Bachelor in International Tourism and Leisure Short Programme (English)

General

Program Description

Globetrotters who already have a degree and still want to make a professional career out of their passion: this way, please!

Who is this programme 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 programme!

Your schedule

  • 24-course weeks, two semesters, 1 academic year, 67 credits
  • Short track students have their own class group
  • Overlapping of courses is absolutely avoided by our planning team. At Thomas More, we guarantee you can take your courses without any double bookings.

Practice makes perfect

  • You will have the choice to either take your 8-week internship during summer (July-August) and thus finish in exactly 1 year, or to plan your internship in the adjacent semester. In the latter case, you will graduate in 3 semesters time.
  • We offer a wide choice of internship positions, both in Belgium and across the globe, so you can jump-start your international career. Please note that International Tourism and Leisure students always take an international internship.

Courses

Semester 1

  • Aviation (3 ECTS)
  • Travel Technology (3 ECTS)
  • Incoming Tourism (3 ECTS)
  • International Tourism (3 ECTS)
  • International Tourism Project (3 ECTS)
  • Travel Accommodations (3 ECTS)
  • Law in Tourism (3 ECTS)
  • Research & Reporting in Tourism (3 ECTS)
  • Sustainable Tourism Development (4 ECTS)

Compulsory Dutch Course (3 ECTS) - depending on previous study and language of study

  • Survival Dutch
  • Professionele communicatie 1

Semester 2

  • Culture & Art Topics (3 ECTS)
  • Intercultural Communication in Tourism (3 ECTS)
  • Tourism Fundamentals (3 ECTS)
  • Tourist Experiences (4 ECTS)
  • World Cultures (3 ECTS)
  • Internship in Tourism & Leisure (14 ECTS)

Total = 30 ECTS

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

Entirely up to you to decide!

* Please note this programme is subject to modifications

Last updated Jul 2019

About the School

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