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Tourism degrees abroad

Tourism is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the world, employing hundreds of millions of people all over the world. By studying a tourism degree abroad you’ll get the skills and experience you’ll need for an exciting career in this dynamic industry.

Tourism degree programs can cover a wide range of disciplines including business, geography, management and finance. You’ll learn about the major trends and developments in tourism around the world and often get the chance to travel and experience tourist attractions in the local area and further afield.

As an international student, studying abroad will give you a real insight into global tourism management. You can study in tourism hotspots and get firsthand experience of how the industry works, at the same time as expanding your own personal horizons.

Tourism program structure

Tourism programs are often offered in combination with other subjects like event management, hospitality or business. In some countries, tourism programs are often referred to as tourism management or international tourism management.

As an international undergraduate student, there is a range of degree qualifications you can study in tourism including foundation, certificate, diploma and bachelor’s. A BA in tourism will usually take three to four years to complete, and often comes with the option of spending a year abroad or on a work placement.

If you study in the US, you’ll have the option of studying tourism as a major or minor subject at bachelor’s level. The liberal arts model means you can study a variety of disciplines at the same time as specializing in one or more major subjects.

You can also study tourism at master’s level as an MA, or as an MSc depending on the precise program you choose. At postgraduate level many programs are offered as a specialization of tourism focusing on things like business, management or marketing.

Most tourism programs are taught through lectures, seminars and group workshops, but many also include regular field trips to local tourist destinations. The content of every tourism program will be different, but here are some common subjects and modules you can expect to cover:

  • The tourism industry
  • Marketing for tourism
  • Business for tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Tourism and globalization
  • Professional development
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Attraction management

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Tourism study abroad programs

Tourism undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in tourism

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    Tourism and Recreation Management - BSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,848 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,848 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Tourism & Hospitality Management - BA/BSc Black Hills State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,724 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,724 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Business Administration: Tourism and Hospitality Management (Kelowna Campus) - BBA Okanagan College, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,616 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,440 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, July, September
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    Business and Management (Tourism Management) - BA (Hons) Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,409 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,400 GBP

    Start date
    January
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    Business: Tourism Management - BBus University of Tasmania, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,138 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,950 AUD

    Start date
    February
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Associate in tourism

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    Hospitality and Tourism - AA University Canada West, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,432 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,270 CAD

    Start date
    January, April, July, October
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    Hospitality and Tourism Management - AASc Southwestern Oregon Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,791 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,791 USD

    Start date
    January, March, September
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    Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management - AASc Lane Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,499 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 USD

    Start date
    January, March, September
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    Tourism and Hospitality - ASc Black Hills State University, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,422 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,422 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Tourism, Convention & Event Planning - AASc College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,048 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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Diploma in tourism

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    Adventure Tourism Business Operations - UGDip College of the Rockies, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    20 months
    Annual tuition fee
    8,509 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,575 CAD

    Start date
    January, April, September
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    Tourism Management - Dip Okanagan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,410 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,160 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Hospitality and Tourism Management - Dip Eton College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    5,440 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,400 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Hospitality and Tourism Management (Co-op) - Dip Toronto School of Management, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    6,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,250 CAD

    Start date
    January, March, May, July, September, November
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    Global Tourism & Hospitality Management - AdvDip North Island College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,292 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,640 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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Certificate in tourism

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    Business Studies: Tourism and Hospitality Management - Cert Okanagan College, Canada
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    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,616 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,440 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Global Tourism & Hospitality Management - AdvCert North Island College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    9,292 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,640 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Hospitality and Tourism Administration - Cert California State University, Sacramento, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,800 USD

    Start date
    May, November
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    Tourism - PBcCert Thompson Rivers University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    11,086 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,080 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Tourism Management - Cert College of the Rockies, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    10 months
    Annual tuition fee
    10,072 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,700 CAD

    Start date
    January, April, September
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Pathway in tourism

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    International Tourism Management (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,519 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,700 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Tourism, International Year One - UGP University of Brighton, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,355 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,350 GBP

    Start date
    January, September, October
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Tourism graduate programs

Master's in tourism

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    Applied Science: Parks, Recreation and Tourism (Research) - MAppSc Lincoln University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,766 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,500 NZD

    Start date
    January, June
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    Business Administration (Tourism and Event Management.) - MBA Midway University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,810 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,810 USD

    Start date
    August
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    Tourism & Hospitality Management (Barcelona/Munich) - MTHM EU Business School, Spain

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,365 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,800 EUR

    Start date
    March, October
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    Business Management: Tourism & Travel - MSc (with foundation) Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,849 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,300 EUR

    Start date
    February, March, May, August, October, November
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    Digital Management of Tourism and Hospitality - MBA Keyce Business School, France

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,776 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,290 EUR

    Start date
    January, September
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Diploma in tourism

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    International Tourism Management - GradDip Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,575 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,421 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Tourism Management - GDip Lincoln University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,672 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,100 NZD

    Start date
    January, June
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    Tourism - OCDip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,049 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,390 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Tourism and Hospitality Management - PGDip University of California, Riverside Extension, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    9 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,200 USD

    Start date
    September
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    Tourism Management - PGDip University of Cumbria, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    9,130 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,533 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in tourism

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    Food Tourism - PGCert Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,153 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management - OCGCert Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,569 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,376 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management - PGCert Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,154 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,532 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Tourism Management - PGCert University of Cumbria, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    4,565 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 4,267 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage - PGCert University of Tasmania, Australia
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    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    21,766 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,450 AUD

    Start date
    February
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Pathway in tourism

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    Business, Hospitality, Tourism and Social Sciences, Pre-Master’s - PGP University of Brighton, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    15,248 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,250 GBP

    Start date
    June, July, August
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    Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Pre-Master’s - PGP Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,587 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,370 GBP

    Start date
    January
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    International Tourism Management, Pre-Masters - PGP University of Surrey, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    14,179 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,250 GBP

    Start date
    February, September
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Future tourism careers

Tourism management graduates are well placed to pursue an exciting career in the tourism industry. There are a wide range of job roles you’ll have the skills to take on, including:

  • Hotel manager
  • Travel representative
  • Tourism officer
  • Travel agent
  • Air cabin crew
  • Tour manager
  • Event manager

Many tourism degree programs give you the chance to spend a year on placement gaining real-world experience. This is a great way to get a taste for working in the tourism or hospitality industry and could help you work out which role would suit you best. It also means you’ll have valuable experience to put on your CV when you’re looking for a job after university.