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University of Plymouth International College

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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) Cruise Management
BSc (Hons) Events Management
BSc (Hons) Hospitality Management
BSc (Hons) Tourism Management
BSc (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Management


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

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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