Campus : London, also available in Birmingham and Manchester from September 2019

Start dates: September, January and May.

Mode of study: Daytime, or Evening and Weekend

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Enter the exciting world of international tourism with this specialised management degree. You’ll learn the skills, qualities and knowledge required by employers to help you develop a successful career in a growing global industry.

Tourism is a huge global business and contributes 10% of the world’s GDP. There is increasing diversification and competition between destinations within the industry, as well as a growing number of new destinations. As a result, the international tourism industry currently accounts for 1 in 11 jobs globally.
The BA (Hons) International Tourism Management aims to provide you with the specialist knowledge and theory in international tourism. Through an academically engaging, industry relevant and stimulating range of units you will develop your understanding of the changing nature of the industry.



This BA (Hons) International Tourism Management programme is the ideal course for students who aspire to careers in tourism marketing, cruising, international tour operation, resort management or any other aspect of the international tourism industry.
The business Foundation Year is ideal for students who are just beginning their journey into the world of International Tourism Management. The programme is tailored to support the development of those students lacking the formal qualifications necessary for direct entry onto a degree programme or who wish to update or broaden their knowledge before progressing onto a full undergraduate degree.
You will explore the nature of the international tourism industry and investigate the moral, ethical and legal relationships that operate in its structure. Furthermore, you will develop essential business skills through an international tourism lens in functions such as marketing, organisational behaviour and finance.
Using problem-solving techniques, you will determine solutions by engaging with international tourism paradigms, concepts and theories whilst assessing the impacts of the industry in terms of economic, environmental and socio-cultural impacts.
Through seminars and assessed activities you will develop your interpersonal skills, organisation, cross-cultural communication, problem-solving and leadership skills, as well as in management and IT. These transferable skills are developed throughout the programme and specific attention is paid to enhancing your cultural awareness and your ability to communicate effectively in a range of formats appropriate for the international tourism industry.

Foundation Year

  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Business Organisations
  • Essential of Employability
  • Marketing in the 21st Century
  • Business Issues in the Contemporary World
  • Contemporary Issues Project

Year 1

  • Professional Practice for Tourism and Events
  • Leisure Marketing (Tourism and Events)
  • Introduction to Tourism
  • World Tourism Perspectives
  • Tourism and Events Business Practice
  • The Cruise Industry and Field Trip

Year 2

  • Tourism and Events Research Skills
  • Tourism and Cruise Experiences
  • Management and Innovation
  • The Management of Visitor Attractions
  • Work Placement (60 credits)

Year 3

  • Contemporary Issues in Tourism
  • Natural and Cultural Heritage Tourism Management
  • International Marketing for Tourism & Travel
  • Natural and Cultural Heritage Tourism
  • Contemporary Issues in Tourism
  • Business Start-Up

And one of the following:

  • Dissertation for Leisure Services (Tourism and Events) (40 credits)
  • Leisure Services Consultancy Project (40 credits)

Level 3 or equivalent qualifications are desirable. European and other International qualifications are accepted.
Offers are not solely based on academic results: Your skills, achievements and life experience are also taken into consideration. If you do not have any previous qualifications please contact us and we will be happy to assist you with your application.

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Funding options

This Undergraduate course qualifies for funding from the Student Finance England You would normally apply for this funding at the time of your application and this will cover the cost of your tuition fees and in addition to this you may also be eligible for maintenance loan and other grants. For more information visit Financial Support