Undergraduate study
International Tourism Management (Top-up)

BA (Hons) International Tourism Management (Top-up)

UCAS code: N883 BA/ITM

Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries. International sporting and cultural events held here put the UK under the global spotlight. If you want to play a role in the future of the industry, we give you the necessary knowledge, skills and experience.

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  • Length: 1 year; Top-up Award (Point of entry: Year 3)

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  • Not available part-time

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If you have a higher national diploma, foundation degree or equivalent qualification in tourism or leisure (or something similar), and want to top it up to a full degree, this is the course for you. With an extra year of study, you gain a BA (Hons) International Tourism Management degree and develop an analytical and critical approach to work, and transferable skills which are greatly valued by employers.

This one year course gives you a broad understanding of international developments and issues in tourism, and the Events Management module gives you the opportunity to stage your own event.

Course structure

Core modules

Business Project

The module comprises a learner-managed business project, the topic area of which will be associated with the your programme area of study. The project will provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your capability to undertake an individual piece of research within a business context.

The project may be an investigation of a relevant issue of academic interest, an investigation of a practical business issue, or a live problem-solving project.

Contemporary Issues in Business Management

You develop an understanding of the challenges faced by organisations and explores the controversies and dilemmas of contemporary management thinking and practice. You study three key interrelated contemporary issues facing businesses - internationalisation; technological innovation and sustainability.

Events Management

Special events are growing in importance in all areas of leisure, covering everything from artistic performances to country shows. This module will draw on theory that you have studied and skills you have developed in your first two years, allowing you to apply these to managing a real event.

International Issues in Tourism

This module provides an overview of the critical debates and issues surrounding tourism both now and in the future. The key remit in both international and national tourism policies and strategies is the issue of sustainable tourism development and its management. From a macro level analysis of the issues you will have the opportunity to apply academic knowledge to concrete case studies. You will be encouraged to form critical insights and opinions on how tourism might/should be developed and managed both now and in the future in order to achieve the 'holy grail' of sustainability in economic, social and environmental terms.

Undergraduate Business Research Methods Top-up

The module develops your skills in research methods that are applicable to business and related areas. It is concerned with those disciplines associated with qualitative and quantitative research methods. The module focus enables you to plan for an undergraduate level project.

Assessment is via a presentation (40%) and 3,000 word project proposal (60%) that will describe the rationale of a potential project, state its aim and objectives, provide an outline review of key underpinning literature, an outline of the research/project strategy and secondary and primary data requirements, and outline anticipated milestones in the preparation of the project.


Optional modules

Modules offered may vary.

How you learn

Modules are taught via lectures, seminars, practical workshops and group work. Teaching staff also adopt a range of web-based technologies to deliver module and programme content in order to assess, provide feedback and communicate with students.

How you are assessed

The programme is assessed via a variety of methods including assignments, examinations, group work, presentations and live practical projects.

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Career opportunities

Graduates from this programme are well placed to find employment in a wide range of business and tourism, management and administrative jobs both in the UK and overseas.

We provide an environment that allows you to build on and further develop the extra practical employability characteristics that will make you more attractive to employers in the job market once you graduate.

Our staff utilise their extensive business connections to provide many and varied opportunities to engage with potential employers through fairs, guest lecture sessions, live projects and site visits. In addition we offer a series of workshops and events that ensure all students are equipped with both degree level subject knowledge PLUS the practical skills that employers are looking for in new graduate recruits.

Our award winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of a foundation degree or higher national diploma (or equivalent) in a tourism-related subject or a business course with a strong tourism content. When applying through UCAS, make sure that you indicate your point of entry as Year 3.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

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You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
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Course information


  • Length: 1 year; Top-up Award (Point of entry: Year 3)

More full-time details


  • Not available part-time

Contact details

Further information