International Hospitality, Tourism and Wellness Management Top Up BA (Hons)


Course Code

UCAS Code: NN18
International Code: LONU047


Coventry University London (City of London)


Study mode



1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Start date

September 2022
January 2023

Course overview

Study level: Top-up Courses

Launch a rewarding management career in sectors that help to enhance the quality of life for customers and clients, with our International Hospitality, Tourism and Wellness Management top up BA (Hons) course.

  • 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
    This course is specifically designed for students with appropriate existing qualifications (such as an HND or foundation degree) in Hospitality, Tourism or allied subjects. This course allows students to continue their studies to achieve an undergraduate degree level qualification.
  • Real-world experience
    The hands-on nature of this course alongside the opportunity to undertake a work placement or internship*, aims to provide you with work-ready skills which should help you transition more quickly and easily into your professional career.
  • International learning experience
    This course is considered from a world perspective, with the aim of preparing you for your career prospects upon successful completion. It 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. You will also find a diverse range of exciting businesses, from innovative start-ups to huge multi-nationals. 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 (subject to availability). You will also be encouraged to ‘go out’ and create your own learning opportunities from this infrastructure.
  • Prepare for your future
    You should complete your course with a clear idea of the career options open to you. If you’re interested in starting your own business, you could get business start-up advice and support from our Enterprise Hub.

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.


  • In a hospitality and services environment, the marketing function establishes customer needs and the operations function manages the resources to deliver services to guests. Based on the premise that resources are inputs transformed into outputs, operations ensures that customers in hospitality are housed, nourished and in the context of wellness - soothed, treated and replenished. This module is designed to build on this key principle of operations management - transformation - and to assess how business 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.


    Assessment: coursework

  • 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. The module aims to analyse the profiles and motivations of typical health tourists, making a distinction between different typologies of health tourism (e.g. traditional spas, hotel spas, medical spas, holistic and spiritual retreats, medical centres).


    Assessment: coursework

  • 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. In addition to this, the specific aims of this module are to investigate the current need for sustainable approaches to tourism, the demand for sustainable tourism products from a consumer’s perspective and the supply of these products from an operator’s perspective.


    Assessment: coursework

  • The aim of this module is to enable you to develop the skills needed in the new digital landscape to implement engaging marketing strategies. The digital era changed the way the businesses do marketing. The need to understand the new business strategies, the latest developments in marketing technology and the way to plan around these became more important than ever. 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.


    Assessment: coursework

  • 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 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. You will develop an understanding of the impact of contemporary issues on the development and implementation of strategic management.


    Assessment: coursework

  • Entrepreneurship and innovation are important drivers for success in any industry, particularly in the dynamic and rapidly evolving hospitality and wellness tourism industries worldwide. There is a need for an entrepreneurial approach to management in both the development of new businesses and in existing businesses. Such an approach is appropriate for both large and small businesses whether they be in the private or public sector of economies. 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.


    Assessment: coursework

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.

How you'll learn

Besides lectures, seminars and our online learning platform, you should receive regular exposure to the world of work. The course has been designed to be highly practical, providing you the opportunity to graduate as an experienced, work-ready individual with great employer appeal.

  • Meet experienced professionals from the hospitality industry, and explore networking opportunities with business owners and managers*.
  • Access an active programme of guest speakers (subject to availability). Key professionals in our network of contacts currently include people working for organisations such as Marriott Hotels, Savoy Hotel, Ritz Hotel, and The Lancaster London, Red Carnation Hotels, Compass Group, People 1st, Claridge’s and MW Eat Restaurants as well as a number of smaller entrepreneurial businesses located in and around The City of London.
  • Learn from other members of your course, and see your fellow students as a potential source of new understanding. Our London campus attracts students from many countries around the world, and we encourage students to share their experiences and perspectives from their home countries. This helps to support multi-cultural appreciation, and it helps to make everyone part of an exciting and diverse university community.
  • Study in a university community which also mirrors the character of London as one of the world’s great and truly global cities. Across the city, you will find numerous examples of industry practice where you will be able to reflect on how to apply aspects of your studies, and this can help to embed your understanding and build your industry insight.
  • You will typically receive around 9 hours of contact teaching per week*. The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group sessions, and online classes. You will also be expected to spend a significant amount of time conducting independent study.


This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods may include exams, individual assignments, group work elements, industrial reports, presentations, quizzes, practical or project work, blogs, etc.

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.

Job ready

Upon 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.

International experience opportunities

Many aspects of your study on this course are likely to include elements of international content. You will explore hospitality, tourism and wellness management case studies from around the world, and your lecturers will share experiences of their work or research in other countries. There may be optional overseas field trips with visits to different types of hospitality and wellness businesses and institutions*.

Throughout the course, your learning is designed to be set in a global context, and you’ll study alongside – and should learn from – students from other parts of the world. There may also be opportunities to engage in collaborative work with partnership institutions and overseas university students/professionals (subject to availability).

Coventry University Group aims to give you the global opportunities needed to become a truly global graduate, enhancing your employability on a global scale. Choose from language classes, studying or working abroad, international field trips, summer schools, leadership development or work experience. Opportunities such as these have enabled previous students to obtain higher starting salaries and develop the global skills employers require and achieve better career progression.

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
Rami Tawil

Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2022 entry.

Requirement What we're looking for
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GCSE Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including English Language and Mathematics 

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

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.

Fair Access Scheme

To be accepted for the course students must possess the equivalent of 240 credits (120 ECTS) at level 4 and 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

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no component lower than 6.0

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

2022/23 Tuition fees

Student Full time Part time
UK £9,250 per year Not available
International £15,300 per year Not available

If you choose to study this course with a professional placement or study abroad year, you will need to pay a tuition fee of £1,250 to cover your academic support.

For advice and guidance on tuition fees 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.


We have a range of facilities available to support you in putting the theories you are taught into practice.

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Hospitality Suite

Our Hospitality Suite allows you to use a hotel setting to learn about management accounting, revenue management, services marketing and entrepreneurship. You can also learn how to market products and services, based on market demand.


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Enterprise Hub

Our Enterprise Hub supports student entrepreneurs by providing extensive industry knowledge and guidance to help develop ideas into viable ventures. It is a dedicated space for enterprising students and professionals to solve problems, network professionally and collaborate on projects.

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Talent Team

The Talent Team is our dedicated employability support team. They can assist you in applying for work placements and graduate level jobs and offer skills development workshops. They also organise networking events to enable you to meet potential employers and industry contacts.

Careers and opportunities

Graduates of this course will be equipped with the ability to oversee and lead in supervisory and management positions.

Roles our previous graduates have gone into include:

  • General Manager
  • Spa Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Room Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Human Resource Assistant
  • Conference and Exhibition Organiser
  • Sales and Marketing Administrator
  • Events Coordinator
  • Receptionist
  • Tour Agent
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Tourism Management

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 can explore all of your options using our postgraduate course search tool. 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.

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 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.

  • Full-time and part-time students applying to start in September should apply directly to the university. Read our application pages to find out your next steps to apply.

    How to apply

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

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  • 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 2021/22 Contract can be found here. 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.

    Tuition fees

    The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we 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. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

    For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.


    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. 


    Facilities mentioned on this page may not be relevant for every course. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

    Placements and study abroad opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

    Additional costs

    This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to), equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas).