Plymouth Business School

BA (Hons) Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management

Want to stay ahead of the curve? Our unique top-up degree puts you on top of the game in three rapidly growing industries. Linking three related fields encourages you to develop your skills so you can keep pace in this fast-changing environment. Whether you want to be leader of the pack in your existing field or open the door to new opportunities, you will graduate primed to meet the ever changing demands of business and consumers head on.

You will build on your existing skills to be leader of the pack in your field, or open up new career directions. You’ll work with your personal and course tutors to get the most out of your studies and boost your employability. You will stand out from the crowd – feed your ambition, boost your skills and best equip yourself to meet the rapidly changing demands of consumers and businesses.

It's not too late to apply for 2018

Don’t worry if you’ve missed the UCAS January deadline. 

If you want to study with us in September 2018, contact us for advice about available spaces on this course.

Get in touch with our friendly admissions team on +44 (0)1752 585858 or email us at

The final deadline for UCAS applications is 30 June 2018.

Key features

  • Be inspired by staff who are leading the way in their subjects, carrying out research that turns heads worldwide.
  • Keep pace with the ever-changing demands in hospitality, tourism and events management.
  • Build on your existing skills to be leader of the pack in your field, or open up new career directions.
  • Work with your personal and course tutors to get the most out of your studies and boost your employability.
  • Open the door to new career opportunities in the hospitality, tourism and events industries, from hotels and resorts, to restaurants and caterers, tourism destinations and attractions to airlines, cruises, spa management and environmentally sustainable tourism.
  • Stand out from the crowd – feed your ambition, boost your skills and best equip yourself to meet the rapidly changing demands of consumers and businesses.

Course details

  • Course overview
  • This one-year level 3 course builds on your foundation degree, higher national diploma (HND) or equivalent studies with an emphasis on hospitality, tourism and/or events. You’ll top up your existing skills by choosing from a variety of modules including contemporary event issues, crisis and disaster management (or leadership), hospitality dynamics, entrepreneurship and research methods. Open the door to new career opportunities in the hospitality, tourism and events industries, in sectors such as hotels and resorts, restaurants and caterers, tourism destinations and attractions, airlines, cruises, spa management and environmentally sustainable tourism.
    Core modules
    • HTM327 Current Events Issues

      In this module you will investigate current issues in the events industry and management, examining and exploring trends in lectures and seminars with industry experts.

    • HTM331 Researching Hospitality, Tourism and Events

      This module allows you to develop your practical expertise in research investigations. You will develop a systematic understanding of the issues involved in the design and conduct of business research from a subject perspective.

    • HTM333 Hospitality Dynamics

      In this module you will explore and reflect on current concepts, trends, and issues in the hospitality industry and management. You will learn through lectures and seminars with subject specialists.

    • HTMP301 Career Investment Programme 3

      The Career Investment Programme is a development scheme designed to enhance students' employability. The stage 3 module focuses on providing students with information on graduate options, including further study and graduate management schemes, and equips them with the knowledge and skills necessary for articulating and recording achievement and applying for graduate positions. The module also includes a number of workshops and events designed to develop students' skills and knowledge, with the purpose of filling gaps in their CV's and enhancing their employability.

    Optional modules
    • ELC314 International Business Communication

      The module is designed to help students to develop and refine their ability to communicate effectively in English in the global business environment encompassing different national cultures, business practices and systems. Students will engage in a range of written and oral tasks and assessments which will develop their business communication skills.

    • HTM310 Crisis and Disaster Management in the Hospitality, Tourism and Events Industry

      This module will equip you with a sound understanding of the principles and practice of economic, environmental and political crisis and disaster management in the hospitality, events and tourism industries.

    • HTM337 Entrepreneurship

      You will develop a critical understanding of the theories and concepts of entrepreneurs. You will identify entrepreneurial opportunities in hospitality and tourism, and consider the role of innovation, creative thinking techniques and service development.

    • HTM339 Leadership

      "The module allows the student to explore the role of leadership within organisations, including both the practical and theoretical aspects of leadership, and how such concepts can change over time. Through an intensive field trip activity, it enables students to further explore and reflect upon leadership theory and concepts in practice. "

Every undergraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the course aims, the course structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

The following programme specification represents the latest course structure and may be subject to change:

BA Hospitality Toursim and Events Management top up 17 18 4309

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Entry requirements

Foundation degree

This course is designed for students who have completed a foundation degree or equivalent with a hospitality, tourism and/or events management emphasis. Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications.

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.

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

Please contact the Admissions Team.

Fees, costs and funding

New Student 2017 2018
Home/EU £9,250 £9,250
International £12,250 £13,000
Part time (Home/EU) To be confirmed To be confirmed
Full time fees shown are per annum. Part time fees shown are per a number of credits. Fees are correct at the time of publication and may be subject to change. Please note that fees are subject to Government approval, reviewed on an annual basis and may be subject to change.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email

Assessment breakdown: 12% exams, 88% coursework

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Discover more about our course

This course is a one year level 3 course and is designed as a 'top-up' for students who have already successfully completed study equivalent to a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND).

The course provides access to a wide range of career opportunities in the hospitality, tourism and events industries.

Find out more about BA (Hons) Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management

Faculty of Business Potential High Achievers Scheme

We recognise that our students are the future business leaders of the world. We know that our applicants will thrive in this environment, and we want to ensure our best applicants believe in this.

We will be contacting applicants who are not only on course to achieve top marks but who have an outstanding personal statement. 

As recognition of the potential we think an applicant has we will then change their offer to unconditional. Your place at Plymouth University will then be confirmed and you can go ahead and make arrangements for your accommodation and move to Plymouth in September.

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