International Hospitality, Tourism and Wellness Management top-up BA (Hons)

Study level: Undergraduate
Top-up courses
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Launch a rewarding management career in sectors that help to enhance the quality of life for customers and clients.

Year of entry



Coventry University London (City of London)

Study mode



1 year full-time

Course code


Start date

September 2024
January 2025

Course overview

Develop the managerial skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the dynamic and exciting hospitality and wellness industry sectors in career openings found around the world.

  • Study on our innovative course that aims to reflect the multi-disciplinary nature of the wellness sector, with a focus on physical, mental and social wellbeing.
  • Draw on our network of hospitality professionals supported by the competitive nature of the London market, because the city is a source of leading industry practice.
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Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

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Teaching excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

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Career ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Why you should study this course

  • Fast-track to a degree
    Fast-track your way to a bachelor's degree in hospitality, tourism and wellness management with this intensive one-year course, designed for learners holding level 5 qualifications in a diverse range of areas such as hospitality, tourism or allied subjects.
  • Ranked second for Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism
    Coventry University are ranked second in the UK for Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism by the Guardian University Guide 2022, showcasing that your future is in great hands.
  • Global learning experience
    This course aims to reflect international business practices, cultures and legal frameworks, so you should develop confidence dealing with diverse people and organisations around the world.
  • London location
    London is one of the world’s leading centres for hospitality and tourism. From our campus in the City of London, you will have opportunities to immerse yourself in this world, and to network with hospitality, tourism and wellness professionals.
  • Prepare for your future
    This course aims to equip students with the knowledge and managerial skills to succeed and stand out to employers. If you’re interested in starting your own business, you could get business start-up advice and support from our Enterprise Hub.

Accreditation and professional recognition

Institute of Hospitality

Institute of Hospitality

This course is accredited1 by the Institute of Hospitality (IOH) for the 2023/24 intake. Gaining IOH recognition for this course means that the quality of our teaching and student experience is recognised by the leading hospitality professional body. The IoH helps to connect our students with their colleagues in other institutions and with professionals around the world. Please visit the IOH website  for further information.


Coventry University London is currently an active member of the Institute of Hospitality, which is the professional body for managers and aspiring managers working and studying in hospitality, leisure and tourism.

Immerse yourself in Coventry University London’s global community and emerge as a talented, career-ready graduate with an international outlook

What you'll study

The main study themes of this course are:

  • Internationalisation - many businesses in this sector are multi-national; they employ teams with culturally diverse backgrounds and you can expect your studies to support career opportunities around the world.
  • Professionalism - the topics you study are embedded in the latest management practice, and you’ll even learn consulting skills.
  • Operations - learn to organise a range of complex resources (from people to places) while delivering a profit.
  • Marketing - explore how to identify, service and communicate with a range of consumers in different markets.

On this one-year course, you will be encouraged to build on your previous study and experience and undertake in-depth study that will help you to develop your strategic and critical judgement. This helps to prepare you for a management career once you graduate. More specifically, you will be encouraged to develop a holistic understanding of the sector to set in context the different specialist areas found within International Hospitality, Tourism and Wellness Management. This will involve study across six taught modules that develop student understanding from operational insights to strategic perspectives of the industry.


  • This module is designed to build on the key principle of operations management - transformation - and to assess how businesses work to meet operations performance objective - quality, speed, dependability, flexibility and cost. The need for sustainability across service design and supply chain and the use of technology will also be considered and applied.


  • This module introduces you to concepts, theories and frameworks that will aid your understanding of strategic management and decision-making and its value to organisations. The module will seek to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to interpret and develop strategic management actions to assist your organisation in the creation and capture of value.


  • This module aims to introduce you to the wellness practice knowledge and skills required to plan, deliver and evaluate highly personalised programmes that can have a significant impact on customer’s emotional and physical wellbeing in the hospitality and tourism industry.


  • This module will give you the opportunity to examine historic and contemporary works into the evolution of sustainable tourism. This will require you to study tourist types, their impact on the environment, economy and society and the emergence of other forms of niche sustainable tourism.


  • The aim of this module is to enable you to develop the skills needed in the new digital landscape to implement engaging marketing strategies. This module critically examines how data is collected, managed and interpreted with the intent of providing decision makers with reliable information to take their next marketing decision.


  • The aims of this module are to develop a critical understanding of the nature of enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation within the hospitality and wellness tourism industries together; with actual entrepreneurial competence/skills.


