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Hospitality & Business Management
Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

International Tourism Management with Foundation Year

International Tourism Management with Foundation Year

International Tourism Management with Foundation Year

Overview

A foundation year at Leeds Beckett is an ideal transitional step into higher education and will fully prepare you for undergraduate study. We are offering our BA (Hons) International Tourism Management degree with an integrated foundation year. If you don't have the required UCAS points to be able to secure a place on the full degree programme, this foundation year will prepare you for academic life at our university.

During the foundation year, you will study four events, tourism and hospitality management related modules. These will introduce you to the subjects included on each of our 11 routes, from events principles and practice to customer service experiences.

Two additional modules will develop the academic and study skills needed to successfully transition from school or the workplace to higher education and on to your full degree programme. You will also learn how to access the extensive resources and support services available here at Leeds Beckett, whether you need a hand locating specialist materials in the Library, or you need advice about personal issues.

During your second, third and fourth years you will study an average of six modules each year. Visit each of the course pages below for details of the modules offered as part of your chosen course.

BA (Hons) International Tourism Management with Adventure Tourism

BA (Hons) International Tourism Management with Social Responsibility

BA (Hons) International Tourism Management with Marketing

BSc (Hons) Sports Events Management

BA (Hons) Event Marketing

BA (Hons) Creative Event Design

BSc (Hons) Event Operations & Production Management

BA (Hons) Events Management

BSc (Hons) Hospitality Business Management

BSc (Hons) Hospitality Business Management with Marketing

Our local and international field trips will take learning outside of the classroom so you can experience tourism first-hand. With an optional work placement and the chance to study abroad for a semester, you can gain the skills and expertise that are in demand by travel and tourism employers. You will also have the opportunity to specialise in key areas such as marketing and human resources and learn from our own world-leading experts in responsible tourism. If you choose to study our sandwich course then you'll get to do a year's work experience, either at home or abroad.

You will have the fantastic opportunity of working in teams as a consultant for a luxury online tour operator, where you will develop new and exciting holidays and present them in a Dragon's Den style presentation. If the tour operator likes the ideas, you may get the chance to see it launched into the market.

Through our extensive industry contacts some of our students have worked for Jet 2 or in The Gambia on sustainable tourism and development projects. Regular lectures from leading industry speakers, such as the Institute of Travel & Tourism, will keep you up to speed with current hot topics and developments within this exciting industry.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

To study this course, you will require broadband internet connection with a speed of 2mbps and working speakers. You will need Windows 7 / Mac OSX 10.8 or above and have access to Chrome v63 or higher (recommended), Edge v42+, Firefox v57+ or Safari v6+. Java and Adobe Acrobat Reader will need to be enabled and you will need a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.

Visit our distance learning guide for a complete list of technical requirements.

Visit our Distance Learning Website

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

100%
Overall student satisfaction*
*National Student Survey 2020

Course Features

  • Placements
  • Sandwich year
  • Part-time study available
  • Study abroad option
School of Events Tourism & Hospitality Management Mission Statement
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Entry Requirements

56
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

UCAS Tariff Points: 56 points required.

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

24 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Mature Applicants:

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. All students will be considered through the contextual admissions policy described above. If you do not meet the requirements through the contextual admissions policy, we may still be able to make you an offer if you have recent relevant work experience through our ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy. Please ensure that you list both your qualifications and any relevant work experience in your application so that we can consider you under both schemes where applicable..

All applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, for example we accept some Functional Skills Tests. 

UCAS Tariff Points: 56 points required.

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

24 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

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Teaching and learning

Core Modules

An introduction to skills that will support lifelong learning and your time in higher education. The module will embed practical study skills and enable you to apply these skills to a range of assessment methods whilst working towards independent learning.

Explore the diverse careers in the events, tourism and hospitality sectors and establish realistic career paths. By developing skills in personal career management and utilising employability support in the university, this module will enable you to identify career needs whilst reflecting upon your own strengths and areas for development.

