Tourism Management with French

Key Facts

Code N8R1
  • Typical A-level offer

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

  • Course Length

    4 Years

Further details on entry requirements

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In choosing to study this Tourism Management with French Degree you'll be studying a discipline that's also the world's biggest industry. Covering essential learning that includes Management, Marketing, and financial skills as well as knowledge of the global tourism industry, alongside French (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 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.

1st in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of French (NSS 2016)

Aberystwyth Business School: 90% student satisfaction (NSS 2016)

96% of undergraduates from the Aberystwyth Business School who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)

Department of Modern Languages: 96% student satisfaction (NSS 2016)

96% of undergraduates from the Department of Modern Languages who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)

  • Overview
  • Modules
  • Employability
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Student Views


Why study Tourism Management with French at Aberystwyth University?

  • Top 10 Leagues Tables 2017 for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism (The complete University Guide, 2016)
  • 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 Dept of Modern Languages are qualified to PhD level and are research active. We also employ language tutors, some of whom have a PhD, and all of whom are experienced teachers. We occasionally employ native-speakers from our partner universities abroad (lectors) who come to us highly recommended on the basis of their academic achievement at the home university, and many of whom have trained as teachers. The fourth group is part-time staff who are employed on the basis of their expertise in a particular specialist area.  



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:

• the ability to research, interpret and analyse business and financial data
• the 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
• the 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;

  • 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. 

Student Views

Aberystwyth is the perfect place for studying tourism, as it is a popular tourist destination itself. I especially like the size of student numbers on the course: we are a group of around 25 students which enables us to go on many field trips and study tours. The lecturers are experienced and very helpful, and over the past three years I've got to know them very well. The course structure is flexible so you can concentrate on areas that you really enjoy! Katja Christiane Poguntke

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 Students

International Baccalaureate:
25 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

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