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

Start Date: 13 September 2021
Duration: 1 Year - This course is taught over 2-3 days per week
Attendance: Full Time
Location: Victoria Centre
Suitable for: Adult Learners (19+)

About The Course

Course code: N200 - Institution code: W52

This one-year programme is for anyone wanting to build on an existing Level 5 qualification to achieve a full honours degree. The programme is intended for students who require a pathway to a management and leadership level career in the Hospitality and Tourism sectors.

The course is designed to provide experiences that reflect current hospitality and tourism industry management requirements as well as future probabilities. Students will learn how to critically evaluate management models and theories to support logical decision making in the context of these industries and be challenged to solve complex problems in real organisations by applying a range of skills and techniques to create new knowledge.

Students will build their employability skills through a variety of forms, including case studies, analysis and guest speakers who bring contemporary industry expertise. The programme offers residential and day fieldtrips to employers to experience and consider specific roles in the workplace. In addition, full time students are encouraged to undertake voluntary internships or voluntary work.

Our teachers are currently planning for the safest ways to deliver this course for September. We have been delivering all of our courses online since the outbreak of Coronavirus in March 2020, and we are fully equipped to continue this for as long as is necessary. 

We are planning to deliver the course in a mixed format - blending online lessons with face-to-face teaching – as and when we feel that, on the basis of Government advice and our own risk assessments, it is safe to do so. We’ll continue to review our plans and keep you updated on changes as your course progresses.

For this course, our plans for a flexible, mixed format mean that:

  • all theoretical course content will be delivered online, led by our expert lecturers (for some modules this will be 100% of the teaching, learning and assessment during the first semester) 
  • where practical activities may not be possible, for example participation in residential field trips and competitions, alternatives will be provided to ensure you develop the equivalent repertoire of skills – special arrangements will also be made for students in circumstances that don’t allow them to attend onsite
  • group work will continue in online form, allowing you to collaborate with your peers, support each other and produce work together using relevant digital platforms
  • tutorials and one to ones will be delivered online, providing you with a high level of support and the opportunity to work with your tutor 
  • you will have access to relevant library services and the digital resources and platforms you need to participate successfully in your course, such as Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Google Hangout Meets and Zoom
  • an initial face-to-face meeting to enable you to meet your peers and teaching staff will take place onsite in a carefully controlled environment to keep you safe 
  • direct access to a range of support systems will also be available to help you with any personal difficulties. 

The delivery of your course will be as follows: Live lectures, interactive/live seminars, workshop sessions, other scheduled teaching time – 55%; Face-to-face sessions – 30%; Pre-recorded lectures – 10%; Self-paced learning time – 5%.

What Will I Study?

Students are required to undertake five modules. All modules are criterion assessed as Pass, Merit or Distinction. Achievement is recognised through the award of credits, a minimum number of which must be achieved at Level 6. All modules must be achieved in order to successfully achieve the programme.

The programme comprises of four 20-credit compulsory modules and one 40-credit module from a choice of two optional modules. Compulsory modules help students to build their academic competence by exploring underpinning theories while developing practical and transferable skills. Optional modules are intended to encourage more self-managed learning skills.

Compulsory 20-credit modules:

  • Enterprise Project
  • Human Resources & Organisational Development
  • Financial & Revenue Management
  • Food, Tourism & Culture (specialist module)

You will also choose one of the following optional 40-credit modules:

  • Dissertation
  • Consultancy project

Module availability may be subject to change. The timetable will be available in August 2020

What Will I Need?

You will be need to have achieved 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5 (total 240 credits) with one of the following qualifications:

  • Foundation Degree: you must have achieved a Foundation Degree in a Business or Enterprise related subject with a Merit (average of 55%)

  • Higher National Diploma (HND): you must have achieved a HND in a Business or Enterprise related subject where the majority of modules are Merit or Distinction

  • Other Level 5 qualifications: you must have evidence of achieving 120 credits at Level 5 with Merit or equivalent profile

If you have gained previous qualifications outside of the UK, you will need equivalent qualifications to those above. The equivalence of qualifications from outside of the UK will be determined according to NARIC guidance.
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide an IELTS exam report with a score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each area) or equivalent English qualification.
If you are applying to study on a Tier 4 General Student Visa, you will require an IELTS for UKVI overall score of 6.0 (with minimum of 5.5 in each element).

How Will I Be Assessed?

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written reports/essays
  • Discussion forums/blogs
  • Academic posters, displays, leaflets
  • Case studies
  • Dissertation or work-based consultancy project
  • Time-constrained assessments
  • Examinations
  • Seminars
  • Practical experiment

This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University London and you will receive a Middlesex University London award upon successful completion.

What Will It Cost?

Tuition Fees

£5,990 per year

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition fees, there may be additional costs associated with your programme such as ad hoc day trips/excursions e.g. visits to employers or exhibitions. You may incur additional travel costs and on some occasions, entrance fees.

What Can I Do After?

Upon successful completion of this course, you can:

  • Develop your career by applying your enhanced skills at work
  • Start your own business
  • Further study at Masters level, subject to university entry requirements

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