Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Tourism Studies)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Tourism Studies)

Course Title

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Tourism Studies)

MQF Level

6

Duration and Credits

3 Years

180 ECTS

Mode of Study

Full-time

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The dynamic nature of tourism requires ongoing research, and the course is structured in a manner that transcends disciplinary boundaries in order to present you an integrated and holistic approach to the study of tourism based on recent knowledge and research. It will consider the various social, economic, political and cultural vectors that influence tourism, understand the interactions between these, whilst framing major issues and debates concerning the impact of tourism within a broader context of environmental, social, economic and cultural sustainability. The inter and intra-disciplinary broad approach adopted by Tourism Studies, is far more flexible in its outlook, and draws on relevant subject areas as necessary. Tourism is definitely an industry of the future. Growth means that more and more professionals are needed all over the world. The B.A. (Hons) in Tourism Studies provides the student with the required skills and knowledge to be a part of this growth.

Communication and Academic Skills Programme

The communication and academic skills programme complements students’ main course of study. It introduces them to writing and presenting as situated within academic contexts sensitive to specific disciplines and develops their competences for future careers.

 
Semester 1
 
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)
 
TRS1131 Introduction to Heritage and Culture 4 ECTS   (NC)  
TRS1151 Tourism, Travel and Destinations 4 ECTS   (NC)  
TRS1181 Basic Economics for Tourism 4 ECTS   (NC)  
TTC1101 Introduction to Tourism 4 ECTS   (NC)  
TTC1103 The Business Environment of Tourism and Culture 4 ECTS   (NC)  
TTC1105 Events and Tourism 4 ECTS   (NC)  
TTC1123 Malta and the Mediterranean: Culture and Identity 4 ECTS    
TTC1124 Introduction to Research 4 ECTS   (NC)  

 
 
Semester 2
 
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)
 
TRS1091 Critical Thinking and Communication 4 ECTS   (NC)  
TRS1141 Work, Leisure and Society 4 ECTS   (NC)  
TTC1106 Introduction to Tourism Marketing 4 ECTS   (NC)  
TTC1125 Customer Relations Management 4 ECTS    
TTC1126 The Tourist 4 ECTS    
TTC1221 Sustainable Tourism 4 ECTS   (NC)  
 
Elective Units (Elective units are offered subject to availability, a minimum number of student registrations and time-table constraints) Students are required to register for one of the following study-units:
 
TRS1161 Tourist Experience of Place 4 ECTS    
TTC1122 Tourism and Culture Study Trip 1 4 ECTS    
TTC1408 The Touristic Cultural Heritage Product for Local Development 4 ECTS    

 
Requirement for regular progression to Year 2: 60 ECTS credits

 
Year   (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)
 
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)
 
TTC2240 Industry Placement 8 ECTS   (NC)  

 
 
Semester 1
 
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)
 
CRL2009 Tourism and Heritage Legislation in Malta and the EU 4 ECTS    
TRS2281 Travel and Transportation Management 4 ECTS    
TTC2102 E-Tourism: Theory and Practice 4 ECTS    
TTC2105 Resort and Destination Management 4 ECTS    
TTC2124 Data Gathering and Analysis 1 4 ECTS    
TTC2125 Basic Finance and Business Accounting for Tourism 4 ECTS   (NC)  

 
 
Semester 2
 
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)
 
TRS2211 Heritage and Cultural Tourism Management 4 ECTS    
TTC1102 Managerial Leadership for Tourism and Culture Organisations 4 ECTS   (NC)  
TTC2103 Urban Tourism and Regeneration 4 ECTS    
TTC2224 Data Gathering and Analysis 2 4 ECTS    
 
Elective Units (Elective units are offered subject to availability, a minimum number of student registrations and time-table constraints) Students are required to register for three of the following study-units:
 
MGT2350 Operations Management for Tourism and Culture 4 ECTS    
TRS3241 Innovation in Tourism 4 ECTS    
TTC2109 Food Tourism 4 ECTS    
TTC2110 Contemporary Visual and Performing Arts in the Tourism Industry 4 ECTS    
TTC2210 Island Tourism 4 ECTS    
TTC2222 Tourism and Culture Study Trip 2 4 ECTS    
TTC3105 Travel and Travelogues 4 ECTS    

 
Requirement for regular progression to Year 3: 60 ECTS credits

 
Year   (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)
 
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)
 
TTC3213 Dissertation 12 ECTS   (NC)  

 
 
Semester 1
 
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)
 
