International Tourism and Hospitality Management with Integrated Foundation Year

University of Sunderland
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree

About this program

International Tourism and Hospitality Management with Integrated Foundation Year

This is a four-year version of our popular BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management course, with an integrated foundation year. Make the world your oyster. Gain a solid tourism and hospitality education with a focus on management. Graduate and launch your career in a thrilling and fast-paced industry.

The content on the BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management course reflects our close links with employers, and our teaching emphasises the connections between theories and practice.

A distinctive feature of this course is the core module ‘Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions’, which gives you a fundamental understanding of theories relevant to successful international tourism management.

Field trips are an integral part of the course, and previous destinations have included New York, Paris, Barcelona and Prague. You’ll also go on field trips to places within the UK, and we regularly invite industry speakers to come to us in Sunderland.

Admission requirements

Normally a minimum of three Level 2 qualifications (NVQ, GCSE or equivalent), including Maths and English at grade C or above** and a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A or AS Levels, BTEC certificates/diplomas, access courses or equivalent) OR

Demonstrable evidence of appropriate knowledge and skills acquired from at least three years of post-school work experience.

English Language Requirements

We accept a wide range of English language qualifications. The standard of English language required varies between courses so please check each course page carefully.

If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Foundation Year

Core modules

  • Contemporary Global Issues in Business and Tourism
  • Essential Study Skills
  • Foundation Project
  • Foundations of Business and Tourism
  • Practical Numeracy Skills

Year 1

Core modules

  • Fundamentals of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality
  • Global Tourism
  • Impacts of Festivals and Events
  • Marketing and Business for the Service Sector
  • Study Skills for the Service Sector
  • Tourism and Heritage Management

Year 2

Core modules

  • Consultancy for the Visitor Economy
  • Current Issues in Tourism and Hospitality
  • MICE - Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions
  • Research Methods for the Service Sector
  • Optional modules
  • Cultural Tourism, Festivals and Events
  • Destination Branding
  • Exploring Human Resource Management in the Service Sector
  • Planning Hospitality Environments
  • Tourism Fieldwork 2

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, Please visit university website for more information.


The annual fee for this course is £9,250 if you are from the UK/Ireland/EU settled/pre-settled.

Career paths

Many of our graduates go on to progress in managerial roles within the tourism and hospitality industry.

Upon graduation from BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management you’ll have a wealth of career options to explore. 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.

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University of Sunderland

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University of Sunderland

Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road
SR1 3SD Sunderland

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