International Tourism and Leisure

Professional bachelor (English)

Locatie: Mechelen -Campus De Vest

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Full 3 year programme. It's now possible to graduate within 6 semesters, even with a start in the second semester.

  • You are a globetrotter and you love to be ‘on the road’ and discover new things.
  • Your mission? You want to guarantee that others experience the time of their lives on holiday.

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Opbouw

  • New in 2020
  • New in 2020

    New in 2020

    More flexibility

    It has never been easier to start your studies in February. It’s now possible for you to graduate within 6 semesters, even with a start in the second semester, just like those who begin the programme in September. The programme is under construction and will soon be published online. In the meantime, feel free to reach out if you would like more information.

    New tracks

    In 2020-2021, we will launch 3 new tracks within International Tourism and Leisure. Your final degree will be in International Tourism and Leisure, but you can now tailor your degree to your own specific interests. All tracks offer a double international experience, i.e. a study exchange and an internship abroad. We’ll help you look for the perfect match for your professional future.

    Travel & Tourism

    This track is the perfect foundation if you want to become a highly skilled tourism professional. Since Thomas More is the only IATA Authorized Training Center in Belgium at a University of applied sciences, you’ll get the unique opportunity to integrate the course into your programme. This added value demonstrates to employers across the globe that you are a committed tourism professional and that you are an expert in taking care of passengers.

    Hospitality & Events

    Do you want to become an expert in hospitality and events? Do you strive to take your customer’s experience one step further? Then, this is the track for you!  In this specialisation, you’ll acquire the essential knowledge and skills you’ll need for roles related to planning and organising events as well as those necessary for the hospitality sector as a whole.

    Digital Innovations

    As tourism is subject to rapidly changing contexts, it’s almost needless to say that the tourism and travel industries are always looking to attract and retain the most digitally savvy talent they can find. So, if you’re looking for a strong foundation in tourism, combined with digital skills and e-tourism technology, and topped up with a big dose of innovation, this track is for you.

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  • Fall 2020 Semester (Covid-19)
  • Phase 1
  • Phase 2
  • Phase 3
  • Short programme
  • Fall 2020 Semester (Covid-19)

    Fall 2020 Semester (Covid-19)

    Already living in Belgium?
    We would love to welcome you on campus in September. We will follow the guidelines provided by the Belgian government. For the latest updates, consult www.thomasmore.be/corona.

    Coming from abroad?

    • Students enrolled in the International Tourism & Leisure programme (3-year) will have the option to take their first semester courses remotely, with virtual support from lecturers. It will also be possible to take the January exams fully online. 
    • Also a February start date is possible in this programme. Students who start in February will be able to graduate in 6 semesters. However, we strongly advise students to go for the September start date if at all possible. 
    • If you choose to start the first semester remotely, you can still join us in Belgium later in the semester (in November or December, for example). You will need to be in Belgium for in person courses by the start of the second semester in February at the latest. 
  • Phase 1

    Phase 1

    Semester 1

    Compulsory

    • Business Fundamentals  (6 ECTS)
    • Entrepreneurial Management 1  (3 ECTS)
    • Tourism Fundamentals  (3 ECTS)
    • English for International Tourism  (3 ECTS)
    • Digital Skills   (3 ECTS)

    Compulsory Dutch Course  (3 ECTS)

    • Survival Dutch
    • Professionele communicatie 1 

    1 Language Elective  (3 ECTS)

    • French /Spanish / Deutsch / Chinese

    Tracks (6 ECTS)

    Digital Innovations

    • Internet of things
    • Travel Technology

    Hospitality & Events

    • Travel Accommodations
    • Process & project management

    Travel & Tourism

    • Travel Accommodations
    • Tourism Destinations 

    Take a look in the programme guide for more details.

