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BA (Hons)

International Tourism Management (Foundation Entry)

4 years
September 2024

Step onto our Tourism Foundation Entry course. You’ll be in the right place to join one of the world’s fastest growing, dynamic and exciting industries. 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)
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the global tourism industry. Learn the wider socio-cultural, political, economic and environmental contexts in which it operates.
  • Develop your supervisory and managerial skills. This means you'll be ready to succeed in senior roles within tourist attractions, tour operators, market research, and more.
  • 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.
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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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Students Benefit From The Booming Tourism Industry with Destinology

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 also have links with many Hospitality and Tourism organisations throughout the UK and overseas and you will benefit from these links with Industry.


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.

Start university this September

Clearing officially opens on July 5 2024, but you can sign up for priority Clearing early and we'll help you find a place on a course that's right for you.

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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.

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Studying tourism at the University of Central Lancashire is simply the best decision I made. There are so many opportunities and I love that my course size is small, it gave me the chance to get to know everyone and work on group projects with everyone.
Amelia Foster
BA (Hons) International Tourism Management
United Kingdom


Future Careers

International Tourism Management can lead to many different career choices, including: working for airlines and airports, managing theme parks and tourist attractions, managing heritage sites, tourist information centre managers, cruise operations, market research management and consultancy, tour operators, tourism development officers or hospitality graduate schemes.

Fees and funding

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.


This course is based in the School of Business

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

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at the University of Central Lancashire on our student contract page