University of Hertfordshire

BA (Hons) Tourism Management with Japanese

Indicative course structure

Tourism is a career that can take you anywhere. Our course is recognised by the Tourism Management Institute (TMI). It explores the latest trends and practices within the industry, examining the impact tourism has on destinations, as well as the sector’s sustainability, cultural influences and community engagement. You’ll also have the chance to take a six-month internship at Walt Disney World, Florida, and study at the University of California Riverside in an exclusive partnership with the University of Hertfordshire.

Study a language

At Hertfordshire Business School there are a lot of opportunities to study a modern language as part of your degree alongside another subject. Your chosen language will comprise 25% of your studies and will be listed on your degree certificate.

This course will develop language and communication skills, and cultural insights into the countries of the language studied. The course will also develop many other transferrable skills to boost your employability prospects, such as time management and organisation; resilience; cultural understanding; working both independently and as part of a team.

Partnerships and opportunities 

As part of our enterprise and employability focus, we give you many options to gain work experience. You can undertake internships during the summer, engage in multiple work shadowing opportunities, and take on a year long placement between your second and third year. Our students have completed placements with a wide variety of businesses, such as Walt Disney, Rent-a-car Enterprise, TUI Travel, Thomson Cruises, Mundy Cruising, Wendy Wu Tour Operator, Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, Hilton Worldwide, Heathrow Airport and EasyJet.

Many students also choose to broaden their horizons through our study abroad programme in second year with one of our partner universities in Europe, North America or Australia. Some combine their language study options with a half-year of study in the language home country and then a further half year work placement in the same country. Without a doubt, they come back with excellent skills in a second language in addition to fantastic memories, experiences and career skills.

Our partnership with Walt Disney World Resorts and the University of California Riverside gives our students the chance to study and work in the United States of America on this fantastic internationally renowned programme.

Entry Requirements

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GCSE: Grade 4/C in English Language and Mathematics

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

Career Prospects

Graduates have found employment in fields such as tourism planning, international tourism management and within large travel companies, hospitality and airlines. Our graduates can leave with key employability, enterprise and strong interpersonal skills. The average salary six months after graduating is £19,000 rising to an average of £24,000 after 40 months. 75% of BA (Hons) Tourism Management graduates are in work or full time study after 6 months.

Our graduates have secured roles such as account director, conference coordinator, customer relations executive, graduate trainee, marketing manager, project manager, resort representative, sales manager, travel consultant, web search executive and yield developer. Companies include British Airways, EasyJet, Enterprise, Expedia, Hilton International, lastminute.com, Marriot, Mundy Cruising, Ramblers Worldwide, STA Travel, Thomas Cook, TUI and Virgin Atlantic.

Course Details

You will be studying 4 modules in each semester and your contact time varies between modules, but usually you will have two sessions per week for each module, a one-hour lecture following by a one-hour seminar/tutorial. Typically, a new topic or theory will be introduced in each lecture and will be followed up with class discussion and feedback in the subsequent seminar. In addition, as part of your study time, you will be collaborating with your peers on tasks and group assignments. Module leaders also offer weekly drop in and feedback sessions, usually 2x1 hours per module as well as revision sessions.

The University’s ‘online learning environment’ means you can access all your course resources, literature and timetables from anywhere in the world.

Usually, assessment is split between coursework and examinations. The style of coursework can vary from presentations to business reports, essays depending on the taught topics. 

Year 1

The tourism industry framework
Study & research skills for the tourism industry
Hospitality operations management
Global tourism geography
Principles of tourism & event marketing
Data analysis for tourism & event management
Optional modules

Japanese route a - 4a
Japanese route a - 4b
Japanese route b-4a
Japanese route b-4b

Year 2

Enterprise & technology for tourism & events
Tourism passenger transport
Destination marketing research
Career planning in the tourism industry
Social & cultural impacts of tourism
Optional modules

Management accounting for the tourism & event industry
International field trip
Impacts of events & festivals
Japanese route a - 5b
Japanese route a - 5a
Japanese route b-5a
Japanese route b-5b

Year 3

Tourism planning
Strategic business management for the tourism & event industry
Contemporary research themes in tourism management
Destination & visitor attraction management
Hbs placement
Optional modules

Dissertation - tourism
Research methods
Tour operating (mass market & niche)
Sporting events & sports tourism
Business tourism & events
Aviation & airlines
Japanese route a - 6a
Japanese route a - 6b
Japanese route b 6a
Japanese route b 6b

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