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BA (Hons)

International Hospitality Management (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Study International Hospitality Management Foundation Entry alongside staff who are recognised internationally. Gain a broad understanding of tourism, hospitality and event management.

Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an Honours programme. It’s entirely unique, and a great stepping stone to degree study.

At the early stages of the course, you’ll explore the hospitality industry and its development from an international perspective, human resource skills and customer services. You’ll develop skills in food and beverage operations.

You’ll move on to study marketing issues, talent management, applied research and service quality. Your final year will focus on the analytical study of the global hospitality industry and why there’s a need for strategic management.

This course is being reapproved under the University’s normal cycle of review. As such, the course structure and content may be changed to enable the University to deliver a better quality of educational experience to students.

Why study with us

  • Tourism, Transport and Travel is 1st in the UK for Academic Support at the University - National Student Survey (NSS) 2020.
  • Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism at the University are ranked in the UK's top 20 - Complete University Guide 2020.
  • Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism courses are ranked 1st overall in the North West - Guardian University League Table - subject ranking 2022.

What you'll do

  • Our course is delivered by a dynamic team of academics, many of whom have international experience and publish in journals, trade press and the media.
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in International Hospitality Management (Foundation Entry) is ranked 3rd in the UK with 94% of students satisfied with the quality of teaching (Guardian University Guide 2021)
  • Gain real-life work experience on a 48-week work placement – you may end up with a job at your placement company.

Module Overview

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.


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 event employers ensures that our course is current - you’ll learn the exact skills and knowledge that these employers need.

Our International Hospitality Management Foundation Entry graduates work for large international organisations or the local UK hotel industry. Your places of work could include: cruise ships, nightclubs, casinos, major hotel chains and restaurant groups.

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

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

Select your country and 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 Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise located in the Faculty of Business and Justice

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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