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BSc TOURISM MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION

 

CORE INFORMATION

Programme Name: Tourism Management

Programme Length: 3YFT

Award Title: BSc (Hons)

Level of award: 6

Awarding body: University of Sunderland

Which department is it in? Sunderland Business School

Programme Studies Board: Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Programme Leader: Ian Morton

How and where can I study the programme?

At Sunderland: Full-time/Part-Time on campus

How long does the programme take?

 

 

Min number of years / months

Max number of years / months

Full-time

3yrs

9yrs

Part-time

6yrs

9yrs

Sandwich

 

 

Distance learning

 

 

 

For start-dates please see the current edition of the Prospectus or contact the relevant department at the University. For start-dates for programmes delivered in a partner college, please contact the college.

 


TEACHING AND LEARNING

What is the programme about?

The aims of the programme are to:

  • enhance management skills and the skills base generally within the tourism and hospitality sector of both the North-East and further afield; 
  • contribute to the regional, national and global economy by providing education and training for graduate entrants to the tourism and hospitality industries; and by firmly establishing tourism and hospitality within the experience economy
  • draw attention to the potential to foster innovation and creativity and to displace imageries of decline of neglected and marginal places

 

What will I know or be able to do at each Stage of the programme?

By the end of this Stage of the programme successful students should know, understand or be able to do the following:

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 1 – skills       

S1access, analyse and interpret a range of data, information and ideas from secondary sources necessary for understanding processes of tourism and/or hospitality

S2execute a series of practical activities necessary for understanding tourism and/or hospitality management

S3communicate effectively in written form and/or through presentations

S4employ and develop a range of subject and sector specific organizational and/or management skills.

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 1 – knowledge

K1key concepts and practices in tourism and/or hospitality

K2tourism and/or hospitality and event processes on local, regional, national and international scales

K3planning and policies within tourism and/or hospitality through academic and/or professional reflective practice

K4tourist and/or guest behaviour, experiences and motivations through academic and/or professional reflective practice

K5concepts in marketing, promotion and operation within tourism and/or hospitality through academic and/or professional reflective practice.

K6methods of acquiring, interpreting and analysing appropriate information for tourism and/or hospitality

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 2 – skills

S5develop research and/or problem solving abilities by acquiring, interpreting and analysing information from primary and/or secondary sources

S6undertake a range of academic and/or practical tasks pertinent to successful tourism and/or hospitality management

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 2 – knowledge

K7different cultural concepts within tourism and/or hospitality

K8relevant concepts associated with the operational management of tourism and/or hospitality especially dealing with financial, human and physical resources in the public, private, and/or not-for-profit sectors

K9structure of the tourism and/or hospitality industry and the contribution that it makes to the global economy

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 3 – skills

S7 designed, conducted and managed independent research that critically analyses tourism and/or hospitality management

S8 planned, designed, executed and evaluated a series of activities necessary for a critical understanding of tourism development

 

Learning Outcomes Stage 3 – knowledge

K10advanced and specialised knowledge in relation to a particular tourism and/or hospitality management-themed research project

 

Learning Outcomes – Ordinary degree

If you are awarded an Ordinary degree you will have achieved the majority of the learning outcomes for the programme studied. However you will have gained fewer credits at Stage 3 than students awarded an Honours degree, your knowledge will typically be less broad and you will typically be less proficient in higher-level skills such as independent learning.

 

What will the programme consist of?

Each undergraduate programme consists of a number of Stages from a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 4, each of which is equivalent to a year’s full-time study. The summary below describes briefly what is contained in each Stage. Most programmes have a mixture of core (i.e. compulsory) modules and optional ones, often with increasing choice as you move through the programme and gain in experience. In some programmes the choice of optional modules gives you particular ‘routes’ through the programme.

 

Stage 1: In the full-time mode, this is completed over the first two semesters and consists of six core modules each worth 20 credits. In a part-time mode, these six modules will be studied over three semesters. These will provide you with a basic understanding of key concepts and themes relevant to Events Managements as well as providing you with the opportunity to learn and develop the academic skills relevant to this level of study.

Stage 2: Stage 2 involves the study of six further modules, again all worth 20 credits. During this year however you will have the opportunity to complete three optional modules offered from a maximum of four that are generally made available. All options however are always subject to availability. Once again in a full-time mode, these will be completed over 2 semesters; and over 3 semesters part-time.

