Hospitality and Tourism Management Top-up

University College Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Birmingham
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Course summary

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Course snapshot Hospitality is becoming increasingly focused on working with the tourism industry to cater for international visitors, so managers with knowledge of both sectors are in great demand in the UK and abroad. UCB's Hospitality and Tourism Management Top-up course will enable you to help meet this demand by giving you the essential skills and knowledge for a variety of sought-after careers in the sector. 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? This course is ideal for anyone who has previously studied a relevant subject and is interested in a career in areas such as resort management, travel consultancy, tourist attractions or hotel management. Why should I study the course?

  • 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 – Select from a wide range of optional modules including festivals and events, financial strategy or social media marketing
  • IN-DEPTH RESEARCH – Undertake your own research project and gain specialist knowledge on a subject that matches your interests and future career aims
Great. Tell me some more UCB has two award-winning restaurants - the Atrium and the Brasserie - which provide our students with the opportunity to gain valuable working experience right on campus with a unique behind-the-scenes view of the catering and hospitality industry. We have also developed close working relationships throughout the hospitality and tourism sector, giving you the opportunity to gain industry experience alongside your studies. Our [email protected] employability team will assist you in finding work to support your future career plans. What skills will I gain? By taking this top-up, you will continue to develop your academic and practical skills in preparation for a successful career within the hospitality industry. You will gain an understanding of the wider scope of hospitality and tourism and how the two industries work together. You will fine-tune your key business skills, including finance, human resources and marketing. In completing your research project, you will have a great opportunity to demonstrate your independent learning skills and develop expertise relevant to the industry that will boost your future employability. What about the future? Upon completing this course, you will be able to move into a wide variety of areas within the industry such as hotel, resort and event management organisations, specialising in areas including human resources, marketing, public relations and financial management. Potential career pathways open to you also include:
  • Attractions management
  • Conference and exhibition management
  • Tour operations
  • Travel consultancy
  • Resort management
Alternatively you can also progress to postgraduate study, including courses at UCB such as MSc/PGDip Hospitality with Tourism Management or MA/PGDip Marketing Management for Events, Hospitality and Tourism.

Course details

Modules

  • Hospitality Operations Management
  • International Destination Management
Choose one option from:
  • Research Project
  • Enterprise and Innovation Showcase
Plus one option from:
  • Financial Strategy
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Anthropology of Tourism
  • Festivals and Events Tourism
  • Cross-cultural and Global Management in Hospitality
  • Innovation and Creativity Management in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • Hospitality Retail
  • Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Skills
- Dark and Thanatourism Management

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only – actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Teaching – full-time route Example of a typical teaching week (up to 19 contact hours):

  • Large group teaching – 8 hours
  • Smaller group teaching – 6 hours
  • Tutorials – 2 hours
  • Subject advice sessions – 2 hours
  • Industrial placement tutorial – 1 hour
  • Field trips and visits
You will also need to commit around 20 hours per week for individual study time. Teaching – part-time route The part-time timetable is made up of one module per semester with three semesters in total. The research module is started in semester one and completed in semester three. Example of a typical teaching week (one day per week):
  • Smaller group teaching – 5 hours
  • Tutorials – 1 hour
You will also need to commit around 10 hours per week for individual study time, though some weeks may require you to extend beyond this, particularly when you are engaged in completing assessments. Assessment Estimated breakdown of assessment for this top-up course:
  • Coursework– 68%
  • Practical assessment – 24%
  • Written examination – 8%
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Travel and Tourism, Institute of
  • Hospitality, Institute of

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 4

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

- **Transferring from another university** At University College Birmingham, we consider applications from students who have studied, or are currently studying, a Higher Education course and now wish to transfer universities. - **What do I need to do?** To make an enquiry about studying at University College Birmingham, you will need to complete our online enquiry form -> **https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/ucb-direct-apply** Consideration for advanced entry will be dependent on the modules of your previous course, and how well this matches to the content of the course you wish to transfer to at University College Birmingham. Additionally, the process will be dependent on the number of credits achieved on your current course. Where similar study is apparent, it may be possible for us to award Accreditation for Previous Learning (APL) and, therefore, advanced entry onto a course at UCB will be permitted. Please note; due to the nature of this process, all applications are considered on an individual basis.

International applicants

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.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
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 Tourism and Hospitality Management, 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

https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/top-up/hospitality-tourism-and-events/hospitality-and-tourism-management-ba-(hons)-top-up.aspx


English language requirements

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

http://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/english-language-requirements/english-language-requirements-table.aspx


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £10300 Year 1

Additional fee information

UK/EU If you are a UK/EU student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham in 2019/20, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. A half year tuition fee is £4625. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s permitted rise). If you are an English or EU student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. UCB does not charge for 24 or 48 week placements. More information about UK/EU Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/undergraduate/fees-funding-and-scholarships/full-time-tuition-fees-and-finance/full-time-tuition-fees.aspx. International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.aspx

Provider information

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Clearing contact details

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UCB Admissions

0121 604 1040

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Haven’t secured a place at university? Don’t panic! You can apply for a place at UCB through the clearing process, which opens every year in July. Not familiar with the clearing process? Here, you will find everything you need to know to get the ball rolling and secure your place at UCB. Our team of dedicated clearing advisors have your very best interests at heart and will guide you through every aspect of your application. Simply call us on 0121 604 1040 and we’ll get you started on your journey.


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