Licence 3 Tourism, Hospitality and Food Studies
The objective of the Bachelor’s degree in Tourism, Hospitality and Food Studies is to offer foreign students a discovery or a knowledge enhancement training linked to the three areas of expertise of ISTHIA : Tourism, Hospitality and Catering, and a social and cultural approach to Food Studies.
Initial and continuing
The Bachelor’s degree in Tourism, Hospitality and Food Studies (THFS) is taught exclusively in English on the Toulouse campus.
The objective of this programme is to offer foreign students a discovery or a knowledge enhancement training linked to the three areas of expertise of ISTHIA: Tourism, Hospitality and Catering, and a social and cultural approach to Food Studies.
In Tourism, students learn how to apply general and technical skills of management in leisure, transportation and accommodation. This Bachelor’s also tackles communication and promotion in public tourism authorities. The syllabus linked to sustainable development allows them to apprehend the problematics of local and international development.
In the field of Hospitality and Catering, the students get to learn about the realities and operational problematics of hotel and catering businesses. This training deals with corporate catering and engineering in order to familiarize the students with the needs and careers of this industry, but also with the operational problematics of corporate catering, at a local and international level.
In the field of Food Studies, students learn how to analyze the political, economic and social dynamics that structure food habits in a given country, region, or territory. They are also trained to know the different food sectors, as well as the consumers’ profiles and needs according to their sociological and cultural characteristics.
After their graduation, students may seek entry into the professional world or continue in the Master’s degree.
You may apply on-line on eCandidat
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The selection is based on written application and interview.
Are eligible to this Bachelor’s degree the students who have successfully completed a two-year university course in: Sociology, Social Sciences, Geography, Agribusiness, Foreign Languages, Dietetics, or Nutrition, Hospitality and Catering, Bio-Engineering.
Non-European students may apply on: https://pastel.diplomatie.gouv.fr/etudesenfrance/dyn/public/authentification/login.html
The people who do not hold any of the degrees listed above but who have worked in the tourism sector will be invited to apply for the validation of their qualifications (French NVQ scheme, decree of August 23rd 1985) by a jury of professionals and university lecturers.
UE 501 I Marketing and management
UE 502 I Sociology of Food – Sociology of organizations
UE 503 I Economy – Tourism, Hospitality and Food Industries
UE 504 I Geography – Tourism, Hospitality and Food Industries
UE 505 I Professionalization
UE 506 I French Culture
UE 601 I Data analysis and Finance
UE 602 I Human Resources Management
UE 603 I Law – Hospitality, Tourism and Food Sector
UE 604 I Computing sciences
UE 605 I Internship
UE 606 I French Culture
UE 607 I Internship (8 weeks minimum)
Every year the THFS Bachelor’s students are trained to real-life professional situations through specifications given by our sponsors (group assignment). Our 2024 professional partner is Chez Xavier, Master Cheesemonger and Maturing Expert.
The project sponsor asked the students to work on the launching of a snacking-type cheese offer around the four seasons.
For an overview of the 2024 group assignments and training projects, please download our consolidated summary document.
Graduates may consider different sectors of activities and positions, depending on their major but also on their choice of continuing in a Master’s degree.
- Executive assistant / Branch manager / Business manager
- Assistant Project manager / Project manager
- Assistant product manager / Product manager
- Tourism development facilitator / Development manager / Developer
- Tourism company manager / Tourism entrepreneur
- Market manager
- Operating manager in Hospitality (service manager, business manager, accommodation manager…)
- Operating manager in Catering (executive assistant, supervisor…)
- Nutrition supervisor
- R&D assistant