"I really enjoyed meeting people from different backgrounds and cultures. Having a diverse range of students made class debates much more interesting."
Naila Malik, BA (Hons) International Tourism Management
Tourism is one of the world's fastest-growing industries. We prime our students with the skills, knowledge and experience to get ahead in a diverse and exciting tourism and hospitality management career.
Why study BA International Tourism and Hospitality Management (top up) at Middlesex?
Our one-year course is the ideal first-step towards a management career in tourism, where the opportunities are vast from hotels and accommodation to airlines and cruise ships, resorts, attractions, and tour operators. You will study as part of our flourishing Business School, with support from academics who bring extensive industry experience from across the tourism and hospitality disciplines. Alongside a global cohort of students, you will study the processes of strategic management and decision-making at the heart of the international hospitality industry. And develop skills in marketing and event management, alongside theoretical approaches to policy and planning.
Our one-year BA Tourism and Management top up course is for students who already hold a foundation or HND qualification in a related subject, and are based in either the UK or overseas.
Our international staff team provide excellence in teaching and research; ensuring you receive a first-class learning experience, with high levels of tutor support
Our London location places you at the centre of one of the world's great tourist cities, with access to all the attractions the capital has to offer.
Our innovative and unique Enterprise Development Hubcan support you to start your own business and to develop essential entrepreneurial skills
Our course can be studied either full-time (one year) or part-time (two years). It consists of four distinct modules that all use an extensive range of examples and case studies to reflect the global nature of the industry. They are: Tourism Policy and Planning; Strategic Management in a Hospitality Environment; Event Management; and Hospitality and Tourism Marketing.
What will you gain?
You will gain the skills and confidence to effectively solve complex problems, and communicate across the area of tourism management and the hospitality business environment.
What are the entry requirements for the BA International Hospitality and Tourism Management (top-up) degree?
This is a top-up programme for students who have an HND, FdA, DipHE or CertHE in Hospitality and\or Tourism Mgt and for students who have previously completed 180 HE level credits (90 ECTS credits) in a related subject
All applications are considered on an individual basis. Please refer to the Credit Transfer webpage for further information.
UK/EU and International students are eligible to apply for this course.
Academic credit for previous study or experience
If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three. For further information please visit our Transfer students page.
If you have relevant work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University qualification. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
International entry requirements
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
Visas and immigration
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
English language requirements for international students
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components). Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted English tests and qualifications. If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, entrance test, portfolio or audition
What are the career options with a BA Hospitality and Tourism Management (top up) degree?
There is an exciting diversity of tourism careers across the private, public and voluntary sectors. Graduates could find themselves working for tourist boards, museums, local authorities and central government, or tourist attractions: from theme parks to stately homes. There are also roles within tour operators, heritage centres, conference centres, theatres and shopping malls. All offer management careers, as well as specialist roles covering: event and festival management, marketing and communication and business development.
Our tourism graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of roles with prestigious organisations including Eurostar, Hilton, Ryanair, ME Hotel, National Maritime Museum, Region Stavanger, Edexcel, Coral, Starwood and the TTB.
In roles such as: Management Trainee, Assistant Manager, Subject Specialist, Researcher, Tourism Promotion Officer, Admissions & Sales, Receptionist, Travel Consultant, and Passenger Service Agent.
Additionally, a number of students go on to do further study. The courses that our International Tourism Management graduates are now undertaking include: MA Tourism & Hospitality Management, MA International Tourism & Hospitality Management, and MA Marketing.
What support is available?
Our Employability Service can help you to develop your employability skills and gain valuable work experience. We provide workshops, events and one-to-one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters, interviews and networking. We also support you in securing part-time work, placements, internships, and volunteering opportunities, and offer an enterprise support service for those looking to start their own business. Find out more here [http://www.mdx.ac.uk/facilities/careers/index.aspx]
Naila Malik, BA (Hons) International Tourism Management
"I really enjoyed meeting people from different backgrounds and cultures. Having a diverse range of students made class debates much more interesting. My experience and degree from Middlesex helped me develop and strengthen key skills which all employers look for. I left Middlesex confident and
knowing I would secure a good job."