BA (Hons)

International Tourism Management

3 years
September 2024
Foundation entry

Are you looking for a high-flying career which could take you all over the world? Our International Tourism Management degree is ideal if you want to become a professional travel and tourism manager.

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)
  • Official partners with luxury tour operators, Destinology. Students benefit from internship opportunities and graduate managerial roles.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the global tourism industry. Learn the wider socio-cultural, political, economic and environmental contexts in which it operates.
  • You'll have the opportunity to take part in international, local and national field visits. Previous destinations include Cyprus, Iceland, and Cambodia to name a few.
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What our students say

I've always aspired to work for a world-class airline or within an international airport. UCLan allowed me not just to travel but gave me the opportunity to live and study in Cyprus at the UCLan Cyprus Campus.
International Tourism Management student Zain Nadeem
Zain Nadeem
International Tourism Management, BA (Hons)
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Destination Dubai with Zain

What you’ll do

  • You have the opportunity to spend part of your second year studying at our Cyprus Campus. Situated on the southern coast of Cyprus in Larnaka - you'll have access to beautiful beaches and a great student community when you study.
  • We have excellent links with leading names in the tourism management industry. This includes Disney, Merlin Entertainments, World Travel Holdings and the Cruise Academy.
  • You will have the opportunity to work alongside tourism providers. You can also undertake a paid industry placement available in the UK or abroad.


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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Students in Dubai visiting the Burj Al Arab
Students in Dubai visiting the Burj Al Arab

Best Entrepreneurial University of the Year

We won Best Entrepreneurial University at the Educate North Awards 2023. This recognised our work with thousands of student start-ups and businesses in the North West.


Industry links

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Academic expertise

You will be taught by lecturers and researchers with a wealth of experience and knowledge.  UCLan is also home to The Institute for Dark Tourism a world-leading academic centre for dark tourism scholarship, research and teaching. Find out more about your lecturers below. 

Dr Carley Sutton
Senior Lecturer
School of Business

At present, Carley plays a key role on the lecturing team within the division of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management, both on the Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes. As course leader, she leads the BA (Hons) International Tourism Management programme at all levels,…

Dr Philip Stone
Senior Lecturer
School of Business

Dr Philip Stone is founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Dark Tourism Research (iDTR). The iDTR, established in 2012, is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for dark tourism scholarship based at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston, U…

Entrepreneurs in Residence

Our Entrepreneurs in Residence bring you real-world expertise and entrepreneurial practice. They contribute to teaching, learning and employability.

Careers in International Tourism Management

Our graduates secure senior management roles with some of the biggest global brands in the tourism industry. Some of these global employers include:

  • British Airways
  • Destinology
  • Disney
  • DNATA Group
  • Hilton Hotel Group
  • Merlin Entertainments
  • Manchester Airport Group
  • New Zealand Tourist Board
  • Premier Inn
  • Visit England
  • World Travel Holdings

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
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.


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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