Faculty of Arts & Social Studies - Trinity Uni College

      Tourism

      Faculty of Arts & Social Studies - Trinity Uni College
      In Carmarthen

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      Typology Bachelor's degree
      Location Carmarthen (Wales)
      Duration 3 Years
      • Bachelor's degree
      • Carmarthen (Wales)
      • Duration:
        3 Years
      Description

      A critical understanding of the development of knowledge in their particular subject domain. An understanding of the need for both a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach to study drawing, as appropriate, from service, research and professional contexts. An understanding of the subject through both academic and professional reflective practice. Research and problem-solving abilities by critically understanding methods of acquiring, interpreting and analysing information appropriate to their context of study.

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      Carmarthen
      Faculty Of Arts And Social Studies, Trinity University College, College Road, SA31 3EP, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Wales
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      Carmarthen
      Faculty Of Arts And Social Studies, Trinity University College, College Road, SA31 3EP, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Wales
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      · Requirements

      Normally, applicants should be at least 18 years of age at the time of entry and possess good literacy skills, normally demonstrated by the achievement of Grade C or above at GCSE English (or Welsh for Welsh medium courses), or equivalent qualifications. In addition * UCAS Tariff Points - Applicants should normally offer at least 120 UCAS Tariff Points or above. At least 80 points should be attained through A Level/BTEC National Award or equivalent qualification, ideally, in relevant subjects for the intended degree programme. ...

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      Course programme

      BA (Hons) Tourism

      Mode:
      full-time

      Career opportunities

      • Public and Private Sector
      • Planning and Development
      • Tourism/ Travel Trade
      • MA Heritage Tourism and MBA Tourism Management at Trinity

      About the Course
      The study of tourism involves an understanding of the interactions between people and place, and the motivations and influences of tourists from different cultures and societies.

      The BA Tourism explores the growing importance of tourism as a global industry, as well as investigating both the positive and negative economic, environmental and socio-cultural impacts of tourism. Throughout the course you’ll have the opportunity to experience the theoretical and practical aspects of tourism, whilst also developing your research and presentation skills. The fieldwork element provides the opportunity to study ‘behind the scenes’ at real tourist attractions, and proves an excellent way to exemplify what is studied during lectures.

      Typical modules

      • Conference/Placement
      • Developing Niche Tourism
      • Global Tourism
      • Impacts of Tourism
      • Interpretation
      • Marketing
      • Policy and Planning
      • Sustainability

      Features

      • Wide range of fieldwork experiences, including visits to urban and rural sites in Wales, as well as possible visits to Barcelona, Dublin, France, Poland, the Czech Republic and Italy
      • Excellent links with the tourism sector providing opportunities for work placements and project work
      • Study Abroad opportunities in the USA

      Why study at Trinity?

      • Excellent location to study tourism
      • Experienced tutors
      • Small group teaching in a supportive learning environment
      • Excellent careers support

      Programme Specification
      The main educational aims of the programme are:

      • to provide students with the requisite understanding of the main bodies of knowledge within the programme of study;
      • to develop transferable skills that enable students to produce organised work as individuals and as part of a team with minimum guidance;
      • to offer students a distinctive learning experience;
      • to develop students’ cognitive and practical skills as appropriate within the programme of study;
      • to draw upon the multidisciplinary nature of the programme to enrich the students’ experiences;
      • to promote an understanding of the concepts and characteristics of Tourism as an area of academic and applied study;
      • to develop students’ understanding of the products, structure, operations and interactions within the Tourism industry;
      • to promote an understanding of the holistic nature of the concept of sustainability and its implications in both academic and practical contexts;
      • to develop students’ understanding of reciprocal relationships between physical and human aspects of landscapes and environments.

      Programme Outcomes
      Knowledge and Understanding

      • A critical understanding of the development of knowledge in their particular subject domain.
      • An understanding of the need for both a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach to study drawing, as appropriate, from service, research and professional contexts.
      • An understanding of the subject through both academic and professional reflective practice.
      • Research and problem-solving abilities by critically understanding methods of acquiring, interpreting and analysing information appropriate to their context of study.
      • An understanding and critical awareness of, the moral, ethical, environmental and legal issues which underpin best practice.
      • A knowledge of the concepts and characteristics of tourism as an area of academic and applied study.
      • Knowledge of the products, structure of and interactions in the tourism industry.
      • An understanding of the role of tourism in the communities and environments that it affects.
      • A knowledge of the nature and characteristics of tourists.
      • Organisations, the external environment in which they operate, how they are managed and how they respond to change.
      • The processes, procedures and practices for effective management.
      • The interconnectedness and interrelationships of business functions and the external environment.
      • The development and operation of markets for resources, goods and services.

      Cognitive Skills

      • An ability to identify and define subject specific facts, theories, paradigms, principles and concepts and generalise appropriately.
      • An ability to critically assess and evaluate evidence.
      • The critical interpretation of data and text.
      • An ability to describe and analyse information.
      • The application of knowledge to the solution of familiar and unfamiliar problems.
      • Taking responsibility for their own learning and continuing personal and professional development.
      • The capability to identify assumptions, evaluate statements in terms of evidence, to detect false logic and reasoning.

      Practical Skills

      • The capability to undertake fieldwork with due regard for safety and risk assessment.
      • The ability to plan, design, execute and communicate a sustained piece of independent intellectual work using appropriate media.
      • An ability to recognise and respond to moral, ethical and safety issues which directly pertain to the subject domain including relevant legislation and professional codes of conduct.
      • An ability to evaluate and apply vocationally relevant concepts associated with the operational and strategic management of financial, human and physical resources and/ or understand and apply concepts associated with the allocation of resources in the community.
      • Effective self-management in terms of time, planning and behaviour, motivation, self-starting, individual initiative and enterprise.
      • Learning to learn and developing an appetite for learning; reflective, adaptive and collaborative learning.
      • The ability to conduct research either individually or as part of a team for projects, dissertations and presentations
      • Self awareness, openness and sensitivity to diversity in terms of people and cultures.

      Transferable Skills

      • Effective information-retrieval skills (including the use of browsers, search engines and catalogues).
      • Numeracy and literacy in both understanding analysing and presenting cases involving a quantitative and qualitative dimension.
      • Managing one's own learning and development including time management and organisational skills.
      • Interactive and group skills.
      • An ability to self-appraise and reflect on practice.
      • Effective communication, orally, and in writing, using a range of media which are widely used in business.
      • The effective use of Communication and Information Technology.
      • Effective problem solving and decision making using appropriate quantitative and qualitative skills.
      • Interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation.

      Entry requirements
      Normally, applicants should be at least 18 years of age at the time of entry and possess good literacy skills, normally demonstrated by the achievement of Grade C or above at GCSE English (or Welsh for Welsh medium courses), or equivalent qualifications.

      In addition

      • UCAS Tariff Points - Applicants should normally offer at least 120 UCAS Tariff Points or above. At least 80 points should be attained through A Level/BTEC National Award or equivalent qualification, ideally, in relevant subjects for the intended degree programme. The remaining points may be attained from a variety of qualifications within the National Qualifications Framework, eg Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Framework Qualifications. The University will accept a maximum of 20 points for Level 3 Key Skills.
      • Irish Leaving Certificate - At least 5 subjects at Honours level in subjects some of which must be relevant to your chosen degree programme. Please refer to UCAS tariff above.
      • International Qualifications Entry requirements 42 G E

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