INTERNATIONAL TOURISM MANAGEMENT - 2020/1
Module code: MANM315
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We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
Students taking this module will also be taking the module of Tourism Social Science which provides a social science based theoretical underpinning to their study of tourism. This module explores a variety of perspectives on the functions of management within the tourism industry.
Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management
SIRIPIS Maltika (Hosp & Tour)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: N832
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 115
Lecture Hours: 20
Tutorial Hours: 10
Practical/Performance Hours: 5
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Stakeholders in tourism
- Business environment in tourism and strategic responses
- Marketing in tourism
- Tourism investment
- Management of tour operators
- Management of air transport
- Managing tourism impacts
- Destination management
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the extent to which they have:
- acquired an understanding of key perspectives within tourism management;
- developed an ability to critically evaluate key issues and practices in tourism management based on relevant theories.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- a 3,000-word individual essay.
Formative assessment and feedback
Verbal feedback at the end of lectures will be given through discussion of expectations and marking criteria for each possible essay question. Additional feedback will be available in Week 10 through individual consultation with the module teaching team. Written feedback will be provided for each student via the essay feedback sheet.
- The aim of this module is to explore using a diverse range of perspectives of the functions of management within the tourism industry, showing how tourism has evolved as a business, how the tourism industry is structured, and how tourism businesses operate at a destination and in a global contexts.
|1||Understand and critically evaluate theories and practice in tourism management||KPT|
|2||Understand industry practice in tourism management||KPT|
|3||Evaluate industry management practice related to those issues in the context of relevant theories||KPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
- provide a framework of the existing knowledge about key aspects of tourism management;
- provide opportunities for students to explore, develop and evaluate latest issues in relation to tourism management practices.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- weekly two-hour lectures designed to provide a framework of knowledge with a range of specialisms from a number of perspectives.
- weekly one-hour seminars, which include exercises, discussions and feedback that are designed to highlight the key issues and challenge their critical thinking. Case studies will ensure students appreciate the relevance of the material to the current industry.
- guest lectures, delivered by industry practationers, for students to learn how management theories work in real-world practice.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.