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International Tourism Management With Foundation Year (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
London, United Kingdom
Enter the exciting world of international tourism with this specialised management degree. In this International Tourism Management With Foundation Year (Hons) programme from Solent University London Branch, you’ll learn the skills, qualities and knowledge required by employers to help you develop a successful career in a growing global industry.
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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 International Tourism Management With Foundation Year (Hons) from Solent University London Branch 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.

Key Facts

  • Study in central locations in cities with an established or growing international tourism industry
  • Foundation Year develops your academic skills and subject specific knowledge ready for undergraduate study
  • Accredited by the Tourism Management Institute (TMI)
  • Investigate pressing sector issues whilst developing the business skills required for international tourism management
  • Available to study full-time over evenings and weekends 

What Will I Study

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.


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.

Suitable roles for graduates include:

  • International tourism marketing
  • Customer services
  • Public sector tourism
  • Visitor management
  • Heritage attractions management
  • International hospitality
  • Global cruise industry
  • Tourism research
  • International tour operation
  • Resort management


Accredited by the Tourism Management Institute

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    100 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Business Organisations
  • Essential of Employability
  • Marketing in the 21st Century
  • Business Issues in the Contemporary World
  • Contemporary Issues Project
  • 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 Visit
  • Tourism and Events Research Skills
  • Tourism and Cruise Experiences Management and Innovation 
  • The Management of Visitor Attractions 
  • Work Placement  Contemporary
  • Issues in Tourism
  • International Marketing for Tourism & Travel 
  • Natural and Cultural Heritage Tourism Management 
  • Business Start-Up Dissertation for Leisure Services (Tourism and Events) Optional - or Leisure Services Consultancy Project

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • 48 UCAS points
  • A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at PPP or BTEC Diploma at MP or equivalent.
  • GCSE mathematics and English at grade 3 or above (previously grade D). Alternatively, applicants can sit QA Higher Education Maths test.
  • We will consider mature students who haven't recently undertaken a formalised course of study at A-level or equivalent, but who can demonstrate relevant workplace or voluntary experience, indicating their ability to complete the course successfully.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13400 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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