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BA Tourism and Business Management Top Up

This degree is awarded by Hull University

The BA Tourism and Business Management (Top Up) has been developed to meet the educational and training needs for those who wish to progress beyond Foundation degree, particularly those with a tourism related qualification. There is a local need for this with the areas diverse tourism industry alongside both a national and international demand for educated tourism managers.

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.

No Awarding body

Duration of Course:

1 Year

Entry requirements:

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria:
240 credits at level 4 and 5; e.g. Foundation degree in relevant area such as FD Tourism & Hospitality Business Management with a 50% average at level 5 (other than in mitigating circumstances which will be individually addressed).
Students must also complete the Bridging Unit prior to commencing the Programme. Completion of this Unit will ensure that students who may have been out of education for some time, or who achieved a level 4/5 qualification with no research element at level 5, are still able to commence their level 6 studies with confidence.

What you will learn:

Level 6
Marketing Communications (20 credits)
Contemporary Management Issues (20 credits)
Cultural Issues in Tourism (20 credits)
Management of the Tourism Product (20 credits)
Dissertation/Desk based Study/Work Related Project (40 credits)

How is the course assessed:

Whilst on this programme students will be assessed using a variety of methods: individual written assignments (reports and essays), case study based assignments and assignments based on a 'live' project/event, individual and group presentations, a closed book exam and a final project/dissertation. All assessment methods are designed to incorporate key skills which are transferable to the workplace

Employment information:

Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue a new career, or advance an existing one within the Tourism industry. Graduates will be able to pursue a wide range of roles within the tourism sector such as customer service roles within tourism, marketing for tourism, sales, product development for tourism/tourist attractions, IT and administration. All of these roles can be either deployed nationally or internationally. Graduates will also be able to seek senior positions within the generic tourism industry within hotels, holiday resorts and cruise ships.


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Equal Opportunities

The Grimsby Instutute Group guarantees that it will deal fairly and effectively with all students, staff and visitors and offer equality of opportunity on the basis of age, creed, gender, impairment, learning difficulty, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sexuality.

Students have the right to expect that this will apply to them without prejudice or discrimination and that they also have the obligation to deal fairly and effectively with other students and staff regardless of age, creed, gender, impairment, learning difficulty, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sexuality.

The Grimsby Institute Group will endeavour to comply with the Equality Act 2010 and additional duties, which requires public bodies to make every effort to support persons with disability.

Course was last updated on 6/11/2013