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Southampton Solent University

International Tourism Management with Event and Tourism Foundation Year

UCAS Code: N834
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport
Student score
84% HIGH
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

From a minimum of two completed A levels.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at PPP or BTEC Diploma at MP or equivalent. GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C / grade 4 or above. We will consider mature students who have not recently undertaken a formal course of study at A-level or equivalent but can demonstrate relevant work or voluntary experience, indicating their ability to complete the course successfully. Overseas applicants in an equivalent situation to UK students as outlined above and who have been taught in English or have IELTS 5.5 or equivalent will be considered. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 48 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Would you like to brush up on your academic skills and industry knowledge before undertaking a full degree in events or tourism? This one year foundation course is ideally suited to students who don’t yet meet the entry requirements for a three-year honours degree, as well as those who feel like they would like to improve their academic skills before beginning a degree programme. The Event and Tourism Foundation Year will build up your learning, communication, presentation, numeracy, IT and people skills, preparing you to progress onto one of the following degree programmes: BA (Hons) Events Management BA (Hons) Festival and Event Management BA (Hons) International Air Travel and Tourism Management BA (Hons) International Tourism Management Solent University is proud to offer students a supportive learning environment. Face to face academic support is complemented by 24/7 access to our virtual learning environment. This course is delivered flexibly, allowing students to choose their own specialism. Think you could benefit from an academic foundation year? With a focus on study skills, research, independent working and basic industry knowledge, this events and tourism foundation programme will help provide you with the skills you’ll need to progress onto a full-time degree here at Southampton Solent University. Successful completion of the foundation year in Event and Tourism will provide a pathway to the International Tourism degree. The experienced course team recognise the importance of helping to build the skills, qualities and knowledge to enable graduates to make an immediate impact on employers and develop a successful career. To reinforce this, industry professionals have provided valuable input into the course to ensure that the theory and practice taught help develop key employment skills. Previous students have had the opportunity to either study abroad at one of our partner institutions and experience a different culture, or undertake a work placement, exposing them to the industry and gaining valuable work experience. Students have also previously benefitted from guest lectures delivered by travel and tourism industry professionals, providing up-to-date and first-hand knowledge of the industry. Southampton’s location on the south coast means that students can take advantage of the University’s links with Carnival UK, Southampton International Airport and international tourist attractions such as Beaulieu National Motor Museum in the New Forest National Park. These links also have also provided past students with a variety of case study material in the sector.


Following your foundation year, you will study: Year one: CORE UNITS *Introduction to Tourism *World Tourism Perspectives *Leisure Marketing *Language unit *Academic and Employability Skills *Financial Planning and Reporting *Introduction to Organisational *Behaviour in Leisure Services. Year two: OPTION ONE *International Tourism Research Skills *Study Placement Abroad (whole academic year, five units). OPTION TWO *International Tourism Research Skills *Cruise Operations Impacts *The Management of Visitor Attractions *Work Placement (half academic year, three units). OPTION THREE *International Tourism Research Skills *Cruise Operations Impacts. Year three: CORE UNITS *Contemporary Issues in Tourism *Natural and Cultural Heritage Tourism Management *Dissertation, or Literature-Based Research and an option *Cross-Cultural Management or International Marketing for Travel and Tourism. For a complete list of units, please visit the website.

Southampton Solent University

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We're a dynamic new university dedicated to academic excellence, social justice and the integration of theory and practice. Real world experience is built into innovative courses in business, technology, art and design, media production, maritime, the creative industries and sport. We have strong roots in Southampton and the region, working closely with the community and employers.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 84% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
27% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
310 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Graduates who are sports and fitness occupations


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.
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