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BA(Hons) - International Hospitality Management (Top-up)University of Derby


University of Derby (UoD) was named the University of the Year at the UK Social Mobility Awards 2020 best practice and innovation and elevate social mobility as a cause equal to the level of other diversity issues. It has achieved Higher Education Institution of the Year at the 2020 NEON (National Education Opportunities Network) Awards for its contributions to access and participation.

The Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism in the University of Derby has been awarded accreditation as an International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education. The accreditation is for teaching, curriculum, and student experience, so you can be assured that what you are learning is of the highest standard and centred around the skills employers are looking for.

BA(Hons) - International Hospitality Management (BAIHM) degree is designed to give the student the management and operational skills needed to succeed in the hospitality industry of the 2020s and beyond. UoD has a track record of running successful hospitality management degrees, and the curriculum has been updated to be even more relevant to the industry today. More content has been included about business management, new technology, entrepreneurship, and sustainability, so the students will graduate as a modern, adaptable and creative thinker who is not afraid to challenge the status quo and lead on change.

In BAIHM, students will cover the full range of modern-day hospitality management and business management skills. They will learn to problem-solve and adapt to changing external environments, create innovative hospitality concepts and customer experiences while considering sustainability, and plan, manage and evaluate projects and also use digital technology throughout the course.

The Basics

Entry Requirements and Intakes

Registered / Accreditation

University of Derby 




Full-Time & Part-Time 

Program Length

12 Months

Commencement Date(s)

First Working Monday of January, April, July and October  

Intake Period

January, April, July, October  

Academic Calendar

Academic Requirements

  • AAC Advanced Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management; OR

  • Other polytechnic Diploma from related fields; OR

  • Other private institutions Advanced Diploma (level 5) from related fields.  

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas); OR

  • Pearson Test of Academic English: 56; OR

  • Cambridge English Scale: B2; OR

  • London Tests of English: level 4 for undergraduate courses; OR

  • GCE' O' level English (grade C6) or equivalent. (If the medium of instruction in Diploma/Advanced Diploma is English, the student may get a waiver for English proficiency requirement subject to UoD's approval on a case by case basis.)  

The Programme in Depth

Teacher Student Ratio


School Hours/Timetable

8:00am – 11:00am /
12:00pm – 3:00pm /
3:15pm – 6:15pm
7.00 pm to 10.00 pm

Mondays – Fridays (excludes Public Holidays)

^Subject to change


Final Year Degree (Level 6)

Modules Covered


  • Consumer Behaviour

  • Talent Management

  • Strategic Management

  • Independent Study

Electives (any one module)

  • Event Tourism

  • International Resort Management

Assessment & Grades


The programme utilises a wide range of formative and summative assessment methods, which are challenging, realistic and meaningful. Feedback is integral to the assessment and the learning and teaching process. Formative assessments are designed to provide self-assessment opportunities, a dialogue between students and staff, and dialogue among students via peer assessment.

Summative assessments provided by UoD are designed to give students the opportunity to demonstrate the meeting of learning outcomes for each module and the overall programme, to achieve the aims of the programme and to provide a coherent learning experience. While ensuring comparability and equity at each level, the methods used also ensure that assessment is increasingly more challenging as students progress through the programme.

Testing knowledge is through various assessment tasks, including essays, exams, reports, case studies, oral presentations, posters, assessments utilising industry case studies, and a sustained piece of independent intellectual work. This approach fosters the development of academic literacy, as well as skills and knowledge. The incorporation of both theoretical and vocational elements will prepare students for the real world and careers beyond graduation.

Certificate will be awarded by University of Derby.

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Fees (Please see the top of the webpage for online payment of Application Fee and Course Fee)

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