Stage 3: Stage 3 involves students taking two core 20 credit modules and students then have to choose 80 additional optional credits. All options however are always subject to availability.

 

How will I be taught?

  • Scheduled teaching activities
  • Independent study
  • Placement

The learning, teaching and assessment strategies for the programme have been formulated in line with University and School guidelines. The main teaching and learning methods employed are a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, group work, fieldwork. laboratory-based work, internet-based work, library-based work, and most critically, independent study. The focus is on doing, as well as retrieving and processing information. In the final year, you will be expected to incorporate more resource-based learning through individual research and reference to suitable academic books, journals, visual aids, and the internet.  Additionally, you will increasingly be responsible for your own time and assignment management, which will encourage the development of efficient working practices and the production of graduates who are confident and capable of coping with the pressures prevalent in the tourism and hospitality industries. Meeting the aims and learning outcomes of the programme requires a learning strategy which delivers relevant knowledge, encourages appropriate skills and provides suitable experiences in order that students are equipped to act responsibly and positively in demanding and challenging subject areas. A student-centred approach, under which you are given considerable independence and responsibility and where your ideas, values and attitudes are valued, is a long-standing part of the ethos of the Tourism department. 

 

A list of the modules in each Stage of the programme can be found in the Programme Regulations.

 

A summary of the types of teaching, learning and assessment in each module of the programme can be found in the Matrix of Modes of Teaching.

 

How will I be assessed and given feedback?

  • Written examinations
  • Coursework
  • Practical assessments

Carefully balanced assessment regimes and appropriate feedback are critical to learner development. Assessment tasks throughout the programmes have formative and summative roles. Some tasks are designed to put you through processes of developing new skills, while others enable the course team to judge whether learning outcomes have been achieved and to what standard. The Tourism department use a wide-range of assessment methods in order to adequately assess the meeting of module learning outcomes, and to ensure that programme knowledge and skills outcomes are also met. The precise mixture of these assessment methods varies across the three/four years of the programme: project work and fieldwork are both introduced early in Stage One.

 

A summary of the types of teaching, learning and assessment in each module of the programme can be found in the Matrix of Modes of Teaching.

 

The generic assessment criteria which we use can be found here. Some programmes use subject-specific assessment criteria which are based on the generic ones.

 

This programme uses the Generic University Assessment Criteria

YES

 

This programme uses the Subject Specific Assessment Criteria

 

NO

 

The University regulations can be found here.

 

The University aims to return marked assessments and feedback within 4 working weeks of the assignment submission date after internal moderation processes have been completed. If this is not possible, students will be notified by the Module Leaders when the feedback is available and how it can be obtained.

 

The Academic Misconduct Regulations and associated guidance can be found here. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they are familiar with their responsibilities in regards to assessments and the implications of an allegation of academic misconduct.

 

Students should refer to the University Regulations for information on degree classifications and compensation between modules.

 

 

 

 

 


Matrix of Modes of Teaching, Learning and AssessmentStage 1

 

NB. Not all option modules may be offered in any one academic year and will depend on the availability of staff and the priorities of the school. In addition, modules will usually need to be selected by a minimum number of students. Option modules may be available on more than one programme and the Programme Leaders will liaise with the Faculty Management Team to ensure there is a reasonable amount of choice in any given year.

 

 

Module Title

Code

Core / Option

Modes of T&L

Modes of Assessment

K1

K2

K3

K4

K5

K6

S1

S2

S3

S4

Tourism and Heritage Management

TLH104

Core

Lecture, Practical Workshop, Fieldwork, Group work, Independent Reading, Directed Reading

Field Notebook; Essay

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

Impacts of Festivals & Events

TLH107

Core

Lecture, Practical, Workshop, Fieldwork, Group work, Independent Reading, Directed Reading

Group presentation; individual written assignment

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

Fundamentals of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality

TLH112

Core

Lecture, Workshop, Fieldwork, Group work, Independent Reading, Directed Reading

Coursework; Exam

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

Global Tourism

TLH119

Core

Lecture, Practical Workshop, Group work, Independent Reading, Directed Reading

Written Assignment,

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Study Skills for the Service Sector

TLH123

Core

Lecture, Practical Fieldwork, Group work, Independent Reading, Directed Reading

Essay; TCT

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Marketing & Business for the Service Sector

