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If you already have an HND or foundation degree, this course will allow you to top it up to an honours degree with just one year of additional study. You’ll build on your all-round knowledge of business, adding a strong emphasis on hospitality and tourism management within a global context.

The course includes specialist modules that cover key issues for hospitality and tourism managers as well as the business of conferences, events and entertainment. There is also a module on international hospitality management, which will give you a wider perspective on operational practices and strategic decision making processes.

Northumbria is the only university in the North East of England to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Institute of Travel and Tourism, which is the UK’s professional body for the travel and tourism industry.

There’s plenty of support for you to develop the academic study skills that are required. Whatever your background, we’ll help you take the more critical, deeper and research-informed approach that’s needed for an honours degree at a UK university.

The degree is designed to be a stepping stone to jobs and promotion in the hospitality and tourism industry, which employs 10% of the UK workforce. It’s the country’s fourth largest industry, according to the British Hospitality Association.

The relevance, rigour and internationalisation of the course are set to meet some of the highest and most demanding levels of accreditation. The course is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

If you already have an HND or foundation degree, this course will allow you to top it up to an honours degree with just one year of additional study. You’ll build on your all-round knowledge of business, adding a strong emphasis on hospitality and tourism management within a global context.

The course includes specialist modules that cover key issues for hospitality and tourism managers as well as the business of conferences, events and entertainment. There is also a module on international hospitality management, which will give you a wider perspective on operational practices and strategic decision making processes.

Northumbria is the only university in the North East of England to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Institute of Travel and Tourism, which is the UK’s professional body for the travel and tourism industry.

There’s plenty of support for you to develop the academic study skills that are required. Whatever your background, we’ll help you take the more critical, deeper and research-informed approach that’s needed for an honours degree at a UK university.

The degree is designed to be a stepping stone to jobs and promotion in the hospitality and tourism industry, which employs 10% of the UK workforce. It’s the country’s fourth largest industry, according to the British Hospitality Association.

The relevance, rigour and internationalisation of the course are set to meet some of the highest and most demanding levels of accreditation. The course is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

Course Information

UCAS Code
N840

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
1 year full-time

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
Law and NBS Building, City Campus East

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019

Department / Newcastle Business School

Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK.

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Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK. We are part of an elite group of less than 1% of business schools worldwide with double accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting.

Our staff are actively pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and generating new concepts and insights. Over 40% of our publication outputs and 60% of our impact case studies have been assessed as internationally excellent or world leading. We received the accolade of ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

 

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Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and workshops. There is significant emphasis on independent learning as well as self-directed and group activities as this course is, in effect, the final year of a degree course.

Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system in order to ensure a successful learning journey. Extensive feedback, from both tutors and peers, is built into the course.

Our assessment strategy is based on our understanding that everyone has different needs, strengths and enthusiasms. Assessment methods will include a portfolio of work, group presentations and reflective statements.

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Newcastle Business School provides first-class teaching in a world-class environment. From social spaces and hub areas to lecture theatres and exhibition spaces, our facilities are exceptional. The University also has an excellent library that was ranked #2 in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey for 2015.

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research. The use of TEL enables us to ‘flip’ our classrooms where appropriate, so that contact time is focused on answering questions and applying what you have already learnt.

There will be plenty of opportunities to put your learning into practice. The Student Engagement Centre promotes all types of experiential learning including volunteering, internships and placements. The Business Clinic enables our students to participate in a ‘consultancy firm’ to provide advice for our region’s businesses.

 

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At Northumbria your learning will be directly impacted by the teaching team’s active research into their specialist subjects. In addition, as part of our strong research ethos, you’ll build up your own research skills as you formulate questions, critique different interpretations, and develop well-founded arguments.

During the ‘Contemporary Issues in Business’ module you will analyse research in a relevant topic such as operational issues in hospitality and tourism marketing. Your investigation will draw on relevant concepts and frameworks and will result in a critical synthesis of business practice and academic theory. Other modules also reflect a research-rich approach, which helps you become a more critical, reflective and independent thinker.

 

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Newcastle Business School (NBS) is the 8th most improved Business School in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) National Assessment.

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The course includes the ‘Academic and Career Development’ module that will equip you with knowledge and skills for academic success and long-term career development. As part of this you’ll explore your personality, values, abilities and interests to make a well-informed career choice and develop a career plan.

Every module will play a role in developing and reinforcing the transferable attributes that are necessary for graduate employment: effective time management, excellent communication, good teamwork and high level analysis. In addition our Careers and Employment Service will offer a range of workshops, one-to-one advice, and networking opportunities.

