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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.

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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

Tourism study abroad programs

Tourism undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in tourism

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    Business Administration in Tourism And Hospitality Management - BSc (Hons) C3S Business School, Spain

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,527 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,000 EUR

    Start date
    October, February, June
    Show program overview about BA (Hons) In Tourism And Hospitality Management
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    Tourism and Hospitality - BBus University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,477 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,274 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality
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    Tourism and Hospitality Management - BBA (with placement) Modul University Vienna, Austria

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,426 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,100 EUR

    Start date
    February, September
    Show program overview about BBA Tourism and Hospitality Management
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    Business Management with Tourism - BSc International Business School Budapest, Hungary

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,050 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,400 EUR

    Start date
    February, September
    Show program overview about BSc in Business Management with Tourism
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    Business: Tourism (Tempe Campus) - BA Arizona State University (in partnership with Kaplan International), USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    32,760 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,760 USD

    Start date
    January, August
    Show program overview about Business (Tourism)

Associate in tourism

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    Tourism & Hospitality Management - ASc Black Hills State University, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,865 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,865 USD

    Start date
    January, August
    Show program overview about Tourism & Hospitality Management Major BAS
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    Tourism, Convention & Event Planning - AASc College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,200 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
    Show program overview about Tourism, Convention & Event Planning

Diploma in tourism

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    Business Administration: Tourism and Hospitality Management (Kelowna Campus) - Dip Okanagan College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,743 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,000 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, July, September
    Show program overview about Business Administration: Tourism and Hospitality Management (Kelowna Campus)
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    Fundamentals of Hospitality and Tourism (Co-op) - Dip (with placement) Toronto School of Management, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,740 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,995 CAD

    Start date
    January, March, May, July, September
    Show program overview about Fundamentals of Hospitality and Tourism (Co-op)
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    Global Tourism & Hospitality Management - AdvDip North Island College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,881 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,825 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Global Tourism & Hospitality Management Advanced Diploma
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    Hospitality & Tourism (with Co-op) - Dip Focus College, Canada
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,681 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,190 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, April, July
    Show program overview about Hospitality & Tourism Diploma Co-op
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    Tourism and Travel - NZDip Auckland Institute of Studies, New Zealand

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    18 months
    Annual tuition fee
    12,622 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,480 NZD

    Start date
    September, January, May
    Show program overview about New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5)

Certificate in tourism

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    Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management (Foundation) - Cert Bournemouth University International College, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    10 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,869 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,770 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management Foundation Certificate
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    Tourism & Hospitality Management - Cert North Island College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,653 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,515 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Tourism & Hospitality Management Certificate
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    Tourism & Hospitality - Cert College of the North Atlantic, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    6,685 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,108 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Tourism & Hospitality
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    Tourism: Travel Operations - OCCert Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    12,094 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,477 CAD

    Start date
    May, September
    Show program overview about Tourism – Travel Operations
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    Tourism and Hospitality Management - Cert Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,277 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,452 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
    Show program overview about Tourism and Hospitality Management

Pathway in tourism

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    Tourism, International Year One - UGP University of Brighton International College, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,342 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,140 GBP

    Start date
    September, January, May
    Show program overview about Tourism, International Year One
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    Tourism and Hospitality- International Year One - UGP Bournemouth University International College, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,342 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,140 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Tourism and Hospitality, International Year One

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
    21,262 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,500 NZD

    Start date
    January, June
    Show program overview about Applied Science: Parks, Recreation and Tourism (Research)
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    Innovation & Experience Design for Tourism - MSc Modul University Vienna, Austria
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,336 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,340 EUR

    Start date
    February, September
    Show program overview about Innovation & Experience Design for Tourism
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    Business Administration: Tourism and Event Management. - MBA Midway University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    15 months
    Annual tuition fee
    15,674 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,674 USD

    Start date
    January, August
    Show program overview about Business Administration: Tourism and Event Management.
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    Community Resources and Development: Tourism (Downtown Phoenix Campus) - MSc Arizona State University (in partnership with Kaplan International), USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    35,280 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,280 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Community Resources and Development (Tourism), MS
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    Entrepreneurship and Tourism - MA MCI Management Center Innsbruck, Austria

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    16 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,597 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,500 EUR

    Start date
    January, March, May, October, November
    Show program overview about Entrepreneurship & Tourism | Master

Diploma in tourism

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    Tourism & Hospitality Management (Level 7) - PGDip C3S Business School, Spain
    • Online

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,397 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,800 EUR

    Start date
    October, February
    Show program overview about OTHM DIPLOMA LEVEL 7 IN TOURISM & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
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    Parks, Recreation and Tourism - PGDip Lincoln University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,037 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,266 NZD

    Start date
    January
    Show program overview about Parks, Recreation and Tourism
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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
    Show program overview about Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Pathway in tourism

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

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,670 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,180 GBP

    Start date
    September, January, May, June
    Show program overview about Business, Hospitality, Tourism and Social Sciences, Pre-Master’s
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    Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management (Pre-Master’s) - PGP Bournemouth University International College, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,968 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,630 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Pre-Master’s
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    Management, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism (Pre-Masters leading to International Tourism Management MSc) - PGP University of Surrey, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    18,843 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,750 GBP

    Start date
    September, November, January, May
    Show program overview about Management, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism, Pre-Masters

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.