Tourism Management - BA Hons Degree - Topup (Subject to Validation)

Course Code: TH1HE145

UCAS Code: 4K23


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Start DateLocationDuration / Fees
13/09/2021University Centre1 Year / £8,250Apply

Course Overview

Since 2010, tourism has been the fastest growing sector in the UK in terms of employment. Tourism is Blackpool’s main industry and accounts for 24,000 full-time equivalent jobs, generating £1.295bn within the local economy ( in 2012-13. People 1st in their State of the Nation Report 2013 found that management and leadership skills, essential within this industry, are generally accepted to be poor in the sector. It is important for B&FC to have an HE offer in Tourism Management, in order to support the local economy and to provide opportunities to develop managerial skills for local people. This programme gives you a strong foundation in key business disciplines that are taught alongside, and support, tourism industry specific modules.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a Lancaster University Foundation Degree in a Tourism related subject

Qualification Obtained

BA (Hons) Tourism Management

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods


Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently.


Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below.


Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor.

Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6

Course Structure

Level 6 Modules

Strategic ManagementTH6MD20420Mandatory
Global TourismTH6MD20620Mandatory
Destination Planning and Place MakingTH6MD20720Mandatory
Cultural Diversity in TourismTH6MD20820Mandatory

Teaching and Learning Methods

Scheduled Learning

Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits.

Independent Study

Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision.


Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically.

Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

Programme Handbook

Programme Specification