BSc (Honours) International Tourism and Hospitality Business Management with Foundation Year

Year of Entry 2025/26
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BSc (Honours)

International Tourism and Hospitality Business Management with Foundation Year

Develop the skills and knowledge required to become an industry expert in both tourism and hospitality, gaining real-world experience at every level.

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    What is the fee?

    Home: See fees section below
    International/EU: £17,155 per year (£1,200 for placement year)

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    4/5 Years

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

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    What are the entry requirements?

    64 UCAS Points

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    What is the UCAS code?

    A088

  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2025

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    Placement year available?

    Yes


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Course summary

  • Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the Tourism Management Institute (TMI) and the Institute of Hospitality (IoH).
  • Study the fundamentals of global tourism and hospitality operations.
  • Develop vital skills in marketing, leadership and project management.
  • Take opportunities to study abroad, gain experience and study a language.
  • Deliver a consultancy project for a tourism or hospitality client.
  • Build your network through our professional body accreditations and Institute of Travel and Tourism.

On this course you’ll develop your hospitality business acumen and your strategic thinking in tourism development. You’ll become a socially conscious management professional who’s able to meet tomorrow’s sustainability challenges and customer needs.


Sheffield Business School accreditation

Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 6% of business schools globally.

Tourism subject group award

Our Tourism subject group is recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT), the membership organisation for tourism industry professionals and educators.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) International Tourism with Hospitality Business Management course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree.

You learn from current developments in tourism and hospitality, often including your lecturers' research. You also develop your own research skills as you progress from academic reading and writing in the first year to designing, conducting, presenting and reflecting on your own research in the final year.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • practical projects in world-class facilities
  • workshops
  • research projects
  • consultancy projects
  • directed learning activities outside classes
  • essays
  • presentations
  • visiting speakers
  • professional e-portfolio

In the foundation year, you’ll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You’ll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you’ll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study.

Course leaders and tutors

Shqiperim Reka
Shqiperim Reka
Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Course Leader

Lecturer/Research

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement in your fourth year of study. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.

Recent placements have included Disneyland in Florida, hotels and resorts across America, Canada, Spain, France, Dubai and the Maldives, and with national and regional destination management organisations such as the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions, the Isle of Man Department of Tourism, and Visit Peak District and Derbyshire, as well as for major tour operators such as TUI and Sunvil.

You can also complete a 'Learning in the Workplace' semester where you work and study at the same time, with academic lessons carried out remotely during allocated study periods while on placement. This is recognised by the University as a placement and offers you a quicker way to complete your studies and gain work experience in four rather than five years, while graduating with 'placement' in your degree title to boost your employment prospects.

Networking opportunities

You will frequently engage with tourism and hospitality industry stakeholders throughout the course. Many modules include industry guest speakers and you will benefit from a close relationship with the industry through our staff members' industry network, association with the Tourism Management Institute, and alumni network.


Future careers

The course prepares you for managerial roles within the following sectors:

  • Hotels and accommodations
  • Restaurants and foodservice
  • Tour operators
  • Destination management organisations
  • Theme parks, visitor attractions and heritage sites

Previous graduates of BSc (Honours) International Tourism and Hospitality Business Management have gone on to work for companies such as:

  • Marriott International
  • Hilton Hotels and Resorts
  • Center Parcs
  • TUI Group
  • The Red Carnation Hotel Collection
  • Four Seasons
  • Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
  • Jet2 Holidays
  • Visit Britain
  • Royal Caribbean International

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you will work with

  • a fully-equipped professional kitchen

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 64

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications excluding general studies For example:

  • CC at A Level
  • MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • Pass overall from a T level qualification with D or E from core
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalent
  • Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent

ACCESS

  • Access to HE Diploma, with at least 45 level 3 credits.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Going Global
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
People, Decisions And Behaviours
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Preparing For Success
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Sustainable Innovation
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Year 2

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Applied Academic Skills
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Finance And Data Interpretation
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Introduction To The Global Tourism Sector
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(60%) , Practical(40%)

Elective modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Foreign Language (French, Spanish, Italian)
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(50%) , Practical(50%)
Global Food, Drink And Society
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Tourism Management: Principles And Practice
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Year 3

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Research Skills
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Sustainability Management For Hospitality Businesses
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(70%) , Practical(30%)

Elective modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Foreign Language (French, Spanish, Italian)
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(50%) , Practical(50%)
Innovations In Tourism Marketing
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Food And Beverage Management
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Learning In The Workplace
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(80%) , Practical(20%)
Personal And Professional Development
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Final year

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Consultancy And Enterprise Challenge
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(70%) , Practical(30%)
Strategy And Crisis Management In International Tourism And Hospitality
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Elective modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Foreign Language (French, Spanish, Italian)
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(50%) , Practical(50%)
International Hospitality Analytics And Revenue Management
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(70%) , Practical(30%)
Research Project
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Responsible Global Tourism Planning
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2025/26 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2025/26 is £17,155 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Tourism and hospitality courses

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

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