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BA (Hons)

International Hospitality Management (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2024
Campus Taught

Study Hospitality Foundation Entry with us. You'll gain a broad understanding of Tourism, Hospitality and Event management.

Why study with us

  • 1st
    in the North West for graduate prospects (on track)
    Complete University Guide (Business and Management Studies)
  • 1st
    in the North West for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Business and Management Studies)
  • 1st
    in the UK for teaching on the course
    National Student Survey (Tourism, transport and travel) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • 1st
    in the UK for overall positivity
    National Student Survey (Tourism, transport and travel) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • Explore the hospitality industry and its development from an international and national perspective.
  • Learn from a team of internationally renowned academics. Our academics are research-active and publish in international journals and media outlets.
  • Explore current trends in hospitality, corporate hospitality and related business events.
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Meet Romesa

The course has offered me frequent opportunities to gain practical work experience. I have worked as an International Student Ambassador, giving advice to students from around the world and I am currently organising an event as part of my module assessment which is a large-scale Graduation Ball.
Romesa Kamran
International Hospitality Management, BA (Hons)
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Our cJAM Networking Events

What you'll do

  • Our Foundation entry students take part in a variety of local field visits in and around Preston.
  • In subsequent years you may also take part in both national and international field visits to, for example, The Lake District, Cyprus and Iceland (subject to change each year).
  • We have links with many Hospitality and Tourism organisations throughout the UK and overseas and you will benefit from these links with Industry.

Module overview

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Year 0

Compulsory modules
  • BMC003: Tourism, Hospitality and Events Themes in Action
  • BMC004: Service Excellence in the Visitor Economy
  • BMC005: Study Skills for Success
  • BMC006: Contemporary Business in Context

BMC003: Tourism, Hospitality and Events Themes in Action

Understand the key concepts and issues in Tourism, Hospitality and Events (T.H.E) from an interrelated, local, national and global perspective. The module will enable you to evaluate, compare and contrast the scope of the T.H.E industries whilst understanding the operational characteristics and the importance of each theme within a contemporary context. You'll develop an understanding of the major themes of Tourism, Hospitality and Events facilitated via field visits to T.H.E organisations in and around Preston.

Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by October 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

Our strong links with hospitality employers ensures that our course is current - you’ll learn the exact skills and knowledge that these employers need.

Fees and funding

First year£6,500 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£11,000 for the first year
Full-time£14,900 per year
First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


  • Our course has been accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, the professional body for managers and aspiring managers in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry worldwide.

This course is based in the School of Business

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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