes towards the use of the environment; and purposeful approaches to customer care. The programme will develop students' intellectual capabilities, especially critical evaluation, synthesis, reasoned argument and research, which all play a vital role in encouraging students to become autonomous learners.
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Tourism and Society (30 Credits) - Compulsory
The Economic Geography of Tourism (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Marketing Theory and Practice (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Global Tourism Dynamics (30 Credits) - Compulsory
The Tourist (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Researching people and places (30 Credits) - Compulsory
International Tourism Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Operations Management (30 Credits) - Optional
Human Resource Management in a Global Context (30 Credits) - Optional
Consumer Behaviour (30 Credits) - Optional
Business Environment Analysis (30 Credits) - Optional
Brand Management (30 Credits) - Optional
Tourism Policy and Planning (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Hospitality and Tourism Marketing (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Global Supply Chain Management (30 Credits) - Optional
Internship (30 Credits) - Optional
Independent Tourism project (30 Credits) - Optional
The Service Encounter (30 Credits) - Optional
Strategic Management in a Hospitality Environment (30 Credits) - Optional
Managing Sustainable Tourism (30 Credits) - Optional
International Marketing (30 Credits) - Optional