Course Overview

If you already have an HND or a foundation degree in travel and tourism management, you can achieve a specialist honours degree in Business and Management (Tourism Management) with just one more year of study (subject to final approval by Bath Spa University).

Bath Spa University is a well-respected Higher Education Institution based in the south-west of England. It has a reputation for creative curriculum and high student satisfaction. Details about the degree top-up to be delivered at UKCBC as a result of the partnership with Bath Spa University can be found below:

Course Details
TitleBA (Hons) Business and Management (Tourism Management) (Top-up)
Awarding BodyBath Spa University
LevelBachelor of Arts; Level 6; final year of undergraduate degree
Duration1 Year
IntakeSeptember & February
ModeFull-Time
CampusSceptre House, 76-78 Red Lion Street, Holborn, London, WC1R 4NA

Why opt for a top-up course?

The practical focus of the HND course has provided students with a strong foundation of skills in and knowledge of the tourism sector. This one-year top-up course extends this foundation, enabling application of skills in the private or public sector, charity or voluntary organisation or your own tourism business. During the year you will explore your business, develop your learning and focus on the role of management, undertaking an in-depth business research project in your specialist area.

You’ll be assessed in a wide range of ways that will test your business knowledge and management skills. These could include presentations, work related projects, group-work, computer based simulations, examinations, essays, and business reports.

Support and teaching is provided in UKCBC’s unique style through dedicated and experienced lecturers in the classroom, along with the academic support team in the campus. The modules have been designed to use a mix of lectures and group seminars and tutorials, including industry visits and guest lectures. Throughout the year UKCBC will continue to support you in becoming an independent and confident learner, able to have influence and make impact in your future career.

Course structure

The course will build on many of the skills and theories students will have learnt during their HND. It will also support the development of applying these theories to real-world events, leading to credible solutions and recommendations. UKCBC and Bath Spa University highlight the importance placed on thinking independently and confidently when students face the academic challenges of the top-up degree.

Through an individual tourism research project, students will have the opportunity to include broader topics within the sector. This will allow students to keep their options open to a wide variety of graduate roles and explore wider, cross-sector themes, such as global affairs and sustainability.

The year has been structured to cover the following topics within a commitment timetabled for two days per week:

    Compulsory Courses:

  • Tourism: Contemporary Issues (20 credits)
  • Creating and Hosting Festivals and Events (20 credits)
  • Tourism Management Project (40 credits)


    Optional Courses:

    Students are able to select 2 out of 3 of the following:

  • Leadership and Management (20 credits)
  • Enterprise: Creating Your Business (20 credits)
  • Managing Sustainability (20 credits)

Course entry requirements

As a potential student of the Bath Spa BA (Hons) in Business and Management (Tourism Management) (Top-up), you will be expected to have an interest in tourism business and enterprise, be able to demonstrate your motivation for the subject and be required to meet following academic criteria in order to join:

  • Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in travel & tourism management, or
  • Foundation degree from UK university in travel & tourism related subject, or
  • Diploma in Higher Education from UK University,
  • Students who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied their entry qualification in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard commensurate to: IELTS 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 being awarded on individual sections.
Course Fees
Tuition Fees£6,150
Call UKCBC on 020 8518 4994