International Tourism Management with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

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Course summary

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  • Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the Tourism Management Institute (TMI) and the EFMD Programme Accreditation System (EPAS).
  • Learn about tourism, consumer experience, operations and planning.
  • Develop vital skills in marketing, leadership and project management.
  • Take opportunities to study abroad, gain experience and study a language.
  • Collaborate with tourism organisations on a consultancy basis.
On this course you’ll learn about managing tourism in the face of global issues – aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals to become a responsible leader of tomorrow. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. Our award-winning lecturers have vast industry experience. They apply their impactful research to their teaching, so you’ll be able to understand the latest global tourism trends. You’ll also engage with industry through live tourism projects. The course combines theory, placements and work experience opportunities to develop your intellectual and professional acumen – all helping you to stand out to employers. You’ll learn about managing the tourist experience, innovating in destination marketing, sustainable tourism, responsible planning, strategy and crisis management in tourism. This will be underpinned by core business and management modules in marketing, people management and finance to make you industry ready. We believe you learn best when you engage with the industry first-hand and gain a well-developed understanding of the complexities, challenges and rewards of operating in the international tourism industry. Your course culminates in a consultancy experience with an external client – where you get to showcase the knowledge and skills you’ve gained throughout the course. Applied learning Work placements You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you industry experience to prepare you for your future career – and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV. Live projects In every year of your course, you’ll have the opportunity to work on live projects to build your skills and professional experience. Recent students have audited accessibility information for Access for All, provided market research for TUI UK and Ireland, and evaluated the South American tourism product for Luxury Inspire Me Travel. Field Trips Field trips are an important part of your studies. They’re the perfect opportunity to connect with your peers and tutors – as well as to put your theoretical knowledge into context and engage in in-depth discussions about your discipline. Previous students have enjoyed a two-day visit to the Lake District – where students received a talk from the National Park Authority and learned about the impacts of tourism on the destination. Networking opportunities You’ll frequently engage with tourism industry stakeholders throughout the course. Many modules include guest speakers, and you’ll benefit from a close relationship with the industry through our graduate networks and links with The Travel Association, the Institute of Travel and Tourism, and the Tourism Management Institute. Competitions We’ll encourage and support you to take part in external student competitions. Recently, one of our International Tourism Management students won the prestigious YCO Diamond Research Award in which 40 countries were competing. The award-winning work was based on her final year research project.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 Compulsory modules Contemporary Issues Introduction To Business Organisation Management And Delivery 1 Organisation Management And Delivery 2 Self And Stakeholder Management The Practice Of Business In The Events, Food, Hospitality And Tourism Industries Year 2 Compulsory modules Applied Academic Skills Finance And Data Interpretation Introduction To The Global Tourism Sector Managing The Tourist Experience Year 3 Compulsory modules Research Skills Social Consciousness And Sustainability In Tourism Elective modules Foreign Language Innovations In Tourism Marketing Learning In The Workplace Personal And Professional Development Year 4 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Consultancy And Enterprise Challenge Responsible Global Tourism Planning Strategy And Crisis Management In International Tourism And Hospitality Elective modules Foreign Language Research Project

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements


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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

International Tourism Management with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS