International Hospitality Management - BA (Hons) (Top Up) 

Course Overview

Course Content

This course is designed as a top-up to undergraduate/BA level for those students who, through full or part time routes, have studied at intermediate level in hospitality related areas i.e. foundation or HND level. The programme will enhance the vocational nature of previous qualifications through a series of academic, management and vocationally based learning experiences. The culmination of the honours programme is student based learning through the dissertation or enterprise project, combining high level academic input with a holistic reflective viewpoint. For those who wish to study management and vocational areas only, the option of a BA (Ordinary) is also available.

Students entering from intermediate programmes may have to complete a series of bridging studies which will be completed prior to entry onto the programmes.

Modules include:

  • Bridging (depending on students prior achievement)
  • Industrial Work Experience
  • Research Methods
  • Study Skills

Year Three (Equivalent):
Core modules:

  • Strategic management
  • Current issues
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Design of Hospitality Facilities

Option modules:
Three from a range of business and vocational areas.

BA (Hons) students will complete a triple credit value, project based module as a Dissertation or Enterprise Project.

Career Potential

Graduates will acquire a range of skills and knowledge required for management positions in the largest sector of employment in the UK. These skills enable graduates to develop into senior managers in a relatively short period of time in a wide range of areas including employment in hotels, restaurants, licensed retail management, personnel and marketing in hospitality, armed services, contract, health service and welfare catering.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have one of the following:

  • HND or equivalent in hospitality related areas.
  • Foundation degree in hospitality related areas.

Applicants without the academic qualifications above will be unlikely to enter the programme at Level three. Those students wishing to enhance their career prospects are strongly encouraged to engage in the HNC or foundation degree programmes and look at this programme as a top-up to ordinary or honours level.

Key Facts

Campus: Llandaff

School: Cardiff School of Management

Course Length: Two years part-time

Students are required to attend at least one day a week and undertake a summer school before the start of year one. 

Assessment is by a range of assignment and examinations in most modules. Project work will be on an individual basis and supported by specialist tutorials.

Selection Procedure:
Members of the programme team will interview all applicants following receipt of an application form. The programme team will recommend to the applicant whether the honours or ordinary route will be in the best interests of the student.

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the UWIC Enquiry Team on 029 2041 6010 or email

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme leader, Phil Coleman:
Tel: 029 2041 6413

See Also:
Cardiff School of Management Website