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University College Birmingham

International Hospitality and Tourism Management Top-up

UCAS Code: N896

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


HND (BTEC)

P

A relevant HND or a foundation degree in the areas of Hospitality or Tourism, with 240 credits.

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Subject

International hospitality management

**Course snapshot**

Hospitality and tourism are vast, global and dynamic sectors which are constantly developing and expanding. UCB's International Hospitality and Tourism Management Top-up course is an intensive one-year programme designed to sharpen your business skills for a career in these fast-moving industries. Our course is accredited by the University of Birmingham - one of the world's top academic institutions - as well as the Institute of Hospitality, while UCB is also recognised as an Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence, providing our students with high-level expertise and professional recognition.

**Who’s the course for?**

If you want to pursue a career in the hospitality and tourism sectors, and you already have a relevant foundation degree or HND (or equivalent), this course is ideal for you.

**Why should I study the course?**

- **RESIDENTIAL VISIT** – Gain insight into the international hospitality and tourism industries by going on an overseas residential visit, with essential trip costs covered by the University

- **INDUSTRY APPROVED** – Learn at an ITT Centre of Excellence and gain professional recognition with a degree accredited by the Institute of Hospitality

- **SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES** – Customise your learning with a choice of optional modules, covering areas such as financial strategy or festivals and events

**Great. Tell me some more**

At UCB, we encourage our students to seek as much industry experience and exposure as possible throughout your studies, and we work with industry providers to offer you a variety of paid and voluntary work opportunities.

We have developed close working relationships throughout the hospitality and tourism sectors, and our [email protected] employability team will assist you in finding relevant work to support your future career plans.

**What skills will I gain?**

You will develop essential business skills and gain knowledge of business administration in the context of the international hospitality and tourism industries, as well as learning how businesses in these sectors work together.

You will take a strategic look at the future of these industries and discover how to plan and develop a business that responds successfully to change.

You will be trained in specific areas such as corporate strategy and destination management, while our variety of optional modules will allow you to develop further specialist knowledge and skills.

In completing your research project, you will have a great opportunity to demonstrate your independent learning skills and develop expertise relevant to the industry that will boost your future employability.

**What about the future?**

This course will open the doors for you to enter not only a career in the international hospitality and tourism industry, but also any career that requires a business and management qualification. Our graduates have also gone on to start their own events, catering or hospitality businesses.

Potential pathways open to you include working in:

- Hospitality and tourism planning

- Marketing

- Tourist attractions management

- Conference and exhibition management

- Events management

- Travel services management

You can also progress onto postgraduate level study, including courses at UCB such as MSc International Hospitality Management, MSc/PGDip International Tourism Management or MSc/PGDip Hospitality with Tourism Management.

Modules

- Corporate Strategy for Hospitality and Tourism
- Destination Management
- Global Marketing Solutions
- Hospitality Operations Management
- International Research Project

**Plus one option from:**

- Financial Strategy
- Festivals and Events Tourism
- Cross-cultural and Global Management in Hospitality
- Innovation and Creativity Management in Hospitality and Tourism

Assessment methods

- **Teaching - Full-time route**

Teaching is carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced lecturers. In a typical week you will have up to 18 contact hours of teaching made up as follows:-

- Large group teaching - 6 hours of lectures in lecture rooms
- Smaller group teaching - 7 hours of teaching in smaller groups discussing topics relevant to the modules. This will also include computer-based activities.
- Tutorials - 2 hours of tutorials (involving personal, group and academic sessions each week)

**Individual study**

You will need to apportion approximately 20 hours per week of your own study time in preparation for lectures and preparing for and completing assessments. UCB Online provides 24 hour access to learning and support material.

- **Teaching - Part-time route**

You will attend one day per week. The timetable is made up of one module per semester with three semesters in total. The research module is started in semester one and completed in semester three.

- Smaller group teaching - students are timetabled for a 5 hour session per week
- Tutorials - 1 hour is timetabled per week consisting of a mixture of personal, group and academic tutorials

**Individual study**

You will need to apportion approximately 10 hours per week outside of the timetabled hours. Some weeks the amount of time you need for personal study will increase, especially when completing assessments. UCB Online provides 24 hour access to learning and support material.

**Assessment**

The following assessment criteria applies to both the full and part-time routes and is designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways, with a variety of assessment methods used. There is a strong focus on the vocational nature of this course including live project work and industry based assignments.

An estimated breakdown of the assessment for this course is as follows:

- Coursework - 58%
- Practical Assessment - 34%
- Written Examination - 8%

Please note that the information provided above is indicative only and actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued to students at induction.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

The Uni


Course location:

University College Birmingham

Department:

School of Hospitality, Tourism and Events - Top Up

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
International hospitality management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

82%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

52%
UK students
48%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
45%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Secretarial and related occupations
12%
Other elementary services occupations

This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

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