Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management (Top Up)

University of the West of Scotland (UWS)

With origins dating back to 1897, the University of the West of Scotland, is one of Scotland’s most innovative modern universities; with 5 campuses in Paisley, Hamilton, Dumfries, Ayr, and London respectively.

Credentials of the University of the West of Scotland

  • UWS is ranked by Times Higher Education in 2018 World University Rankings as the top 3% of universities worldwide, and in the top 200 of Young University World Rankings.
  • The Times/ The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 has ranked UWS as a top 100 UK university and the highest in Scotland for both teaching quality and student experience in: Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, General Engineering, Mechanical Engineering; Education; Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism.
  • 94% of UWS graduates are working or pursuing further studies, 6 months after graduating (Higher Education Statistics Agency; HESA Performance Indicator 2015/ 16).

 

Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management (Top-Up)

This programme is validated and conducted at the YMCA Education Centre, Singapore; using the same model as University of the West of Scotland, Glasgow. Graduates are awarded the same degree as the course conducted in Scotland.

The hospitality and tourism industry has tremendous opportunities for ambitious students to secure a chance to join a rapidly growing industry. Tourism plays an essential part of the global economy. Graduates with a highly service-oriented degree are in high demand as the acquired skills are transferrable and increasingly important in the global markets. They are all set to have an immediate advantage over others who do not have such knowledge and skills.

Course Objectives

  1. To enhance graduates with the knowledge and understanding of key industry trends and best practices, for a successful career in management positions of the tourism and hospitality sectors.
  2. To instil in graduates, the knowledge and skills of a range of generic, transferable attributes, enabling them to communicate effectively, work individually and in teams, in managing the organisation strategically, be innovative and adaptable to change, manage performance and rewards, contribute and respond effectively to the demands of organisations.
  3. To develop students with knowledge and a range of both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ skills that encapsulate the requirements of the 21st Century in the tourism and hospitality sector.

Award of BA in Tourism Management

The University of the West of Scotland awards the Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management to students who have successfully passed the assessment requirements of all the course modules; in accordance with the University’s academic and examination procedures and policies.

Course Duration

Full-Time/ Part-Time 12 months

Course Structure

This course consists of seven modules:

1. Business, Events and Tourism

  • This module examines the nature and extent of the business tourism industry in a Regional, National and Global context. 
  • The module examines current practice and trends in positioning destinations for business tourism activities with a specific focus on the meetings and convention industry; it then explores a range of business tourism events, in particular, incentive travel, corporate hospitality events, trade shows and exhibitions.

2. Marketing Experiences

  • This module focuses on exploring and analysing the marketing of experiences as opposed to products/ services.
  • This will include adopting a critical approach to exploring the definition and operation of experience marketing; investigating the notion of ‘experiences as theatre’ (including emotional and aesthetic labour); considering emotionality in marketing and reflecting, assessing and evaluating the experience of ‘experiences’.

3. Tourism, Transport and Mobility

  • This module will provide an understanding of the complexity and integrative nature of transport and travel policies, whilst also developing a range of employability skills such as team working, data mining and analysis.
  • The topic of travel and transport development is very much at the fore of global political debate, intensified by the alarming growth in international travel and the problems and issues associated with this growth.

4. Researching Marketing, Tourism and Events

  • This module enables students to understand the role and value of research methods in the marketing, events and tourism sectors. Students will be exposed to the full research process from philosophy and strategy to a range of research methods and key issues relating to the management and ethical conduct of research.

5. Tourism and Sustainability

  • This module introduces the concept of sustainability and sustainable development in the context of tourism and examines how they are important for both emerging and established destinations.
  • Students will critically evaluate a destination in references to the triple bottom-line principle of sustainability. The module provides students to develop awareness of tourism’s responsibility towards society with references to international destinations.

6. Tourism and Events Service Learning

  • Learning through Tourism and Events operations takes place in a range of tourism and events service operations from volunteer-managed visitor attractions to community festivals and the experience will be subject to a planned agreement between the university and the employer and will be managed by a supervisor in the events or tourism work environment.

7. Managing People in Events and Tourism

  • The event and tourism working environment: Analysis of the people factor in service, product and project development and evaluation of operational needs regarding human resources in Events and Tourism.

Entry Requirements

  • 18 years and above
  • YMCA Advanced Diploma; or
  • Advanced Diploma from PEIs with 4-year Edutrust certification; or
  • Polytechnic Diploma; or
  • Equivalent Academic Qualifications from a recognised learning institution for international students; or
  • BTEC Level 5 HND (Business/ Media/ Travel and Tourism/ Public Services).

Other qualifications from professional institutes may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, if English is not the language of study.

Final acceptance will be determined by the University of the West of Scotland.

Intakes

BA in Tourism Management

Intakes

Full-Time

January, June, September

Part-Time

January, June, September

 

Fee Structure

Description

Full-Time

(12 months)

Amount (S$)

Part-Time*

(12 months)

Amount (S$)

Remarks

Application Fee

535.00

321.00

Non-refundable and non-transferrable
Course Fee

17,619.30

15,033.30

Administrative Fee

374.50

374.50

Fee Protection Scheme

171.20

171.20

Total (Inclusive GST)

18,700.00

15,900.00

*Only available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Miscellaneous Fees (Where applicable)

Description

Full Time

(12 months)

Amount (S$)

Part Time*

(12 months)

Amount (S$)

Remarks

International Students’ Pass Application

90.00/ 30.00

NA

Payable to ICA
Medical Examination

50.00

NA

For application of Student Pass Card
Medical Insurance

85.60

NA

Optional for Singapore citizens/ Permanent residents
Renewal of Student Pass

120.00

NA

Re-Examination Fee (Per module)

440.00

440.00

Course Deferment Fee

386.00

386.00

Re-module Fee (Per module)

2,150.00

1,830.00

Bank Charges for TT

20.00 to 30.00

20.00 to 30.00

Determined and deducted by bank

*Only available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.

All prices quoted are in Singapore dollars and inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 7%.

 

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