Tourism & Hospitality Management

Level 7 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Who is this course suitable for?

The Level 7 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management will provide an advanced qualification to support the development of students as international managers. Students will begin to critically analyse and assess contemporary knowledge and theories, and use them to propose solutions to complex management problems in the industry. It will also provide the students with the ability to apply and adapt the specialized terminology and technical skills to propose solutions to these problems. The successful completion of this program will enable students to take decisions about leadership, planning and work areas management in the industry, always supported by concepts of the "best practices" and also by the research of contemporary issues.

The Level 7 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management is designed for managers who have the authority and personal inspiration to translate organizational strategy into effective operational performance.

Course Structure

The course is developed in one academic year. At the end of the year and after successful completion, the student obtains a Level 7 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management.

The Diploma consists of six modules (three modules per semester), comprising a total of 120 (UK) Credits or 60 ECTS (European System). The modules of the diploma are:

 
SemesterModulesCredits (UK)
Semester 1 Strategic Management and Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality  20
Destination Management  20
International Tourism Policy and Development  20
Semester 2 E-Tourism and Social Media in Tourism and Hospitality  20
Advanced Research Methods in Tourism and Hospitality 20
Organisational Behaviour in International Tourism and Hospitality Organisations 20

Assessment

All modules have an assessment system led by the head of each module and verified externally by an assessor, in order to ensure a fair and objective evaluation. All assessments are criterion referenced and based on the "Learning Outcomes" of each module.

In order to be approved in a Diploma (and therefore progress to the next one), students must successfully complete all modules.

Assessment methods may vary between individual and group presentations, reports and written essays, posters, discussions and debates.

Field Trips

Throughout the course field trips will take place depending on the module in question. These will allow students a closer contact with the reality of business and the various sectors of the industry. A T&H Management School Coordinator will always lead these field trips.

Every year, a one-week tour to one country in the European Union will take place and will focus on a specific area of the industry. This optional tour, on the one hand, will foster a closer contact amongst students and between students and teachers and, on the other, enable the possibility of a further analysis of a particular activity sector.

Research

The T&H Management School has an internal research department, where students and teachers can join existing teams and collaborate on the development of knowledge for certain areas of management.

The T & H Management School supports the development of new projects and the sought-after links with national and international business. Therefore, the T & H Management School will grant every year a number of scholarships to students who, in the previous year, are considered to have reached an exceptional achievement and who wish to join the research team, alongside the continuation of their studies.

Internships

The T & H Management School has developed protocols with organisations within the industry and can annually promote the provision of short-term placements at companies, in order to improve students' knowledge and promote the link to corporate reality.

The internships are unpaid and are always coordinated by a T & H Management School’s Academic Head along with the grantor company, aiming at enriching the students’ knowledge.

Progression:

Top Up – Coventry University/University of Sunderland

By successfully completing the course, the T&H Management School's students attain the Level 7 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management from OTHM Qualifications. This diploma allows students to top up their studies and complete at London South Bank University an MSc (Top-up) International Tourism and Hospitality Management and at University of Sunderland an MSc (Top-up) Tourism and Hospitality - Dissertation Stage (60 credit final stage).

For more information and specification, please download the course brochures from the campus pages.


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