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The content on the BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management course reflects our close links with employers, and our teaching emphasises the connections between theories and practice.
A distinctive feature of this course is the core module ‘Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions’, which gives you a fundamental understanding of theories relevant to successful international tourism management.
Field trips are an integral part of the course, and previous destinations have included New York, Paris, Barcelona and Prague. You’ll also go on field trips to places within the UK, and we regularly invite industry speakers to come to us in Sunderland.
You’ll be taught by passionate staff who produce world-leading and internationally excellent research.
A typical week for you will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, open and resource based learning, and supervised project and group work. There is an emphasis on developing independent study skills. You’ll also have opportunities to present ideas and information to other students and also develop concepts and analyses within groups.
Residential field study visits are important components throughout all three years of studies.
Assessment methods include written coursework, projects, presentations, practical exercises, time-constrained and multiple-choice examinations and the major project in your final year.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
The Reg Vardy Centre,
Sir Tom Cowie Campus,
Our typical offer will be in the region of 112 points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent (for example 1 x AVCE double award).
We accept a maximum of 6 points from Level 3 Key Skills qualifications.
We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
The annual fee for this course is:
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
The BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management degree reflects our close links with employers, and our teaching emphasises the connections between theories and practice. Many of our graduates go on to progress in managerial roles within the tourism and hospitality industry.
Upon graduation from BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management you’ll have a wealth of career options to explore. Many of our graduates go on to work in managerial roles within the tourism and hospitality industry. Job titles include Hotel Manager, Tourism Development Officer or Resort Office Manager. Employers include hotels, airlines, travel agencies, events organisers, heritage attractions, Local Authorities and other public sector bodies. Additionally, you’ll have a broad set of transferable skills that will equip you for a much wider range of graduate-level employment. Your course could also be a stepping stone to further study and research.
The course involves visits to a range of tourism and hospitality venues and initiatives. These visits are local to the North East, national throughout the UK, and international including destinations such as Dublin, Prague, Barcelona and New York.
We encourage you to undertake a 48-week paid placement between your second and final year to further enhance employability. It effectively becomes the third year of a four-year course. You’ll earn an average annual salary of £14,000-£18,000 depending on your location.
Placements are an excellent opportunity to put your learning into practice and understand the context for your new knowledge. Contacts you make during placements can also be valuable for future job offers.