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At the end of this course there are logical career paths into hospitality and tourism, both in the UK and around the world. Potential roles include events manager, restaurant manager, accommodation manager and tour manager. You can also undertake further study at postgraduate level with a course such as our Business with Hospitality and Tourism Management MSc. If you decide to start up your own business, it’s good to know that the combined turnover of our graduates’ start-up companies is higher than that of any other UK university.

Whatever you decide to do, you will have strong employability as a result of having acquired the characteristics of a Northumbria graduate. These include critical reflection and self-learning, collaboration and curiosity, and the ability to apply your knowledge to solve problems in ways that are sustainable and ethical.

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Course in brief

Who would this Course suit?

This course is for people who want to top up a Higher National Diploma to a full undergraduate degree in international hospitality and tourism management.

This programme will give you all‐round knowledge of business, adding a strong emphasis on hospitality and tourism management within a global context. The programme includes specialist modules that cover key issues for hospitality and tourism managers as well as the business of conferences, events and entertainment. There is also a module on international hospitality management, which will give you a wider perspective on operational practices and strategic decision making processes. 

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

Foundation degree or BTEC HND in Hospitality Management (or closely related field) or equivalent overseas qualification.

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1**: £9,250

International Fee in Year 1: £15,000

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are various advised books for purchase throughout this course, and costs are approximately £300.

FUNDING INFORMATION

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Modules Overview

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

GA6001 -

Academic Language Skills for Newcastle Business School (Optional, 0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Dissertation writing requirements
• Research Skills
• Ethical considerations
• Understanding research limitations
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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HR0388 -

Academic and Career Development (Core, 20 Credits)

You will learn advanced academic skills; such as how to use structured approaches to read, note-making, research and writing, transferable skills to ensure academic success in all your other academic modules and enabling you to conduct a critical literature review of employability, graduate marked place informed by career theory (see themes 1,2 and 3 below). Then using advanced research skills, theory and self-assessment tools you will learn how to and choose and apply for a relevant job role and career path, in turn enhancing your employability and transferable academic skills (themes 4 and 5). Finally, you will conclude the module by designing a complete set of graduate application tools for the job role and career chosen and will experience a no of recruitment exercises such as interviews, group exercises and self-branding and presentation to further develop your employability, academic performance and career management skills. The module will be concluded with a theoretical session and a number of practical exercises designed to develop your self-confidence and employability (theme 6).

Theme 1 – Introduction and advanced study skills
1. Introduction to advanced study skills and career development.
2. Searching for and critically evaluating academic and professional sources.
3. Critical analysis of information and data.
Theme 2 – Understanding the graduate labour market and employers
4. Understanding the global graduate labour market.
Theme 3 – What employers want from graduates and how to achieve it?
5. Enhance business awareness, networking, cultural sensitivity and global mind sets.
Theme 4 – Choose career path
6. Understanding and choosing suitable career paths.
Theme 5 – Design career personal development plan
7. Design a career personal development plan using the NU (ELA) framework.
Theme 6 - Recruitment, selection and employability/application tools
8. An introduction to recruitment and selection processes.
9. Development of skills and tools to enable students to demonstrate effective self-presentation.
10. Develop techniques and practice to excel at interviews.
11. Self-confidence and Employability: Conclusions and introduction to the extended critical literature review module that follows.
12. Assignment surgery

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NX0328 -

Contemporary Issues in Business (Core, 20 Credits)

On this module, you will learn about critical thinking and reflection, and doing so, you will develop the necessary critical skills to perform both of these effectively as a learner in higher education. You will learn about the necessary academic skills required to undertake a critical review of existing literature on a contemporary issue within the business and management disciplines. On completing this, you will be able to a critical literature review on a subject appropriate to your degree programme.

Here, you will be introduced to the module, before identifying how to select a contemporary issue within business and management. You will learn about the development of critical thinking and what is meant by a literature review as well as the importance of being able to write a literature review.

You will learn how to get started in this development; by searching for sources and developing essential research skills including reviewing literature and critical evaluation, before going onto develop you own critical literature review which represents the module assessment.

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NX0329 -

Supporting Study (Core, 0 Credits)

This is a non-credit bearing module, and forms an extension to the 120 module credit points on your top-up programme. The module is designed to provide greater understanding of academic expectations for your direct entry into the final year and support you in the transition process of learning experience.

