Professional Hospitality and Tourism Management

Overview (NV)
Course length
2.5 years part-time (one session per week)
Fees (Home/EU)
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This course is also offered as both a full-time and part-time BA (Hons) and FdA.


If you are currently working in the hospitality and tourism industry in a supervisory or managerial role, then this is the course for you. 

You will explore concepts and theories relating to technical areas such as accommodation theory, services management and exploring the tourism industry in context. You will also explore general business operations to help develop your overall knowledge. 

You will develop the knowledge required of a hospitality and tourism manager with a view to enhancing your career progression and employability. 

Another focus is key management disciplines, which will build on your operational management skills and encourage your understanding of how concepts are applied to various sectors of the industry.

This qualification takes 2.5 years to complete part-time with one session per week. It has been developed to run over five semesters to help ensure a work/life balance and provide greater support for our part-time students.

Why should I choose this course?

  • You will develop your individual and personal professionalism, improving your knowledge of the self and enhancing your performance in the workplace as well as your fundamental research and study skills.
  • It will help you to understand your role in the industry and help to put theory into practice.
  • It has a flexible approach to learning, which enables you to enhance your knowledge and skills whilst maintaining full or part-time employment.
  • You will learn the skills and responsibilities to progress in your chosen career.
  • This course can lead onto a BA (Hons) degree, which then allows progress onto postgraduate level courses.

Institute of Hospitality

Teaching & Assessment (NV)

Teaching & assessment

The course is designed for part-time delivery (Attendance one day per week).  Teaching is carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced lecturers and a typical teaching week will include 6 teaching contacts hours made up as follows:

  • Smaller group teaching - 5 hours of seminars in small groups discussing topics and lesson content
  • Tutorials - 1 hour being a mixture of personal, group and academic tutorials per week

Individual study

In addition, you are likely to need to commit 10-15 hours a week of your own study time in preparation for teaching sessions and preparing for and completing assessment. UCB Online provides a 24 hour access to learning and support material.


Assessment is designed to provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of assessment methods are used. There is a strong focus on the vocational nature of this course including industry based assignments.

An estimated breakdown of the assessment for this course is as follows:

  • Coursework - 83%
  • Practical assessment - 9%
  • Written examination - 8%

Please note that the information provided above is indicative only and actual timetables and assessment schedules will be issued to students at induction.

*UCB reserves the right to make changes to the programme content

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Entry Requirements (NV)

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are necessary for this course – your work experience is what qualifies you to study as this is a specialist part-time course that is specifically designed for people with experience at a supervisory or managerial level. 

This course is suitable for those working in hospitality and tourism-based industries including retail, events, entertainment and leisure and attracts a wide range of candidates who may not necessarily have conventional academic qualifications. Applicants with relevant experience at managerial and supervisory levels may also be admitted.

Modules (NV)


Semester 1 & 2

Researching and Presenting Business Information Food, Beverage and Accommodation Theory People and Organisations The Hospitality and Tourism Experience

Semester 3 &4

Business Operations Tourism Industry in Context Hospitality and Tourism - Human Resources Research and Information Analysis Marketing Management

Semester 5

Plus one option from:
Employability (NV)


You will be able to further your career in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Hospitality and licensed retail management
  • Tourism management
  • Events management
  • Entertainment management
  • Leisure management 

UCB hosts tourism and travel events as part of student enrichment and to promote industry awareness. The University is proud to be an Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence and staged the ITT Future You On The Road conference in February 2016. 


hired@UCB is our new student and alumni support service designed to provide a single reference point for information, advice and guidance regarding opportunities to develop and demonstrate employability and enterprise skills. 

Based on the 7th floor of our Summer Row campus, in newly refurbished facilities, the hired team comprises specialist staff with knowledge and experience of: 

  • Careers advice and guidance
  • Placements, work experience and volunteering
  • Employer engagement
  • Part-time and seasonal work
  • Internships, apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Graduate schemes and alumni support
  • Unitemps – UCB's recruitment agency 

Find out more about hired@UCB services.

Profiles (NV)

Student profiles

Read what our current students and alumni love about UCB and how we helped them begin their career in industry.

Wayne Jones

Wayne Jones

Hospitality and Tourism Management

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Aamad Shaukat Mirza

Aamad Shaukat Mirza

Hospitality and Tourism Management

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Jahanzeeb Qurashi

Hospitality and Tourism Management

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KIS Data (NV)