International Tourism and Leisure

Professional bachelor (English)

Locatie: Mechelen -Campus De Vest

Infosessies

Dinsdag 09 november

16.00 - 17.30 uurWebinar Week | International Tourism & Leisure – online information sessions[Lees meer]

Woensdag 10 november

10.30 - 12.00 uurWebinar Week | International Tourism & Leisure – online information sessions[Lees meer]

Make a living from your lifestyle

  • The world is your playground and 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 and hospitality.
  • 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 opportunities. 
  • Discover solutions to reduce tourism’s social and environmental impact. 
  • Grow and nurture your multilingual, multicultural and multidisciplinary skills during an unforgettable international study exchange and an inspiring international internship. 
  • Gain a competitive advantage on the job market with the universally  recognised qualifications of this full degree programme. 
  • Get the flexibility to start this 6-semester programme either in February or September. 

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Programme

  • Structure
  • Courses
  • In practice/Workplace learning
  • Personal coaching
  • Go international
  • Short programme
  • Admission requirements
  • Structure

    • 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 | The highlight of your second phase is that you will select a foreign partner university for your international study exchange and this will contribute to your development to thrive in an international environment and to be fully prepared for an international future. 
    • Phase 3 | As you advance through your programme, in phase 3 you are ready to successfully work on your bachelor project and to depart on your international internship. You will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills that will be the start of a wonderful professional career. 
  • Courses

    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.  
    Phase123
    INTERNATIONAL TOURISM & LEISURE
    Tourism Fundamentals i 3
    Travel Accomodations i 3
    Tourism Destinations i 3
    Culture and Art Topics i 3
    International Tourism i 3
    Hospitality basics i 3
    Business Travel Fundamentals i 3
    Trends in Tourism i 3
    Design Thinking in Tourism i 3
    Aviaton Lab i 3
    International Tourism Project i 3
    Travel Technology i 3
    Destination Management and Incoming Tourism i 3
    Hospitality Businesses and Experiences i 3
    International Study Exchange i 30
    Tourism Legislation and Regulations i 3
    Tourism Research i 3
    Sustainable Tourism Development i 3
    E-Tourism i 3
    Managing Tourist Experiences i 3
    Bachelor Project i 10
    Phase123
    MANAGEMENT
    Business Fundamentals 6
    Business Intelligence Fundamentals 3
    Digital Skills (Excel and PowerPoint) 3
    Marketing Fundamentals in Tourism 3
    Business Analytics 3
    Web Fundamentals 3
    Financial Management in Tourism 3
    Sales management 3
    Management Skills 3
    Ethical Managerial Problem Solving 3
    COMMUNICATION
    Dutch 3
    English for International Tourism 3
    Intercultural Communication in Tourism 3
    YOU CHOOSE!
    Language Elective (Spanish - French - Chinese - German) 3 3
    Language or Business Elective 3 3 6
    @WORK
    Personal Development 3
    International Internship in Tourism 20
    Phase123
    INTERNATIONAL TOURISM & LEISURE
    Tourism Fundamentals i 3
    Travel Accomodations i 3
    Tourism Destinations i 3
    Culture and Art Topics i 3
    International Tourism i 3
    Hospitality basics i 3
    Business Travel Fundamentals i 3
    Trends in Tourism i 3
    Design Thinking in Tourism i 3
    Aviaton Lab i 3
    International Tourism Project i 3
    Travel Technology i 3
    Destination Management and Incoming Tourism i 3
    Hospitality Businesses and Experiences i 3
    International Study Exchange i 30
    Tourism Legislation and Regulations i 3
    Tourism Research i 3
    Sustainable Tourism Development i 3
    E-Tourism i 3
    Managing Tourist Experiences i 3
    Bachelor Project i 10
    MANAGEMENT
    Business Fundamentals 6
    Business Intelligence Fundamentals 3
    Digital Skills (Excel and PowerPoint) 3
    Marketing Fundamentals in Tourism 3
    Business Analytics 3
    Web Fundamentals 3
    Financial Management in Tourism 3
    Sales management 3
    Management Skills 3
    Ethical Managerial Problem Solving 3
    COMMUNICATION
    Dutch 3
    English for International Tourism 3
    Intercultural Communication in Tourism 3
    YOU CHOOSE!
    Language Elective (Spanish - French - Chinese - German) 3 3
    Language or Business Elective 3 3 6
    @WORK
    Personal Development 3
    International Internship in Tourism 20

    Timetable

    Check out an example timetable for phase 1.

  • In practice/Workplace learning

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

  • Personal coaching

    Yes, we care  

    Throughout your student career, 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.  

  • 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 carrier. You will learn even more tricks of 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 for you. For your national or international internship, our staff will help you in your exciting journey to select the internship of your dreams. These international experiences will help you become a true globetrotter.  

  • Short programme

    International Tourism and Leisure short programme

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

    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! 

  • Admission requirements

    Our application process is really straightforward.
    You will only need to meet 3 simple requirements:

    1. Secondary education diploma
    2. English Language Certificate (B2)
    3. Passport/ID card or residence permit

    Some more good news! Thomas More has no numerus clausus procedure, nor do we have a limit on the number of admitted students.
    You can find more specific information about our admission requirements here.

Na je studie

  • The job of your life
  • Additional Studies
  • Working in Belgium
  • The job of your life

    • Travel agent/consultant 
    • Hospitality manager 
    • Tour operator 
    • Incoming agent 
    • Museums and cultural organisation 
    • Event planner 
    • Congress centre 
    • Meeting and incentive houses 
    • Theme parks 
    • Airlines 
    • Cruise lines 
    • Conference guest relations sales  
    • Project manager 
  • Additional Studies

    IATA 

    Earn your IATA Certificate at Thomas More – the only IATA Authorized Training Center in Belgium. This certificate demonstrates your expertise and commitment to employers across the globe. 

    Masters

    Bachelors

    Extra bachelor in a one year abridged programme at Thomas More

  • Working in Belgium

    Search Year

    International students can now apply for a new residence permit status upon graduation so they can extend their stay in Belgium up to 12 months to find work! Eager to launch your career in Belgium after your studies? No sweat! We’re here to help you navigate the Search Year application process. 

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