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International Travel and Tourism Management BSc (Hons)

Ulster University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location


  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary


Ulster University is 1st in the UK for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism (Complete University Guide, 2021).

The degree is designed to meet the needs of those who want to work in travel and tourism, which is now one of the world’s largest sectors. You will develop a detailed knowledge of travel, tourism and the associated skills necessary for management in this evolving and dynamic sector that is highly customer focused and media influenced.

We have an award-winning team of academic staff with a wealth of knowledge and experience in research and industry across a range of areas in travel and tourism.


The BSc (Hons) International Travel and Tourism is an internationally recognised passport to a successful management career in travel and tourism. International Travel and Tourism Management is for those who are passionate about travel, tourism, and who thrive in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

It is for those who aspire to work professionally in this exciting and expanding industry and who wish to learn all aspects from understanding tourism and the tourist, to developing and enhancing creativity and innovation through digital media. The four-year degree offers key business management subjects alongside specialist travel, tourism and events modules. You will enhance your knowledge in the key business management areas of strategy, marketing, finance, human resource management, operations management and entrepreneurship.

You will also gain valuable industry experience through a placement year, which offers a wide range of international opportunities.

100% of the teaching team have achieved Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and 7 of these team members have Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Career options

This qualification offers a range of management career opportunities in one of the world’s largest and fastest growing sectors. The travel and tourism industry is composed of a diverse range of sectors and employers including national tourist organisations, airlines, visitor attractions (theme/amusement parks, natural landscape sites, castles, museums), tour operators, event venues, ferry/cruise companies, airport operations and management. You also have the opportunity to pursue avenues such as teaching, lecturing, training, research and consultancy in relation to tourism.

Alternatively you have the option after completion to progress on to postgraduate study on programmes such as the MSc International Event Management, MSc International Tourism Management and MSc International Hospitality Management.

Work placement / study abroad

During year three of the course, you will complete a compulsory work placement or study aboard. This may be a 48 week work placement with a range of national and international companies. Opportunities include internationally based companies such as CIE Tours, Walt Disney World (Florida, USA) and Aer Lingus (Newark, Boston & Los Angeles) as well as UK and Ireland based examples with local district councils, tourism authorities and the visitor attractions sector. The satisfactory completion of placement leads to the award of Diploma in Professional Practice/ Diploma in Professional Practice (International) upon graduation.

Alternatively, you can opt to complete a period of study abroad. During this period, you spend two semesters in an educational institution, which will provide exposure to alternative business cultures and protocols and enhance your personal and professional development. Successful completion of the placement leads to the award of the Diploma in International Academic Studies (DIAS) upon graduation.

Professional recognition

Institute of Hospitality (IoH)

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,360per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BCC - BBB

Applicants may be able to satisfy the requirement for one A-Level B or C grade by substituting a combination of alternative qualification to the same standard as defined by UCAS.


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Ulster University

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    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Ulster delivers a world-class UK university experience with the added benefit of being one of the UK's most affordable locations.
An international student experience team delivers a bespoke orientation programme and offers pastoral support to international students during their studies.

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