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Undergraduate Programmes

Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Tourism Management

旅遊業管理(榮譽)理學士

Course Code: 1945-DP064A (CE 68-858-00/11) Not Accepting Application
QF Level
  • QF Level: 5 QR Registration No.: 15/000953/L5 Validity Period: 01/09/2015 to 31/08/2024
Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course

Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

enquiries
Mr KK Ho
T: 2867 8329

Programme
Overview

Programme Overview

This tourism management degree programme aims to enable students to gain a broad understanding of the development of tourism and have a critical awareness of the issues that underpin best practice in this field. The programme also enables students to meet the changing demands of society and the economy, and develop vocationally relevant managerial skills needed for employment or further study. In particular, students will be able to integrate subject specific knowledge and transferable skills to develop a specialist topic in depth, conduct a research investigation, and effectively report the findings in the Honours Project module.

Programme Highlights

Our degrees develop vocationally relevant managerial skills needed for employment in the global tourism industry and the wider hospitality sector, so that you are well-prepared to meet the changing demands of society and the economy.

  • Ranked 14 for Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management in 2018 for Guardian Subject League Table;
  • Plymouth is renowned for high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation and ranked top 50 research university (Research Fortnight Research Power League Table 2014) ;
  • 8 modules are assessed by assignments only;
  • Offered different work placement opportunities, where possible, to enrich your RESUME;
  • Gained integrated knowledge from two parts of the world, UK and HK;
  • Blended learning mode during the COVID-19 pandemic: Face-to-face and online teaching by both Plymouth and local lecturers;
  • Provided a valuable opportunity to take part in Plymouth Summer School and 3-month student exchange opportunities in Plymouth, UK;
  • Two programmes* were accreditated by HKCAAVQ as QF Level 5. Full-time students are eligible to apply for Government Grants and low interest loans;
  • Some modules of two programmes* have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF); and
  • Graduates are highly recognised by employers and awarded a reputable and achievable UK Bachelor Degree and move up your career path anywhere in the world!

Intended Learning Outcomes

A. Knowledge and understanding

  1. demonstrate a detailed understanding of relevant concepts and characteristics appropriate in the study of tourism and be able to apply them creatively;
  2. generalise and question the nature, structure and significance of tourism;
  3. identify and illustrate the importance of planning, development and management of tourism and tourists in a variety of contexts;
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the underpinning principles of business and apply them creatively; and
  5. integrate subject specific knowledge and transferable skills to develop a specialism in depth, conduct a research investigation, and effectively report the findings.

B. Cognitive and intellectual skills

  1. analyse new and/or abstract information and situations without guidance, using a range of appropriate techniques;
  2. transform abstract information and concepts towards a given purpose;
  3. critically evaluate evidence to support conclusions and/or recommendations, reviewing its reliability, validity and significance;
  4. deal with contradictory information and identify reasons for contradictions;
  5. be confident and flexible in defining complex problems and apply appropriate knowledge and skills to their solutions.

C. Key and transferable skills

  1. Transferable communication skills;
  2. Interpersonal and team working skills;
  3. Self-management and professional development skills;
  4. ICT skills;
  5. Numeracy skills.

D. Employment related skills

  1. Problem solving and research methods skills;
  2. Understand a variety of common responses to gather relevant information;
  3. Learning skills (reflection/evaluation, synthesis).

E. Practical skills

  1. Presentation and oral communication skills;
  2. Written Communication skills;
  3. Computer and Information Management Technology Skills.

Sharing from Programme Leaders

Programme Information & Student Sharing

University of Plymouth 
英國普理茅斯大學

Plymouth

The University of Plymouth, which celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2012, is one of the UK’s most prominent and dynamic universities with an educational history dating back to 1862. The University of Plymouth was ranked 14th in The Guardian League Table 2018 UK universities ranking and it is renowned for its high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation. Described by Times Higher Education as among the newly-emerging ‘modern global elite’, University of Plymouth is ranked inside the top 280 universities in the world, and 42nd in terms of those aged under 50.

