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Service Sector Management BA (Hons) Top-Up Degree - Full-time

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Course outline

The service sector is fiercely competitive at management level. The main aim of this programme is to enhance your management skills and understanding of the importance of effective business management within the sector.

It’s been developed to meet the needs of students who have already gained a foundation degree, HND, HCIMA diploma, or other similar qualification and wish to continue their studies to degree level.

In the context of this programme, service sector management includes: hospitality management; travel, tourism and leisure management; events management; aviation management; and licensed retail management.

The course will allow you to study organisations, their management and the changing external environment in which they operate, as well as preparing you for a career in service sector management.

Core modules include:

  • Exploring business skills and research
  • Human resource management in the service sector
  • Marketing strategy for services
    Contemporary issues
  • Strategic business environment
  • Dissertation
  • Project, programme and portfolio management

You’ll have the opportunity to attend a variety of local and national visits. You’ll also participate in a business project.

The course places a strong emphasis on getting you ready for the workplace and your career ahead.

You’ll develop the skills that employers are looking for in their management graduates ranging from presentation skills, report writing, problem solving to analytical skills.

On leaving the course you’ll be ready to embark on your management career or move it to the next level

You can view the full Course Specification here.

How to apply for this course

Entry onto this course is via UCAS.

  • Institution code: N30
  • UCAS code: N291

Use the UCAS code above when applying through the UCAS website.

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Location Date Fees / reductions


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Start: 30th September 2019

Fees / reductions:

Tuition fee: £8250

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Course code: C000440 / Q002374


Service Sector Management BA (Hons) Degree


1 year

Level Level 6
Entry requirements

You’ll need a minimum of 48 UCAS points and should possess or expect to achieve one of the following in a related subject area:

  • Foundation degree (FdA)
  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE

Industry experience is an advantage.

Mature applicants with relevant professional experience and/or qualifications are welcome to apply.

Teaching & assessment

The course is assessed via individual and group assignments, group presentations, research assignments and examinations.

An individual dissertation is an essential part of the course.


You may progress on to management positions and graduate management opportunities in a wide range of service sector industries.

Our graduates have gone on to work with employers such as Finesse Hotels Group, Mercure Hotels, Center Parcs, Eden Spa, De Vere Hotel Group, Nottingham City Council and Barclays Bank.

Alternatively, you may wish to pursue further study with a postgraduate or teacher training qualification.

Additional information

This course is validated by Nottingham Trent University.

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