BA (Hons) Travel and Tourism Management with Foundation Year

Course overview

London is one of the world’s most popular destinations, and attracts tourists from all over the globe. Studying at UWL puts you in prime position to gain exposure to the industry, supplement your learning and build contacts. This course is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the international tourism industry. You will get a flying start to an exciting career in travel and tourism management through study of key business skills, relevant academic learning and real-world work experience.

During the course you will learn about a variety of contemporary issues associated with the travel and tourism industry, such as managing visitor attractions, tour pricing and distribution, retail sales and marketing, transport logistics and the role of governments in international tourism development.

We have built strong links with major tourism employers, enabling us to offer you unique opportunities. These include guest lecturers from leading industry practitioners and work-related learning to help you get a foot in the door of this highly competitive yet expanding industry.

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Key Information:

Course duration: 4 Years
Study Mode: Full-time
Study Location: London Campus

Course Level: 6
Award: BA (Hons) Degree
Awarding Body: University of West London

Modules Studied

Foundation year (Level 3) modules:

  • Personalised Learning
  • Academic Performance
  • Introduction to Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Industries
  • Business Environment in Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism
  • Careers in Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism
  • Delivering the Customer Experience

Year one (Level 4) modules:

  • Introduction to Tourism Management
  • Travel Geography
  • Tourism Culture and Society
  • Introduction to Finance and Accounting
  • Academic Development and Employability
  • Principles of Leadership and Management

Year two (Level 5) modules:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Research Methods for Managers
  • Travel and Tourism Law
  • Sales and Marketing

Plus two options from:

  • Understanding Business Tourism
  • Attractions Management
  • Tourism Transportation
  • Inclusive Tour Operations

Year three (Level 6) modules:

  • Tourism Planning and Policy
  • Strategic Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Tourism
  • Dissertation

Plus two options from:

  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Special Interest Tourism
  • Resort Management
  • Governance and Tourism.
  • Tourism and the Media Industry

Starting Dates:

Dates to be confirmed. Please get in touch with our Admissions Team

Tuition Fees:


We welcome applicants with no formal qualifications. These applications will be considered on an individual basis taking into account their admissions process. The admissions process here at London School of Science and Technology is the entry requirement. It requires a Maths and English assessment to be passed at a substantial standard, followed by a SAPE (Screening for Accreditation for Prior Experience) assessment, questions to be answered in regards to the course you wish to study (this is a requirement which is subject to previous qualifications). It is completed with an interview with an academic lecturer to dictate whether you can qualify to study with us.

You will be assessed through written assignments and presentations. The assignment criteria are provided by the awarding body.