Tourism and Hospitality Management BA (Hons) [Top-Up] [Full-Time]

Level 6 - Honours Degree or BTEC Advanced Professionals or NVQ Level 6 or Equivalent

Subject Area Hospitality and Catering

Attendance Full-Time

UCAS Code  N891


A career in the Tourism and Hospitality industry can offer a wide variety of different opportunities; it can open the world to you and in many cases combine work with travelling!

This is an industry that will enable you to learn about and interact with people from a wide variety of cultures and lifestyles from around the globe. As the world becomes more accessible and people become more adventurous the travel industry is set to constantly rise and develop… do you want to be part of this ever-evolving phenomenon?

Our Level 6 programme provides you with the knowledge to develop your managerial skills that can be applied to all Tourism and Hospitality management related job roles. You will learn how to manage the business from a strategic and operational point of view as well as the variety of people management skills that can be applied to different types of teams and organisations.

You will also have the opportunity to gain a leadership and management qualification approved by CMI (Chartered Management Institute)

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Lifestyle Academy, Rye Hill Campus

Work Ready Guarantee

Strong links exist between the College and local Tourism and Hospitality related organisations which will give you the opportunity to work within and alongside current industry leaders throughout your degree

Who the course is for

This course is aimed at students who have successfully completed a Foundation

Degree or equivalent and managers or aspiring managers within the tourism and hospitality industry. Designed to develop your management and leadership skills, the course will enable you to become a more efficient and effective manager within the workplace. The assessment methods associated with this course are largely based on the workplace. This course aims to provide students with a sound understanding of the concepts and characteristics of tourism and hospitality as an area of academic and applied study

Qualification Gained

BA (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Management (Top-Up) is validated by NCG.

Leadership and management award approved by CMI (Chartered Management Institute)

How to Apply


Applications for full-time degrees at Newcastle College University Centre need to be made through UCAS. You can visit our institution page on UCAS here.

If you are an international student please visit our international application section for further information about how to apply and entrance requirements. Additional start dates may be available please speak to our International Office on +44 191 226 6323 or email

Course Content

Contemporary Issues in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry module has been designed to enhance and develop your knowledge and understanding of the issues, challenges, current and recent developments and how organizations respond to these within the travel and tourism industry.

Strategy and Change will provide insights into the factors influencing the formulation and implementation of organisational strategy. These factors will encompass those external to the firm, such as market structure and demographic changes, and those internal, such as style of leadership and organisation culture. By the conclusion of the module students will be able to take these into account when recommending strategies appropriate for a variety of circumstances. This module also provides you with an award from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Managing People is critically important for students who aspire to a career at a managerial or supervisory role within the tourism industry. The aim of this module is to develop your knowledge and understanding of managing people by exploring personal effectiveness, organizational behaviour, individual differences, work psychology, job satisfaction, performance management and improvement.

Crisis and Disaster Management recognises and addresses the implications of interruption to business and the issues and problems that may arise in connection with measures designed to counteract the effects of such interruption. The module allows you to explore issues that could lead to crisis in an organisation and levels of disasters assessing the consequences of areas of research.

Dissertation requires you to work autonomously with limited supervision and undertake independent research within the tourism and hospitality industry. This is your opportunity to explore a topic within travel and tourism management which interests you. Becoming an independent autonomous graduate requires that you will have the skills to be able to plan, evaluate and communicate a negotiated self-managed major project.

Research Methods has been designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge, understanding and analytical skills to undertake qualitative and quantitative research within the field of travel and tourism management.

Learning Methods

You’ll learn through a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, practical sessions, workshops, guest speakers and visits, work experience, independent research and personal development. Assessment is carried out through case studies, presentations, reports and a research based dissertation.

Assessment Methods

A range of assessment methods are utilized on the programme to enhance a range of professional skills. Assessment methods include presentations, group projects, reports, academic posters and a dissertation.

Progression Opportunities

A Master’s degree in Tourism and Hospitality related programmes or Masters Business Administration (MBA)

Career Opportunities

On successful completion of this course you can apply for trainee management or managerial positions in all areas of the tourism and hospitality industries, both in the UK and abroad.

Entry Requirements

The following admissions criteria will normally apply at Level 6:

The course adopts the Newcastle College admission policy and criteria and should be read in conjunction with the admissions profile.

The following admissions criteria will normally apply at level 6:

* Relevant Foundation Degree or equivalent.

* Plus GCSE’s at grade C or above in English and Mathematics and/or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication.

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may be considered if they can provide evidence of sufficient and relevant experience in relevant working environments. This will be assessed in line with the College Recognition of Prior

Learning (RPL) policy (accessed utilising NCG Recognition Service – Work experience will be assessed through CVs and letters from employers and, an interview and full discussion on the content, academic rigor and the work commitment expected with the programme leader.

Students who are returning to studies after a period of absence will be requested to take a diagnostic assessment in Maths and English as well as writing a small piece of academic work.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

Higher Education courses

Newcastle College’s tuition fee for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students studying a degree starting in 2019 is £9,000 per year. Students can choose to pay their tuition fees upfront or take out a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loans Company, which currently defers payment until individuals earn over £25,000 per year after graduation. Students can apply for student finance by registering their details at or alternatively they can apply for student finance on their UCAS application form.