TLH124

Core

Lecture, Practical Fieldwork, Group work, Independent Reading, Directed Reading

Coursework ; TCT

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 


Matrix of Modes of Teaching, Learning and AssessmentStage 2

 

 

Module Title

Code

C / O

Modes of T&L

Modes of Assessment

 

K7

 

K8

 

K9

 

S5

 

S6

Current Issues in Tourism and Hospitality

TLH210

Core

Lecture, Practical, Workshop, Independent Reading, Directed Reading

Coursework; Exam

X

X

X

X

X

Research Methods for the Service Sector

TLH251

Core

Lecture, Workshop, Independent Reading, Directed Reading

Portfolio; Portfolio

X

X

X

X

X

Tourism Planning and Development

TLH226

Core

Lecture, Practical, Fieldwork, Independent Reading, Directed Reading

Coursework

X

 

X

X

X

Consultancy for the Visitor Economy

TLH252

Core

Lecture, Workshop, Fieldwork, Independent Reading, Directed Reading

Written Assessment; Job application

X

X

X

X

X

Tourism Fieldwork 2

TLH214

Option

Lecture, Practical, Workshop, Fieldwork, Group work, Independent Reading, Directed Reading

Presentation; Diary; Coursework

X

X

X

X

X

Cultural Tourism, Festivals and Events

TLH222

Option

Lecture, Practical, Workshop, Independent Reading, Directed Reading

Written Assessment

X

X

X

X

X

Destination Branding

TLH228

Option

Lecture, Workshop, Independent Reading, Directed Reading

 

Written Assessment

X

X

X

X

X

Exploring Human Resource Management in the Service Sector

TLH255

Option

Lecture, Workshop, Independent Reading,  Group work, Directed Reading

Group presentation

Written assignment

x

x

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matrix of Modes of Teaching, Learning and AssessmentStage 3

 

Module Title

Code

Core / Option

Modes of T&L

Modes of Assessment

K10

S7

S8

Strategic Planning for Tourism and Leisure

TLH302

Core

Lecture, Practical, Workshop, Independent Reading, Directed Reading

Coursework

X

X

X

Urban Tourism

TLH307

Option

Lecture, Practical, Workshop, Fieldwork, Group work, Independent Reading, Directed Reading

Report

X

X

X

Tourism Management Major Project

TLH308

Option

Lecture, Workshop, Fieldwork, Group work, Independent Reading, Directed Reading

Coursework

X

X

X

Tourism Fieldwork 3

TLH317

Option

Lecture, Practical, Workshop, Group work, Independent Reading, Directed Reading

Coursework

X

X

X

Gastronomy

TLH334

Option

Lecture; Practical, Workshop, Independent Reading; Directed Reading

Exam

 

 

X

X

Service Quality

TLH339

Option

Lecture; Practical, Workshop, Field Work, Independent Reading; Directed Reading

Coursework

X

X

X

Digital Technologies in the Visitor Economy

TLH342

Option

Lecture, Practical, Fieldwork, Independent Reading, Directed Reading

Coursework

X

X

X

Leadership and Management for the Service Sector

TLH343

Option

Lecture; Practical, Workshop, Field Work, Independent Reading; Directed Reading

Written assessment

 

X

 

X

 

X

Risk and Crisis Management for Tourism and Aviation

TLH344

Core

Lecture, Practical, Workshop, Independent Reading, Directed Reading

Written assessment; Presentation

X

X

X

Professional Development for the Service Sector

TLH346

Option

Lecture; Practical, Workshop, Independent Reading; Directed Reading

Written assessment, Online assessment

X

X

X

 

 


How does research influence the programme? 

Most staff of the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Department have or are pursuing their PhD degrees. A particular strength of the tourism, hospitality and events teaching is that existing and emerging research strengths underpin it. The research being undertaken within the staff team directly feeds into the teaching at all levels. The Research Board at the entrance to the Faculty illustrates some of the areas of research in which staff are engaged.

A particular strength of the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Team at the University of Sunderland is the fact that it is underpinned by the existing and emerging research strengths. The Team of ten full-time staff are all research active. The Team produces work of national and international excellence that feeds directly into specialist teaching at all levels, and particularly in the final year, of the undergraduate programmes. Similarly, the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Team has substantial consultancy, applied research and reach-out experience – this enables both the incorporation of case-studies into teaching and the facilitation of presentations by industrial practitioners

 

EMPLOYABILITY

How will the programme prepare me for employment?

