Going to Canterbury Christ Church University is the best thing that I have ever done! I have enjoyed it thoroughly and the lecturers and the lectures have been amazing. Not only have they supported me academically but also emotionally. I would never change the decision I made to join.

Chelsea

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    Duration:

    3 years

    Location(s):

    Canterbury
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    Overview

    Home of the Canterbury Tales and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Canterbury is an ideal location for Tourism Studies.

    You’ll gain specialist knowledge from experienced staff who are passionate about their teaching, and discover themes including dark tourism, film tourism and sustainability. Lectures and seminars are supported by a wealth of industry speakers and site visits. You will also have the chance to go on field trips abroad in years one and two, the costs of which are already included in your fees.

    You will be offered work experience/internships and can take advantage of our exciting Tourism and Events Research Hub, which has a reputation for winning successful research grants.

    Extra opportunities: You can apply for overseas study opportunities, including a year in North America or Canada (for example at the University of Western Florida). You will also have the opportunity to study a modern language.

    Why study Tourism Studies?

    In the heart of a World Heritage city close to Europe and London, Canterbury Christ Church University’s North Holmes Campus is an excellent place to study Tourism Studies. Supporting over 260 million jobs worldwide, the tourism industry offers a multitude of exciting opportunities. Organisations locally and internationally seek employees and graduates who have specialist tourism knowledge, which you can gain by studying with us.

    Ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Tourism.

    Complete University Guide League Table 2022

    You will be taught by qualified, knowledgeable staff who are passionate about their teaching and research. Our tourism teaching team put you, the student, at the heart of our ethos and we work hard to ensure that you are successful in your studies.

      All about the course

      In year one you will study modules such as Introduction to Tourism and Current Trends in Tourism Events and Hospitality, which may include topics such as dark tourism, film tourism, crisis management and sustainability. In the second and third year your foundational knowledge is developed with a greater emphasis on analytical and critical reasoning skills as well as studying key concepts in situ on our free international field trip in year two (an option for you), and the individual study/research project in year three.

      Travelling abroad may be affected by Government restrictions due to the coronavirus. We always put health and safety first. Therefore, we will follow all relevant Government advice. Where overseas travel is affected, we will reschedule these trips or offer a number of local alternative day trips in London and the South East.

      Entry requirements

      Qualification type

      Grades

      A Levels BCC
      BTEC DMM
      Access 6 Distinctions and 39 Merits
      International Baccalaureate 28 Points
      Combinations A combination of qualifications totalling 104 -112 UCAS points

      For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course, please click here to visit our dedicated web page.

      More information about entry requirements.

      104-112
      UCAS Points

      Module information

      Please note that the list of optional modules and their availability may be subject to change. We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. 

      In Year One combined honours students will take three core modules. These modules differ depending on the combining subject. They have been set to meet the learning needs of the combined honours subject and align with the specific combination. You can see the list of core modules for each combination here.

      Core/optional modules

      How you’ll learn

      You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical sessions. You will typically have around 12-14 contact hours per week depending on what modules you select. Seminars in smaller groups will enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures. In addition, you will meet with your academic personal tutor.

      All programmes are informed by the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy 2015-2022.

      When not attending lectures, seminars, workshops or other timetabled sessions you will continue learning through self-study. Typically, this involves reading journal articles and books, undertaking research in the library, working on projects, and preparing coursework assignments/examinations, workshops and seminars.

      Your module tutor will direct you towards specific readings and/or activities to complete before class.

      For the final year individual study/research project in year three, you will undertake independent research. You will work under the supervision of a member of the course team. You will meet with your supervisor regularly.

      Your overall workload typically consists of 12-14 contact hours, depending on what module you take. For each 20 credit module, your study time is about 10 hours a week. During the duration of the residential filed trips, the work load will be more intense, as these modules are mostly completed during the trip.

      The lecturing team consists of highly qualified academics. They have a range of expertise and experience. Many members have staff have worked in the tourism industry and this enables them to bring industry relevant knowledge to their lectures.

      Most members of our either hold a doctoral, masters and teaching qualifications. They have experience in delivering research-informed teaching. Most members of staff are travelled widely and come from or have lived in a variety of countries, making them ideal to teach the subjects in tourism. You should note members of the teaching team might change.

      How you’ll be assessed

      Throughout your course, you will be assessed using a range of methods, including written assignments, which could be an essay, business report or portfolio, as well as presentations and project work. In some modules, you will be assessed through exams. You will experience individual assessment as well as group work. In year three you will produce a Research Project or Individual Study on a tourism topic of your choice and a supervisor will be appointed to help guide you through the process.

