Ideally suited to students who have previously completed a related foundation degree, HND or equivalent qualification; this one-year top-up will help you to develop your understanding of global trends, management strategies and the interconnectivity that exists between the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Upon successful completion of the course you will have earned a full undergraduate degree.
The curriculum you’ll study covers a variety of relevant topics including global trends in tourism; cultural heritages; business management and international marketing. Each unit looks at issues as they relate to the travel and tourism industry, encouraging you to use your existing knowledge and apply it in combination with new skills.
The course also has a strong focus on employability, helping you to develop transferable business and management skills that can be applied in a wide range of careers. Theory is reinforced through discussions with peers and industry experts, case-studies, problem solving exercises and critiques – all carried out with the direct support of our experienced course team.
Solent University has been successfully running undergraduate degrees in tourism since 2000, staffed by experts in a range of travel, tourism and management fields. This expertise ensures that the content is up to date and that you are learning sought-after workplace skills. Industry contacts are also involved in the delivery of the course, speaking at guest lectures and offering improved access to site visits, case studies and networking events.
What does this course lead to?
This top-up will equip students with the key skills and confidence required to enter the field of international travel, tourism and hospitality. Students may find themselves working with travel agencies, on-location at destinations or as in-house travel specialists.
Suitable roles include international tourism management, sales, events promotion, travel marketing, attraction management and tour operation.
Who is this course for?
This top-up course is the ideal way for students with a relevant qualification at HND level (or equivalent) to earn a full honours degree in just one year.
Applicants for this programme come from a wide range of academic background. Candidates should aspire for careers in global tourism, air travel, destination management, hospitality or other related roles.