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The University of Plymouth is renowned for high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation.

With a mission to Advance Knowledge and Transform Lives, Plymouth is a top 50 research university ( Research Fortnight Research Power League Table 2014),with clusters of world class research across a wide range of disciplines including marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. A three-time winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the University continues to grow in stature and reputation.

It has a strong track record for teaching and learning excellence and has one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university. With over 19,000 students, and a further 9,500 studying for Plymouth degree at partner institutions in the UK and around the world, and over 130,000 alumni pursuing their chosen careers globally, it has a growing global presence.

The mission of Plymouth Business School is to put business ready graduates on the path to a successful career and happy life. With a focus on learning by doing through live briefs, experiential education and students as active researchers the lecturers are dedicated to building resilience, decision making and leadership capabilities in our students.

Staff within the Tourism and Hospitality teaching team also undertake exciting and innovative research covering such subjects as: genocide heritage; tourism and crime prevention; tourism employability; and the development of tourism and heritage related narratives. Plymouth staff have also published articles in top-rated tourism journals such as the Annals of Tourism Research and Tourism Management.

The Guardian recently voted University of Plymouth as one of the top 14 providers of tourism courses in the UK

Plymouth has been ranked 14th overall out of 45 by the Guardian University Guide 2018: League Table for Hospitality, Events and Tourism and 12th out of 49 overall by the Sunday Times University Guide 2014: Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism. The Complete University Guide 2014 ranked the programme 12th place out of 60 for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism.

 

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Graduates of Tourism Management in December 2017

 

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Teaching

Programme Structure

The entire programme consists of 8 modules (20 credits each, except for Honours Project with 40 credits). Students who complete all modules (180 credits) will obtain Bachelor of Science (Honours) Tourism Management. Under extenuating circumstances, students who complete modules 1-6 and 8 may be eligible to exit from the programme and obtain an ordinary degree, Bachelor of Science Tourism Management, upon completion of 140 credits.

Module Title
  1. LeadershipCEF
  2. English for Academic Purposes
  3. Festivals and Event Tourism*CEF
  4. Cruise Operations Continuity Planning*
  5. Research Methods
  6. Crime and Sustainable Tourism*CEF
  7. Honours Project
  8. Business Strategy and Consultancy for the Tourism, Hospitality & Events SectorsCEF

*Specialism modules may be delivered in weekday evenings and/or weekend daytime.

CEF Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. According to the terms and conditions of the CEF, students seeking reimbursement of the fees under CEF must not have obtained any other publicly-funded financial assistance, such as FASP, for the same programme/ modules to avoid double benefits.

The above programme structure is intended for use as a guide to prospective students. HKU SPACE and University of Plymouth reserve the right to vary the structure. 

Duration of Study

With full exemptions granted, students can complete the programme in 1.5 years. 

Teaching mode

University of Plymouth and HKU SPACE are jointly responsible for teaching various modules and delivering the honours project through consultations, tutorials and workshops. Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials, field trips (where possible), guest speaker talks, revision sessions and individual/group projects. Some modules may be delivered in weekday evenings and/or weekend daytime.

Assessment

All coursework of the programme will be conducted in English.

The mode of assessment is different from module to module but will be generally based on a combination of coursework (including assignments and tests/ projects). Throughout the programme, students will be assessed by a combination of:

  • Report Writing
  • Case-study assignments
  • Oral presentation
  • Project
  • Tests (open/closed book) - if applicable

On Campus transfer

Overseas study opportunities for a full semester will be available for several students to study in Plymouth with all Hong Kong credits being counted toward the qualification. No additional tuition fees will be applied. Financial subsidies and accommodation may be arranged for students if needed.

