Middlesex University

Course Introduction


Tourism is a thriving international industry with great employment opportunities within a variety of sectors, from travel and marketing to public and voluntary. As travel and business opportunities increase in China the ability to speak Mandarin is a skill increasingly in demand by organisations.

Why study BA International Tourism Management (Mandarin) at Middlesex University?

Our cutting'edge degree combines theory with practice and focuses on global trends and current developments in international tourism. The theory element offers a distinctive social science perspective covering topics such as sustainability, cultural tourism, and tourism in developing countries. The practical component offers a range of exciting placement and field trip options, enabling you to build professional industry experience, in the UK and abroad, while you study.

Along with knowledge and skills highly relevant within the tourism industry you will also learn Mandarin as part of your degree through specialist classes with an expert language tutor. Mandarin is the most widely spoken language in the world and this additional skill will help you succeed in the tourism sector, with great support offered by our academics and a study abroad year in China to enhance your learning.

Course highlights

Every year you will take part in a range of UK field trips, while in year two you will have a week'long visit to an international exciting tourist destination. International field trip destinations have included Spain and Greece, and the majority of the cost is included in your tuition fees

Your 3rd year is a study abroad year with one of our partner universities in China. You also have a

work placement opportunity to enhance Mandarin language

You will have the opportunity to plan your career path with the support of a designated team and to engage in industry networking activities such as career fairs

Our international staff team provide excellence in teaching and research; ensuring you receive a first'class learning experience, with high levels of tutor support

Course Modules

Year 1:

Global Tourism Dynamics (30 credits) ' Compulsory

Tourism and Society (30 credits) ' Compulsory

Business Mandarin ' Written (30 credits) ' Compulsory

Business Mandarin ' Spoken (30 credits) ' Compulsory

Year 2:

International Tourism Management (30 credits) ' Compulsory

Researching People and Places (30 credits) ' Compulsory

The Tourist (30 credits) ' Compulsory

Business Communications in Mandarin (30 credits) ' Compulsory

Year 3:

Study Abroad ' China (120 credits) ' Compulsory

Year 4:

Policy and Planning in Tourism (30 credits) ' Compulsory

Hospitality and Tourism Marketing (30 credits) ' Compulsory

Business Strategies in Mandarin (30 credits) ' Compulsory

Strategic Management in a Hospitality Environment (30 credits) ' Compulsory

Managing Sustainable Tourism (30 credits) ' Optional

Cultural and Heritage Tourism (30 credits) ' Optional

Events Management (30 credits) ' Optional

Independent Tourism (30 credits) ' Optional

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £11,500 Overseas Fees