BSc

Tourism Management with Spanish

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Key Facts

Code N8R6
  • Typical A-level offer

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

  • Course Length

    4 Years

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In choosing to study this Tourism with Spanish degree you'll be studying and exploring the theory surrounding a discipline that's also the world's biggest industry. During the duration of this course, you will cover the  essentials which include Marketing, the Business Environment, Tourism and Recreation in the UK, alongside Spanish (Linguistics, Literature, Culture) you'll be provided with the necessary skills and attributes demanded by employers of graduates of this discipline. We place an emphasis on mentoring and inspiring graduates with a thorough understanding of the Tourism industry and well-developed language skills following a year abroad in a Spanish-speaking country.

Student Satisfaction and Employability Results

Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Business & Management Studies (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

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*)

Overview

Why study Tourism Management & Spanish at Aberystwyth University? 

  • The Department of Modern Languages is ranked 2nd in the UK for for graduate prospects (employment outcomes) for the subject of Iberian Languages in the recent Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2019. 
  • This degree scheme enables you to discover and learn more about one of the world's biggest industry. 
  • You will be taught and mentored by staff who are experts in the tourism sector. 
  • Your Spanish studies will led by the Department of Modern Languages where you will receive four hours of weekly intensive language classes alongside a wide choice of cultural modules such as Spanish Literature, European Film, Language Culture and Identity in Europe. 
  • The Aberystwyth Business School has a programme of visiting speakers who are prominent in the Business and Tourism industry, these sessions will inspire you to realise your potential. 
  • The highlight for all students on this course is the year abroad, where all students have the opportunity to study or work abroad. Discover where previous students have been. 
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.

Modules

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.

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Hispanic Civilization SP10610 10
Spanish Language (Beginners) SP10740 40
Spanish Language Advanced SP19930 30

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Spanish Language SP20130 30

Options

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Language of Business and Current Affairs 1 * SP20310 10

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Abroad Year Credits MMS0080 80
Year Abroad Assessment SPS0040 40

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Spanish Language SP30130 30

Options

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Actualidades * SP31410 10

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Employability

What are my options after graduation? 

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.

What work experience opportunities exist whilst studying? 

Click here to find out about the various opportunities that our Aberystwyth University Careers team offer. 

Enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and YES (Year in Employment Scheme) managed by our Careers department. 

Teaching & Learning

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four year degree scheme.

In your first year you will explore:

  • Tourism principles;
  • Tourism system;
  • Spanish Language ( Listening, Reading, Writing, Translation, Oral);
  • Marketing principles;
  • European Film;
  • Spanish Literature and Culture;
  • The business environment and management;
  • And acquire basic communication skills in either French or Spanish.

In your second year you will investigate:

  • Adventure Tourism and outdoor recreation;
  • Spanish Language ( Listening, Reading, Writing, Translation, Oral);
  • Spanish Language of Business;
  • Destination and attraction management;
  • International Tourism.

In your third year you will undertake your year abroad studying or working in Spain or a Spanish speaking country. 

In your final year you may study: 

  • Sustainable tourism;
  • Spanish Language ( Listening, Reading, Writing, Translation, Oral);
  • Tourism marketing;
  • Actualidades;
  • 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.

Further information:

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. 

You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice.

You will also have the opportunity to complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP) at Aberystwyth. This is a structured process of self-appraisal, reflection, and planning, which will enable you to chart your personal, academic and professional development throughout your time at university. By recording your academic performance, and highlighting the skills you already have and those you will need for future employability, the PDP portfolio will equip you with the necessary tools to plan effectively, develop successful approaches to study, and consider your future career options and aspirations.

Typical Entry Requirements

A Levels BBC with B in Spanish 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 Spanish at Higher Level unless to be studied as a beginner

European Baccalaureate:
75% overall with 70% in Spanish 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 ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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