Business & Management

BSc (Hons) Business and Tourism Management degree with Foundation Year

  • Knowledge and understanding of the key principles of business, leadership, operations management, entrepreneurship and strategic management
  • Understanding of the concepts and characteristics of tourism i.e. demand, nature of tourists, sustainability, ethics, community and environmental impact
  • Intellectual and cognitive skills i.e. problem solving, making rational business decisions, self-appraisal etc
  • Ability to research, analyse, evaluate, and articulate evidence in order to draw relevant conclusions

  • Flexible study options - weekdays or evenings 
  • Industry experienced lecturers with excellent education and professional qualification 
  • Simplified learning 
  • Personal attention to all learners 
  • Small classes 
  • Free career development mentoring programme 
  • Connect with our very successful alumni 

  • Business Environment (20 credits) 
  • Tourism Marketing Principles (20 credits) 
  • Tourism Environment and Industry (20 credits) 
  • Organisation Behaviour (20 credits) 
  • Fundamentals of Business Finance (20 credits) 
  • Tourism and Society (20 credits) 

  • Employability and Enterprise Skills (20 credits) 
  • Principles of Operations Management (20 credits) 
  • Entrepreneurship in Tourism (20 credits) 
  • Human Resource Management (20 credits) 
  • Tourism Impacts and Sustainable Development (20 credits) 
  • Research Methods (20 credits) 

  • Tourism: Contemporary Issues (20 credits) 
  • Global Strategic Management (20 credits) 
  • Leadership and Change (20 credits) 
  • Destination Management (20 credits) 
  • Dissertation (40 credits) 

Assessments at GBS

This GBS course will provide you with opportunities to test your knowledge and understanding through informal formative assessments. Formative assessments will be completed before your formal summative assessment, which will determine your final marks.

Each module normally contains at least one piece of formative assessment from which you will receive feedback from your course team. Formative assessments are purely for developmental purposes and do not count towards your final module mark. They are designed to help you to gain more knowledge and confidence in the module material and approaches to formal assessment. Students who do not engage with informal assessments often struggle with Foundation Year progression, as well as with the academic levels above.

The formal summative assessment usually occurs towards the end of each module. Assessment methods may include written examinations and a range of coursework, including reports, portfolios, essays, and presentations. The marks awarded for summative assessments count towards your final module mark. Assessment methods at GBS are reviewed annually and may be updated in consultation with students, for example in response to student or External Examiner feedback. An External Examiner is an independent academic expert from another higher education provider, and they are appointed by Canterbury Christ Church University to provide external assurance regarding the academic standards of your course.

Standard Entry Requirements (Under 21 years old)

Minimum 80 UCAS tariff points or 60 Credit Ofqual qualification at level 3.

Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements will be considered on an individual basis

Applicants aged 21+

If applicants aged 21+ do not meet the standard entry requirements, we will also consider those with life/work skills which would make them suitable for undergraduate study with our Foundation programme.

All Applicants

All applicants must be assessed by the GBS admissions team via an interview for listening and speaking skills and for writing via a statement of personal reflection.

Documents required:

  1. Application form
  2. Supervised Personal reflection statement
  3. Personal interview

Funding your study

You can apply for help with your fees from the government by visiting This could take the form of a Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan or Maintenance Grant.

A Tuition Fee Loan will cover the cost of your up-front fees and will be paid to your university or college. The Loan must be repaid once you have finished your course and are earning £26,575 a year or more. Both full and part-time learners can apply.

If you are eligible, you can apply for a Maintenance Loan too. The Loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. The loan repayments only start once you leave your course and when your earnings are more than £26,575. For more information, please visit Student Finance.

Maintenance Grants are paid into your bank account at the start of term. You don’t have to pay it back, but any funds you get will reduce the amount of Maintenance Loan you are eligible for.

New students must prove they have been living in the UK for five years before their course start date in order to get living cost support from Student Finance England.


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September 2021


4 years

Awarding Institution

Canterbury Christ Church University


weekdays, evenings and/or weekends.


East London, West London, Birmingham, Manchester


£9,250 per year