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BA (Hons) Top Up

Management in Hospitality (Top Up)

1 Year
September 2022
Campus Taught

If you’re looking to succeed as a professional manager within the fast-growing hospitality industry then this top-up course is exactly what you’re looking for.

Our Management in Hospitality (Top-Up) course will enable you to rapidly develop a wide range of professional and academic skills which will prepare you to excel as a manager in the fast-growing hospitality industry. You’ll explore key elements of the industry and you’ll learn how to take an analytical approach to talent management, applied research and service quality.

On this fast-track course you can top up your foundation degree or HND to a full BA (Hons) degree in just one year. Often studying in small classes along with other final year students, you’ll get to enjoy the full undergraduate experience and take advantage of all the facilities our University has to offer.

This programme begins with an intensive one-week induction which will give you the chance to meet other students and get up to speed with University life. You’ll be allocated an academic adviser who’ll support you and help you to develop your study skills as you progress.

This course is being reapproved under the University’s normal cycle of review. As such, the course structure and content may be changed to enable the University to deliver a better quality of educational experience to students.

Why study with us

  • Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism courses are ranked 1st overall in the North West - Guardian University League Table - subject ranking 2022.
  • We’re also ranked 1st in the North West and in the UK top 5 for assessment and feedback – National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Management in Hospitality (Top Up) is ranked 2nd in the UK with 96% of students satisfied with their course (Guardian University Guide 2021)

What you’ll do

  • We keep class sizes small where we can, so your tutors will get to know you individually.
  • Our lecturers are experts in their field and will offer insights into the industry as you learn with us.
  • We offer a number of guest lectures and day trips, offering real world learning.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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  • Our course has been accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, the professional body for managers and aspiring managers in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry worldwide.

Future careers

Many of our graduates are now working for large international organisations. The skills you develop on this course will equip you for management roles across the thriving hospitality industry, from major hotel chains to cruise ships, casinos, restaurant groups and nightclubs. Some of our graduates have moved into careers in marketing or human resources too, but perhaps the most popular career route is hotel management.

We have strong links with employers such as Marriott Hotels. Other than working for large corporations, many of our students set up their own business, taking advantage of the entrepreneurial module which is offered as an option on this course.

We also make sure that our programme develops transferable skills, so that you are not limited to hospitality, if one of the world’s biggest industries is not enough!

Other students decide to carry on to our popular master’s programmes. 

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise located in the Faculty of Business and Justice

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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