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Hospitality & Food Manufacturing


Ulster University Foundation Degree Hospitality & Tourism with Specialisms - Tourism

Level 5
Mode of Study
Full Time
Course Type
Higher Education
Newry Campus


This course is designed to provide and equip you with subject knowledge, leadership and management skills, industrial experience and practical skills for the global hospitality, travel and tourism industry. You will also be provided with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in events, marketing, entrepreneurship and HR.

Typically, weekly contact hours are scheduled for a minimum of 17 hours per week per semester. The Work Based Learning unit provides students with an opportunity to undertake a structured placement within the hospitality, travel and tourism industry in semester 3 of year 2

This course is delivered by subject specialists and industry lecturers.


  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age on or before 1st July in the year of proposed entry to the course.
  • Applicants should have obtained a minimum of 64-72 UCAS points achieved through the completion of A-Levels, National Awards, Access or other alternative approved level 3 qualifications.
  • Applicants should have attained at least 15 points at Level 2 or above (e.g. GCSE) or have alternative approved qualifications. This must include GCSE English Language Grade C or Essential Skills Communication Level 2 and GCSE Mathematics Grade C or Essential Skills Numeracy Level 2.
  • Applicants who do not meet the criteria outlined above but have evidence of substantial knowledge or relevant industrial experience and skills, which has not been formally certified, should refer to the College’s Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) Policy at Applicants who wish to enter the programme via the College APEL process will be provided with support and guidance on completing an APEL claim. 

Please Note: The entrance criteria above may change subject to awarding body regulations. The College reserves the right to enhance the entrance requirements beyond the minimum 64-72 UCAS points where demand exceeds the number of available places. 

Applicants progressing to higher education courses at Level 4 and above in the College or UK Universities may require a specific GCSE/A-Level profile. In some cases, the Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy may not be a suitable alternative to a GCSE. The list of acceptable qualifications for equivalency to English and mathematics for Ulster University is available from the following link: It is the responsibility of the applicant to check each University’s progression requirements before enrolling on a course at the College.


Modules include:

  • Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism.
  • Inbound and Domestic Tourism.
  • Managing Financial Performance.
  • Events Operations.
  • Global Travel Destinations.
  • Employability Skills.
  • Management in Action.
  • Work Based Learning (up to 302 hrs).
  • Human Resource Management.
  • Marketing and Entrepreneurship.
  • Global Tourism Management.


2 Years


This course is accredited by Ulster University


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Full-time fees are £2,500 per year. Fees are subject to change. 

Field trips: It is highly recommended that you attend and participate in approximately 3 field trips throughout the duration of the programme, to enhance your learning experience and to provide you with an insight into progression opportunities of employment and Higher Education. Each trip may incur a cost of £10 for travel, which you will be expected to pay 3 weeks prior to the trip taking place.


On successful completion of this course you may progress to senior roles within the Tourism Sector, for example within tour operators, travel agents, airports, events and visitor attractions. You may also progress to the BSc (Hons) in International Travel and Tourism Management at Ulster University or other universities.


All Higher Education courses starting in September 2022 are open for applications. Please click on the 'Apply Now' button above to begin your application. 

If you require any assistance with your application you can call us on 0300 123 1223.


Caroline Chambers

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In light of the continuing Covid-19 situation, Southern Regional College may have to amend the delivery methods for a number of courses for the new academic year, or should the need arise effect a temporary College closure. This may also lead to restrictions when accessing student services. Please be assured that the safety of our students is paramount and as such we will be implementing a range of measures in line with government advice and protocols. We will make all appropriate and reasonable adjustments to maintain the ongoing quality of teaching and learning and our support services.

In accordance with the Consumer Rights Act 2015, you will be notified of any such changes, the reasons for the changes and any options available to you to avoid such changes having an adverse impact on your future career. All higher education students and applicants should refer to the Consumer Protection page.


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