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BSc (Hons) Business and Tourism (NN18)

  • Overview
  • Structure and content
  • Teaching and assessment
  • Entry Requirements
  • Employability

Tourism is one of the world’s fastest growing industries offering a wide range of potential career opportunities around the globe – in the UK alone, it is the 5th largest industry, the 3rd largest export earner and worth £115 billion a year.

This degree has been developed to give students the key business skills needed for a successful career in this sector. There is a particular focus on the current challenges facing the tourism industry, these include; sustainability, ethical tourism, diverse competition and crisis management. This degree is a perfect entrance into this exciting and ever growing industry - designed to unlock your potential by enhancing both your commercial awareness and specialist subject knowledge you will study the economic, social, political, cultural and environmental significance of tourism. 

Mode of Study

Full-time

3 Years or 4 Years with Foundation

September and January Start

UCAS Code

3 Years - NN18

4 Years - NN14

Degree courses in the 'business suite' of programmes at ARU London (that is courses other than the Finance and Accounting, Law and Accounting, Law, Healthcare or Hospitality) have a common first year:

  • This allows you to gain a broad understanding of the key areas of business which will enable you to appreciate the importance of the different functions – such as HR, marketing, finance – to overall business success.  This will help you in your future career irrespective of the path you take.

  • We know it can be difficult to decide the exact direction you wish your studies to take. Our structure allows you to transfer to one of our other degree courses, should you wish to.

  • You therefore do not need to decide your area of specialisation now, you can do so after you join ARU London.

Each of the three years will involve the study of four 30 credit core modules each year.

Below are indications of the modules you will study

Year 1

Business Environment

Business Skills

Economics for Business

Business Finance

Year 2

Legal Aspects of Business

Managing Human Resources

Introduction to Tourism

Tourism Marketing

Year 3

International Tourism Management

Business Strategy

Sustainable Tourism

Major Project

We’ll assess your progress through a variety of methods from coursework, group assignments, activity-based assignments and exams. You can expect to part take in on-going problem-solving activities, projects and presentations. You’ll also be able to access support material through our ARU Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

All assignments are designed with your career progression in mind and give you opportunities to develop and improve transferable skills employers look for.

For entry in 2016, ARU London standard offer is 260 UCAS tariff points from 3 A levels, e.g. BCC.

Please note that for entry in September 2017, ARU London's standard offer is 104 UCAS tariff points from 3 A Levels, e.g. BCC.

Alternatively, ARU London asks for

  • Irish Leaving Certificate: BBCCC.

  • Scottish Highers: BBCCC.

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM in a business-related subject.

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points.

Applicants studying for other qualifications should contact ARU London to discuss their circumstances.

We also welcome applications from mature individuals who can demonstrate appropriate, relevant work experience.

All applicants are required to have at least 5 GCSEs at C/4 or above including English and Maths.

Students whose first language is not English and who have not previously studied in the UK are required to have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

This course can also be selected as an extended degree adding a prior year of study. Requirements for this are 5 GCSEs together with evidence of at least 12 years of education eg. partial completion of A Level, BTEC, International Baccalaureate or an Access Course. EU applicants must also provide an English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the course. We treat everyone as an individual which means we will look at your whole application including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances as well as your educational qualifications. Please contact UK@lca.anglia.ac.uk for more information.

Foundation Year

Four-Year Extended Degree Course

For students who do not meet our standard entry requirements for admission, ARU London offers the option of a Four Year Extended Degree Course – foundation year.

The extended course involves the study of seven modules over two semesters with automatic enrolment onto a degree programme on successful completion.

In today’s tough jobs market, graduates need to stand out from the crowd to successfully secure that all important first full-time job after university.  We believe your degree from ARU London will definitely enhance your employability

  • Your ARU London lecturers all have first-hand experience of business and some continue to work in business.  You are therefore assured that the content of your degree will be directly relevant to the demanding, constantly evolving world of contemporary business.  Furthermore, you will study business from a practical as well as from an academic perspective.

  • ARU London lecturers have a wealth of contacts too and you will study alongside students from all over the world.  All great for networking!

  • Our student-friendly timetables will make it easier for you to secure meaningful, part-time work.  Part-time work will give you valuable experience outside of the classroom and will boost your credentials with a prospective graduate employer.  We are also working with a number of employers to be able to offer part-time work in conjunction with our degrees.

  • During your final year there will be additional seminars with the specific objective of enhancing your future employment prospects.  These will include CV workshops, interview techniques, career counselling and visits from prospective employers.

Meet Rupert

“I loved the flexibility in the timetable, it allowed me to have a healthy balance of work and play throughout my studies.”

Meet Rupert

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