The Business and Tourism Integrated Foundation Year includes five modules:
- Contemporary Global Issues in Business and Tourism (20 credits)
Engage with the literature and current debates on some of the major current global issues and trends within Business and Tourism in general. Examples include: wireless communication and technological transformation, universal payment methods, cost of fuel, security/safety and pandemics, political conditions, food security and food waste, rising income inequality, international trade and investment. Investigate a current global issue related to your degree of study via lectures/seminars, workshops and blended learning activities.
- Essential Study Skills (20 credits)
Bridge the gap between Further Education and Higher Education. Understand the level of work you will be expected to do at University, how to become an independent learner and how to find answers yourself.
- Foundation Project (20 credits)
Investigate a topic area related to your degree programme. Projects will vary according to the degree programme of study but typically the formats would include: a review paper, a practical project or analysis of data for a report. Utilise the lectures and surgeries and gain specialist input into your proposed project. While the module is based around independent learning, tutors are on hand to guide the process through the use of weekly surgeries.
- Foundations of Business and Tourism (40 credits)
Learn about the main functions of an organisation, its various functional areas, and the role and importance of management in the effective co-ordination of those functions. Explore the contemporary global business issues and its impact on international, regional and local market place. Engage with the relevant literature and current debates in relation to your identified areas.
Optional (choose one):
- Practical Numeracy Skills (20 credits)
Consolidating your numerical skills, see how these can be used in real-life applications, and consider how statistical results are presented, calculated and statistics misrepresented. See how to apply this knowledge in everyday life settings, both at work and at a personal level. Take responsibility for your own learning and ensuring you are able to manage your time and work independently.
- Practical Statistical Skills (20 credits)
Consolidate your mathematical understanding and awareness and examine how these skills can be applicable in real-life scenarios. Explore the presentation of statistics and how statistics can be misrepresented. Refresh and build on your prior statistical knowledge base.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.