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English Bachelor's Degree

International Tourism and Leisure



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Make a living from your lifestyle

  • Unique, full English programme in Tourism and Hospitality Management to prepare you for your international future.
  • Turn your passion for travel into a genuine profession in the tourism sector.
  • Gear yourself up with the knowledge and skills you need to build life-changing experiences, even in today’s challenging context.
  • Learn how to apply disruptive business models and innovative marketing and distribution channels to create new commercial opportunities.
  • Discover solutions to reduce tourism’s social and environmental impact.
  • Gain a competitive advantage on the job market by building your professional network in tourism and hospitality during your studies.
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International Tourism and Leisure  

  • Are you taking this course in a full-time program? You can complete your studies in three years.
  • You will take 180 credits divided into three phases.
  • You take classes during the week in daytime classes.
  • Grow and nurture your multilingual, multicultural and multidisciplinary skills during an unforgettable international study exchange and an inspiring international internship.
  • You feel at ease speaking English? Check here if you meet the language conditions to enroll in this bachelor’s programme.
  • Get the flexibility to start this 6-semester programme either in February or September.


Practical information

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  • Phase 1 | Here, we lay the foundations of our innovative travel and tourism programme and ensure that you get a broad industry perspective through tourism, languages, management and communication classes.
  • Phase 2 | From phase 2 onwards, you will further develop your commercial flair and financial insight. As well, you'll get an immersive learning experience during the courses Immersive Tourist Experiences Lab (SEM 1) and Strategic Hospitality lab (SEM2). Connecting theoretical concepts and trends with practice and within a simulated environment.
  • Phase 3| During phase 3, you will get to know various players in the Corporate Travel Management sector and work on a real-life assignment during the course Corporate Travel lab. Also, will you be ready to successfully work on your bachelor project and to depart on your 15-weeks international internship.


Below you can find an overview of the courses ( under reservation of changes), with the number of credits per phase. Credits express how many hours you need on average to process the subject matter (incl. lessons). Count about 25 to 30 hours for 1 study credit. 

  • We have explained the most important courses in a blue tooltip.  
  • Would you like to know the detailed content of each subject? Check the programme guide.


Phase 1 2 3
Tourism Fundamentals i 3
Travel Accommodations i 3
Tourism Destinations i 3
Culture & Art Topics i 3
Tourism Exploration Project i 3
Hospitality Basics i 3
Business Travel Fundamentals i 3
Destination Management and Incoming Tourism i 3
Hotel Operations (online) 3
Design Thinking in Tourism i 3
Aviation Lab i 3
Travel Technology i 3
Trends in Tourism i 3
Hospitality Business and Experience i 3
International Tourism Project i 3
Tourism Research i 3
Crisis & Quality Management in Tourism 3
Sustainable Tourism Development i 3
E-Tourism i 3
Communication courses
English for International Tourism 3
Intercultural Communication in Tourism 3
Business Communication Topics 3
Business & Management
Business Fundamentals 3
Introduction to Financial Management 3
Phase 1 2 3
Digital Skills 3
Marketing Fundamentals in Tourism 3
Financial Management in Tourism 3
Sales 3
Business Intelligence Fundamentals 3
Business Analytics 3
Management skills 3
Leading Hospitality Transformation 3
Web Content & Design 3
Sales Management 3
Tourism Legislation and Regulations 3
Personal Development
Personal development 3
Corporate Social Responsibility 3
Personal Branding 3
Major language choices (French, Spanish, Chinese, German or Dutch)
Business, Intercultural or Tourism electives
IATA GDS Fares and Ticketing
Immersive Tourist Experiences i 6
Strategic Hospitality Lab i 6
Corporate Travel Lab 6
Bachelor Project i 7
International Internship (15 weeks) 23









This programme offers a February start date and guarantees a 6-semester (3-year) study path.  Check the  admission requirements for international degree students,  apply and you’re in! Of course, we’ll organise Welcome Days for you too!

Need some advice before deciding when to start?

We understand that you may need some more personal guidance when making a decision on your start date. We’ve got you covered! Check out our  Meet us page to connect with us through webinars, open days and more!

Also, don’t hesitate to reach out to the programme manager of your programme. Plus, our admissions team  and international support are always there  to help you with more general questions!



Let’s connect

You will blend into the international community if you choose to go on international study exchange in phase 2, and during your international internship in phase 3. The sky is not the limit with more than 100 partner schools and a well-stocked internship database. Direction fascinating job in an international context.

Learn from professionals

During guest lectures and field trips the top of the tourism industry will share their experience and you will collaborate on real assignments in co-creation with industry professionals. Furthermore, we offer a wide range of extracurricular activities: e.g. EuroChrie University Challenge, Young Hotelier Summit, IMEX Future Leaders Forum, and workshops with industry partners.

Future proof study

The unprecedented challenge ofCOVID-19 has completely changed thetravel industry. But tourism is alive and kicking! Our programme is continuously evolving to ensure that with a degree in tourism and leisure management you are fully prepared to become theTravel Consultant of Tomorrow.

In practice  

Thanks to our Partners in Education network, we are privileged and able to invite top industry guest lecturers during several classes and seminars. You can learn from the experts first-hand, in the classroom, online or during field trips.

In the last semester of your studies, you will work full-time for 15 weeks during an instructive internship abroad. This your chance to prove yourself and build further on your network.


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Go international  

Going international is key. You will have classes with students from various countries, this will help you develop intercultural and multilingual skills to be fully prepared for a fantastic international career.You can opt for ACEEPT, a short-term international project organised by and for tourism students of our international partners.You will learn even more tricks of the trade going abroad on your international study exchange and by selecting an internship that is aligned with your professional aspirations. For your international study exchange, we offer you a wide variety of 80 partner schools, within and outside of Europe, so you can really pick the right match.In the last semester of your studies, you will work full time for 15 weeks during your international internship. ForeWe provide a jam-packed internship database or you apply for your own internship. These international experiences will help you become a true globetrotter.


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Personal coaching

Yes, we care During your time here, you can count on a whole support team to truly make you feel at home at Thomas More. Our study Counsellors, Student Services (STUVO), all of our lecturers and many more will personally guide you to ensure that you blend in from the beginning and prosper so that we help you to deploy and nurture your talents. You will never feel alone.

Got questions?

Programme coordinator

Liesbeth Uvin

For all your questions on the content and promotion of the programme. +32 15 68 83 13
Programme manager

Rudy Geens

Questions about the programme.
Study Counsellor & Care Coordinator

Ariane Buysschaert

Questions about your individual study programme & on studying with use of facilities.

Admissions Officer

For all your questions about Admissions & Application.
Available by phone 9am - 3pm +32 15 36 92 50

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