International Tourism and Hospitality Management BA (Hons)

International Tourism and Hospitality Management BA (Hons)

Discover how businesses operate and learn to apply these principles to the tourism and hospitality sectors. As you progress through the degree your learning will become increasingly specialised as you delve deeper into the issues and challenges surrounding these industries. You will learn about the importance of tourism and hospitality in global economic development, as well as focusing on issues of sustainability and ethical practice within the industries.

Being based in a city which is popular with both domestic and international tourists opens up lots of unique opportunities. We will take you beyond the lecture theatre to explore some of York’s cultural and heritage tourism sites. We have close links with organisations across the city and there will be opportunities to get involved in work experience placements with some of these partners. You will also have the chance to take part in field trips to tourism and hospitality venues in the UK and abroad.

Although this course is designed to prepare you for the tourism and hospitality industries, the skills and knowledge you gain will be transferable to other business management roles. This means you will have many career options when you graduate.

This course is accredited by the Tourism Management Institute and the Institute of Hospitality. You will also have the option to gain professional qualifications from the Chartered Management Institute alongside your degree.

If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

This course will give you versatile skills which can be applied across the tourism and hospitality industries, as well as other business management roles. These include problem solving, communication, team work and project management.

This degree could be the first step toward your career in:

  • Destination management
  • Hotel management
  • Tour management
  • Travel agency
  • Catering management
  • Sales and marketing

Course Details

Optional Placement Year

As with all of our Business courses, you have the option to go on a placement year between years 2 and 3 of your degree. If you choose not to do a full year, you can do a shorter placement module in Year 2. You can also choose to study abroad for a semester at one of our partner universities.

Year 1

Practising Responsible Business Behaviours
Tourism Insight and Industry
Hospitality in the 21st Century
Business Analytics and the Block Chain
Hospitality and the Consumer Experience
Tourism: Past, Present and Future

Year 2

Managing People in the Service Industries
Events Tourism
Hospitality and Service Operations
Research Methods for Service Industries
Professional Placement
Business, Creativity and Opportunism Skills for the Workplace of Today
Cultural and Heritage Tourism

Year 3

Research Investigation
Hotel Operations Management
Consumer Culture and Tourism
Responsible Tourism
Contemporary Issues in Hospitality

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