Undergraduate BA (Hons)

International Tourism Management with Adventure Tourism with Foundation Year

Transition into higher education and prepare for a degree with our BA (Hons) International Tourism Management with Adventure Tourism with integrated foundation year.

International Tourism Management with Adventure Tourism with Foundation Year

Course Overview

  • UCAS code

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    4 Years
  • Start date

    20 Sep 2021

If you don’t have the required UCAS points to secure a place on the full degree programme, this integrated foundation year will enable you to transition onto our BA (Hons) International Tourism Management with Adventure Tourism course, preparing you for academic life at university.

As part of your foundation year, you’ll:

  • Study six events, tourism and hospitality management related modules - these will introduce you to the subjects included on each of our routes, from events principles and practice to customer service experiences
  • Study two additional modules that will help you develop the academic and study skills needed to successfully transition from school or the workplace to higher education

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Develop a range of transferable skills through practical experiences both locally and abroad 
  • Become an informed thinker by considering sustainable places
  • Work with host communities to develop the business skills required to be a confident, ethically minded graduate who can excel in the tourism industry
  • Gain valuable experience in international tourism and specifically the adventure tourism industry

You’ll learn how to access the extensive resources and support services available here at Leeds Beckett, whether you need a hand locating specialist materials in the Library, or you need advice about personal issues.

During your second, third and fourth years you will study an average of six modules each year. 

Expert practitioners
You’ll be taught by tourism experts who disseminate their research via articles, books and international conferences – research which will feed into your teaching.

Industry links
You’ll benefit from our close links with the sector, including industry visits and regular opportunities to discuss current management challenges with guest speakers. 

We are a member of many major industry associations, including The Tourism Management Institute, The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT), and have been awarded TedQual certification (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) for our postgraduate course in responsible tourism management. 

Work experience 
An optional work placement will offer you the knowledge and expertise that are in demand by travel and tourism employers.

We were the first UK university to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence for Tourism (ITT). Awarded by the leading professional body, the Institute of Travel & Tourism, this recognition puts us at the forefront of education and research in this dynamic sector.

ITT is the only professional membership body for the UK travel and tourism industry. It allows you to raise your profile, take advantage of networking opportunities with key players in the sector and to enhance your CV and future career prospects.


Why study International Tourism Management with Adventure Tourism at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. The School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality Management was ranked in the top 50 best schools globally in 2020 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities
  2. Our specialist teaching team includes research-active academics and industry professionals
  3. You’ll work with a diverse mix of students to share ideas and best practice
  4. Develop professional contacts when visiting speakers come to offer unique industry insights during guest lectures
  5. Deepen your skills and experience, build your confidence, contacts, and CV, and improve your chances of jumping straight into a job after graduation with a paid sandwich year
  6. We'll help find the placement that’s right for you. You'll also continue to receive careers advice for five years after graduation


"My course leaders have inspired me from the first moment I met them at the open day and they were the biggest contributing factor to me joining Leeds Beckett."

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