Overview

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.

Why us?

♠ Our Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism courses ranked 1st in the country for Teaching Quality and Student Experience in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

♠ Our Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism courses are ranked 2nd according to The Guardian University league tables 2019

♠ ‘World-leading’ research in Leisure and Tourism, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)

♠ 100% of our BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)

♠ All students on this course are eligible to register for the Institute of Hospitality Education Membership Scheme

♠ Our Tourism Hospitality and Events courses received a 98% overall satisfaction rating in the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS)

♠ Local, national and international opportunities including field visits, study abroad and work experience

♠ Available as a sandwich year course where you can engage in a one year industrial placement

♠ Our Tourism, Transport and Travel courses are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for Teaching on my course, Learning Opportunities, Assessment and Feedback, Learning Resources, Learning Community and Student Voice according to the National Student Survey 2019

Course structure

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.

Entry Requirements

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).

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator.

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 you don’t meet our standard entry requirements, we also offer this course with an Integrated Foundation Year.

If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.