The aim of the module is to facilitate the development of your independent learning over the one-year course. Induction and on-going personal support activities are to be phased in line with the academic development and the need to support the delivery of programme modules.

In personal support, you will cover:
• The key support and points of contact available to you within the institution
• Societies and social wellbeing
• Library resources and academic skills
• ARTA regulation
• Teamwork protocol
• Use LinkedIn to network

In academic development, you will cover:
• Emailing tutors
• Introduction to referencing
• Finding and evaluating sources
• APA reference guide
• Paraphrasing, summarising and writing critically
• Reporting words, cohesion/linking
• Combining sources
• Conclusions, abstracts and marking criteria

On completion of this module, you should be able to complete the process of transition directly to the final year. This will include your personal and academic development activities. You will also be able to seek learning resources and study support, including academic and social integration.

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SM0382 -

Strategic Management and Corporate Responsibility (Core, 20 Credits)

You will learn how organisations can compete successfully in economic terms while managing their corporate, social and environmental responsibility. At the end of the module you will learn to critically evaluate the factors which underpin an organisation’s success (or otherwise) in managing the triple bottom line and will have learned how to use appropriate frameworks to analyse research material and draw useful conclusions.

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TM9636 -

Innovation and Creativity in Tourism, Hospitality and Events (Core, 20 Credits)

You will initially learn about consumer behaviour in tourism, hospitality and event (THE) consumption. You will evaluate why this has changed in recent years and consider the market development into a more experienced, knowledgeable consumer demanding specialised, sophisticated and segmented products. You will learn about how THE consumers make purchase decisions utilising models of decision making theory.
You will progress, learning what categories of THE innovation are being developed; product and service, technical, process innovation, managerial/management, marketing, and institutional innovation. You will examine the benefits of innovation and creative product development for organisations in the THE sector. You will evaluate the notion of the entrepreneur and niche products. You will learn the importance of effective experience management. Having learnt the basic fundamentals behind consumer behaviour and the importance of new product development and innovative and creative service products you will move on to cover the following topic areas from a management, marketing, operational and strategic perspective:

• Health tourism
• Innovative packaging in THE
• Tailor made tourism
• THE for the ‘grey market’
• Wedding THE
• Ski tourism
• Adventure tourism
• Nature tourism
• Rural and farm tourism innovation
• Volunteer tourism
• Event Innovation
• Creative Attractions
• Sustainability in THE
• Innovations in marketing destinations and events
• Innovation in restaurants and hotels

The module concludes by reflecting on practice and developments in THE SME’s (small, medium size enterprises) and makes a comparison with operations and practice in larger organisations and how innovative products are developed within these organisations.

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TM9637 -

International Issues in Hospitality and Tourism (Core, 20 Credits)

You will learn about the critical strategic challenges facing managers in the international hospitality and tourism industries. Hospitality and tourism are dynamic industries and need to be able to respond to changing consumer trends and internal and external business variables, so emphasis will be placed on the latest developments in international hospitality and tourism operations and contemporary management practices.

Topics include:
• Evolving trends in hospitality and tourism;
• The management of service, quality and loyalty;
• Selection, recruitment, training and retention of employees within hospitality and tourism;
• International human resource management challenges and developments;
• Management of Cultural and social diversity;
• Women, gender and hospitality;
• Managing social responsibility in international hospitality and tourism;
• Managing crisis within hospitality and tourism;
• Entrepreneurship and small business management in the global market; and
• New product developments such as gastronomy, eco-hotels, cruising and casinos.

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TM9638 -

International Hospitality Management (Core, 20 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with an overview of the international hospitality industry and its management and strategic and operational practices which accompany it. The module provides knowledge of both historical and current factors which have shaped the industry and provides you with the skills to evaluate changes taking place in key markets and be able to consider the implications of these for hospitality providers.

You will learn about the following topics:

• Definitions of hospitality, hospitableness, hosts and guests; implications for management
• An overview of the historical global development of the industry and an analysis of the factors that have shaped industry development
• An evaluation of global hospitality demand and the industry’s response to changes in consumer demand
• Hospitality marketing and brand management
• Analysis of the distinguishing features of the industry as a service product and the unique challenges presented for management
• The hotel sector – diversity, product appraisal
• Hospitality operations, theory and practice in departments and functions
• Food and beverage management
• International hospitality growth strategies
• International hospitality human resource management
• Hospitality customer service management and quality
• The management of the hospitality experience, customer delight and enlightened hospitality management
• Winter sport hospitality

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