University Centre Grimsby

Tourism and Business Management (Top-Up) University Centre Grimsby Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Hull


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The tourism and events industry is one of the most exciting and dynamic industries worldwide. In the UK it covers music festivals, such as various festivals each summer, to world famous UNESCO world heritage sites like Stonehenge in Wiltshire. The tourism and events industry is predicted to be worth £257 billion to the British economy by 2025 (Visit Britain).

The industry is of vital importance to the local North East Lincolnshire economy with visitor numbers of five million generating over £200 million to the local economy. It’s a multi-disciplinary industry centred round the seaside town of Cleethorpes.
Why don’t you be part of this vibrant expanding industry, and undertake one of our top-up degrees in tourism and business management at the purpose built University Centre Grimsby.

The aims of the programme are to enable the students to enter the dynamic tourism industry, equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge, at management level. The team have looked at the major issues and changes that have impacted upon the tourism industry, especially within the UK but at an international level as well. We have developed close links with the NELC’s tourism and events team, and this is reflected within the development of the programme, along with many tourism-based organisations locally and internationally. However, the issues and changes affecting the local resort of Cleethorpes are replicated across the tourism industry both in the UK and abroad. These links will be utilised through guest lectures and other opportunities locally.

Students will gain a knowledge and critical understanding of the well-established principles of Business Management within a Tourism and Business context including the concepts and principles needed in the workplace at management level.

Course details


In the BA Tourism and Business Management top-up students will develop further the skills of management and digital-marketing, and how this relates to the modern tourism industry locally, nationally and internationally. The programme is split into two with two tourism modules – Event based tourism; and the Management of the tourism environment. Event based tourism looks at how events are used as lead into various tourist destinations as a marketing tool for that particular area and the associated impacts. Management of the tourism environment looks at tourism and the attractions that exist along with the tourism environment they are part of. The second part of the programme is the business part – Management Consultancy; and digital-marketing. The Management Consultancy modules develops the management skills using case studies. The Digital-marketing module looks at cutting edge marketing and the new online techniques which have been developed and are widely used in the tourism industry. The final module is the dissertation which is a double module and can based on either a business or tourism topic of the student’s choice with help from their supervisor.

Assessment method

The assessment is a mixture of practical and academic work. There is a dissertation were students are able to engage either in writing a business or tourism based dissertation on a specific question of their choice. The two business based modules have more practical aspects to them, with the Management Consultancy module based around a case study, and the digital marketing module have an innovative assessment based around social media. The two tourism modules have more traditional forms of assessment with presentations and reports but they are linked wherever possible to the actual industry.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

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Course code NN18
Institution code G80
Campus name Nuns Corner Campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The Institute recognises a wide range of entry qualifications as being equivalent to A’ level standard; if students hold a qualification not listed above please contact the Institute's admissions team on +44 (0) 1472 311222 ext 434. International students must evidence they possess a satisfactory command of English language in terms of reading, writing, listening and are expected to have achieved Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), as defined by UK Visas and Immigration.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further 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

Academic Entry Requirements
Successful completion of 240 credits at level 4 and 5; e.g. Foundation Degree in relevant area such as FdA Tourism Management; or FdA Events Management (or other relevant Foundation Degree) with a 50% average at level 5.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,500 Year 1
EU £8,500 Year 1
International £10,500 Year 1
England £8,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,500 Year 1
Scotland £8,500 Year 1
Wales £8,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week.

Provider information

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University Centre Grimsby
Nuns Corner
DN34 5BQ

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