We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

More than just a degree

Our students are at the heart of everything we do here at Coventry University London. Hear about Hitanshu, Shaikh, Amrin, Hani and Philippine’s experiences of studying with us in the City of London.

How you'll learn

We designed the teaching and learning for this course to give you a strong academic knowledge of key theories and concepts to help you understand and appreciate current and relevant research in this subject area. You also have the opportunity to apply the theories and concepts to current practice through case studies and a variety of class activities. The course will also give you the opportunity to develop and demonstrate your essential analytical skills and respond to employer-related problems by making a set of clearly evaluated recommendations.

The number of full-time contact hours may vary from semester to semester, however, on average, it is likely to be around 100 contact hours per semester.

Additionally, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study of approximately 100 hours per semester depending on the demands of individual modules. 

The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2023/2024 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.


This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module.

Assessment methods include:

  • Exams
  • Individual assignments
  • Group work elements
  • Industrial reports
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes
  • Practical or project work,
  • Blogs

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving intended learning outcomes.

International experience opportunities

This course takes a globalised approach to the curriculum, placing your learning in the context of international challenges, opportunities and regulatory frameworks. It will prepare you for working globally, whether overseas, or for a multi-national, or for a firm which trades internationally. You will have the opportunity for an international field trip, and you could also arrange to do either a consultancy project or an internship2 (as part of your final major project)overseas. You may benefit from studying alongside an international cohort of students, learning from the perspectives they bring while developing your own ability to work cross-culturally.

This course offers a contemporary curriculum, which prepares students for a range of careers in a rewarding and internationally-developing field of study. Students will be taught through a wide range of business-based approaches, including simulated learning, experiential activities and live projects. The course is unique in its focus on the growing field of wellness management, and reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of the wellness industry, with a focus on complete physical, mental and social wellbeing.

Rami Tawil, Course Director quoted 2021
Rami Tawil

Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2024/25 entry.


Requirement What we're looking for
High National Diploma (HND) HND or successful completion of 2 years appropriate academic study in Higher Education.
GCSE requirement Minimum 5 GCSEs at 9-4 (A*-C or equivalent) including English Language and Mathematics

Careful monitoring of applications to ensure that applicants are suited to the course takes place. Where necessary, applicants are interviewed (remotely if applicable), especially those who do not appear to meet standard admissions criteria.

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

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Are you eligible for the Fair Access Scheme?

We believe every student should have the opportunity to dream big, reach their potential and succeed, regardless of their background. Find out more about our Fair Access Scheme.

To be accepted for the course students must possess 240 credits (120 ECTS) at FHEQ Level 4 - and FHEQ Level 5 - obtained in a relevant subject area.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice. 

Careful monitoring of applications to ensure that applicants are suited to the course takes place. Where necessary, applicants are interviewed (remotely if applicable), especially those who do not appear to meet standard admissions criteria.

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English language requirements

  •  Applicants must possess a minimum IELTS of 6.0 overall with no component lower than 5.5.

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

Fees and funding

2024/25 tuition fees.

Student Full-time Part-time
UK, Ireland*, Channel Islands or Isle of Man £9,250 per year Not available
EU £9,250 per year with EU support bursary**
£16,800 per year without EU support bursary**
Not available
International £16,800 per year Not available

If you choose to do a work placement2, you should consider travel and living costs to cover this. There is also a tuition fee3 of £1,250 that will cover your academic support throughout your placement year.

For advice and guidance on tuition fees3 and student loans visit our Fees and Finance page.

We offer a range of international scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our international scholarships page.

The following are additional costs not included in the tuition fees:

  • Additional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip.
  • Any costs associated with securing, attending or completing a placement (whether in the UK or abroad).

*Irish student fees

The rights of Irish residents to study in the UK are preserved under the Common Travel Area arrangement. If you are an Irish student and meet the residency criteria, you can study in England, pay the same level of tuition fees as English students and utilise the Tuition Fee Loan.

**EU Support Bursary

Following the UK's exit from the European Union, we are offering financial support to all eligible EU students who wish to study an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree with us full-time. This bursary will be used to offset the cost of your tuition fees to bring them in line with that of UK students. Students studying a degree with a foundation year with us are not eligible for the bursary.

  • We carry out an initial fee status assessment based on the information you provide in your application. Your fee status determines your tuition fees, and what financial support and scholarships may be available to you. The rules about who pays UK (home) or international (overseas) fees for higher education courses in England are set by the government's Department for Education. The regulations identify all the different categories of student who can insist on paying the home rate. The regulations can be difficult to understand, so the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) has provided fee status guidance to help you identify whether you are eligible to pay the home or overseas rate.

    If you meet all the criteria required by any one category, including any residence requirements, your institution must charge you the home rate. You only need to find one category that you fit into.


Our International Hospitality, Tourism and Wellness Management top up BA (Hons) students have access to a wide range of facilities 4 to help you prepare for a successful career in hospitality, tourism and wellness management. 

Take a virtual tour of our campus to explore all of the facilities available to you.  

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Talent Team

Need employability support? Our dedicated Talent Team are on hand to help. They can assist you in applying for work placements, graduate level jobs and offer skills development workshops. They also organise networking events to introduce you to potential employers and industry contacts.

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Gain a global perspective

There are opportunities to visit, study or work in the UK or overseas2. You could get the chance to visit advertising agencies, financial institutions, manufacturers and small businesses. Past students have visited Paris, Berlin, Helsinki, Rotterdam and Dubai..

Careers and opportunities

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Critically reflect upon the origin, meanings and development of hospitality, sustainable tourism and wellness management.
  • Provide evidence and evaluate the relationship between mental wellbeing, physical activity and nutrition and identify the needs of a variety of groups; including special populations and different cultures.
  • Research and critically evaluate paradigms, theories, concepts and information related to hospitality and tourism management and operations in order to make judgments and frame appropriate questions to achieve a solution to a problem.
  • Develop and justify new ideas for hospitality, tourism and wellness management concepts in an information age, associated with innovations within the operational and strategic management of financial, human and physical resources and digital marketing.
  • Plan, design, execute and communicate a sustained piece of independent intellectual work which provides evidence of critical engagement with, and interpretation of, appropriate data.

This course aims to opens up a world of opportunities, and to give students a chance to follow their interests to anywhere in the world, with the skills to create exceptional experiences and run businesses at any level. That is the true advantage of the International Hospitality, Tourism and Wellness Management degree: having the confidence, professionalism and business expertise to make the world your oyster.

Where our graduates work

Some of our previous graduates have gone on to work at:

  • Ritz Hotel
  • Hilton London Tower
  • The Langham, London
  • Nobu Hotel
  • Galvin La Chapelle
  • Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
  • Benares Restaurant
  • London Wellness Centre
  • Evolve Wellness Centre

Further study

Upon successful completion of our International Hospitality, Tourism and Wellness Management top up course, you may wish to continue to further your studies at postgraduate level. You can do that right here at Coventry University London, with our International Hospitality and Tourism Management MSc. You could continue to build on what you have learnt, gain a deeper understanding of how businesses operate, how to apply theory to real-world scenarios, and how best to prepare for the world of business with confidence.

We also offer alternative postgraduate degrees if you decide to take a slightly different route. You may be entitled to an alumni discount on your fees if you decide to extend your time with us by progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate study.

Global business connections

Our strong global business connections provide students with access to real-life work experience, so you can put your skills into practice and make connections in the world of work.

How to apply

  • Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS. Part-time students should apply directly to the university. Read our application pages to find out your next steps to apply.

    How to apply

    For further support or more information about your course get in touch with us today.

  • International codes:

    Full-time students applying to start in September 2023 should apply directly to the university. 

    How to apply

    For further support for international applicants applying for an undergraduate degree view our International hub.

  • Coventry University together with Coventry University London, Coventry University Wrocław, CU Coventry, CU London, CU Scarborough, and Coventry University Online come together to form part of the Coventry University Group (the University) with all degrees awarded by Coventry University.


    The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.

    2UK and international opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any UK or international opportunities (whether required or optional) such as internships, work experience, field trips, conferences, placements or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be unpaid and/or subject to additional costs (which could include, but is not limited to, equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable travel, public authority guidance, decisions or orders and visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand any visa requirements, please contact the International Office.

    3Tuition fees

    The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated in the above table for the first Academic Year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For UK (home) students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation.

    For international students, we may increase fees each year, but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation. If you defer your course start date or have to extend your studies beyond the normal duration of the course (e.g. to repeat a year or resit examinations) the University reserves the right to charge you fees at a higher rate and/or in accordance with any legislative changes during the additional period of study.


    Facilities are subject to availability. Access to some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) may vary from those advertised and/or may have reduced availability or restrictions where the university is following public authority guidance, decisions or orders.

    Student Contract

    By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the current 2023/2024 contract is available on the website for information purposes however the 2024/25 Contract is currently being updated so please revisit this page before submitting your application. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

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