Foundation Year (Year 0):
This programme incorporates a foundation year, which is intended for students wishing to enrol onto the three-year honours degree, who fall into one of the following categories:
1. Students who have not achieved the required A-level points (or equivalent) score to enter the first year of the degree programme.
2. Mature students who have been out of the formal education system for some time.
Further information about the foundation year can be found by clicking here.
Depending on the pathway chosen, modules across the three years may include:
- The Tourism Industry
- The Visitor Attraction Experience
- Tourism for a Small Planet
- Diversity and Social Inclusion for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
- Finance for Managers
- Managing People and Organisations
- Events in Context
- Niche Tourism
- Developing a Competitive Destination
- Events Safety and Licensing
- Major Incident and Crisis Management
- Marketing for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
- Work-based Learning
- Business Development and Finance
- European Field Study
- Event Design and Project Management
- Tourism Ethics
- Tourism Culture, Power and Identity
- Legal Issues for Events
- Global Sporting Events
- Festivals and Cultural Events
- Fundraising and Charity Events
- International Field Study
- Public Relations and Sponsorship
- Digital Customer Experience for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
- Branding and Advertising
- Conferences, Exhibitions and Corporate Events
- Strategic Management for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
- Dissertation, Enterprise Project or Independent Study
Please note due to the vocational and industry orientated nature of this programme certain modules may be withdrawn and others introduced to maintain vocational currency.
Learning & Teaching
To date students have undertaken placements both overseas and within the UK. Overseas placements have included Universal Studios, Disney and a range of Country Clubs within the USA as well as European placements with Tour Operators including Thomas Cook. Within the UK, students have worked for a range of organisations such as the National Trust, the Youth Hostel Association, airlines and tourist information centres.
To enhance the module content further, the course draws on the expertise of a number of industry representatives including Visit Wales, Cardiff Airport and the Principality Stadium. The course team also frequently arrange visits to many local tourist attractions and destinations.
The School of Management assessment strategy for each module varies to ensure the most appropriate method is used to achieve learning outcomes. A range of assessment methods are used, including essays, reports, presentations,, case studies, podcasts, films, poster presentations, and examinations.
Employability & Careers
The tourism industry offers a diverse range of career opportunities and therefore graduates will be well placed to secure managerial positions in the private, public and voluntary sectors of the tourism industry, both in the UK and overseas. Opportunities exist in the fields of destination marketing and planning, airport and airline operations, travel and tour operations, events management, sports management and marketing national and local tourism organisations, visitor attractions management, hospitality provision, and small business development (possibly leading to self-employment). Due to the management focus of the course graduates opportunities also exist in wider business areas.
Entry Requirements & How to Apply
Please note: The following entry requirements relate to September 2017 entry and use the new UCAS tariff. Please refer to our
Entry Requirements for further information on the new tariff, or contact Admissions if you have any questions.
Applicants must have a minimum of five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics* at grade C or above / grade 4 or above (for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) and 32 UCAS Tariff Points from at least 1 A level (or equivalent).
Five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics* at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) , plus 112 points from at least 3 A levels (or equivalent). Typical offers may include:
- 112 points from at least 3 A levels to include grades CC; Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate considered as the third subject
- QCF BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit
- 112 points from at least 3 Scottish Advanced Highers to include grades DD
- 112 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include 3 x H2 grades. Higher level subjects only considered with a minimum grade H4
- 112 points from the Access to Higher Education Diploma
*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics – Numeracy.
For applicants who are only undertaking 2 A levels or equivalent, this will be considered along with the rest of the academic profile and we may issue a graded offer in lieu of an offer using the UCAS Tariff.
If you are studying combinations of the above, or if your qualification isn't listed, please either contact Admissions or refer to the UCAS Course Search for entry requirements. Further information on our entry requirements, including qualifications from the EU can be found by clicking here.
We encourage applications from other applicants who may not have the entry requirements who may, as a result of interview and submission of a satisfactory CV/references, be admitted onto the course.
Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit
Selection is usually on the basis of a completed UCAS application.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made online to UCAS at www.ucas.com. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply.