Northumbria University Newcastle - International Hospitality and Tourism Management (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

Northumbria University Newcastle

International Hospitality and Tourism Management (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

If you already have a HND or foundation degree, this course will allow you to top it up to an honours degree with just one year of additional study. You’ll build on your all-round knowledge of business, adding a strong emphasis on hospitality and tourism management within a global context.

The course includes specialist modules that cover key issues for hospitality and tourism managers as well as the business of conferences, events and entertainment. There is also a module on international hospitality management, which will give you a wider perspective on operational practices and strategic decision making processes.

Northumbria is the only university in the North East of England to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Institute of Travel and Tourism, which is the UK’s professional body for the travel and tourism industry.

There’s plenty of support for you to develop the academic study skills that are required. Whatever your background, we’ll help you take the more critical, deeper and research-informed approach that’s needed for an honours degree at a UK university.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

Foundation degree or BTEC HND in Hospitality Management (or closely related field) or equivalent overseas qualification.

Plus one of the following:

  • International/English Language Requirements:

    International applicants are required to have one of the following English language qualifications with grades as shown below.

  • A British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 5.5
  • Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51
  • The University also accepts many other English language qualifications and if you have any questions about our English Language requirements please contact the International Admissions Office and we will be glad to assist.

Career Prospects

At the end of this course there are logical career paths into hospitality and tourism, both in the UK and around the world. Potential roles include events manager, restaurant manager, accommodation manager and tour manager. You can also undertake further study at postgraduate level with a course such as our Business with Hospitality and Tourism Management MSc. If you decide to start up your own business, it’s good to know that the combined turnover of our graduates’ start-up companies is higher than that of any other UK university.

Whatever you decide to do, you will have strong employability as a result of having acquired the characteristics of a Northumbria graduate. These include critical reflection and self-learning, collaboration and curiosity, and the ability to apply your knowledge to solve problems in ways that are sustainable and ethical.

Course Details

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and workshops. There is significant emphasis on independent learning as well as self-directed and group activities as this course is, in effect, the final year of a degree course.

Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system in order to ensure a successful learning journey. Extensive feedback, from both tutors and peers, is built into the course.

Year 1

Academic Language Skills for Newcastle Business School (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Academic and Career Development (Core,20 Credits)
Contemporary Issues in Business (Core,20 Credits)
Supporting Study (Core,0 Credits)
Strategic Management and Corporate Responsibility (Core,20 Credits)
Innovation and Creativity in Tourism, Hospitality and Events (Core,20 Credits)
International Issues in Hospitality and Tourism (Core,20 Credits)
International Hospitality Management (Core,20 Credits)

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