      There is at least one formal or 'summative' assessment for each module.

      Feedback

      You will receive feedback on all assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the module leader. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.

      We aim to provide you with feedback within 15 working days of hand-in.

      80% Coursework
      20% Written exams

      Your future career

      Career advice is embedded in our curriculum with the help of our Employability and Careers Service. Our past students have entered a wide range of roles, both in the public and private sectors, locally, nationally and internationally.

      The relationships I made with teachers and the quality of the course inspired me to further my studies with a MSc in Responsible Tourism. My time at Canterbury Christ Church University helped me develop considerably; both as a student, and tourism industry management professional.

      CristaGraduate

      Combined honours

      Combined UCAS Codes

      We constantly assess our curriculum to ensure students have the best possible study experience and this means our course combinations are subject to change. If you are interested in a particular combination please contact our friendly course enquiry team to discuss your choice.

      courses@canterbury.ac.uk

      Course UCAS Code Placement Year
      Business Management NN81 N1N9
      History NV81 -
      Sport and Exercise Psychology CN68 -
      Sport and Exercise Science NC86 -
      Logistics Management NN29  
      Creative and Professional Writing WP84  

       

      Fees

      The 2022/23 annual tuition fees for this course are:

        UK** Overseas***
      Full-time £9,250 £14,500

      Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

      Please read the 2022/23 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2022/23 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

      **Home (UK) Fees

      The fees above are for the 2022/23 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2022/23.

      In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website.

      ***Overseas Fees (including EU fees):

      Undergraduate Overseas tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees.

      Students with an Overseas fee status will be eligible for an International student Scholarship fee discount of £1,500, which will be applied to all Full-time Undergraduate courses with a tuition fee of £14,500.

      Students with an EU fee status will be eligible for the EEA Transition Scholarship. Further details can be found here: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding/international-student-fees-and-funding

      Diamond Jubilee Scholarships and Bursaries

      To celebrate 60 years of transforming lives through education new cash bursary and scholarship opportunities are available for students starting a degree in September 2022. See full details.

      Work Experience

      During your tourism course, you may be offered a variety of internships and work experiences. This is an evolving and changing programme to ensure you get the best opportunities. We currently have students working with Visit Kent, Shepherd Neame, Dreamland, Howletts and Port Lympne to name just a few. Our very active and successful Tourism and Event Research Hub also works hard to establish industry links. In year 2 you will be able to take a workplace/work-based learning module which will enable you to complete a ’live’ task and finish a project with employer support.

      A recent internship with our Tourism and Event Research Hub was entitled ‘Supporting young people accessing meaningful work placements in the Kent visitor economy: a business stakeholders’ perspective’. This 10-week project was a collaboration between the Tourism and Events Research Hub, and Destination Management Organisation, Visit Kent. The project was designed to support an exciting initiative focusing on skills and career progression for young people in the sector: the ‘Kent Hospitality, Tourism and Transport Guild’. The intern worked on a project ‘to explore the perceptions of business stakeholders about the opportunities and barriers related to the provision of work placements for young people in the visitor economy', supported throughout by the project lead at Christ Church University and Visit Kent.

      Tourism students are also encouraged and supported to take part in as much volunteer work as possible during their studies.

      Three 3rd year Tourism and Events students, Tourism, Leisure and Events Marketing, have gained excellent volunteering experience with Canterbury Festival. Helping with the implementation of Audience Finder surveys, at key events during the Festival, they have gained an insight into this area of work and it has shown them how the industry tools used in their marketing module are applied within the sector.

      Rachel Pilard, Marketing Manager describes working with the students as:

      “a fantastic experience, the students were incredibly professional and their work has helped the implementation of this year’s research immensely.”

      Kristina Zelinkova, a third year Tourism Management student, was selected as designing the winning concept and logo on a live project with Visit Kent, for the newly developing initiative, the Kent Hospitality, Tourism and Transport Guild. For further information please have a look at how Kristina and others took part in the competition.

      Industry Links

      We work with a range of industry partners, which are supported by the work of the Tourism and Events Research Hub. Through these links we are able to secure internship opportunities for students and a range of industry guest speakers. We work with industry stakeholders aligned to the continued development of our teaching programme, research and consultancy work.

      “One of the greatest opportunities I have had was the chance to do an internship with Buzzlines Travel, popular coach company in Kent. I now work for the company full time and have had so many great experiences working in the office, travelling with the company and I owe it all to the University and my brilliant lecturers.”

      Naomi, graduate

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      Duration:

      3 years

      Location(s):

      Canterbury
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