Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Professional Management Practice BSc (Hons) Tourism Management
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
Duration 2 years 3 years
Course type Part-time Full-time
Placement - (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider Plymouth Business School Plymouth Business School
Entry requirements

  • A relevant HND, foundation degree, or other Level 5 (or equivalent) qualification will be required.
  • Professional diplomas or certificates from a relevant professional body (ILM, CII, CISP, CILT, IoE, CMI, CIPD) and recognised as equivalent to Level 5 may also be considered. The qualification should ideally be in subject relevant to your chosen specialist route.
  • Applicants with credits or qualifications in a non-related subject must demonstrate that they have knowledge and skills sufficient to meet the demands of this programme.
  • Applicants who do not possess the qualifications outlined above may also be eligible for admission on the basis of previous work experience or training. In consultation with your employer, the programme team will ensure that applicants can demonstrate their capacity to benefit from and successfully complete the programme as above. Applicants will be required to complete a form of assessment in order to demonstrate that they have satisfied the learning outcomes of the module(s) for which credit is claimed.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a secure English language test. If the English language of students does not meet these requirements, students may complete one of the University’s pre-sessional English Language courses.
  • Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

A levels

Including a minimum of two A levels. Excluding general studies.

International Baccalaureate 

26 overall to include 4 at any subject at Higher Level.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma

MMM in any subject.

BTEC National Diploma modules

If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

All access courses

Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at merit/distinction.


All applicants must have GCSE mathematics and English at grade C or above.

Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

Short of the entry requirements for this course? Don’t worry you may be eligible for a foundation year to prepare you for possible entry onto this course for the following year.

Learn more about foundation years with the Faculty of Business

English language requirements

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.