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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
- Hospitality and tourism planning
- Tourist attractions management
- Conference and exhibition management
- Events management
- Travel services management
- Corporate Strategy for Hospitality and Tourism
- Destination Management
- Global Marketing Solutions
- Hospitality Operations Management
- International Research Project
- Financial Strategy
- Festivals and Events Tourism
- Cross-cultural and Global Management in Hospitality
Note: Indicative information only – actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Teaching Example of a typical teaching week (up to 15 contact hours):
- Large group teaching – 9 hours
- Practical kitchen session – up to 3 hours in first year
- Tutorials – 2 hours
- Subject advice sessions – 1 hour
- Coursework – 80%
- Practical assessment – 10%
- Written examinations – 10%
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
All non-EU international students can apply directly via our online application forms: https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/direct-application/intro Undergraduate applicants can also apply via UCAS, if they wish to apply to more than one university. The International Admissions team aim to respond to any new application made directly via the online application form within 5 working days of receipt. However, this can vary during peak application periods (particularly January-March) or if the team require additional information to process your application. Applicants who apply to transfer to University College Birmingham on to a second year or final year of a course will have their previous course matched for entry. Each application is considered individually and careful consideration is given to all information on your application form. We may also need to contact you regarding your immigration status or previous studies in the UK.
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
|HND (BTEC)||P||A relevant HND or a foundation degree in the areas of Hospitality or Tourism, with 240 credits.|
If you are unsure if your previous qualification is suitable please contact us before completing an application, you can call us on 0121 604 1040 or email: [email protected] EU/international students Academic: European and International qualifications studied in a relevant subject matter will also be considered applicants will need to have achieved 120 ECTS or equivalent (European Credit Transfer) If you are unsure if your previous qualification is suitable please contact us before completing an application, you can call us on 0121 604 1040 or email EU: [email protected] International: [email protected]
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill|
|IELTS (Academic)||BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component|
|Institution's Own Test||BA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component|
To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.
UCB English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|