Tourism Management with French

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Key Facts

Code N8R5
  • Typical A-level offer

    BBC with B in French unless to be studied as a beginner

  • Course Length

    4 Years

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BSc Tourism Management with French is a unique degree, covering both a specialist industry and language.

Essential learning includes management, marketing and financial skills as well as knowledge of the global tourism industry and French (linguistics, literature and culture). You'll be provided with the necessary skills and attributes demanded by employers of graduates of this discipline.

We place an emphasis on delivering effective graduates with a thorough understanding of the Tourism industry and well-developed language skills following a year abroad in a French-speaking country.

[NSS/DLHE Awards]

Aberystwyth Business School: 91% overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018)

97% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 3% more than Business and Administrative Studies graduates nationally (HESA 2018*)

Department of Modern Languages: 92% student satisfaction for the subject of Languages  (NSS 2018)

95% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 1% more than Language graduates nationally (HESA 2018*)


Why study Tourism Management at Aberystwyth University?

  • This degree is engineered for those wanting a career in tourism - the world’s biggest industry
  • Taught by enthusiastic staff who are experts in the tourism sector
  • Explore the linguistic, cultural and literature of the French language
  • See your fluency levels in French improve
  • Open to beginners in the French and to those who have studied up to A-Level
  • Receive expert advice by visiting speakers who are prominent in the industry who bring their professional experience to the classroom
  • Spend a year abroad in French under the Erasmus + programme studying or working
Our Staff

Students at the Aberystwyth Business School are taught by lecturers and other teaching staff who are active researchers and expert practitioners in their chosen subject area.

Over 75% of full time members of teaching staff are qualified to PhD level. Most are currently research active, meaning that students benefit from being taught ‘new’ knowledge in their chosen field of study as well as recognized literature. The School also employs part-time and full time staff devoted purely to teaching. Many part-time staff combine teaching duties with consultancy and business activities, ensuring that students have access not only to up to date research but the latest applied knowledge.

All of the lecturers in the Department of Modern Languages are qualified to PhD level and are research active specialists in their chosen field. We also employ highly qualified and experienced language tutors, and native-speakers, who will ensure that your learning is of the highest possible quality and who will provide you with constant support through your years of study.


Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.


What career prospects are there for you when you graduate?

Employability is embedded across our teaching.

Our graduates have been successful in seeking employment in the following:

  • Marketing Executive
  • Travel Agency Manager
  • Tourist Information Centre Manager
  • Tour Manager
  • Tourism Officer
  • Event Organisation
  • Hotel Manager
  • Customer Service Sector
  • Outdoor Pursuits Manager

What skills will I acquire from this degree?

Studying for a degree in Tourism Management will equip you with a range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. These include:

  • Ability to research, interpret and analyse business and financial data
  • Ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form
  • Effective problem-solving
  • analytical and creative thinking skills
  • Decision-making
  • Ability to work independently
  • Time-management and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines
  • Self-motivation and self-reliance
  • Team-working, with the ability to discuss concepts in groups, accommodating different ideas and reaching agreement

Teaching & Learning

What will I learn? 

In your first year you will explore;

  • French Language (Listening, Reading, Writing, Translation, Spoken)
  • Languages and Society
  • European Film
  • French Literature and Culture
  • Tourism principles
  • Marketing principles
  • Basic economics and management

In your second year you will investigate;

  • French Language (Listening, Reading, Writing, Translation, Spoken)
  • French Literature
  • French language of Business
  • Adventure Tourism
  • Destination and attraction management
  • International Tourism

In your third year you will take part in your year abroad working or studying in France or a French speaking country.

In your final year, you will study;

  • The Language of Business and Current Affairs
  • French language
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Tourism marketing
  • Development and planning
  • Your independent research project

How will I be taught?

We deliver our courses in the medium of lectures, seminars and tutorials.

You will be assessed through essays, business plans, reports, reflective journals, projects, presentations and examinations.

We will assign you a personal tutor who will be with you throughout your degree, this person will help you any problems whether these are academic-related or personal issues. 

Typical Entry Requirements

A Levels BBC with B in French unless to be studied as a beginner

GCSE requirements (grade C min):
English or Welsh, Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DMM with specified subject

International Baccalaureate:
28 points overall with 5 points in French at Higher Level unless to be studied as a beginner

European Baccalaureate:
75% overall with 70% in French unless to be studied as a beginner

The University operates an inclusive admissions policy and our offers can vary. Please refer to our country-specific pages for details of the international qualifications we accept. For further information, contact

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