This course is for people who want to top-up a Foundation Degree in International Tourism and Hospitality Management (or equivalent) to a full honours degree. It covers both academic theory and practical skills. Modules include ‘Gastronomy', ‘Leadership and Management for the Hospitality Industry’, ‘Service Quality' and ‘Digital Technologies in the Visitor Economy’. These are valued by many employers and prepare you for a range of careers upon graduation.

Course structure

You will be taught by passionate academics who produce world-leading and internationally excellent research. Throughout your degree, you'll have one-to-one support from academic staff.

A typical week for you will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, open and resource-based learning, and supervised project and group work. There is an emphasis on developing independent study skills. You will also have opportunities to present ideas and information to other students and develop concepts and analyses within groups.

Modules on this course include:
  • International Hospitality Management (20 credits)
  • Gastronomy (20 credits)
  • Service Quality (20 credits)
  • Strategic Planning for Tourism and Leisure (20 credits)
  • Leadership and Management for the Service Sector (20 credits)
  • Digital Technologies in the Visitor Economy (20 credits)
Entry requirements

This course is for students who have completed a foundation degree or similar, including:

Foundation Degree in Travel and Tourism or a Foundation Degree related to International Tourism and Hospitality Management
BTEC HND in a subject related to tourism/hospitality
240 credits or equivalent of a recognised UK undergraduate award in a relevant subject
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.

Accreditation of prior learning (APL)

APL is the process of gaining credit towards a qualification from something you've learnt in the past. It means you may not need to study all of the course and could be exempt from a module or set of modules.

If you think you already know some of the topics covered in the course, you may be able to get APL. You can have gained this knowledge through:

Previous learning
Past work experience

Career ready

By choosing to study for your BSc in International Tourism and Hospitality Management, you will benefit from our close links with respected industry experts. It will place you in an ideal position to take on managerial roles in the industry throughout the world.

Many of our graduates go on to work in managerial roles within the tourism and hospitality sector. They take on roles in hotel management, tourism and development and resort office management, with employees including hotels, airlines, travel agencies and more. Average salaries for hotel managers in the UK, for example, are £43,000 (according to Glassdoor).

Career destinations

Many of our graduates go on to work in managerial roles within the tourism and hospitality industry. Job titles include Hotel Manager, Tourism Development Officer or Resort Office Manager. Employers include hotels, airlines, travel agencies, events organisers, heritage attractions, Local Authorities and other public sector bodies.

Field trips

You’ll have the opportunity to visit a range of tourism and hospitality venues and initiatives.

These visits include around London, the North East, other areas of the UK and internationally to destinations such as Dublin, Prague, Barcelona and New York.

Partner University

University of Sunderland - London Campus 

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