University College Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Hospitality and Tourism Management Top-up

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Course summary

OVERVIEW The hospitality sector is becoming increasingly reliant on international visitors and partnering with the tourism industry. If you already have a background within these areas, our International Hospitality and Tourism Management top-up degree will sharpen your business skills and help you become an expert in tailoring hospitality services for visitors from around the world. Designed for anyone who has already studied a relevant subject (up to Level 5), this hospitality and tourism top-up course will extend your knowledge by examining how businesses in these sectors work together, taking a strategic look at the future of the industries and how to develop a business that can respond to change. You will have the opportunity to travel abroad on a residential visit, as well as developing a specialism through our variety of optional modules. University College Birmingham has outstanding links with the tourism and hospitality industries to support and enrich your studies. We are a recognised Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence, while this top-up course is also accredited by the Institute of Hospitality. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • Residential visit – Gain insight into the international hospitality and tourism industries through an overseas residential visit, with essential trip costs covered by the University
  • Industry approved – Study at an ITT Centre of Excellence and gain professional recognition with a degree accredited by the Institute of Hospitality
  • Specialise your studies – Tailor your learning with a choice of optional modules, covering areas such as festivals and events or financial strategy
  • Team Scotland partnership – Our University will be the home for Team Scotland at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, offering exciting opportunities for our students to work with the team and its athletes
FACILITIES University College Birmingham is renowned for its outstanding food and hospitality training facilities. Our award-winning restaurant on campus – Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food – is open to the public and will arm you with hands-on skills from serving fast food to silver service. Students on our tourism courses also have access to our Aviation and Tourism Suite, featuring state-of-the-art facilities including a mock plane cabin, check in areas, a working security gate and the Galileo GDS system. CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
  • Conference centre manager
  • Theme park manager
  • Event manager
  • Tourist information centre manager
  • Hotel manager (small hotel or deputy of larger hotel)
  • Marketing executive
You could also progress onto one of our postgraduate courses at University College Birmingham.
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Course details


  • Corporate Strategy for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Destination Management
  • Global Marketing Solutions
  • Hospitality Operations Management
  • International Research Project
Plus one option from:
  • Cross-cultural and Global Management in Hospitality
  • Festivals and Events Tourism
  • Financial Strategy
- Innovation and Creativity Management in Hospitality and Tourism

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: ASSESSMENT Estimated breakdown of assessment for this degree course:

  • Coursework – 58%
  • Practical assessment – 34%
  • Written examination – 8%
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

All non-EU international students can apply directly via our online application forms: 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.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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]

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2BA/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 TestBA/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

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Fees and funding

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