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International Tourism and Leisure (1 year)

Thomas More University of Applied Sciences
1 year
Full time
Summer / Short course
Scholarships available
On campus
Mechelen
English
Fall
international-tourism-and-leisure

Program description

International Tourism and Leisure (1 year)

Make a living from your lifestyle in one academic year

  • You already have a bachelor’s or master’s degreein Business / Communication / Office / Hospitality Management?
  • Obtain this extra diploma in 1 year.
  • Get the flexibility to start this 2-semester programme either in February or September. 
  • Short track students have their own class group
  • The world is your playgroundand every horizon, an invitation to go further. 
  • Unique,full English programme to prepare you for your international future. 
  • Turn your passion for travel into a genuine profession.
  • Get ready for an inspiring international career in leisure and business travel.
  • Learn how to apply disruptive business models and innovative marketing and distribution channels to create new opportunities. 
  • Discover solutions to reduce tourism’s social and environmental impact. 
  • Grow and nurture your multilingual, multicultural and multidisciplinary skills during an inspiring international internship. 

Admission requirements

Who is this program designed for?

Are you a creative, communicative travel savvy who wants to become a tourism professional? Do you have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Business (Marketing, International Business and Trade, Logistics,…), Communication Management, Office Management or Hospitality Management? Which means your current bachelor’s degree contained mainly business/management courses and languages? Then we are happy to invite you to our brand new one-year International Tourism and Leisure program!

Language Conditions

English Language Conditions for all English-taught Degree programs

You can prove you are reasonably proficient at speaking and writing English (level B2, European Framework), if you:

  • Obtained a Flemish secondary education diploma or a Dutch VWO-diploma, MBO-4 diploma, HAVO + propedeuse
  • Passed the ITACE test level B2 (in Antwerp, Leuven, Brussels or Ghent).
  • Obtained the minimum score (e.g. 6 overall band score on the IELTS test or equivalent) on internationally recognised language tests such as Cambridge Assessment English, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, SAT. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic IELTS Indicator and TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition are also accepted .
  • Obtained an English-language diploma in secondary or higher education from an institution of one of the following countries: United Kingdom, United States of America, New Zealand, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Caribbean islands & South Africa. This implies that applicants who did not obtain their GCE A Level certificates in Australia, English speaking Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the USA have to submit language test (cf. above) results.
  • Followed your previous education in a partner institution with which Thomas More has an agreement on language requirements.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Semester 1

  • Aviation
  • Travel Technology
  • Destination Management and Incoming Tourism
  • Tourism Fundamentals
  • International Tourism Project
  • Travel Accommodations
  • Tourism Legislation and Regulations
  • Design Thinking in Tourism
  • Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Compulsory Dutch Course - depending on previous study and language of study

Add 6 credits of elective courses and choose your own focus! What do you prefer? Business topics? Languages? You can choose from a number of elective courses such as:

  • Asian or African Business Topics
  • International Trade
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Customer Relations Management
  • E-commerce and Social Media
  • Global Consumer Trends
  • French-German-Spanish-Chinese

Semester 2

  • Culture & Art 1
  • Intercultural Communication in Tourism
  • International Tourism
  • Managing Tourist Experiences
  • World Cultures
  • Internship in Tourism & Leisure

Add 6 credits of elective courses and choose your own focus! What do you prefer? Business topics? Languages? You can choose from a number of elective courses such as:

  • Asian or African Business Topics
  • International Trade
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Customer Relations Management
  • E-commerce and Social Media
  • Global Consumer Trends
  • French-German-Spanish-Chinese

* Please note this program is subject to modifications

Scholarships & funding

Thomas More offers a non-monetary scholarship to international students. You can get a discount on the tuition fee via the merit-based scholarship or tuition fee waiver.

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

EEA Students

  • Fixed Registration Fee: €247,9
  • Cost First Semester (30 ECTS): €357
  • Cost Second Semester (30 ECTS): €357
  • Total Tuition Fee Per Year (Fixed Fee + 60 ECTS):€951,9

Non-EEA Students without Scholarship

  • Fixed Registration Fee: € 1,700
  • Cost First Semester (30 ECTS): € 2,250
  • Cost Second Semester (30 ECTS): € 2,250
  • Total Tuition Fee Per Year (Fixed Fee + 60 ECTS): € 6,200

Qualification

67 credits

Career opportunities

Job Opportunities Ahead

With your English bachelor’s degree in International Tourism and Leisure, you will have a competitive advantage in the job market. Or, considering all your management skills, you might even discover the entrepreneur within you and start your own business.

Your Future: Working Around the Globe

  • Aviation
  • Middle managagement positions in the industry
  • Incoming Agents
  • Hotel Sector
  • Tourism Boards & Destination Management Companies
  • Museums and Cultural Organisations
  • Event Agencies
  • Meetings, Incentives and Conferences
  • Tour Operators & Travel Agents

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Thomas More University of Applied Sciences

Thomas More is the largest university of applied sciences in Flanders, offering more than 30 Dutch-taught and a range of English-taught bachelor degree, short and postgraduate programmes in the province of Antwerp. Next to that, Thomas More offers exchange programmes...


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  • International connections
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  • World-renowned university association.
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Thomas More University of Applied Sciences

Zandpoortvest 60
2800 Mechelen
Belgium

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