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Session: 2022/23

Last modified: 30/03/2021 10:58:42

Title of Module: Tourism, Transport and Mobility

Code: TOUR09031 SCQF Level: 9
(Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework)
Credit Points: 20 ECTS: 10
(European Credit Transfer Scheme)
School:School of Business & Creative Industries
Module Co-ordinator:Masood  Khodadadi

Summary of Module

The topic of travel and transport development is very much at the fore of global political debate, intensified by the alarming growth in international travel and the problems and issues associated with this growth. There continues to be concern over noise, nuisance, congestion costs, community severance and landscape loss but this has now expanded to include the accelerated deterioration in environmental quality. Few other economic activities offer such conspicuous social benefits of  comfort, accessibility and convenience over longer distances in shorter times as international travel in general, and road transport in particular.   However few activities impose such high social and environmental costs as transport and raises questions for the policy makers on how to control these impacts at local, national and international levels while striving to work to the principles of sustainable development. This module will provide an understanding of the complexity and integrative nature of transport and travel policies, whilst also developing a range of employability skills such as team working, data mining and analysis.

  • Develop understanding of the relationship between transport and destination development

  • Develop understanding of contemporary issues impacting on international tourist transport

  • Develop understanding of future opportunities and challenges for international tourist transport

Module Delivery Method
Face-To-FaceBlendedFully OnlineHybridCHybridOWork-based Learning
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Term used to describe the traditional classroom environment where the students and the lecturer meet synchronously in the same room for the whole provision.

A mode of delivery of a module or a programme that involves online and face-to-face delivery of learning, teaching and assessment activities, student support and feedback. A programme may be considered “blended” if it includes a combination of face-to-face, online and blended modules. If an online programme has any compulsory face-to-face and campus elements it must be described as blended with clearly articulated delivery information to manage student expectations

Fully Online
Instruction that is solely delivered by web-based or internet-based technologies. This term is used to describe the previously used terms distance learning and e learning.

Online with mandatory face-to-face learning on Campus

Online with optional face-to-face learning on Campus

Work-based Learning
Learning activities where the main location for the learning experience is in the workplace.

Campus(es) for Module Delivery
The module will normally be offered on the following campuses / or by Distance/Online Learning: (Provided viable student numbers permit)
Paisley:Ayr:Dumfries:Lanarkshire:London:Distance/Online Learning:Other:
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Term(s) for Module Delivery
(Provided viable student numbers permit).
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Learning Outcomes: (maximum of 5 statements)

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

L1. Evaluate the relationship between transport and destination development

L2. Critically apply concepts and methods to analyse tourist transport

L3. Critically appraise prospects and challenges for international tourist transport

Employability Skills and Personal Development Planning (PDP) Skills
SCQF Headings During completion of this module, there will be an opportunity to achieve core skills in:
Knowledge and Understanding (K and U) SCQF Level 9.

Demonstrate a critical understanding of the relationship between transport and destination development

Demonstrate a critical understanding of a range issues influencing tourism transport development

Demonstrate a critical understanding of the future challenges and opportunities for tourism transport

Practice: Applied Knowledge and Understanding SCQF Level 9.

Applying practical and critical understanding to a range of tourism transport contexts; identifying opportunities for improvement; making justified recommendations.

Generic Cognitive skills SCQF Level 9.

Demonstrate critical analysis and interpretation of tourism transport.

Draw on a range of sources to critically evaluate issues impacting on tourism transport.

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills SCQF Level 9.

Use standard and more complex applications to present and display data on tourist transport.
Interpret complex primary materials and make effective use of information technology applications to present documents in an appropriate presentation format.

Autonomy, Accountability and Working with others SCQF Level 9.

Working both individually and in groups in order to prepare research information and coursework – thus the individual is accountable to the group for work undertaken.

Pre-requisites: Before undertaking this module the student should have undertaken the following:
Module Code:
Module Title:
Other:Tourism Management Students Only
Co-requisitesModule Code:
Module Title:

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

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Learning and Teaching
The emphasis of the learning activities at Level 9 is on enquiry based learning. This module requires students to engage with on-line and traditional learning materials in an independent and individual way. This material will be supported by group tutorials with tutors becoming facilitators providing encouragement and support to enable the students to take more responsibility for what and how they learn.

Independent Study consists of various elements which comprises various learning activities including:

Individual preparation for class contact hours - reading and accessing online resources

Preparation for coursework report - research, reading, drafting and completing

Independent study for reflection and contributions to formative assessment
Learning Activities
During completion of this module, the learning activities undertaken to achieve the module learning outcomes are stated below:
Student Learning Hours
(Normally totalling 200 hours):
(Note: Learning hours include both contact hours and hours spent on other learning activities)
Lecture/Core Content Delivery24
Tutorial/Synchronous Support Activity12
Asynchronous Class Activity36
Independent Study128
200 Hours Total

**Indicative Resources: (eg. Core text, journals, internet access)

The following materials form essential underpinning for the module content and ultimately for the learning outcomes:

Page, S. J. (2009). Transport and Tourism: Global Perspectives. Pearson: Essex.

Dileep, M. R. (2019). Tourism, Transport and Travel Management. Routledge.

Hall, C. M. Le-Klähn, D. T. Ram, Y. (2017). Tourism, Public Transport and Sustainable Mobility. Channel View Publications

Details of further resources, including textbooks, journals and online resources will be identified at the beginning of each delivery in the module handbook and made available via Moodle.

(**N.B. Although reading lists should include current publications, students are advised (particularly for material marked with an asterisk*) to wait until the start of session for confirmation of the most up-to-date material)

Engagement Requirements

In line with the Academic Engagement Procedure, Students are defined as academically engaged if they are regularly engaged with timetabled teaching sessions, course-related learning resources including those in the Library and on the relevant learning platform, and complete assessments and submit these on time. Please refer to the Academic Engagement Procedure at the following link: Academic engagement procedure

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Supplemental Information

Programme BoardMarketing, Innovation, Tourism & Events
Assessment Results (Pass/Fail) No
Subject PanelMarketing, Innovation, Tourism & Events
ModeratorKalyan Bhandari
External ExaminerC Carruthers
Accreditation Details
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Assessment: (also refer to Assessment Outcomes Grids below)
Individual Assessment: Individual Report 100%
(N.B. (i) Assessment Outcomes Grids for the module (one for each component) can be found below which clearly demonstrate how the learning outcomes of the module will be assessed.
(ii) An indicative schedule listing approximate times within the academic calendar when assessment is likely to feature will be provided within the Student Handbook.)

Assessment Outcome Grids (Footnote A.)

Component 1
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
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Combined Total For All Components100% 0 hours

A. Referred to within Assessment Section above
B. Identified in the Learning Outcome Section above

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  1. More than one assessment method can be used to assess individual learning outcomes.
  2. Schools are responsible for determining student contact hours. Please refer to University Policy on contact hours (extract contained within section 10 of the Module Descriptor guidance note).
    This will normally be variable across Schools, dependent on Programmes &/or Professional requirements.

Equality and Diversity
The Equality, Diversity and Human Rights policy underpins student engagement. We aim to make UWS a fair and equal place to study an institution which addresses specific issues covering all aspects of equality, diversity and human rights. Where required module assessment will be adapted to meet student requirements.
UWS Equality and Diversity Policy
(N.B. Every effort will be made by the University to accommodate any equality and diversity issues brought to the attention of the School)

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