    Semester 2

    Compulsory

    • Business Intelligence Fundamentals  (3 ECTS)
    • Culture & Art Topics  (3 ECTS)
    • World Cultures  (3 ECTS)
    • Marketing Fundamentals in Tourism   (3 ECTS)
    • Business Analytics  (3 ECTS)
    • Intercultural Communication in Tourism  (3 ECTS)
    • Personal Development  (3 ECTS)

    1 Language and/or Business Electives  (3 ECTS)

    • French /Spanish / Deutsch / Chinese
    • Professionele communicatie 2
    • Dutch A1
    • Asian Business Topics
    • International Trade
    • Internationalisation@ThomasMore
    • Entrepreneurial Management 2

    Tracks  (6 ECTS)

    • Web Fundamentals
    • Artificial intelligence in Business ( web?)
    • Corporate & social Events 
    • Hospitality basics
    • Latin-American Business Topics
    • International Tourism 

    Elective courses (language, business and/or intercultural courses) (6 ECTS)

    In phase 1 you must enroll in at least 1 major language elective course (French, Spanish, German or Chinese).

  • Phase 2

    Phase 2

    Semester 1

    Compulsory

    • Financial Management in Tourism (3 ECTS)
    • Emerging Markets 2: Eastern Europe & Russia  (3 ECTS)
    • Trends in Tourism  (3 ECTS)
    • Design Thinking in Tourism  (3 ECTS)
    • Aviation  (3 ECTS)
    • Travel Technology  (3 ECTS)
    • International Tourism Project (3 ECTS)
    • Destination Management and Incoming Tourism  (3 ECTS)

    2 Language (at least 1!) and/or Business Electives  (6 ECTS)

    Take a look in the programme guide for more details.

    Semester 2

    • International Study Exchange (30 ECTS)

    Elective courses (language, business and/or intercultural courses) (6 ECTS)

    In phase 2 you must enroll in at least 1 major language elective course (French, Spanish, German or Chinese).

  • Phase 3

    Phase 3

    Semester 1

    • Tourism Legislation and Regulations (3 ECTS)
    • E-Tourism (3 ECTS)
    • Tourism Research (3 ECTS)
    • Sustainable Tourism Development (4 ECTS)
    • Ethical Managerial Problem-solving (4 ECTS)
    • 3 Language (at least 1) and/or Business Electives (9 ECTS)

    Take a look in the programme guide for more details.

    Semester 2

    • Managing Tourist Experiences (4 ECTS)
    • Bachelor Project (10 ECTS)
    • International Internship in Tourism & Leisure (20 ECTS)

    Elective courses (language, business and/or intercultural courses) (9 ECTS)

    In phase 3 you must enroll in at least 1 major language elective course (French, Spanish, German or Chinese).

  • Short programme

    Short programme

    Already obtained a bachelor's or master's degree in business or a related field? We have a short degree programme for you!

Opleiding in cijfers

Enkele statistieken over deze opleiding
100%
International
1/3
of your programme is spent abroad
10%
of your programme is à la carte

Waarom kiezen voor International Tourism and Leisure?

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Your future: working around the globe

Your limit? The sky … and beyond. You want a fascinating and eventful job in an international context. If that means moving abroad, great! From tour operators to airline companies, you feel at home amongst the main players in the tourism industry.

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Interculturality

You’ll experience the true meaning of ‘interculturality’ every day. No course book or syllabus can top that. You’ll get to know professionals from all around the world and build your international network from day one. English becomes your mother tongue, the world your new home.

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IATA Certificate

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. 

Na je studie

  • Get to work
  • Additional Studies
  • Get to work

    Get to work

    With your bachelor’s degree in International Tourism & Leisure you are desired on the labour market. Or you could start your own project. During your training, you’ll deepen your understanding of tourism and leisure and may well discover the entrepreneur in you.

    You’ll work at travel agencies, in the hospitality industry, for tour operators, incoming agents, tourism boards, museums and cultural organisations, event planners, congress centres, meeting and incentive houses, theme parks, airlines, cruise lines, DMC’s, or as a travel consultant, a conference guest relations sales or project manager… within the tourism sector or in other businesses.

    Graduates have splendid career opportunities all around the world.

  • Additional Studies

    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

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