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    BSc (Hons) Business and Tourism Management degree with Foundation Year

    The service industry, which provides a large source of income for many regions and nations across the world, continues to include tourism as a key component. You will graduate from our program with the fundamental know-how and abilities required to launch a lucrative career in the travel and tourist sector.

    Course Overview

    What will I study?

    Considering the recent economic difficulties in the tourism and hospitality industries, it is more crucial than ever to develop a degree program that will assist the expansion and sustainability of a sector that generates millions of jobs globally.

    With the information you'll gain through the business and tourism management program, you can start exploring prospects for a career in the travel and hospitality sector. The adage "the world is your oyster" has never been more true, whether you're looking for employment with local, national, or worldwide businesses or you're a budding entrepreneur wanting to fill a new market niche.

    By making the commitment to pursue a degree, you will acquire transferable skills that may be used in any professional setting. To keep our industries moving forward, we need entrepreneurship, leadership, business operations, and strategy.

    This program will provide you with the expertise, skills, and knowledge you need to succeed if you have a particular interest for tourism. You will learn about and comprehend the various elements of tourism.


    Level of study

    Start date




    Hours per week



    BSc (Hons) Business and Tourism Management

    Foundation Year (Y0)

    September, January, June

    4 years

    London, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester

    Weekends, Weekdays or Evenings



    Eligible for the Tuition Fee Loan and the Maintenance Loan

    Degree BSc (Hons) Business and Tourism Management

    Level of study: Fondation Year(Y0)

    Start date: September, January, June

    Duration: 4 years

    Location: London, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester

    Delivery: Weekends, Weekdays or Evenings

    Hours per week: 9 - 12h

    Fees: £9250 per year

    Finances: Eligible for the Tuition Fee Loan and the Maintenance Loan


    Year 0 (Foundation Year)

    ● Academic Skills for Business and Management (20 credits)
    ● Orientation for Success in Higher Education (20 credits)
    ● Understanding Business Organisations (20 credits)
    ● Understanding Customers (20 credits)
    ● Understanding the World of Tourism (20 credits)
    ● Foundation Year Project (20 credits)

    Year 1

    ● Business Environment (20 credits)
    ● Tourism Marketing Principles (20 credits)
    ● Tourism Environment and Industry (20 credits)
    ● Organisation Behaviour (20 credits)
    ● Fundamentals of Business Finance (20 credits)
    ● Tourism and Society (20 credits)

    Year 2

    ● Employability and Enterprise Skills (20 credits)
    ● Principles of Operations Management (20 credits)
    ● Entrepreneurship in Tourism (20 credits)
    ● Human Resource Management (20 credits)
    ● Tourism Impacts and Sustainable Development (20 credits)
    ● Research Methods (20 credits)

    Year 3

    ● Tourism: Contemporary Issues (20 credits)
    ● Global Strategic Management (20 credits)
    ● Leadership and Change (20 credits)
    ● Destination Management (20 credits)
    ● Dissertation (40 credits)

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    Entry Requirements

    Applicants aged 21+

    • Applicants over 21 years old can apply based on their work experience. Consequently, academic qualifications/diploma is not required.
    • Applicants without academic diplomas need to demonstrate motivation and their suitability for this specific course.
    • To sum up, you don’t need any qualifications to be accepted at the university or college. You just need to speak basic English.
    Academic (standard) requirements for applicants under 21 years old)
    • 32 UCAS points
    • At least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, e.g. BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
    English language requirements
    • All applicants can take FREE English online test


    There will be nine to twelve hours of lectures, workshops, and tutorials per week.

    You will be evaluated through group projects, coursework, portfolios, and presentations in addition to reports, business plans, and seen and unseen tests. You'll need to create an e-portfolio with real-world projects and investigations for some modules. Additionally, you'll write a dissertation your senior year.

    Funding & Fees

    Funding for your studies
    All of the students will receive Student Finance which means that you don't need to pay anything.

    Tuition Fee Loans
    Your tuition fees are paid using a tuition fee loan. This is given to your University or College directly. Only once you have completed your study and are making at least £26,575 per year do loan repayments begin. Students who study full- or part-time may apply

    Maintenance Loans
    To pay for living expenses, you can also apply for a Maintenance Loan if you qualify. This loan is deposited straight into your bank account. After you complete your degree and earn more than £26,575, your maintenance loan is due. Please visit www.gov.uk/studentfinance for additional details.

    Maintenance Grants
    Additionally, you can apply for a Maintenance Grant to assist with living expenses. At the beginning of the term, maintenance grants are deposited straight into your bank account. Although you are not required to pay them back, any money you get will lower the amount of the Maintenance Loan you might be eligible for should you decide to apply for one as well.

    General info
    Student finance for undergraduate degrees covers:
    - Tuition fee Loan - £9250 per year. This money goes directly from the Student Loan Company to the University (you don’t touch this money).
    - Maintenance loan: covers your own expenses and living costs
    - £9706 per year in you live outside the London
    - £13000 if you live in London

    The maintenance Loan goes directly to your account and you can do with this money whatever you want.

    If you have pre-settled status you need to work and keep working during the status.
    If you have a settled status you don’t need to work.

    The loan is provided by the UK government and covers 100% of the tuition fees charged by universities. The repayment rules are very favourable.

    More information can be found on the government website: