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International Hospitality and Tourism Management (Top-up) BSc Honours

There’s never been a better time to start a career in the tourism and hospitality industry, one of the world's fastest-growing industries. Get the skills you need for this exciting career
September 2024
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
£9,250 (UK)*
£16,600 (INT)*
Course leader
Rui Su

Our course gives you the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience to succeed in this exciting and dynamic profession.

Why choose International Hospitality and Tourism Management (Top-up) BSc Honours at Middlesex?

With our strong industry links across London, this course can open up a variety of career opportunities from hotels to airlines and cruise ships, and resorts to tour operators.

What you will gain

By the time you graduate, you will have gained the skills and confidence to effectively solve complex problems, and communicate with a wide range of people across tourism management and the hospitality business environment.

We have over 145 years of experience delivering professional, creative and technical education that prepares our students for success in global careers.

What you will learn

During your master’s degree, you'll take on modules such as event management where you'll plan and deliver all aspects of an event. On other modules like strategic management or tourism marketing, you will analyse business problems and look at potential solutions.

This helps you to build a portfolio which is a useful first step in your tourism career. It will open up the possibility for you to study for a postgraduate qualification in a more specialised area.

3 great reasons to pick this course

  • Top-ranked tourism course
    We are proud to be one of the top five universities in London for Tourism
  • Excellent employment prospects
    Our graduates have gone on to work for a range of prestigious organisations including Etihad, Marriott, Thomas Cook and Virgin Holidays
  • Inspiring and enabling entrepreneurs
    One in seven of MDX graduates go on to manage or own a business

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This course will equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to advance in a career in hospitality, tourism and events. The key objectives of the course are to enhance students’ employability and transform their international experiences.


  • Modules - Compulsory

    • Creative Marketing in Tourism (30 credits)

      This module aims to develop your understanding of theories and business practice concerning building strong brands in travel and tourism.

      You will learn how certain content in social media engages with target audiences and viewers in a compelling way and achieves branding agendas simultaneously, while even going viral online.

      This module not only promotes creative thinking and problem solving skills but also develops your abilities to create branding solutions and a coherent plan in selected social media platforms.

    • Hospitality Business Management (15 credits)

      This module aims to develop a critical understanding of the scope and current trends in the global hospitality industry including corporate profiles of key players.

      Leadership and management theory and models will explained and analysed in the context of hotel, restaurant and management services.

      This module will also examine operational management models relevant to hotels, including rooms division and food and beverage management, and to restaurants and managed services.

    • Customer Service Management in Tourism and Hospitality (15 credits)

      The module aims to develop a critical understanding of customer service management as a key component of organisational culture and business strategy.

      Theories and models used to shape the financial analysis, application and design of customer service will be explored.

      You will gain practical and theoretical insight into the implementation, communication, management and measurement of customer service.

      Consumer and market research theories and models to support customer relationship building will be examined and evaluated as will ways to promote customer service internally and externally.

  • Modules - Optional

    • Heritage Tourism (15 credits)

      This module aims to provide a critical examination and evaluation of the unique dynamics of heritage and tourism development from both social sciences and management perspectives. It thus attempts to integrate a rich diversity of academic discussions and industry practices in heritage and tourism studies. You are expected to consolidate key theoretical frameworks surrounding heritage in tourism contexts and engage with contemporary practices of heritage tourism development at both global and local levels.

    • Digital Campaign Planning and Analytics (15 credits)

      This module aims to provide you with an overview of digital campaign planning and analytics from a theoretical and practical perspective.

      You will be exposed to the whole life cycle of a digital campaign that incorporates the development of a campaign idea, implementation frameworks and measurement strategies.

      The module will be supported by a range of analytical techniques and tools such as funnel analysis, Google Analytics and Tag Manager.

    • Dissertation/Final Year Project (30 credits)

        This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to undertake an individual investigation in a chosen area of interest in the field of tourism or hospitality.

        It aims to encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning by conducting an in-depth study using either primary or secondary data and drawing appropriate conclusions from it.

        On completion of this module, you will be able to:

        1. Demonstrate knowledge of and critical understanding of a narrowly defined tourism field and related concepts,
        2. Critically review and evaluate the arguments evident in the literature and/or alternative primary sources of evidence pertaining to the chosen topic of study, and
        3. Draw meaningful, logical and informative conclusions with recommendations for the future development of theory, practice or policy and the identification of areas requiring further research.

    • Tourism in Cities (15 credits)

      This module aims to introduce you to the extent and variety of city tourism, to assess its impacts in different types of cities and to examine pertinent contemporary issues that have emerged around its expansion, such as gentrification, commodification, socio-spatial divisions and regeneration.

      The module places urban tourism in the context of changes in the economy, in politics and in leisure in order to critically assess its impacts on its stakeholders, and evaluate its potential and the pitfalls.

    • Event Planning and Management (15 credits)

      This module aims to develop an understanding of event planning, management and operations in all types and scales of events. Its focus is mainly on the practical considerations of running an event.

      Throughout this module, you will develop your own event concept and implementation plan including: event concept, theme and design, venue selection, project management, event marketing, staging and logistics, human resource and financial management, risk management, health and safety and the legal context, and lastly evaluation of events.

    • Event Sector (15 credits)

      The aim of this module is to develop a critical understanding of the events sector, the impacts, and legacy of events.

      You will be introduced to a range of corporate, sporting, arts and cultural events and festivals, including community, hallmark and mega events.

      This module will also cover different perspectives on events classification, origins, current and future trends.

      The motivations and roles of the private, public and third sectors in the development and execution of events will also be discussed and analysed.