The programme gives you the opportunity to develop skills which you can use in the future. Some skills are more specific than others to the subject area, or to a particular type of activity, but all skills can be applied in a range of employment situations, sometimes in quite unexpected ways. The skills which this programme is designed to develop are listed below

 

The Programme team and CES provide information and guidance in careers in a number of ways. The University Careers Service has a link adviser working with academic staff in the Faculty. The adviser delivers workshop/group session to students in exploring career opportunities, employability skills, application skills and interview preparation. You also have the opportunity to develop your employability and enterprise skills through accessing the Enterprise place and many of your modules are developed through industry consultation.

 

For information about other opportunities available to our students who study on campus, click here.

 

Additional opportunities to develop your experiences more widely will vary if you study at one of our partner colleges. For information about the extra-curricular activities available in any of our colleges please contact the college direct. 

 

Professional statutory or regulatory body (PSRB) accreditation 

PSRB accreditation is not relevant to this programme 

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND REGULATIONS

Interim or Exit Awards

The following awards are available to students who complete part of the programme. The university regulations explain in detail the requirements for such awards.

 

Undergraduate Certificate in Higher Education, Level 4

Name: Certificate in Tourism Management

Undergraduate Diploma in Higher Education, Level 5

Name: Diploma in Tourism Management

Ordinary degree, Level 6

Name: BSc Tourism Management

Bachelors degree with Honours, Level 6

Name: BSc (Hons) Tourism Management

Programme regulations

Name of programme: Tourism Management

Award title BSc (Hons)

Level of award 6

Interim or Exit Awards Certificate in Tourism Management/ Diploma in Tourism Management / BSc Tourism Management / BSc (Hons) Tourism Management

 

Professional statutory or regulatory body (PSRB) accreditation: None

These programme regulations should be read in conjunction with the university regulations to be found here.

Note that module lists may change from year to year

 

Stage 1:

Students take the following compulsory modules: 

TLH104 Tourism and Heritage Management – 20 credits

TLH107 Impacts of Festivals & Events – 20 credits

TLH112 Fundamentals of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality – 20 credits

TLH119 Global Tourism – 20 credits

TLH123 Study Skills for the Service Sector – 20 credits

TLH124 Marketing and Business for the Service Sector – 20 credits

 

 

At the end of Stage 1 students may remain on their original programme or transfer to

BSc Tourism Management (with Placement)

Programme-specific regulations

There are no programme-specific regulations for Stage 1 of the programme

 

Stage 2:

Students take the following compulsory modules:

TLH210 Current Issues in Tourism and Hospitality – 20 credits

TLH226 Tourism Planning and Development – 20 credits

TLH251 Research Methods for the Service Sector – 20 credits

TLH252 Consultancy for the Visitor Economy – 20 credits

 

Students choose from the following optional modules to a total of 40 credits

TLH214 Tourism Fieldwork 2 – 20 credits

TLH222 Cultural Tourism, Festivals and Events – 20 credits

TLH228 Destination Branding – 20 credits

TLH255 Exploring Human Resource Management in the Service Sector – 20 credits

 

At the end of Stage 2 students may remain on their original programme or transfer to

BSc Tourism (with Placement)

 

Programme-specific regulations

There are no programme-specific regulations for Stage 2 of the programme

 

Stage 3:

Students take the following compulsory modules:

TLH302 Strategic Planning for Tourism and Leisure – 20 credits

TLH344 Risk and Crisis Management for Tourism and Aviation – 20 credits

 

Students choose from the following optional modules to a total of 80 credits

 

TLH307 Urban Tourism – 20 credits

TLH308 Tourism Management Research Dissertation – 40 credits

TLH317 Tourism Fieldwork 3 – 20 credits

TLH334 Gastronomy – 20 credits

TLH339 Service Quality – 20 credits

TLH342 Digital Technology in the Visitor Economy – 20 credits

TLH343 Leadership and Management for the Service Sector – 20 credits

TLH346 Professional Development for the Service Sector – 20 credits

 

Programme-specific regulations

There are no programme-specific regulations for Stage 3 of the programme

ADMISSIONS, LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND SUPPORT

What are the admissions requirements?

