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COURSE TITLE Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Tourism Studies)
 
COURSE CODE UBAHTRS9

POSTNOMINAL

LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION

NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
FRAMEWORK LEVEL

DURATION

MODE OF ATTENDANCE

TOTAL ECTS CREDITS

B.A. (Hons) (Tourism Studies)(Melit.)

First Cycle

Level 6

3 Years

Full-time

180

COURSE OVERVIEW
Tourism Studies has been offered at a first-degree level for the past 13 years. The course has been recently restructured in line with the University’s 3-year Honours programme. As from October 2009, the B.A. (Hons) Tourism Studies programme of studies will extend over a period of three years of full-time study.

The main objectives are to provide a comprehensive background to the local and international dimensions of the tourism industry and to equip students with skills to critically analyse the tourism industry and its impacts on society, the environment and the economy. It is an inter-disciplinary programme, covering a wide range of subjects such as Tourism Principles and Practices; Travel and Destinations; Culture, Identity and Ethnicity; Heritage Management and Interpretation; Leisure and Society; Spatial Planning; Legislation; etc.

In addition to study-units in Tourism Studies, the programme of studies for the course includes units from other areas of study. Furthermore students will be expected to carry out a supervised industry placement, where they will gain valuable work-place insights and skills. In Year II, students are encouraged to go abroad for this placement, at one of the institutions which have close links with the Institute for Tourism, Travel and Culture.

The Institute for Tourism, Travel and Culture works closely with local tourism stakeholders, such as government entities and ministries, hotels, restaurants, heritage agencies, and is an active member of several European and international networks. These links ensure that programmes of study offered by the Institute are relevant and useful for anyone who wishes to develop an interest or career in the tourism sector.
 
MOBILITY PERIOD Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so during the first semester of the second year of the course.
 
ADMISSION AND
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

Applicants who are in possession of the Higher Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management awarded by the Institute of Tourism Studies (Malta), or an equivalent qualification, may be admitted to Year 2 of the Course under those conditions as the Board may impose.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2012.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.
 
 


 

 

 
Last Updated: 22 April 2017
 
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