Foundation in Tourism

Complete with the sun, the sea, and stunning scenery, Plymouth is fast gaining a reputation in the tourism industry as ‘Britain’s Ocean City’.

Whether you see yourself working in a five-star luxury hotel or for a national tourist board, a professionally accredited degree will set you in the right direction. With a strong emphasis on business and management, your University of Plymouth Tourism course will prepare you for an exciting future in a fast-paced global economy.

Special features
  • > First year direct entry available
  • > Optional placement year
  • > A growing tourism industry - 2018 witnessed yet another record year of visitors for the region, up 5% according to official tourism body Visit South Devon.
  • > Kick start your career - our graduates are snapped up by multinational corporations, specialist tour operators, national tourist boards and hospitality organisations worldwide.
  • > Learn in real-life settings, including our Hotel School.

Pathways at the University of Plymouth

High school

Stage 1

Stage 2



Your UoP degree

Stage 1: Foundation Stage 2: Your University of Plymouth Degree
Foundation in Tourism BSc (Hons) Tourism Management
BSc (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Management
Stage 1: Foundation in Tourism
Stage 2: Your University of Plymouth Degree Options

Fees for 2018/19

EU: £9,250

International: £8,450 or £12,500


Fees for 2019/20

EU: £9,250

International: £8,750 or £12,750


One or two semesters


January, May and September

Stage 1:Foundation


  • Academic Writing

    You will develop a range of transferable written skills and independent learning and research skills to prepare you for your undergraduate degree.
    How will I be assessed? 100% coursework

  • Accounting

  • Business Law

  • Business Studies

  • Economics

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

  • Numerical Techniques 1

  • Principles of ICT

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