TRS3271 Human Resources and Work Relations in Tourism 4 ECTS    
TRS3291 Branding and Tourism 4 ECTS    
TTC3101 Heritage Interpretation 1 4 ECTS   (NC)  
TTC3210 Special Interest Tourism 4 ECTS    
TTC3251 Museums and the Tourism Industry 4 ECTS    
 
Elective Units (Elective units are offered subject to availability, a minimum number of student registrations and time-table constraints) Students are required to register for two of the following study-units:
 
TTC3104 Facilities for Tourists: Accommodation, Catering and Leisure 4 ECTS    
TTC3109 Managing Tourism Projects 4 ECTS    
TTC3110 Event Management and Planning 4 ECTS    

 
 
Semester 2
 
Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)
 
TRS3281 Current Issues in Tourism 4 ECTS    
TRS3321 Tourism Policy and Planning 4 ECTS   (NC)  
 
Elective Units (Elective units are offered subject to availability, a minimum number of student registrations and time-table constraints) Students are required to register for three of the following study-units:
 
TRS2241 Tourism Enterprises: Skills, Creativity and Management 4 ECTS    
TRS3311 Socio-Economic Issues in Tourism 4 ECTS    
TRS3351 Managing Tourism Organisations 4 ECTS    
TTC2241 Design the Tourist Experience 4 ECTS    
TTC2242 Digital Strategies and Tools for Tourism Destinations Related to Cultural Heritage 4 ECTS    
TTC2243 Entrepreneurial Approach for Tourism Destinations Related to Cultural Heritage 4 ECTS    
TTC3103 Heritage Interpretation 2 4 ECTS    
TTC3107 Web 2.0 and its Applications in Tourism, Culture and Heritage 4 ECTS    
TTC3108 Transport Policy and Planning 4 ECTS    
TTC3112 Airline Business Management 4 ECTS    

 
Requirement for the successful completion of Year 3: 60 ECTS creditsRequirement for award of B.A. (Hons.) (Tourism Studies): 180 ECTS credits

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of Bachelor of Arts (Honours)(Tourism Studies) - B.A. (Hons)(Tourism Studies) - under the auspices of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy.

In addition to the prescribed 60 ECTS credits for the year, students can apply to the Board to register for the extra study-unit listed hereunder. Extra study-units cannot substitute compulsory, elective or optional study-units that form part of the official Senate-approved programme of studies, and do not count towards the Year Average Mark or towards the Final Weighted Average Mark.

PHE0109 – Badminton – 2 ECTS
PHE0110 – Squash – 2 ECTS

Conditions and criteria for Extra study-units.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand and explain tourism within broader cultural, environmental, political and economic dimensions of society.
  • Interpret and evaluate tourism as a phenomenon and as a business system.
  • Understand and respect the diverse nature of tourism, including culture and place, global and local perspectives.
  • Apply relevant technology for the production and management of tourism experiences.
  • Plan and organize resources for effective and efficient management of tourism organisation and operations.
  • Create, apply, and evaluate marketing strategies for tourism destinations and organizations.

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Fee per academic year: Eur 8,500

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As a graduate of the B.A. (Hons) in Tourism Studies, you will be uniquely furnished with a sound grounding in various aspects of the tourism industry, together with an understanding of the social, economic, and cultural frameworks that are so crucial to tourism management and planning. You will thus be ideally placed to join professional ranks in addressing the vibrant demands of the industry.

The focus of undergraduate business degrees is to equip you with a wide range of transferable skills to broaden your employment opportunities. Employers are interested in the transferable skills that you will possess, such as analytical and critical thinking, problem solving, strong interpersonal and communication, alongside an understanding of organisational behaviour and structures. These indicate strong potential for future development in prospective employees. The tourism specialisation of this undergraduate programme encourages you to focus on developing the skills that can be valuable for roles such as: Business Manager, Hotel Manager, Travel Consultant, Sales Manager, Business Development Executive, Marketing Executive, Operations Manager, Tour Manager, Travel Agency Manager, Event Organiser, Travel Administrator, Cultural Programme Manager, Heritage Development Manager.

You will also have the option of pursuing full-time or part-time courses at Master level, either with the University of Malta or at universities abroad. Courses offered by the Institute for Tourism, Travel and Culture include the M.Sc. in Tourism Development and Culture, the M.A. in Tourism [by research], M.A. in International Hospitality and Tourism Experience Management, and the M.A. in Tourism and Culture.

 

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