Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Tourism Management with Foundation Year

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Course summary

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If you don’t have the required UCAS points to secure a place on the full degree programme, this integrated foundation year will enable you to transition onto our BA (Hons) International Tourism Management course, preparing you for academic life at university. As part of your foundation year, you’ll:

  • Study four events, tourism and hospitality management related modules - these will introduce you to the subjects included on each of our routes, from events principles and practice to customer service experiences
  • Study two additional modules that will help you develop the academic and study skills needed to successfully transition from school or the workplace to higher education
As part of your course, you’ll:
  • Gain an appreciation of other cultures and be aware and sensitive to the positive and negative impacts of tourism on communities and local economic development
  • Look at the modern challenges faced by tourism organisations, focusing on recent trends and developments so you are equipped with the skills to solve complex problems and implement plans and solutions to resolve them
  • Acquire an understanding of sustainable tourism and development as well as the organisational structure and management of this ever-expanding service sector
  • Develop an entrepreneurial approach by working alongside key industry partners to build innovative solutions to real-life business challenges
  • Gain an insight into moral, ethical, environmental and legal issues allowing you to make a valuable contribution to the tourism and travel sector
  • Have the opportunity to specialise in key areas such as marketing and human resources and learn from world-leading experts in responsible tourism
ACCREDITATION This course is recognised by the Tourism Management Institute. Leeds Beckett is also an Institute of Travel & Tourism recognised university.

Course details


Foundation year core modules:

  • Introduction to Study Skills
  • Introduction to Careers in Events, Tourism & Hospitality
  • Tourism Principles & Practice
  • Events Principles & Practice
  • Hospitality Principles & Practice
  • Customer Service Experiences
Year 1 Core Modules:
  • Complexities of Tourism
  • Cultures, Ethics & Tourism Encounters
  • Industry Insights
  • Management & the Tourism Workforce
  • Marketing the Tourism Experience
  • Understanding Tourism Experiences
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Destination Management
  • Trends in Tourism
  • Tourism Entrepreneurship
  • Critical Issues in Tourism
  • Applied Tourism Research
  • International Tour Operations
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Individual Project
  • Tourism Consultancy Ventures
  • Strategic Decision Making
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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International Tourism Management with Foundation Year at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS