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International Hospitality and Tourism Management Top-up - University College Birmingham

**Course snapshot** Hospitality and tourism are vast, global and dynamic sectors which are constantly developing and expanding. UCB's International Hospitality and Tourism Management Top-up course is an intensive one-year programme designed to sharpen your business skills for a career in these fast-moving industries. Our course is accredited by the University of Birmingham - one of the world's top academic institutions - as well as the Institute of Hospitality, while UCB is also recognised as an Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence, providing our students with high-level expertise and professional recognition. **Who’s the course for?** If you want to pursue a career in the hospitality and tourism sectors, and you already have a relevant foundation degree or HND (or equivalent), this course is ideal for you. **Why should I study the course?** - Our course isn't just about being in the classroom - as part of your studies, you will travel abroad for an overseas residential trip as well as participating in fieldwork study. - We offer a range of optional modules to encourage you to develop a specialism relevant to your future career, including areas such as festivals and events, financial strategy or even developing your professional attributes in another language. - You will also have the opportunity to examine contemporary industry trends in the form of your own international research project, examining the wider issues in hospitality and tourism within a global environment. - UCB is an ITT Centre of Excellence and a leading provider of innovative courses with a national and international reputation. The content of this course is also benchmarked against the Institute of Hospitality's Management Standards, providing you with professional recognition when you graduate. **Great. Tell me some more** At UCB, we encourage our students to seek as much industry experience and exposure as possible throughout your studies, and we work with industry providers to offer you a variety of paid and voluntary work opportunities. We have developed close working relationships throughout the hospitality and tourism sectors, and our hired@UCB employability team will assist you in finding relevant work to support your future career plans. **What skills will I gain?** You will develop essential business skills and gain knowledge of business administration in the context of the international hospitality and tourism industries, as well as learning how businesses in these sectors work together. You will take a strategic look at the future of these industries and discover how to plan and develop a business that responds successfully to change. You will be trained in specific areas such as international marketing, corporate strategy and destination management, while our variety of optional modules will allow you to develop further specialist knowledge and skills. In completing your research project, you will have a great opportunity to demonstrate your independent learning skills and develop expertise relevant to the industry that will boost your future employability. **What about the future?** This course will open the doors for you to enter not only a career in the international hospitality and tourism industry, but also any career that requires a business and management qualification. Our graduates have also gone on to start their own events, catering or hospitality businesses. Potential pathways open to you include working in: - Hospitality and tourism planning - Marketing - Tourist attractions management - Conference and exhibition management - Events management - Travel services management You can also progress onto postgraduate level study, including courses at UCB such as MSc International Hospitality Management, MSc/PGDip International Tourism Management or MSc/PGDip Hospitality with Tourism Management.