The University’s standard admissions requirements can be found in the university regulations.

Programme-specific requirements which are in addition to those regulations are given below. 

 

To qualify for entry to the three year full-time Undergraduate programme, candidates normally possess the following qualifications:

          UCAS points or Level 3 Key Skills qualifications as specified on the University website https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/ 

          Three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language OR

          A minimum of level 2 Key Skills Communication and Application of Number.

The University tries to provide places on courses for all those who have the potential to benefit from them. Factors such as work experience or vocational training are taken into account when considering applications. Applications may be considered from mature students who do not have a nationally recognised qualification to the required standard, but have the necessary ability and determination to undertake and complete a programme. International applications are considered on individual merits. Qualifications are assessed by experienced admissions staff, with careful consideration of other factors such as work experience and maturity.

 

Can students enter with advanced standing?  No

The University has a process by which applicants whose experience to date already covers one or more modules of the programme they are applying for may seek Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). Full details can be found here but if you think that this may be relevant to you, please contact the department which offers the programme you are interested in.

 

What kind of support and help will there be?

  1. In the department: Throughout your study, you will have individual access to your programme and level leaders via an appointments system. Extensive use is made of CANVAS, which contains a variety of key information including the Programme Handbook. You will be allocated a Personal Tutor on entry to the Programme. Where possible the student will retain this tutor throughout the programme and, depending on the size of the programme, the programme leader will act as personal tutor. The tutor provides a point of contact and information. The personal tutor is the key staff member for the operation of the personal development portfolios. In Stage 2 all students will attend a pre-placement workshop in which the role and value of the placement is explained. Students on placement may also attend a mid-placement conference which aims to allow reflection on what has been learned to date.
  2. in the university as a whole: The University provides a range of professional support services including wellbeing, counselling, disability support, and a Chaplaincy. Click on the links for further information.
  3. in a partner college: Please see the relevant college prospectus or website for details of student support if you are planning to study in one of our partner colleges.

 

What resources will I have access to?

University Library & Study Skills, (UL&SS), supports students with the provision of a high quality learning environment, comprehensive print and online resource collections, 1400 study places, 300+ PCs, online module reading lists and study skills support.

 

All students have the full use of the University’s two libraries. The libraries are accessible during extensive opening hours and in core teaching weeks both Murray and St Peter’s libraries have provision for additional unstaffed access. The latest opening hours can be found on the library website at library.sunderland.ac.uk/about-us/opening-hours/

 

The UL&SS web site library.sunderland.ac.uk provides a gateway to information resources and services for students both on and off campus. Tailored resources and support are available from specific subject areas of the UL&SS web site and a ‘Live Chat’ function enables student to access library support and help 24/7.

 

My Module Resources moduleresources.sunderland.ac.uk/

Module reading lists are live interactive resource lists available from within online module spaces on Canvas and the University’s library website.

 

What do you get?

          Real time library information, both availability and location of print books, plus being able to place reservations on books that are already on loan

          Allows you to set up RSS alerts for changes and additions to your Module Resource  list

          Smartphone and tablet friendly – providing QR capture, touch screen functionality and e-resource access

 

How does this help you?

          Getting the right resources easily from flexible access points

          Receive guidance from your tutor on what to read  at a point of need by using search filters

          Access to a wider range of resources to support learning.

 

Study Skills Support

University Library Services includes a robust study skills support offer, available to all our students across the University both on and off campus, contributing to students’ attainment and the quality of their experience.

 

Skills delivery options include:

  • Online Skills Support including:  videos, webinars and Skype sessions, online assignment drop-ins using LibraryTalk will be held weekly to engage those students not on campus and provide additional support at the point of contact. Online study skills guides and tutorials are available to download from: library.sunderland.ac.uk/services-and-support/skills/guides// and from a link on your Canvas module spaces.
  • On campus assignment skills drop-in events - Throughout key teaching weeks when students are encouraged to attend with any assignment queries.
  • Embedded skills sessions - Throughout teaching periods embedded skills sessions are a key element to support academic learning. Study skills support team and Liaison Librarians will work with your lecturers to provide the support necessary in your subject areas.
  • Dissertation workshops - Dissertation skills support will be provided in early June to ‘Kickstart your Dissertation’. Bookable workshops will be held demonstrating how to begin a dissertation, using University library resources to support your work, and managing references for a substantial project. Sessions will be cross-subject focusing on the skills and resources required for completing a dissertation.
  • One to One - Study Skills Advisers will be on hand to support students in a range of study skills including: effective reading, reporting writing, academic writing and referencing, note taking, critical thinking, analysis and evaluation, reflective writing, group work and presentation skills. Sessions will be booked centrally and can include study groups and 1 to 1 advice.  Students who would like to request support from Study Skills Advisers can do so from:

