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Tourism

Overview

In this course, students prepared to work in the dynamic tourism industry in sectors like hospitality, travel and tourism. The course will give you knowledge and understanding of the operations of tourism businesses, the behaviour of tourists and the impact of tourism on countries, cultures and the environment. The course will also hone the skills that can be applied to diverse managerial and entrepreneurial roles in the ever-expanding tourism industry. This course will also explore the cultural and political dynamics of tourism, its special models and impact on the local, regional and global economy. To gain some more practical experience, students are made to take part in workshops and other relevant tourist events.

Entry Level

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • PhD

Entry Mode

This programme is widely taught as full time, part-time at most levels.

General Entry Requirements

Subject-Specific Requirement

No prior qualification is essential for enrollment in this course. History and Geography is an advantage.

WASSCE Entry requirements

Core: Credit passes (C6) in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies Electives: Credit passes (C6) in any three elective subjects.

American High School Grade 12

An applicant for admission to a degree programme in Ghana must have a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0 *Admissions will be to Level 100.

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels

Applicants must have three relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels. In addition, they must have at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level. *Most universities in Ghana welcome applications from students who follow the IB Diploma Programme and meet the following college requirements. Admissions will be to Level 100.

International Baccalaureate

Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects. In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).

Mature

• Must be, at least, 25 years by (*certain date). • Should have a minimum of GCE/SSSCE/WASSCE Certificate or an equivalent qualification. - Must pass a University Entrance Exam or aptitude test in Math and English.

Postgraduate

Masters (MPhil, MA, MSc) A good first degree (at least a second class lower division) in a relevant field of study at any recognised University.

PhD 

Normally a Master’s degree with research in the relevant field will be required for admission to this programme. Where an applicant is judged to have any deficiency, this may be remedied by requiring the applicant to make up as appropriate either by course work or mini-project or both. 

How Programme Is Assessed


Where This Degree Will Take You?

  • Holiday representative
  • Tour manager
  • Tourism officer
  • Tourist information centre manager
  • Travel agency manager
  • Event manager
  • Hotel manager

Please remember that many employers accept applications from graduates of any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.

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