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International Hospitality and Tourism Management Top-up BA (Hons)

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

**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**Great. Tell me some more**At UCB, we encourage our students to seek as much industry experience and exposure as possible throughout your studies, and we work with industry providers to offer you a variety of paid and voluntary work opportunities.We have developed close working relationships throughout the hospitality and tourism sectors, and our hired@UCB employability team will assist you in finding relevant work to support your future career plans.**What skills will I gain?**You will develop essential business skills and gain knowledge of business administration in the context of the international hospitality and tourism industries, as well as learning how businesses in these sectors work together.You will take a strategic look at the future of these industries and discover how to plan and develop a business that responds successfully to change.You will be trained in specific areas such as corporate strategy and destination management, while our variety of optional modules will allow you to develop further specialist knowledge and skills.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?** This course will open the doors for you to enter not only a career in the international hospitality and tourism industry, but also any career that requires a business and management qualification. Our graduates have also gone on to start their own events, catering or hospitality businesses.Potential pathways open to you include working in:- Hospitality and tourism planning- Marketing- Tourist attractions management- Conference and exhibition management- Events management- Travel services managementYou can also progress onto postgraduate level study, including courses at UCB such as MSc International Hospitality Management, MSc/PGDip International Tourism Management or MSc/PGDip Hospitality with Tourism Management.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 11,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A relevant HND or a foundation degree in the areas of Hospitality or Tourism, with 240 credits.


University information

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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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