library.sunderland.ac.uk/services-and-support/skills/one-to-one-support/

  • For those studying independently away from the university campus, 1 to 1 support is available via Skype.

 

Access to other libraries

There may be occasions when you find it useful to use other university libraries for your studies in addition to the resources available at the University of Sunderland. Students may be able to borrow items or to access collections on a reference basis at a number of institutions throughout the UK by joining the SCONUL access scheme. To find out more and apply to join the scheme, go to: www.access.sconul.ac.uk

 

Are there any additional costs on top of the fees?

There are optional field visits that run at Stage 2 and Stage 3 of the programme. These visits are highly recommended but are optional. The estimated cost of the Stage 2 visit, which is generally a European Destination, is £320. The Stage 3 field visit, which is usually an international destination, typically New York, has an estimated cost of £800.

 

How are student views represented?

All taught programmes in the University have student representatives for each Stage (year-group) of each programme who meet in a Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) where they can raise students’ views and concerns. The Students’ Union and the faculties together provide training for student representatives. SSLCs and focus groups are also used to obtain student feedback on plans for developing existing programmes and designing new ones. Feedback on your programme is obtained every year through module questionnaires and informs the annual review of your programme. Student representatives are also invited to attend Programme and Module Studies Boards which manage the delivery and development of programmes and modules.  Faculty Academic Committee also has student representation. This allows students to be involved in higher-level plans for teaching and learning. At university level students are represented on University level Committees by sabbatical officers who are the elected leaders of the Students’ Union.

 

The University’s student representation and feedback policy can be found here.

 

Final-year students are also invited to complete a National Student Survey (NSS) which asks a standard set of questions across the whole country. The results of this are discussed at Programme Studies Boards to identify good practice which can be shared and problems which need to be addressed. We rely heavily on student input to interpret the results of the NSS and ensure that we make the most appropriate changes.

 

QUALITY MANAGEMENT 

National subject benchmarks

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education publishes benchmark statements which give guidance as to the skills and knowledge which graduates in various subjects and in certain types of degree are expected to have. These can be found at…

http://www.qaa.ac.uk/en/Publications/Documents/SBS-Events-Hospitality-Leisure-Sport-Tourism-16.pdf

 

The QAA also publishes a Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) which defines the generic skills and abilities expected of students who have achieved awards at a given level and with which our programmes align. The FHEQ can be found here.

 

How are the quality and standards of the programme assured?

The programme is managed and quality assured through the University’s standard processes. Programmes are overseen by Module and Programme Studies Boards which include student representatives. Each year each module leader provides a brief report on the delivery of the module, identifying strengths and areas for development, and the programme team reviews the programme as a whole.  The purpose of this is to ensure that the programme is coherent and up-to-date, with suitable progression through the programme, and a good fit (alignment) between what is taught and how students learn and are assessed - the learning outcomes, content and types of teaching, learning and assessment. Student achievement, including progress through the programme and the way in which the final award is made, is kept under review. The programme review report is sent to the Programme Studies Board and the Faculty in turn reports issues to the University’s Quality Management Sub-Committee (QMSC).

 

External examiners are appointed to oversee and advise on the assessment of the programme. They ensure that the standards of the programme are comparable with those of similar programmes elsewhere in the UK and are also involved in the assessment process to make sure that it is fair. They are invited to comment on proposed developments to the programme. Their reports are sent to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) as well as to the Faculty so that issues of concern can be addressed.

 

All programmes are reviewed by the University on a six-yearly cycle to identify good practice and areas for enhancement. Programmes are revalidated through this review process. These reviews include at least one academic specialist in the subject area concerned from another UK university. Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) review reports for Sunderland can be found here.

 

Further information about our quality processes can be found here.


