BSc (Hons)

Course Type


Full Time | 3 Years




English Requirements




About the course

Open doors to an exciting career in a rapidly evolving industry incorporating all aspects of world travel from airlines and hotels to visitor attractions and eco-tourism. This globally focused course develops your understanding of tourism while giving you the practical skills you need to take on a management role in the sector.

Alongside the development of your business and management skills, your studies focus on global issues such as the development and management of sustainable tourism; the impact of new technology on travel, tourism and mobility; and the environmental, economic and social impacts of tourism. Our approach places the business of tourism within an ethical framework, which is essential in an industry whose prime attractions include the natural environment and local cultures.

The course is practice based, with theory put to the test in real-life scenarios from within the international tourism industry. You also benefit from field trips to tourist destinations and attractions, and have the opportunity to take a year in industry in the UK or abroad.

The University of Bedfordshire is a member of The Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE). ATHE is the subject association for tourism in higher education in the UK. It represents universities that are leading providers of tourism programmes.

Why choose this course?

Study theory and practice in different branches of tourism, including hospitality, visitor attractions, heritage, and sustainable tourism

Gain knowledge of the strategic management of tourism-related businesses

Benefit from regular guest speakers from the industry, providing insight into your chosen career

Develop your skills in analyzing and interpreting complex information, ready for employment

Explore a range of potential career options with companies like tour operators, destination management companies, airlines, and major hotel chains

Take the course over four years and include a fee-free year in the industry (see below), gaining experience, developing your language skills, and building your CV

If you need to step up into higher education, start with a Foundation Year (see below), which guarantees you a place on the degree course

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 (55% overall)

2 A level passes (minimum C and D)

Additional course requirements if any

English Language Req:

The University accepts the following qualification as satisfying the English Language requirements for entry to a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

  • UKVI Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each element

Fee & Funding:

Level of Study Fees 2022-2023
Undergraduate – BA/BSc £13,500 (per annum)
Undergraduate – BA/BSc Degrees with Foundation
years (Foundation year only)
£13,500 (for Foundation Year only)

Please note: per annum means fees are payable each year of the degree. Total means this is the entire cost of the degree. The amount is not payable each year unless specified.

* £1,400 per annum payable for the provision of placement.

In the first year only on either undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses, international students will receive a £1,000 VC Scholarship. An international student progressing to a higher level degree* will receive, in the first year only of the new course, both a £1,000 VC Scholarship and a £500 alumni discount. Additional discounts of £500 are available for prompt payment of the first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate).

* Including undergraduate to postgraduate, and postgraduate to MBA.

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