Plymouth Business School

BA (Hons) Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management

UCAS course code NN2W
Institution code P60
Duration 1 year
Course type Full-time
Location Plymouth

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.

Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management
Careers with this subject

The course provides access to a wide range of career opportunities in the hospitality, tourism and events industries, offering a tremendous opportunity for ambitious students.

Real experience every step of the way

As well as expert-led teaching, all undergraduate modules within Plymouth Business School have integrated CV building activity, for example, through micro-credentialing, problem-based learning, or embedded direct employer activity.

We have ensured every module contains a real world problem-based exercise. We have reached out to employers directly to involve real business in our assessments. You will experience real world employee engagement every month.

We know this is key to student academic and graduate success.


What can you do with your degree?

Events management careers

Tourism and hospitality management careers

Careers service

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated careers service supporting you from the moment you start your degree, to three years after graduation.

Careers advice is embedded into your academic programme through workshops, events, placements, networks – working with the academic staff teaching on your course. We also offer materials, networks and resources online through our 24/7 portal, and a wide-range of activities, opportunities and support centrally in the Careers Service space within the Student Hub.

We are here to help you to explore, connect and succeed.

Key features

  • This structured one year course aims to cultivate students who are able to exercise personal responsibility and decision-making in the competitive tourism, hospitality and events industry. We aim for graduates who are able undertake further training, develop existing skills and acquire new competencies.

  • You have the opportunity to conduct research in the areas of hospitality, tourism or event management, which is equivalent to 40 credits.
  • Be inspired by staff who are leading the way in their subjects, carrying out research that turns heads worldwide
  • 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. Or build on your existing skills to be leader of the pack in your field, or open up new career directions.

Course details
  • Course overview

  • This one-year level 6 top-up course builds on your foundation degree, higher national diploma (HND) or equivalent studies with an emphasis on hospitality, tourism and/or events. Top up your existing skills by choosing either managing service innovation or leadership. 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

    • Leadership Practice (HRL6009)

      In this module, you will explore the role of leadership within organisations, including both the practical and theoretical aspects of leadership, and how such concepts can change over time. You will reflect on your own ability to act as a leader and your role in teamwork-based scenarios.

    • Researching for Business (STO6008)

      This module will empower you to understand the practical relevance of research methods for managing businesses by bringing the theory, philosophy and techniques of research to life. It will provide you with a comprehensive overview of research approaches in business to use when planning or undertaking a qualitative and/or quantitative research report.

    • Management Issues for the Events Industry (THE6001)

      This module develops student knowledge of the various approaches to event management when dealing with current global issues, concepts, and trends. The aim is to help learners appreciate the complexities of future scenario planning and how to best apply the findings to the events industry through reflection and application to different scenarios.

    • Hospitality Dynamics (THE6004)

      In this module, you will explore and reflect upon current concepts, trends, and issues related to the hospitality industry and management through a series of lectures and seminars presented by a variety of subject specialists.

    • Tourism Crisis and Disaster (THE6009)

      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 tourism industry.

    Optional modules

    • Academic Skills for International Direct Entry Final Year Students (DEAS300)

      This module focuses on the study skills required for the study of business in UK HE for international direct entry final year students, it provides generic skills for students who are new to UK HE, such as information literacy, criticality, different types of assessment, assignment briefs, preparation and planning, and marking rubrics.

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 Tourism and Events Management top up programme spec

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.

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the changeable nature of the situation and any updates to government guidance, we may need to make further, last minute adjustments to how we deliver our teaching and learning on some or all of our programmes, at any time during the academic year. We want to reassure you that even if we do have to adjust the way in which we teach our programmes, we will be working to maintain the quality of the student learning experience and learning outcomes at all times.
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.


We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

Fees, costs and funding

The UK is no longer part of the European Union. EU applicants should refer to our Brexit information to understand the implications.

New Student 2021-2022 2022-2023
Home £9,250 £9,250
International £14,200 £14,600
Part time (Home) £770 £770
Full time fees shown are per annum. Part time fees shown are per 10 credits. Please note that fees are reviewed on an annual basis. Fees and the conditions that apply to them shown in the prospectus are correct at the time of going to print. Fees shown on the web are the most up to date but are still subject to change in exceptional circumstances. For more information about fees and funding please visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/money.

Undergraduate scholarships for international students

To reward outstanding achievement the University of Plymouth offers scholarship schemes to help towards funding your studies.

Find out whether you are eligible and how you can apply

Additional costs

This course is delivered by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business and more details of any additional costs associated with the faculty's courses are listed on the following page: Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business additional costs.

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 admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Meet our experts

  • Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Service Management
    Higher Education Academy and Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality fellow
  • Lecturer in Behavioral Science and Business Management
    Research interests include consumer behaviour, expectations, and management
  • Lecturer in English as a Foreign Language
    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Academic Lead - Teaching and Quality in School of Tourism and Hospitality
    Wide-ranging academic expertise in tourism
  • Partnership Manager
    Fellow Institute of Hospitality (FIH)

Plymouth Business School

  • ? Committed to social, economic and environmental responsibility
  • ? Supporting the internationally recognised focus on sustainability and social purpose of the University
  • ? Leading business ready graduates onto a successful career and happy life
  • ? Supporting graduates to make informed choices based on current economic and market trends
  • ? Building students resilience and confidence
  • ? Promoting practical skills development