SITS SUMMARY PROGRAMME/SHORT COURSE DETAILS

(Form to be completed electronically by the Faculty and forwarded to the Quality Support Officer supporting the Approval event, or sent to Planning & MI for faculty devolved processes before sending to Quality Support (with the exception of Short Courses and GRS))

This form is to be completed when a new programme has been validated and approved so that the programme codes and progression and awards rules can be set up in SITS.  This also needs to be completed at periodic course review when there have been significant modifications to the course.

 

Please note that all details entered onto this form will go onto every student’s record that is attached to this programme and it is therefore imperative that the information is correct. 

 

1 Programme Details

New/ Modification/Review:

Please ensure the minor modification document is included

Modification

Full Programme Title:

BSc (Hons) Tourism Management

If replacement for existing course, specify title and course code:

 

Qualification Aim:

e.g. Foundation degree of Science, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

BSc (Hons)

Qualification Level (NQF level):

7

JACS 3.0 code

JACS code = e.g. (V100) History, (I100) Computing Science, etc. See HESA Website https://www.hesa.ac.uk/jacs3

N832

Is the programme Open or Closed:

A course is defined as closed when specifically designed for a certain group of people and not also available to other suitably qualified candidates. It may be designed for a particular company however if the same course is also run for other suitably qualified candidates, not employed by the company, then the course is not closed.

Open

Faculty and School:

Business, Law and Tourism

Sunderland Business School

Location of study:

e.g. SAGE, Sunderland in London, Sunderland

Sunderland

Last Date Registration (PBI) Number of days:

The number of days after the start date of the course that it is possible for students to register onto it. It is also referred to as the migration date.

 

Programme Leader:

Ian Morton

Academic Team for the programme:

Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Date of Approval/Modification/Review:

2018 ( Modification)

Date of next review (QS to complete):

2021/2022

Accrediting Body or PSRB
If yes please attach a completed PSRB form

No

 

Programme Specific Regulations

If yes, please attach a completed Programme Specific Regulations form

No

 

Does this programme come under the Unistats return?

If yes, please attach a completed Unistats form

No

Is this an undergraduate programme whose primary (but not necessarily only) purpose is to improve the effectiveness of practitioners registered with a professional body? If yes, please specify which body:

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/HEFCE,2014/Content/Pubs/2016/201622/HEFCE2016_22.pdf (Page 88, paragraph f)

e.g. a short course aimed at registered nurses

No


Professional Body:

 

 

Interim  Awards

If a student does not achieve their qualification aim, what lower awards might they be entitled to, assuming they have the credits?  The subject title for any lower level award should be given where this is different from the subject of the qualification aim.

 

Interim Award Title

Credits Required

Interim Structure

Please show mandatory requirements if applicable e.g. core module codes

1

Certificate in Tourism Management

120

 

2

Diploma in Tourism Management

240

 

3

 

 

 

 

Combined Subjects Programmes only

Will the subject run as Major/Minor/Dual:

 

Any subject(s) not permitted to be combined with this subject:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Mode Of Attendance

01                          Full-time

Full-time students are those expected to study for more than 24 weeks per year, for a minimum of 21 hours per week and are paying the full-time fee.

02                          Other Full-time

Students who attend full-time for a period less than 24 weeks per year

 

31Part-time

Students who are expected to study for less than 21 hours per week.

31Part-time at Full-time Rate

Students who are studying full-time credits over part-time attendance

 

 

 

3 Admissions

An admissions or MCR code will be created to allow student applications.

Tick appropriate

UUCAS

Universities and Colleges Admission Services

Required for full-time undergraduate programmes only.

DDirect Entry

Required for FT, PT, PG and PGR, only where students will be admitted though the admissions teams or where the programme needs to be advertised on the web

 

GGTTR

Graduate Teacher Training Registry

Education only, where applicable

 

 

 

4Collaborative Provision

UK

 

Overseas

 

Institution

Collaborative Model

Funding Arrangements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5aCourse Block

Full-time - Overall length of the programme in months:

36 months

Part-time - Overall length of the programme in months:

72 months

Does this course offer a sandwich placement?

If yes, please indicate which programme year this placement is to take place.

No

Programme Year:

Is this compulsory or optional?

Compulsory/Optional

Does this course offer a study abroad year out? If yes, please indicate which programme year this placement is to take place.

No

Programme Year:

Is this compulsory or optional?

