Level 6 Qualification
120 UK Credits (equivalent to 60 ECTS)
Duration of Study Programme
1-2 Academic Years – Part-Time
University of Derby
January, May & September 2022
Operational End Date
Mode of Delivery
Disclaimer: This course is not delivered by Domain Academy. Delivered by UDOL – University of Derby Online
This International Hospitality Business Management BA (Hons) Top-Up will provide you with a range of opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge essential to the contemporary hospitality industry, as well as expertise in specific areas of management. You will also develop strategic plans that can respond to the changing demands within the international hospitality environment
To achieve this top-up degree you will need to complete four core modules and choose two optional modules in your preferred areas.
The learning outcomes you will acquire from the programme are dependent on which modules you choose. The information below represents what you should achieve regardless of module choice.
Knowledge and Understanding:
You will obtain knowledge and understanding of:
- the strategic operation and management of human and technical resources;
- the importance of diverse customers and articulate strategies to meet and respond to their needs;
- current affairs related to the global hospitality workforce and techniques to develop your skills;
- the moral, ethical and legal issues underpinning good management practice;
- the nature and parameters of research in an academic piece of work.
You will acquire and develop the intellectual skills which will enable you to:
- critically assess and evaluate phenomena in the hospitality business context;
- critically interpret data and text in the analysis of the business problems;
- analyse information and present a flexible and reflective response to problem solving within the hospitality context;
- articulate your idea in a structured manner using electronic means of communication.
Subject Specific Skills:
You will acquire and develop the subject specific skills which will enable you to:
- demonstrate a critical understanding of the forces influencing the development of the international hospitality industry;
- analyse and evaluate food, beverage and/or accommodation service systems, their implementation and operation;
- develop strategic plans that respond to the diversity that prevails in the international hospitality industry; giving consideration to stakeholders as well as moral, ethical and legal issues;
Evaluate the role of core management functions as they apply to the contemporary hospitality industry and their contribution to quality and performance.
You will acquire and develop the transferable skills that will enable you to:
- express ideas you have obtained through written and audio/visual work in effective and confident manners;
- work effectively both individually and as a part of group;
- apply a range of statistical and numerical skills to management information;
- effectively use a range of Information Technology e.g. Web and Internet, databases, spread sheets and word processing;
- manage your time successfully, setting appropriate and achievable goals;
- engage in personal and professional development
This course is suitable for people already working in the industry who want to advance.
What you will study
You will study modules such as:
How you will learn
Our range of innovative teaching materials gives you a varied and enjoyable learning experience and our expert online tutors will support you all the way. Studying online gives you the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. Course modules still operate within a fixed trimester but you can choose to study during the day, in the evenings or at the weekend rather than having to attend fixed lectures. As a nurse it would be very difficult to work any other way due to the demanding nature of the profession, so this type of study is ideal.
Where you will learn:
Method of Assessment:
Assessments will be designed according to the guidelines of each module specification. In general, the assessments will enable learners to demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes across the individual elements of the programme. The range of assessments utilised will normally include: essays, reports, presentations and other structured assignments and examinations.
Assessments are drafted in conjunction with the curriculum development department and tutor concerned. Final version is confirmed by the curriculum development department.
Assessments are moderated by tutor concerned, then also verified by the Internal Verifier.
Structure of Programme:
With a mix of core and optional modules, you can tailor your studies to match your particular interests and career aspirations.
We will advise you of your study plan – the running order and availability of the modules – when you are invited to enrol.
To complete this top-up degree you will need to complete a total of 120 credits.
This will be made up from two core modules and three of the optional 20 UK credit modules in your preferred area of Hospitality.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment Procedures:
The development of the autonomous and independent learner is further enhanced by a range of technology enhanced learning tools and activities. Students will have access to a range of tools and activities, providing support for research activities, personal diagnostics, additional content, online discussion and self-directed study techniques. Different methods will be used to take account of different learning preferences and include, for example, face to face or virtual lectures, case studies, role play, debates, student presentations, formative and summative enquiry based learning, and problem solving activities. The programme encourages students to apply learning to the work place and this is a central feature of the teaching and learning strategy. This will be achieved through a variety of means with the aim being to encourage and develop critical evaluation and the ability to synthesise and apply solutions to complex real life hospitality problems. Teaching and learning approaches will be appropriately applied to each cohort in order that the same learning outcomes are achieved, but at times through different methods, whilst facilitating the development of effective peer support networks and learning sets. This will provide a stimulating experience as well as assisting students in their ability to critically evaluate and apply knowledge and intellectual skills to differing situations.
A range of assessments has been devised and the programmes operate within the University’s Regulatory Framework and conform to its regulations on assessment. A flexible approach has been taken in developing the assessment strategy, to allow for the diverse nature of the student cohorts as well as the different learning preferences of individual students.
90-100% Excellent – Distinction
80-89% Excellent – Distinction
70-79% Excellent – Distinction
60-69% Very good – Merit
50-59% Good/Satisfactory – Pass
40-49% Unsatisfactory – Marginal Fail
5-39% Very Poor – Fail
- An HND or Foundation degree in a relevant subject; and
- A minimum of 6 months working in the hospitality industry on a full-time basis.
- If you have extensive industry experience at supervisory or management level but do not meet the academic entry criteria above, your application may still be considered.
- If English is not your first language, you will need: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
Students should produce copies of certificates, full CV in EuroFormat and passport-size photo.
Fees & funding
Get 70% back on the full course fee upon successful completion.
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Last Updated: 09th November 2021