BA (Hons) International Tourism Management Foundation


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.


September 2019 London Campus 01/10/2019 2 Days per Week Monday 9:30-15:30
Friday 9:30-15:30
September 2019 London Campus 01/10/2019 2 Evenings and Saturday Monday 18:0-21:0
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September 2019 Birmingham Campus 01/10/2019 2 Days per Week Monday 9:30-15:30
Friday 9:30-15:30
September 2019 Birmingham Campus 01/10/2019 2 Evenings and Saturday Monday 18:0-21:30
Friday 18:0-21:0
September 2019 Manchester Campus 01/10/2019 2 Days per Week Monday 9:30-15:30
Friday 9:30-15:30
September 2019 Manchester Campus 01/10/2019 2 Evenings and Saturday Monday 18:0-21:0
Friday 18:0-21:0


Entry Requirements

IELTS 5.5 with no component less than 5.0 in each band, or equivalent (Functional Skills English Level 2). This can be exempted by successfully passing the QA Higher Education INTERNAL test (minimum 55%). For each level, we offer non-standard entry routes for students. Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector. Please contact our team to discuss your existing qualifications and we will be able to recommend the most suitable entry point for you.

Entry Required Documents


Personal Statement

A personal statement is an essay that the student must write to apply to study at the university. Its purpose is to summarise your skills and experience and help you gain a place at your desired course. It must include the name of the university and the name of the course. You have to mention why are you applying to this particular university and what do you hope to achieve after the course, career wise. A well written personal statement will help you stand out in the crowd and secure you a place at your dream university. You can follow a specific guide to answer to some expected questions, however, you must not mention them in the essay. Have a clear, cursive structure and write a minimum of 250 words.


Application Form

You must complete the application form. The form must be signed in original. We will provide a blank form after we will call you to confirm your application


Copy of ID (National ID or Passport)

You need to upload one of these documents. The ID must be valid with 6 months before expiration


Curriculum Vitae

The ideal shall be to provide an Europass CV. If you have an other type of CV, will be accepted anyway. Europass CV you can generate for Free.



You must provide a reference letter from your employer (even you are working in other field, the reference will be valid)


International Baccalaureate Diploma (for EU students) or Level 3

If you are a EU student and you don’t have an International Baccalaureate Diploma, you can still apply with a Level 3 Diploma and/or relevant work experience(Level 3 qualification – 60 UCAS points)

Assessment Methods

  • Written English Test (If you provide any English Certificate with minimal Equivalent 5.0 you will be exempted by the test)
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Year 0 (Foundation Year)
  • Business Issues in the Contemporary World
  • Business Organisations
  • Contemporary Issues Project
  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Essential of Employability
  • Marketing in the 21st Century
Year 1
  • Introduction to Tourism
  • Leisure Marketing (Tourism and Events)
  • Professional Practice for Tourism and Events
  • The Cruise Industry and Field Trip
  • Tourism and Events Business Practice
  • World Tourism Perspectives
Year 2
  • Management and Innovation
  • The Management of Visitor Attractions
  • Tourism and Cruise Experiences
  • Tourism and Events Research Skills
  • Work Placement (60 credits)
Year 3
  • And one of the following: Dissertation for Leisure Services (Tourism and Events) (40 credits) or Leisure Services Consultancy Project (40 credits)
  • Business Start-Up
  • Contemporary Issues in Tourism
  • Contemporary Issues in Tourism
  • International Marketing for Tourism & Travel
  • Natural and Cultural Heritage Tourism
  • Natural and Cultural Heritage Tourism Management

Your career

This course is industry-focused, leading to careers in the growing UK and international overseas tourism industry. Working in tourism is an exciting option if you have a passion for travel and creating a memorable and inspiring experience for tourists. You may prepare travel itineraries, lead tour parties or even work with local attractions and hotels. Jobs include tour operators, reservation consultants, local authority tourism officers and a variety of management positions.

International tour operation

Tour operators are responsible for organising and preparing holiday tours. They follow trends in the popularity of destinations and packages, and adjust company plans accordingly.

Tourism research

Tourism researchers perform market research and provide marketing strategies for tourism related businesses. Tourism researchers also enable clients to conduct comparative research studies and development.

Public sector tourism

The role of a tourism officer is a combination of marketing, public relations and management. It also involves lots of planning and preparation.

International hospitality

Hotel managers are responsible for managing employees and for planning, marketing , coordinating and administering hotel services such as catering and accommodation facilities.

Heritage attractions management

Heritage managers are responsible for conserving, managing and developing access to heritage sites such as historic buildings, landscapes, museums and ancient monuments.

International tourism marketing

The role of a tourism officer is a combination of marketing, public relations and management. It also involves lots of planning and preparation, managing budgets.

Resort management

As a resort manager, your job will include managing all segments of a resort, including lodging, food and beverage management, human resources, housekeeping, attractions, and guest services.

Global cruise manager

In general, they have to keep travel logs, tracking the travel schedule, major events and any accidents, disputes or injuries, managing a staff that includes making schedules, and doing reviews, evaluations.

Visitor management

Visitor Managers are responsible for managing our visitors’ experience, in a duty management capacity, working with the Visitor Assistants and the Senior Visitor Assistants.

Customer services

Helping to build good customer relations, recruiting staff and doing appraisals, arranging staff meetings. Training and development., handling complaints .