This module provides an introduction to tourism and considers the history, evolution and breadth of the contemporary tourism industry. You will look at tourism concepts, paying attention to people and places, and the challenges and opportunities for different tourism sectors.

You will learn about events and consider the history, evolution and breadth of the event industry. The module will introduce relevant operational roles and responsibilities and explain the principles of management in different sectors of the event industry.

Gain the knowledge and understanding required to explain the development of the hospitality industry, the characteristics of the different sectors and the varied roles and responsibilities for peopleGain the knowledge and understanding required to explain the development of the hospitality industry, the characteristics of the different sectors and the varied roles and responsibilities for people working in hospitality organisations. working in hospitality organisations.

You will become equipped to manage the customer experience in the events, tourism and hospitality sectors. The module explains concepts of service and describes operational service perspectives, including principles of customer care, customer retention and issues of customer diversity.

Overall workload
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288 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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912 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
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Optional hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Assessment proportions

Year one will be assessed predominantly by coursework, with some practical assessments.

Core Modules
Complexities of Tourism

Cultures, Ethics & Tourism Encounters

Industry Insights

Management & the Tourism Workforce

Marketing The Tourism Experience

Understanding Tourism Experiences

Overall workload
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288 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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912 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
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Optional hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Assessment proportions

Year two will be assessed predominantly by coursework, with some practical assessments.

Core Modules
Destination Management

Trends in Tourism

Tourism Entrepreneurship

Critical Issues in Tourism

Applied Tourism Research

International Tour Operations

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Overall workload
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315 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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885 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
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Optional hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Assessment proportions

Year three will be assessed predominantly by coursework, with some practical assessments.

Core Modules
Individual Project

Tourism Consultancy Ventures

Strategic Decision Making

Option modules may include:
Professional Solutions for Industry

Developing Professional Practice

Tourism & the Media

Tourism in the Global South

Tourism Employment Strategy

Tourism Technology Strategy

Tourism Marketing Strategy

Lisa Gorton
Lisa Gorton
Course Director

Lisa worked for 17 years in Industry before taking on her role at our University. Her experience spans small and large tourism organisations within the tour operating and retail distribution sector where she managed multi-million pound budgets and revenue streams.

School of Events Tourism & Hospitality Management Mission Statement
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Fees & funding

Fees information is not available for this selection of attendance, location and start date. Please re-select.

Sandwich Year

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

    In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

    Course-specific essential costs
    • Replacement DBS Certificate (should you need a DBS certificate for your placement/projects/professional practice, and you lose your original, you will be charged for a replacement).
    • Residential visits; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence.
    Optional costs
    • Membership of the Institute of Travel & Tourism (£30 per year).
    • Membership of the Tourism Management Institute (£10 plus VAT for a one-year student membership when studying a TMI-recognised course).
    • Educational visits; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence.
    • Placement locations and experiences will vary throughout the course and you will need to pay for any additional travel or dual accommodation costs.
    • Study abroad option; costs will vary depending on location, accommodation and travel options.

    Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

    As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

    This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

    Sandwich Year

    Additional course costs

    Tuition fees
    Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

    • 24/7 Library and student IT support
    • Free wifi via eduroam
    • Skills workshops and resources
    • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
    • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
    • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

    In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

    Essential Costs
    • Replacement DBS Certificate (should you need a DBS certificate for your placement/projects/professional practice, and you lose your original, you will be charged for a replacement).
    • Residential visits; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence.
    Optional Costs
    • Membership of the Institute of Travel & Tourism (£30 per year).
    • Membership of the Tourism Management Institute (£10 plus VAT for a one-year student membership when studying a TMI-recognised course).
    • Educational visits; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence.
    • Placement locations and experiences will vary throughout the course and you will need to pay for any additional travel or dual accommodation costs.
    • Study abroad option; costs will vary depending on location, accommodation and travel options.

    Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

    As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

    This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

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    • Library
      Library

      Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

    • Headingley Campus
      Headingley Campus

      Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

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