Our Tourism and Travel Management (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree is a four-year course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0).
It provides a gateway to a career in one of the world’s biggest service sectors and is the perfect start to your university education if you don’t meet the entry requirements to start our standard three-year degree programme.
The degree will offer you close links with tourism businesses and public organisations through membership of the Tourism Management Institute.
Our Tourism and Travel Management (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree is ideal if you’re looking to enter a managerial career in the tourism and travel industry.
During your foundation degree you will learn key business skills and increase your academic confidence. You’ll share this introductory year with students studying some of our other business-related degrees, allowing you to share perspectives and gain a broad knowledge of business and management.
As you progress into the second year of the course, you will study the same course content and get the same choice of modules as those who study our three-year Tourism and Travel Management BA course.
Our course is continually evolving and improving to take into account the latest challenges in the industry. You'll learn about cultural heritage, sustainable tourism and tourism-led regeneration as well as having the opportunity to examine niche tourism products.
Outside of the classroom, our students have access to Accelerator, which provides advice, support, networks, knowledge and resources to help you start your own business. Together with our lecturers’ wealth of experience you’ll be well-equipped for a career in tourism or travel.
The graduate job market is competitive and graduates with work experience are more likely to enter the desired career. In Year 2 or 3, you’ll be required to select a work-related learning module. Although we can’t guarantee you a work experience placement, we will advertise suitable positions and support you through the application process.
You'll graduate from our Tourism and Travel Management (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree with a full undergraduate qualification with the same title and award as students who studied the traditional three-year course.
You’ll be assessed through independent and group research, survey-based projects, portfolios, posters and videos, as well as traditional essays, reports, case studies, presentations, tests and a final dissertation.
You'll benefit from links to employers in the tourism and travel sector through membership of the Tourism Management Institute.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
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Our Tourism and Travel Management (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree is a career-focused course designed to offer you the best possible prospects on graduation.
The course has previously propelled our graduates into a wide range of successful and rewarding careers. We’ve had graduates who have gone on to work in managerial roles with tour operators, in road, rail, sea and air transport and in research and consultancy.
This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you don't meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Our business and law undergraduate programmes are continuously improving and are currently under review for 2020-21 entry. Please apply as outlined in the how to apply section of this page and If there are any changes to your course we will contact you. All universities review their courses regularly and this year we are strengthening our business and law courses to reflect the ever-changing landscape of the world of business and law.
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UK/EU applicants for September full-time entry must apply via UCAS unless specified otherwise.
Applicants for September part-time entry should apply direct to the University using the apply online button.
Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.
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Tourism and Travel Management students participated in this year’s World Travel Market London business fair.
Four academics from the University met with overseas partner to support international programme.
London Met is one of only three London universities to be officially recognised by the Tourism Management Institute.
Employability seminar from the experts
Tourism and Travel Management BA students were visited by a team of recruiters and training associates from Booking.com.
Alumna delivers seminar to tourism students
London Met alumna Patricia Mediavilla who is now working for London and Partners delivers seminar to tourism students.
Tourism students see the industry in action
As part of course focus on employability, every year we use one week of the Autumn semester as field work. Instead of campus-based classes all students visit World Travel Market (WTM).
A strong team of Year 1 students have managed to search the Moorgate building top to bottom for answers to 30 tricky questions.
London Met records its highest ever student satisfaction score, climbing six places in the National Student Survey.
Students experience fine dining at 'Alyn Williams at The Westbury’ in Mayfair
Our travel and tourism students have just returned from the long-awaited study trip to Malta.