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University of Seychelles Programme

BSc (Honours) in Travel and Tourism Economics

Department of Tourism and Cultural Heritage

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Dr. Srimal Fernando

Head of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Heritage


+248 438 1221

Registration Deadline: 31st May 

The aim of the programme is to produce graduates who can succeed in a travel and tourism economics career in Seychelles and beyond.

On completing this programme, the student is expected to be able to:

  • Undertake tourism business functions such as travel management and marketing.
  • Analyse a tourism business and its business environment.
  • Communicate effectively in various business contexts.
  • Implement sustainable tourism practices.
  • Factor in travel and tourism economics principles in tourism practise.
  • Contribute to the policy process in the context of tourism business

Title of qualification





BSc (Honours) in Travel and Tourism Economics

3 years

8 years

The programme is offered in English.

The programme is offered full-time and part time.

In order to pass a course, you must: 

  • Submit all coursework assignments and obtain an overall coursework assessment mark of at least 40% (the pass grade) 
  • Obtain an exam grade of at least 40% (the pass grade).  
  • If you fail a coursework, you may only re-attempt one other equivalent coursework in the same academic year. However, your maximum score in the circumstances will be a Pass, i.e., 40%. 
  • If you fail an exam, you may only re-attempt one other equivalent exam within the same academic year at a maximum allowable score of ‘Pass’. 
  • If you fail a re-submitted coursework and/or a re-sat exam, you may retake the whole course in the following academic year.  

The grading system for the programme is as follows; 

To pass the programme and be eligible to graduate with the relevant degree, you should pass the twenty-four courses of your chosen pathway at a minimum pass mark of 40%. 

Your final grade will be the average of the aggregate marks for all courses. 

 First Class: 70% and above 

  • Upper Second Class: 60% and above 
  • Lower Second Class: 50% and above 
  • Third Class: 40% and above 
  • Fail: below 40% 

To achieve the learning outcomes of the courses in the programme, students will be expected to undertake a onemonth internship programme at the end of semester 2, 4 and 6 and submit an internship report.


BSc (Honours) in Travel and Tourism Economics


Year 1 – Elementary Level

Year 2 – Advanced Level

Year 3 – Specialist Level


Semester 1

Semester 1

Semester 1


Core courses

Core Courses

Core Course


BBA101 Classical Organisation & Management


Marketing Management 1

BTTE301 The Psychology of     Tourism

BBA102 Study Skills

BBA209 Principles   Microeconomics

BTTE302 Travel, Tourism and  Crisis Management

BBA103 Business statistics

BTTE201 Tourism Policy & Planning

BTTE303   Destination and branding




Destination Travel & Tourism

BTTE202 Travel & Transport Management

BTTE304 Research methods in tourism


Semester 2

Semester 2

Semester 2


Core Courses

Core Courses

Core Course


BBA105 Contemporary Organisation & Management

BBA216 Marketing Management 2

BTTE305 Sustainable Tourism


BBA106 Employability Skills

BBA218 Principles of Macroeconomics

BTTE306 Entrepreneurship in the Hospitality Industries


BBA107 Business Analysis

BTTE203 Human Resources & Work Relations in Tourism

BTTE307 Research Project


BTTE102 Principles of Tourism

BTTE204 Tourism Typology


  • For each course, there are both lecturer-led and student-centred session.
  • Each course is delivered over 12 weeks, in weekly contact sessions of 3 hours. Each timetabled contact session comprises 2 hours of lecture and 1 hour of tutorial. All courses include a maximum of twelve topics and contact revision session.
  • There are four courses on offer in every week of the academic
  • If you are studying part-time, you may opt to undertake between 2 and 4 courses per year.
  • The modes of delivery may vary from topic to topic. Some topics may need more practical problem solving than others. Depending on the nature of the topic, more emphasis may be placed on practical activities relating to the concept being learnt and its application to real world business As a result, the lecturer-led sessions of the programme are loaded with group work, discussions, case studies and potential role plays. Comparative analysis of theory and current practices is also a common mode of delivery used.
  • Delivery methods may vary throughout every course in order to satisfy the requirements of each topic and learning needs of students as much as possible.
  • You are also expected to carry out directed and independent learning activities including further reading, assignments, problem solving and research for discussions during the contact sessions.
  • Tutorials are available on demand. They may be scheduled for individual students or groups of students with common needs.
  • Typical lecture resources are: a classroom, computer, a projector, flip charts, writing board and markers.

To be eligible for BSc in Travel and Tourism Economics you must normally* be aged 17 or above in the year of registration and 

  • Have passed two A levels and three  ‘O’ level/IGCSE qualifications (or equivalent) (any two of these must be English and Mathematics at minimum grade C), 
  • Have passed UK GCSE/GCE 0-level English language at Grade C or above, or, within the last three years, have passed a recognised test of proficiency in English at the required standard,
  • Have a Diploma in a relevant field such as Tourism, Business Studies, Management, Accounting, Finance, Economics etc


Technical Pathway

  • Have any National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 4 accredited Certificate with 2 years continuous working experience in a relevant field, and 
  • Have 5 years’ continuous working experience in a relevant management position.


*Applications will be considered from applicants who do not meet the normal minimum age requirement for admission. Each application will be considered on an individual basis, and the decision taken will be at the discretion of the University.

SCR 165,000 per year *

*Fees are subject to change. 

The University offers flexible payment plans and special tuition fees for self funding students. Kindly contact us for more information regarding these fees.

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