Teaching Staff

  • Programme Leaders 
    HINE, Catherine
    (Plymouth)
    PhD; BA; MSc Wales
    LEUNG, Solange
    (HKU SPACE)
    BScoSc (Hons) HK; MSc Surrey; CHE; D.HTM
  • Teaching Staff - University of Plymouth
    AGARWAL, Sheela PhD Exeter
    AGGETT, Mandy HND; BSc (Hons); PGCE; MSc Plymouth
    BOWSTEAD, Helen BA (Hons); PGCert (Teaching English for Academic Purposes); PGCE (Post compulsory Education and Training); MA in Education 
    HINE, Catherine BA; MSc Wales
    HORNER, Susan BSc; MBA; PhD
    HUANG, Rong AdvDip (Accounting) MIFM; AdvDip (Public Relations) Human Normal University; MA, PhD Derby; PGCert LTHE Plymouth
    KELLY, Christina PhD; Msc; BSc (Hons); PGCert
    LIM, Wai Mun BA NUS; MBA Leicester; PgCert (Learning and Teaching in Higher Education), PhD Plymouth
    PARKMAN, Richard BSc; PgCert (Post compulsory education); MSc
  • Teaching Staff - HKU SPACE
    CHEUNG, Adonis Dip.Int’l Business & Mkt; Dip.T. Mgt; Dip. Internal Audit & Control; MBA; MHRMl; PhD; IRCA QMS Principal Auditor; Chartered Marketer; FHKQMA; MCIM
    LAM, Kelvin BBA; MSc HKU
    LEE, Annie BBA; MSc
    LEUNG, Solange BScoSc (Hons) HK; MSc Surrey; CHE; D.HTM
    NARWANI, Sangeeta MBA; DBA
    POON, Pamela BA; MBA 
    NG, Ardis BA; MS; MA
    YEUNG, Vanessa BA; MSc; CHE

Award and
Careers

Award

This bachelor programme confers offshore degrees carrying the same academic status and recognition as that offered to University of Plymouth’s on-campus graduates.

Students are expected to graduate from the registered programme of study upon satisfactory completion of all stated modules and the honours project, and they will be awarded the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Tourism Management from University of Plymouth.

Work Placement

Students will have opportunities to voluntarily participate in various tourism, hospitality and event job placements in Hong Kong in order to gain more exposure and polish their customer service skills.

Career Opportunities

Our programmes are designed with the vision of developing high-calibre tourism and hospitality managers with an international perspective. Each course is designed to produce graduates who have the skills to function and communicate in the exciting industry, one of the world’s fastest growing fields. Learning is enriched through a wide range of activities, in particular professional talks, case study discussions and field trips (where possible) which blend business management perspectives with local insight. Graduates can also consider working in service industries that appreciate their transferable management skills and aptitude developed from the programmes.

Further Studies

Upon graduation, students will have developed independent thinking skills, critical analysis of current hospitality and tourism management knowledge. Honours degree students will have undertaken a final-year project which includes data collection and analysis, therefore, students will be well-equipped with research skills necessary for further studies. Graduates with second-class honours are eligible to apply for the Master of Science Tourism and Hospitality Management programme, in collaboration with University of Plymouth at HKU SPACE (Full time: 12 months; Part time: 18 months), and they can enjoy 10% alumni discount of tuition fee.

Fees and
Funding

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee* for the 2021/22 academic year is HK$98,970, payable over three semesters. The tuition fee covers all the fees charged by University of Plymouth, which include application handling fee and assessment fee. The fee for textbook, re-sitting for assessments, re-submission of assessments, and repeating the studies for each module of study is not included.

*The tuition fee is reviewed annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Continuing Education Fund CEF

Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. For details, please refer to Financial Assistance section.

According to the terms and conditions of the CEF, students seeking reimbursement of the fees under CEF must not have obtained any other publicly-funded financial assistance, such as FASP, for the same programme/ modules to avoid double benefits. For details, please refer to http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef.

Financial Assistance Schemes

University of Plymouth’s Bachelor of Science (Honours) Tourism Management programme delivered in Hong Kong is successfully accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ). Full-time students are eligible to apply for Hong Kong government grants and low-interest loans, i.e. Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) and Non-means tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS). For details, please refer to www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo.

Scholarships and Bursaries 

Rudy Choy Educational Fund Scholarships 

Two scholarships will be awarded by the Rudy Choy Educational Fund under SKAL International Hong Kong to new Tourism, Hospitality and Cruise Management students with outstanding achievements in their Higher Diploma studies in HKU SPACE Community College/ HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College. Each scholarship is worth HK$10,000. 

IC Scholarship 

 (for all CC and HPSHCC AD/HD Graduates)  

Applicants from HKU SPACE CC/HPSHCC graduates or alumni are entitled to a scholarship of HK$7,000 for enrolling on an IC undergraduate programme in 2021/22. If students achieve a CGPA of 2.8 or above in your sub-degree programme, they will be awarded an additional incentive of HK$5,000 (total scholarship amount: HK$12,000). 

To be eligible for the scholarship and/or the incentive, students are required to pay the deposit as stipulated in the conditional offer letter or the tuition fee as stipulated in the final offer letter, whichever applicable, on or before the payment due date. The total scholarship amount (either HK$7,000 or HK$12,000) will be disbursed to students after the commencement of the programme on which they have successfully enrolled. 

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Entry
Requirements

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall:

1.  hold an Advanced Diploma/ Higher Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management/ Tourism and Marketing Management/ M.I.C.E. and Event Management awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE;
OR      
2.  A. (i)

hold an Advanced Diploma/ Associate Degree /Higher Diploma in Tourism Management granted by a recognised institution;

or

    (ii) hold an Advanced Diploma/ Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma in other related disciplines such as Business, Marketing, Management, Leisure, and Recreation Studies granted by a recognised institution; 
  AND
  B. provide evidence of English proficiency such as:
    (a) HKCEE English Language at Level 2; or
    (b) HKCEE English Language (Syllabus B) at Grade E (Grade C in the case of English Language (Syllabus A)); or
    (c)  HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 2; or
    (d) an overall band of 6.0 or above in the IELTS; or
    (e) a score of 500 in the paper-based TOEFL or a score of 173 in the computer-based TOEFL and a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written English.
OR      
3. have a degree of other disciplines.
Applicants from (2) and (3) may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants from (2Aii) and (3) may be required to take and pass additional modules based on individual merit before the start of the programme.

Since the teaching of the additional module(s) will start in mid-June, students who are required to take additional module(s) need to apply the programme BY MAY 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.

 

Student Work
and Activities

Lecture Activities

Leadership activity in HKU Flora Ho Sports Center and Stanley Smith Swimming Pool (Sept 2016)

Leadership activity in HKU Flora Ho Sports Center and Stanley Smith Swimming Pool (Sept 2016)

On Campus Transfer

Overseas study opportunities for a full semester will be available for several students to study in Plymouth with all Hong Kong credits being counted toward the qualification. No additional tuition fees will be applied. Financial subsidies and accommodation may be arranged for students if needed. 

Plymouth Summer School

Students will have a valuable opportunity to take part in the Summer School course organised by University of Plymouth for two or four weeks in July/ August so as to improve their English communication skills, meet people from around the world, and experience school life in Plymouth. This Summer School is optional and its costs are additional to the programme’s tuition fee.

PLY Summer School 2016

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Alumni Activities

Alumni Night with students and teachers (Sept 2016)

Alumni Night with students and teachers (Sept 2016)

CSM London Summer Study Programme

This programme organised by IC provides a valuable opportunity for students to enroll into a short course in Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design (CSM), one of the world’s leading institutes for arts and design education with 150 years of history.

CSM  CSM

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Note(s)

Qualifications Framework This programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework. For details of the QF level, registration number and validity period, please visit: www.hkqr.gov.hk.

Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.