BA (Hons) Tourism Management TOP UP

Key Details

  • Available at
  • Level
  • Study Mode
    Part-time, Full-time
  • Programme Area
    International, Travel and Tourism
  • Course Length

    Full-time: 1 year OR Part-time: 2 years. Also available on a modular basis.

  • Course Type
    Degrees (Higher Education)
  • UCAS Codes
  • Awarding Body
    Bangor University
  • Bilingual

Course Description

Are you interested in working in the diverse tourism industry or already working in the industry and looking to develop industry related managerial skills?

If you have already completed the Foundation Degree (FdA) Tourism Management (or equivalent), then this course gives you the opportunity to progress onto a Level 6 top up and gain a full honours degree.

This BA (Hons) degree gives you an in-depth understanding of tourism, preparing you for a career in this world-wide sector. You will get an insight into the emergence of tourism as a major phenomenon, and you will be able to understand continuing developments and expansions.

Additional information

More detailed information on modules is to be found in the ‘Additional Campus / Course Information’ section.


Visit the Financial Support and Finance page for more information.

Additional Costs

Additional costs may be associated with the following:

During the programme students are encouraged to take up opportunities to become a member of other professional bodies, which can have additional costs, which students should budget approximately £50 for this.

In particular for this programme you are encouraged to become a members of:

  • The North Wales Tourism and Hospitality academy which is an online academy supporting its members with networking and personal development sessions.
  • Tourism Society

As part of the programme, external visits may also take place that would require a financial contribution which students should budget approximately £50 for this. These are given as guidance, and can incur further cost pending on opportunities.

More detailed information on other costs associated with your course and work placements/work experience (if applicable) will be outlined in the programme validation document and explained to you at your interview.

Start date


Entry Criteria

Language requirements:

  • GCSE in Welsh or English as first language, grade C or above.
  • Any degrees, diplomas or certificates eligible should have been taught and assessed in Welsh or English, or
  • For overseas applicants, for entry onto Level 6 or above, English fluency to IELTS 6.0 or higher (with no element less than 5.5).

Academic Requirements:

Direct entry onto this level 6 Bachelor Degree (Hons) top up year will be for those progressing students from the GLlM FdA Tourism Management, after successful completion of the foundation degree. Entry onto level 6 from alternate institutions and programmes will be considered on an individual basis in line with GLlM credit transfer policy, based on previous successful study of 240 credits, 120 credits per level 4 and 5 in a compatible qualification (within the time frame outlined in the policy). Or by supporting their application with the submission of a portfolio for accreditation of prior learning (APL/APEL/RPEL), in accordance with GLlM regulations and policy.

All places are subject to a satisfactory interview.


The course is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Lectures
  • Workshops and practical work
  • Tutorials
  • Guest speakers
  • Student-centred learning
  • Virtual learning environment (MOODLE)


  • Full-time: 1 year, typically one long day (9.00am – 9.00pm), or two shorter days (9.00am - 3.30 pm);
  • Part-time: 2 years - infill to full time programme


Graham Jones (Programme Leader):

Celine Rea (Administration):


The course is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Dissertation
  • Research Proposal
  • Exam
  • Essays
  • Case Study
  • Seminar paper
  • Presentations
  • Report


Where relevant, assessments will be marked and returned to students with constructive and developmental feedback. Effective feedback combines information which enables students to understand the strengths and limitations of their past performance, and information which enables them to recognise how future performance can be improved. Students will be provided with feedback in a timely manner and this feedback will justify how the grade has been awarded. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the feedback given and identify their strengths, things they found challenging and areas for development that they will feed forward to their next assessment. Feedback will include linking evidence to assessment criteria to demonstrate how the student will have met the learning outcomes.


After completing the BA (Hons) Tourism Management, you could begin a management career in the travel and tourism sector, or proceed to further postgraduate or professional qualifications.

The course can lead to employment or career enhancement in a range of organisations, including:

  • visitor services
  • regional tourism organisations
  • conference and exhibition facilities
  • tourist attractions
  • the outdoor sector
  • corporate and sports centres
  • the hotel sector
  • catering activities

Campus Information Rhos-on-Sea

The level 6 BA (Hons) in Tourism Management, continues to build on skills developed during level 4 and 5 foundation degree. It is designed to develop student knowledge and skills in tourism management practice.

The broad curriculum from foundation degree to the BA (Hons) degree covers all the main business disciplines and focuses on contemporary issues. The level 6 course will give you the appropriate opportunity to continue to develop skills whilst applying these to resolve various problems encountered by businesses, including skills of analysis and interpretation which will be useful in subsequent career or future study. On completion of the course students have the ability to apply specific tools to a wide range of scenarios and problems.

Unit information

For every 10 credits, students should engage with around 100 notional hours of learning. This will be approximately 30% direct learning contact, 70% independent student learning.

The course consists of the following modules:

Level 6

Dissertation (40 credits, compulsory)

In the dissertation module students will research a topic that interests them. After proposing a title and conducting a literature review for the research proposal, students will put together a dissertation/research project. (Research Proposal 10%, Dissertation 90%)

Strategic Management (20 credits, compulsory)

This module aims to develop an appreciation of the 21st century internal and external environmental issues that affect strategic decision making within organisations. It will explore and develop evaluative skills in the use of frameworks as a tool for strategic decision making within business environments. (Exam 50%, Essay 50%)

Ethics in Events, Hospitality and Tourism Industry (20 credits, compulsory)

The ethics module aims to investigate and evaluate the principles and theories of ethics within events, tourism and hospitality contexts. Theories will be discussed and appraised in order to establish the value of their existence in today’s events, tourism and hospitality climates while both global and local influences will also be discussed in order to recognise the involvement of the various stakeholders within these contexts. (Essay 50%, Seminar/Research paper 30%, Presentation 20%)

Contemporary Issues in Hospitality and Tourism (20 credits, compulsory)

This module critically examines internal and external challenges facing hospitality and tourism organisations in contemporary contexts. The significance and potential impact of contemporary trends and issues in the sector will be critically analysed and evaluated and solutions that aim to effectively manage potential impacts will be discussed alongside the justification for these solutions within an organisational context. (Essay 40%, Case Study 60%)

Digital Marketing in the International Environment (20 credits, compulsory)

The module aims to evaluate the constantly changing dynamics of digital marketing within the international tourism industry. It takes into consideration the importance of adapting marketing strategies within the culture of target audiences in a sensitive way. A conceptual analysis will ascertain the importance of cultural influences especially when analysing intangible service products. Cultural diversity is an important element of the tourism industry and examines how organisations and businesses adapt their business and marketing environment accordingly. (Report 50%, Presentation 50%)

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