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International Hospitality and Tourism Management (Final Year Top-Up)
Start dates: September 2023 / January 2024 / September 2024
Full time: 1 year
Department(s): Oxford Brookes Business School
The Oxford Brookes Business School Top-Up programmes provide you with an opportunity to build upon your previous studies to develop your academic skills through experiential learning in an inclusive and diverse community.
The Hospitality and Tourism industry offers a range of exciting career opportunities for you.
To prepare for your first role in industry, our industry expert lecturers will guide you through our employer focussed modules that include, Tourism Impact Analysis, Entrepreneurship and Creativity in Hospitality and Tourism, Business Analytics for Hospitality and Tourism and Food, Drink and Culture.
You will collaborate with students and academic staff from a wide range of cultures, formulating ideas with a truly global perspective.
Oxford Brookes Business School offers excellent employability support through our Careers team, and you will have the opportunity to hear from industry experts in their fields and have ongoing mentoring and careers support through the Bacchus Society, an exclusive network open to Oxford Brookes University Hospitality and Tourism students.
Why Oxford Brookes University?
One of the best places to study hospitality and tourism in the UK.
Hospitality and Tourism subjects are highly ranked globally. According to the QS World University Subject Rankings 2023, Oxford Brookes ranks 24th globally and 3rd in the UK
Experiential learning with insights from industry
The strong industry links of the programme provide students with a range of experiential learning opportunities (e.g. field trips, guest talks, case study assessments, etc.)
Career focused programme.
Focus on employability, the programme offers students the opportunity to develop their personal and professional skills and managerial competencies as applied in an international context
The Hospitality and Tourism Management subject at Oxford Brookes will provide you with a blend of theoretical and practical experience where you will gain an understanding of the day-to-day global operations of a range of products and services in the hospitality and tourism sector.
Learning and teaching
With a strong focus on industry engagement, the programme incorporates live projects and practitioner involvement in the delivery and assessment of the modules. There is a mix of academic and practitioner input into teaching, assessment and feedback where possible. Practitioner involvement may work on a number of levels, through guest speakers, input into assessment task design, and assessing and feeding back to students on their problem-solving approaches and the practical viability of the solutions they devise.
Assessment tasks take a variety of forms, reflecting students’ varied learning styles, the programme’s learning outcomes, and the demands of an enquiry-based learning approach, including:
individual and group assignments
participation in product design
and, occasionally, time-restricted assessments.
The need for formative assessment early on in the programme of study, and, indeed throughout the programme is recognised fully, together with the value of feed forward opportunities provided by the programme structure. Face-to-face feedback is used to offer written feedback on at least one module at each level.
You will have the opportunity to take part in a range of industry related field trips. Previous field trips have included visits to world famous tourist attractions, such as Blenheim Palace, hotels such as Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons in Great Milton, and Hotel Café Royal, St James Court Hotel, and Mandarin Oriental in London.
Business Analytics for Hospitality and Tourism
This module enables students to understand the content, importance and relevance of business analytics and data visualisation in business decision-making with a focus on the hospitality and tourism industry. It will provide the key concepts, knowledge and methods combined with extensive opportunities to develop hands-on skills for applying business analytics and data visualisation to managerial decision-making.
Critical Enquiry Research Project
The aim of the module is to provide an opportunity for students to engage in an independent research project. This culminating module draws together research skills developed earlier in the programme to support students to develop an extended study. The project includes designing and implementing an investigation which takes account of multiple and possibly conflicting stakeholder objectives; applies suitable research approaches in an ethical manner; and communicates, using suitable technologies, with the intention of making recommendations for practice.
Entrepreneurship and Creativity Enterprise in Hospitality and Tourism
During the module, students will learn about what is involved in being a successful entrepreneur in the Hospitality and Tourism industry sectors and learn techniques to foster creativity and innovation. This module provides an experience centred around the potential for venture creation but also takes students to consider a wider role of creativity and enterprise in the workplace, helping them broaden their perspective on the role of creativity and enterprise in a variety of settings.
Essential Skills for Academic Success
The module provides students with the opportunity to acquire and develop a range of skills essential to their academic success. Students are introduced to essential academic skills and given the opportunity to practise them.
Food, Drink and Culture
In this module students explore complex relationships between food and drink, individuals and societies. They analyse a variety of factors that shape these relationships and examine their consequences for health, the environment, the distinctiveness of cultures, and the cohesiveness of communities. This module encourages students to think more critically and to argue convincingly about the extensive implications of food and drink-related practices for society.
This module aims to develop students’ knowledge of the theory and practice of career management. Students are required to demonstrate critical insight into their own knowledge skills and experience and consider how this might allow them to manage their post-graduation career. Students explore self-assessment techniques for understanding career preferences and are required to assess their own skills, abilities, personality preferences, motivations and interests against those required for effective graduate employment in their chosen sector.
Tourism Impact Analysis
The module provides insight into a range of impacts associated with tourism and tourists on the environment, economy and society. The module will introduce approaches to impact assessment and management utilised to measure and mitigate against negative impacts and increase positive ones. Students will learn about approaches to making tourism work for nature and communities, to generate profit and value beyond narrow economic notions, considering externalities and leakages.
Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from those shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.
Graduates can pursue a number of exciting roles in the International Tourism and Hospitality Management industry.
Hospitality Management Employer Graduate Schemes
Visitor Experience Manager
Food and Beverage Manager
Further study options include:
MSc International Hospitality, Events and Tourism Management
MSc International Hotel and Tourism Management
Specific entry requirements
Relevant degree completed up to Level 5 learning / equivalent to a L5 HND in a relevant subject.
Please also see the University's general entry requirements.
English language requirements
English requirements for visas
If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.
Many of our courses consider applications for entry part-way through the course for students who have credit from previous learning or relevant professional experience.
Find out more about transferring to Brookes. If you'd like to talk through your options, please contact our Admissions team.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.
How to apply
Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS
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Please note, tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Financial support and scholarships
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.
On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website. For more information, please visit our changes to programmes page.