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

Northumbria University
United Kingdom, Newcastle
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If you already have an 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.

The degree is designed to be a stepping stone to jobs and promotion in the hospitality and tourism industry, which employs 10% of the UK workforce. It’s the country’s fourth largest industry, according to the British Hospitality Association.

The relevance, rigour and internationalisation of the course are set to meet some of the highest and most demanding levels of accreditation. The course is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

Programme structure

Year one

Academic Language Skills for Northumbria Business School
Academic and Career Development
Contemporary Issues in Business
Supporting Study
Strategic Management and Corporate Responsibility
Innovation and Creativity in Tourism, Hospitality and Events
International Issues in Hospitality and Tourism
International Hospitality Management

Career opportunities

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.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States