    • Tourism Supply Chain and Sector Analysis (15 credits)

      This module aims to introduce the concept of supply chain management and related theories. The module seeks to provide  students with the knowledge and tools necessary to critically analyse the Tourism, Hospitality and Aviation Industry Sectors with regard to current industry practices. Students are also able to view tourism products as a value-added chain of different service components and identify ways to effectively manage the interrelated tourism business operations to better meet customer needs and accomplish business goals.

  1. Teaching and learning
  1. UK entry
  2. International entry
  3. How to apply

The fees below are for the 2024/25 academic year:

UK students1

Full-time: £9,250

Part-time: £77 per taught credit

International students2

Full-time students: £16,600

Part-time students: £138 per taught credit

Additional costs

The following study tools are included in your fees:

  • Free laptop loans for up to 24 hours
  • Free access to everything on your reading list
  • Free specialist software for your course
  • Free printing for academic paperwork
  • Free online training with LinkedIn Learning.

Financial support for students

To help make uni affordable, we do everything we can to support you including our:

  • MDX Student Starter Kit can help with up to £1,000 goods, including a new laptop or iPad
  • MDX Excellence Scholarship offers grants of up to £2,000 per year for UK students
  • Regional or International Merit Awards which reward International students with up to £2,000 towards course fees.

We have also reduced the costs of studying with free laptop loans, free learning resources and discounts to save money on everyday things. Find out more about undergraduate funding and all of our scholarships and bursaries.

Work while you study

We help you find work that fits around uni and your other commitments. We have hundreds of student jobs on campus that pay the London Living Wage and above. Check out our guide to student life on a budget.

Fees disclaimers

1. UK fees: The university reserves the right to increase undergraduate tuition fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions. The tuition fees for part-time UK study are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.

2. International fees: Tuition fees are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.

Any annual increase in tuition fees as provided for above will be notified to students at the earliest opportunity in advance of the academic year to which any applicable inflationary rise may apply.

How can the BSc Hospitality and Tourism Management (Top-up) support your career?

There is an exciting diversity of tourism careers across the private, public and voluntary sectors,

Graduate job roles

Some of the roles for graduates within the tourism sector include:

  • Business development officers
  • Customer service agents
  • Graduate trainee managers
  • HR executives
  • Marketing executives
  • Project managers
  • Travel Consultants.

Graduate employers

Some of the companies our graduates have been employed by include:

  • City of London Corporation
  • Etihad
  • Eurostar
  • Marriott
  • Radisson Blu Edwardian
  • Thomas Cook
  • Travel Republic and Virgin Holidays.

Some graduates also go on to study further for a Master’s Degree or PhD qualification.


Our employability service, MDXworks will launch you into the world of work from the beginning of your course, with placements, projects and networking opportunities through our 1000+ links with industry and big-name employers in London and globally.

Our dedicated lifetime career support, like our business start-up support programme and funding for entrepreneurs, has made us top 10 university for producing CEOs – Novuana, 2023.

MDXcelerator Student Start-Up Support

Want to be your own boss? You'll have the chance to pitch your business to gain mentoring and grants of up to £15,000.

Global network

You’ll study with students from 122 countries who’ll hopefully become part of your global network. And after you graduate, we'll still support you through our alumni network to help you progress in your chosen career.


The Sheppard Library

Our library is open 24 hours a day during the term and includes:

  • Over 1,000 study areas with rooms for group study and over 600 computer spaces
  • 350,000 books and e-books and more than 24,000 online journals
  • Free laptop loans, Wi-Fi and printing.

Student support

We offer lots of support to help you while you're studying including financial advice, wellbeing, mental health, and disability support.

Additional needs

We'll support you if you have additional needs such as sensory impairment or dyslexia. And if you want to find out whether Middlesex is the right place for you before you apply, get in touch with our Disability and Dyslexia team.


Our specialist teams will support your mental health. We have free individual counselling sessions, workshops, support groups and useful guides.

Work while you study

Our Middlesex Unitemps branch will help you find work that fits around uni and your other commitments. We have hundreds of student jobs on campus that pay the London Living Wage and above.

Financial support

You can apply for scholarships and bursaries and our MDX Student Starter Kit to help with up to £1,000 of goods, including a new laptop or iPad.

We have also reduced the costs of studying with free laptop loans, free learning resources and discounts to save money on everyday things. Check out our guide to student life on a budget.

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  • Naila Malik

    Naila Malik

    International Tourism Management graduate

    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.

  • Marta Chrostowska

    International Tourism Management (Spanish) graduate

    Erasmus was an amazing experience. As well as learning Spanish, I have learned and discovered many things about myself. I have become more independent and able to face occurring challenges. I discovered my deeper passion for travelling and started to build my website including art and travel photography (www.martachrostowska.co.uk). Erasmus in Spain was a key year of my international development where I met many people from multiple countries. In addition, I had a lot of free time where I could develop my artistic skills. Once I had the pleasure of creating an outdoor painting with an inspirational and professional artist. This is my best souvenir from Erasmus.

    After graduation, I left to go to China for the Study China Programme, which is managed by another university and funded by the UK Government - applications begin every March.

    The Study China Programme attracted me with a unique opportunity to experience Chinese life, culture, language and business. I was studying at the Zhejiang University (Hangzhou) - one of the top higher education institutions in China. Whilst there, I got an insight into business, I attended many cultural activities, met lots of people, I did an intensive course of Mandarin and travelled. I visited Hangzhou, Suzhou, Beijing and Shanghai twice – I fell in love with this city.

We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.

Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.

Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.

At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.

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International Tourism Management BSc Honours

Start: September 2024

Duration: 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

Code: N88I

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