Hospitality Business Management University Diploma, Pre-Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
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  • English (take IELTS)
University of Derby Online
This course has been designed for hospitality professionals currently working in operational or supervisory positions who aspire towards more senior management roles within the industry. This University Diploma is the first step towards an undergraduate degree if you are already working within the hospitality industry and can be completed within 12 months.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


During the course you’ll develop your analytical, digital literacy and communication skills which can be directly applied in the workplace.
The course will help you to build confidence and gain a deeper understanding of the hospitality sector and prepare you to progress to a higher level of study. It can also count towards your continued professional development (CPD).
On completion of this course you can apply for our BA (Hons) International Hospitality Business Management (top up) degree.

How much time should I allow for studying?You will study three 20 credit modules over a 12 month period, each of which will be the equivalent of around 200 learning hours. Each module runs over 10 weeks and as a guide we recommend you allocate 20 hours per week, per module.

You’re in control

Studying online gives you the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. Course modules still operate within a fixed trimester but you can choose to study during the day, in the evenings or at the weekend rather than having to attend fixed lectures. This can be invaluable when you’re working in a busy hospitality role, because we know it’s not easy to get time off work. Throughout the course we’ll ask you to test out what you’re learning in your day to day role, and use your own experiences in assignments. Ultimately this should mean you find the course a useful step in your personal and professional career development.

Programme Structure

You will need to complete the following three modules. The order in which you complete them will be dependent on when you choose to start (i.e. September, February or May).

  • Researching and Reporting
  • Hospitality Management: Theories in Practices
  • Professional Development for Success

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

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Academic Requirements

You will need one of the following:
  • Level 3 qualification (e.g NVQ3) in hospitality or relevant subject e.g. tourism, business or management, plus a minimum of 2 years (full time equivalent) of relevant industry experience
  • Level 4 qualification (e.g. HE Certificate) in hospitality or relevant subject e.g. tourism, business or management, plus a minimum of 1 year (full time equivalent) of relevant industry experience
  • If you do not meet the entry criteria above, we may be able to consider relevant professional experience within the hospitality sector but this would be assessed by our admissions team on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 2160 International
  • GBP 2160 EU/EEA


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