Undergraduate Pathway in Tourism

The tourism and sport sectors are two of the dominant industries of the 21st century, employing an estimated 100 million people globally. They provide more than 10 percent of total employment worldwide, with up to 25 percent of all employment in areas such as the Caribbean. The continually evolving scope and direction of these industries is reflected in the lectures, tutorials and practical sessions of Plymouth University's Tourism degrees. Plymouth University is recognised as one of the UK's best universities for a degree in Tourism, and will allow you to delve deeply into present-day theory and supplement it with hands-on experience. Whether you see yourself in a management role in a five-star luxury hotel or working for a national tourist board, our degrees will prepare you for a great career in the tourism industry.


This pathway is specifically designed to allow international students to reach their full potential in pursuit of a Plymouth University Tourism degree. The pathway comprises of modules developed to ensure successful transition from international education systems to the academic structures of one of the UK's leading modern universities.

Pathways at Plymouth University

High School

Stage 1: University Foundation Stage 2: First Year Degree in Tourism Stage 3: Second Year Degree Stage 4: Final Year Degree

£7,950 (one semester)
£12,250 (two semesters)






Stage 1: Two semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1: September, January and May

Stage 2: September and January

Stage 1: University Foundation


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  • Accounting

  • Business Law

  • Business Management

  • Business Studies

  • Economics

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 1

  • Numerical Techniques 1

  • Principles of ICT

Stage 2: First Year Degree in Tourism


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  • Principles of Economics

  • Business Law

  • Business Foundations

  • Introduction to Marketing

  • Principles of ICT

  • Business Accounting

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

  • Organisational Behaviour

  • Tourism Industry

Stage 3: Second Year Degree


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Stage 4: Final Year Degree


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Please note: First, Second and Final Year modules differ depending on the pathway, you can find out more about them on the Plymouth University website by clicking the links below:

Plymouth University degree pathways

Popular Careers

Employment and career options:

Potential careers in: Airline management; conference centre management; cruise company management; hotel management; resort management; tourist board management; tour operating.

Employers of previous Plymouth University graduates have included:

Kempinsky Hotels; Luxury Group; Regional or national tourism authorities.

Average starting salaries:

According to The Complete University Guide, average graduate starting salaries for Tourism are £19,042.