Compulsory/Optional

 

6   Major Source of Funding

Please note this relates to funding for the programme and not individual students

HEFCE

Higher Education Funding Council for England

Skills Funding Agency/EFA/Degree Apprenticeship

 

NCTL

National College for Teaching and Leadership

 

Wholly NHS Funded

Partially NHS Funded

Departments of Health/NHS/Social Care. For all Health funded programmes please indicate whether the programme is eligible for an NHS Bursary

-  Eligible for NHS BursaryY/N

 

 

 

Standard Fee

If no then the Learning Resources Form should be attached

Yes/No

Other Funding:

 

– Please Specify:

 

7   Education Programmes Only

This section must be completed for any programmes marked above as ‘NCTL’ funded

Teacher Training Identifier:

 

Teacher Training Scope:

 

Qualification Aim:

QTS and academic award, QTS only, QTS by assessment only

 

 

 

   DETAILS SUPPLIED BY:………………………………………        DATE:………………………..


Module List

Award, Route (if applicable) and Level

New/Existing/ Modified  Module (N/E/MM)

Module Title

Module Code

Module Credit Value

Whether core or option

Must choose (i.e. designated option):

Assessment weighting – give % weight for each assessment item

Pre-/co-requisites

Module leader

Other comment (if required)

Date of Entry on SITS.

N/MM only

( After event)

JACS Code

Academic Team

L4

E

Tourism and Heritage Management

TLH104

20

C

 

50:50

 

Nicole Mitsche

 

 

N832

 

E

Impacts of Festivals and Events

TLH107

20

C

 

40:60

 

Andrew Hibbitt

 

 

N820

 

E

Fundamentals of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality

TLH112

20

C

 

50:50

 

Stephanie Preston

 

 

N800

 

E

Global Tourism

TLH119

20

C

 

50:50

 

Ian Morton

 

 

N830

 

N

Study Skills for the Service Sector

TLH123

20

C

 

50:50

 

Andrew Hibbitt

 

 

N800

 

N

Marketing & Business For the Service Sector

TLH124

20

C

 

50:50

 

Serkan Uzunogullari

 

 

N862

 

L5

E

Current Issues in Tourism and Hospitality

TLH210

20

C

 

50:50

 

Andrew Hibbitt

 

 

N800

 

N

Research Methods for the Service Sector

TLH251

20

C

 

50:50

 

Stephanie Preston

 

 

N832

 

E

Tourism Planning and Development

TLH226

20

C

 

100

 

Ian Morton

 

 

N832

 

N

Consultancy for the Visitor Economy

TLH252

20

C

 

70:30

 

Serkan Uzunogullari

 

 

N820

 

E

Tourism Fieldwork 2

TLH214

20

O

 

100

 

Ian Morton

 

 

N832

 

E

Cultural Tourism, Festivals and Events

TLH222

20

O

 

100

 

Nikolaos Pappas

 

 

N832

 

E

Destination Branding

TLH228

20

O

 

100

 

Nicole Mitsche

 

 

N832

 

N

Exploring Human Resource Management in the Service Sector

TLH255

20

O

 

60:40

 

Stephanie Preston

 

 

N862

 

L6

E

Strategic Planning for Tourism and Leisure

TLH302

20

C

 

100

 

Ian Morton

 

 

N800

 

E

Urban Tourism

TLH307

20

O

 

100

 

Andrew Hibbitt

 

 

N800

 

E

Tourism Management Research Dissertation

TLH308

20

O

 

100

 

James Scott

 

 

N800

 

E

Tourism Fieldwork 3

TLH317

20

O

 

100

 

James Scott

 

 

N832

 

E

Gastronomy

TLH334

20

O

 

100

 

Sharon Olver

 

 

N800

 

E

Service Quality

TLH339

20

O

 

100

 

Alyssa Brown

 

 

N800

 

N

Digital Technologies in the Visitor Economy

TLH342

20

O

 

100

 

Nicole Mitsche

 

 

N800

 

N

Leadership and Management for the Service Sector

TLH343

20

O

 

100

 

Stephanie Preston

 

 

N862

 

N

Risk and Crisis Management for Tourism and Aviation

TLH344

20

O

 

70:30

 

Nikolaos Pappas

 

 

N800

 

N

Professional Development for the Service Sector

TLH346

20

O

 

70:30

 

Alyssa Brown

 

 

N820