Key facts


Stoke-on-Trent Campus

Mode of attendance: Full-time
Duration: 1 year full-time
UCAS code: N833
Academic year: 17 September 2018 – 14 June 2019


Our Tourism Management Top-up course is aimed at individuals who have already completed a HND, HNC or Foundation Degree in a related subject.

From managing major events to working in tour operations, our Tourism Management degree prepares you for a career in the industry. It will give you the knowledge and skills you need to progress within a range of organisations in the UK and abroad.

Designed for people who hold a Tourism or related HND/DipHE (or equivalent overseas qualification), this course tops up your qualification to full degree status.

The course has been developed in accordance with the Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism network guidelines. It has also gained employer support through links with regional and national tourism organisations.

Whether you’re interested in management or marketing, you’ll have knowledge and experience that make you an asset in this exciting and diverse industry.

You’ll get to experience the tourism and events industry through visits in the UK. These include leisure attractions, hotel resorts and large scale events. 

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Tourism Management

Course content

You’ll develop a range of practical skills, including communication, technology application, creativity, decision-making and problem solving. Drawing from a range of disciplines, you’ll gain an understanding of the key business concepts underpinning tourism.

We offer the opportunity to take part in a work placement so you can put your new found skills to good use and gain vital experience to add to your CV. You will also work with a local business on a project that could involve marketing for an event, organising or even developing your own event.

As well as all the hands-on experience you'll gain, we'll teach you about the business of tourism. It is, after all, the world’s largest service sector. Many economies have devoted substantial resources into developing tourism. We will teach you about the different cultural approaches to tourism.


This module map provides an indicative list of the modules that make up your course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. You must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course.

Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. You can always find the most up-to-date information about your modules and who is teaching them in our module catalogue.

Year 3

Semester 1
Module title
Tourism in Action Compulsory
Professional Choice Compulsory
Tourism Management Project Compulsory
International Tourism Marketing Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
Tourism Management Project Compulsory
International Tourism Marketing Compulsory
Contemporary Issues in Tourism and Events Compulsory

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.