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International Hospitality Management (Top Up)

Full Time Course

Award Bachelor of Arts
Course Title BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management (Top Up)
UCAS Code N832
Award Level 6
Start Dates September 2022
Study Mode Full Time - 1 year
Awarding Body University of Derby
UK Student £6165

As the international hospitality industry draws upon a variety of vocational, analytical and management skills, it is essential that the subject develops a balance between these various skills.

You are expected to develop critical analytic skills and formulate strategies that make the best use of available resources. You will develop transferable skills through a variety of real world learning activities and module assessments.

This course offers you:

  • the knowledge and skills you'll need for a successful career in the hospitality industry
  • the access to membership of the Educational Membership Scheme of the Institute of Hospitality, giving you great opportunities to network and make industry contacts.
  • all the extra benefits from getting recognised industry membership from the Institute of Hospitality.
  • tutors with industry experience within different areas 
  • support from your personal tutor and other staff throughout your course
  • the chance to continue studying and gain a master’s degree.

Our staff and students represent a wide diversity. This enables you to broaden your perspectives, as we talk about own life experiences in the classroom.

You will be taught using demonstrations, lectures and tutorial, developing skills such as brand awareness, recognition and understanding your market.

The programme aims to produce graduates with:

  • Abilities to evaluate and apply vocationally relevant concepts associated with the operational and strategic management of financial, human and physical resources within an international hospitality management context.
  • Understandings of and ability to apply concepts associated with the allocation of available resources within a global hospitality business.
  • A range of intellectual, analytical and managerial skills and knowledge appropriate for obtaining positions in the contemporary service sector.
  • The transferable skills that will empower them to pursue other career options and to adapt to changing patterns of employment.


You will benefit from an innovative variety of assessment modes. Assessment is mainly via coursework which can take forms such as traditional essays and reports, group project work, research and consultancy projects, presentations, posters, and design of digital materials. There are also in-class tests and computer-based assessments.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching and learning will be provided via a blended delivery model, offering class-based lectures and tutorials, workshop and field-based practical activities and online delivery.

Entry Requirements

  • Higher National Diploma in Hospitality or Travel & Tourism or business related major
  • Foundation Degree in Hospitality or Travel & Tourism or business related major

Note: All applications are subject to approval by the University of Derby

What you will cover

Year 1

  •   6HO 501 Contemporary Issues
  •   6HO 505 International Resort Management
  •   6HO 506 Managing Cultural Issues in Hospitality
  •   6HO 507 Strategic Management
  •   6HO 997 Independent Study (Double Module)

Careers and employability

Students who undertake the BA International Hospitality Management will be able to pursue a range of exciting careers within this sector.  A significant number of University of Derby students attain a good degree and have gone on to management positions in the industry, ranging from private 4 star properties to a 5 star hotel resort. Some have become entrepreneurs and established their own thriving businesses

This programme also provides a foundation for further study at postgraduate level on Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management or Strategic Management or a relevant master's degree.

Local and regional employers are represented via employer forums held at the University of Derby which are structured to encourage views on the design, content and delivery of hospitality programmes.

The University of Derby works closely with local, national and international employers such as the Crieff Hydro, Gleneagles, Engineers Country Club, USA, White Manor Country Club USA, Carnegie Club (Skibo Castle), Hilton International, and Marriott.

Support is established using a university online e-recruitment portal, a method of tracking volunteering and work placements, academic engagement in conferences and generic and subject specialist skills.  There are also opportunities to participate in extra training courses run by external providers.  Both these will enhance students’ employability and link to the programme curriculum.  You will be further supported by a personal tutor via your professional and academic development modules, who ensures that timely guidance and advice is available throughout the degree programme.

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How to Apply

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