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This three year course features a one week long residential field trip and 900 hours work during two academic years, so you’ll gain all the skills you need to thrive in this exciting sector – and you’ll be ready to start your career a year earlier than your competitors on four-year degrees
Studying in the heart of one of the world’s most visited cities, you’ll find your learning extends far beyond the lecture theatres and seminar rooms of LSBU. You’ll be out there, seeing the industry up close for yourself, thanks to visits to a range of tourism and hospitality operations, destinations and trade fairs – it’s all on our doorstep.
You’ll study a wide range of topics to make sure you’re ready for the industry from the moment you graduate. These include changes in the political, social, environmental and technological environments that affect tourism and hospitality, logistics and operational processes, managing a business, and the interaction between suppliers, clients, resources and other stakeholders in the global economy.
Travel distribution or hospitality operations
Plus two modules from:
Plus three modules from the below:
Major and mega events or Destination marketing
Tourism and social justice or International hospitality operations or Urban tourism
Tourism and hospitality is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the global economy, and the demand for senior managers and specialised roles is increasingly rapidly. This course will help you develop the skills needed to work in this global business, dealing with the commercial, social and cultural challenges that it brings.
Our course equips you for any part of the industry, including integrated resorts, conference centres, international hotel chains, airlines, tourist boards and destination marketing organisations, tour operators, restaurant chains and consultancies and supplier agencies. Today, LSBU graduates work around the world, for international companies and small businesses alike, acquiring management skills as they progress.
Some of our graduates join the graduate training schemes offered by the big travel, airline, hotel and restaurant firms. Some have exploited the opportunities offered by digital technology and started their own businesses in areas such as tour operations, logistics and events management.
Recent graduates from this course have gone onto roles such as Trainee Business Travel Consultant, HR Manager, Sales Manager, Meetings Venue Manager and Reception Managers.
When you graduate from this course, you'll be able to apply for further study at postgraduate level, including our full-time or part-time MSc International Tourism and Hospitality Management.
At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:
Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.
We have close links with some of the biggest names in the sector, and you’ll work on projects and case studies that will bring you into contact with them. Our industry speakers come from organisations including:
We also maintain close links with our graduates, many of whom are now in managerial positions across the industry.
We are also the official Higher Education partner of The Organisation for Tourism and Hospitality Management and a major London partner of the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality. Students with qualifications from these bodies may qualify for accelerated entry onto this degree.
Meet LSBU student Lee McGavin who beat off strong competition to become the summer intern for the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) in 2017. LSBU is an Education Partner of ABTA and every year ABTA invites applications from its partners to take one student intern at its London office.
We pride ourselves on equipping you with the knowledge and skills to excel in the challenging and fast changing world of global tourism and hospitality.
The multi-disciplinary nature of this degree means it considers politics, social science and business management studies, and focuses on the role of tourism in forging a more socially just and environmentally sustainable future. We use a mixed format of lectures, seminars, tutorials, study trips, group working, student-led presentations and placements to keep your learning fresh and relevant.
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As an undergraduate Law and Social Science student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first semester at LSBU. The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.
Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University. They should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.
You will have appointments with your personal academic tutor at least three times a year for up to 30 minutes throughout your course. You can contact your tutor for additional support by email.
Senior Lecturer in Tourism; Course Director, MSc International Tourism and Hospitality Management
Course Director for Events and Entertainment Management; Senior Lecturer in Management
We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.
We have entry agreements with The Organisation for Tourism and Hospitality Management (OTHM) and the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) and welcome Certificate holders to Year 1, Diploma holders to Year 2 and Advanced / Higher Diploma holders to Year 3 without the need for appropriate work experience.
If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.
International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.
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Once we have made you an offer, you can apply for accommodation. You can rent from LSBU and you’ll deal directly with the university, not third party providers. That means we can guarantee you options to suit all budgets, with clear tenancy agreements and all-inclusive rents that include insurance for your personal belongings, internet access in each bedroom and on-site laundry facilities.
Or, if you’d rather rent privately, we can give you a list of landlords – just ask our Accommodation Service.
Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.
You don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.
After you’ve received your offer we’ll send you emails about events we run to help you prepare for your course.
Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Welcome Week pages.
Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.
|UK fee: £9250||International fee: £14900|
|AOS/LSBU code: 4847||Session code: 1FS00|
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For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.
Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a Home, EU or International student for fee-paying purposes and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.
The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.
The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.
We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on our scholarships page.
Course Enquiries - UK
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