University of Plymouth International College

Foundation in Tourism and Hospitality


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 Plymouth University

High School

Stage 1: Foundation Stage 2: Your Degree Options
Foundation in Tourism and Hospitality BSc (Hons) Events Management
BSc (Hons) International Tourism Management
Stage 1: Foundation in Tourism


Fees for 2021/22

International: £13,750


Fees for 2022/23

International: £14,250


Two semesters


January, May and September

Foundation Syllabus

Semester 1

  • ILS1AND3 - Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

  • SCI101MB - Numerical Techniques 1

  • BUS107 - Principles of ICT

  • BUS108 - Business Law

Semester 2

  • BUS101 - Accounting

  • BUS105 - Business Studies

  • BUS106 - 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

  • BUS103 - Economics

Progression rule to Stage 2

Minimum 50% pass mark in all modules with minimum 85% attendance required across all modules.

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