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Travel and Tourism Management HND

Key Facts

  • Level:


  • Duration:

    Full Time: 2 Years
    Past Time: 3 Years

  • Starting:


  • Fees UK:

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,465

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £13,000

  • Location:


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Travel and Tourism is a continually growing industry which supports a huge number of different roles. If you are seeking a course which will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to embark upon a career in the industry, then this course is for you. You will have the opportunity to study for two years, and can then complete the International Tourism Management Top-up for the full degree.

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Course Content

  • Our Travel and Tourism Management HND course is linked to professional body requirements, and offers you a strong, sector related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of your knowledge and understanding.

    This qualification is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to ensure future employability in the travel and tourism industry. This course takes a proactive approach to learning.

    Our HND is a traditional taught course consisting of six modules per stage over two years. Travel and tourism is a dynamic industry incorporating a wide range of sectors that offer you a variety of career paths. As the industry matures, specialist knowledge of the various sectors has become the key to success, this course allows you to develop your specialisms within Travel and Tourism to give you the valuable qualities that employers look for.


      • Module code: LEI1003
        Status: Compulsory
        The aim of this module is to consider the positive and negative impacts that tourism activities have on national and international tourism destinations using a diverse range of case studies to illustrate issues and controversies. The module will also introduce the concept of sustainable tourism as a management strategy and analyses its use as a tool to effectively manage the impacts of tourism.
      • Module code: LEI1006
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to explore and investigate different sectors of the events industry. Focus is placed on distinguishing between public private and voluntary sectors as well as appreciating the range of stakeholders connected to events anad the impacts they experience.
      • Module code: LEI1007
        Status: Designate
        The module is designed for those whose first language is not English. International students will have an entry level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. This module will provide an opportunity for students to further develop their English skills in reading writing listening and speaking in an academic and business context. This module familiarizes students in any area of business studies with both the cognitive and the linguistic aspects of their field of study. It recognises that a Business School is a discourse community with specific and specialized genres of language use. The understanding and skills developed will transfer to all other modules.
      • Module code: LEI1025
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to provide students with a basic understanding of the contemporary tourism industry in terms of hospitality and accommodation providers retail and business tourism conference and incentive organisers tour operators as well as airlines and passenger transport companies. It identifies the importance and power of the consumer in the ultimate success of a business operation.
      • Module code: LEI1026
        Status: Compulsory
        This module explores the dynamics and characteristics of innovation in tourism hospitality and events industries and explains the evolution of business models and frameworks. Students will study the internal and external drivers of innovation in the ever-changing markets of events tourism and hospitality and focus on how and why businesses change their operations products and services in order to gain competitive advantage.
      • Module code: LEI1027
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to provide students with a support orientated forum in which to develop skills knowledge and understanding of the demands of university study and employer expectations of graduates. Module content will help to develop the transferrable skills attributes and attitudes required to succeed both as an individual and in a team based environment. A key aspect of the module is to allow students the opportunity for self reflection and self assessment.
      • Module code: MKT1001
        Status: Designate
        The purpose of this module is to introduce the concept of marketing to students. To explain what marketing is and to show the way in which marketing impacts on organisations customers and other stakeholders. The idea of ?creating value? is central to a marketing orientation and this module seeks to explain what this means in a rapidly changing external environment..
      • Module code: HRM2048
        Status: Designate
        The purpose of this module is to enable students to review their own employability skills in up to two relevant work contexts. Students will identify and evaluate different approaches to management and leadership making appropriate recommendations for improvements.
      • Module code: HRM2049
        Status: Designate
        This module is designed to enable students to develop a knowledge and understanding of the labour market and professional standards relevant to their chosen career pathway. Students will identify their development needs and the module will support them in the development of transferrable and subject specific skills relevant to their graduate career path. Students will evaluate and reflect upon their understanding of behaviours and practices appropriate to working within complex organisational structures and cultures and analyse current key issues within their professional field. The module will enable students to gain an understanding of current approaches to graduate recruitment and to develop a range of knowledge and skills required to engage successfully with these recruitment processes.
      • Module code: LEI2001
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the developmental operational strategic marketing and micro/macro variables which influence national and international visitor attraction management. The module will allow students to explore these concepts through case studies scenarios industry best practice guidance and on-site learning activities at actual attractions. Content allows learners to consider visitor attractions from multi-faceted consumer and industry perspectives.
      • Module code: LEI2002
        Status: Compulsory
        This module investigates the growth development and management of international tourism. It evaluates the role of agencies and stakeholders assessing the ways to balance the needs of the visitor with those of the host destination. It focuses on the practical processes of tourism management with reference to real-world examples of international tourism development.
      • Module code: LEI2011
        Status: Compulsory
        Resort and spa-based leisure is a key component within the tourism industry. This module examines and evaluates mixed use and 'life-style' resorts all-inclusive destinations casinos mega-resort developments adventure eco and luxury branded developments. Spa wellness therapeutic and relaxation-based visitor experiences form a significant area of study within the module.
      • Module code: LEI2023
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to real world environemnts via assessing a range of contemporary themes and challenges currently impacting on the events tourism and hospitality industries. Students will consider the transient nature of the service sector and select areas of interest for further investigation and analysis.
      • Module code: LEI2025
        Status: Compulsory
        This module will examine the concept of sustainable development and its global application using a range of case studies. The purpose of the module is to enable students to become familiar with the ideological underpinnings management principles and practices relating to sustainable tourism and have a coherent and functional understanding of the key principles.
  • How will I learn?

    For this course you can expect taught study to be a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops, usually totalling 12 hours per week. We recommend that you spend 24 hours per week in self-directed study time.

    How will I be assessed?

    This course uses a variety of individual and group-based assessments including written reports, client briefs, presentation, portfolios and exams.

    Will I go study trips?*

    In previous years students have participated in at least one optional study trip to a European destination. The cost of optional trips would not normally exceed £500 for flights and accommodation. You may need to allow an additional £100 for your expenses on the trip.

    The teaching team also aims to provide a regional or national study trip annually to a tourism attraction or similar destination. In some cases you may be required to contribute to the cost of entry; this would normally not exceed £50.

    *Future study trips are dependent on Government and local travel guides relating to Covid-19.

    What are the special features of this course?

    • Teaching to industry best-practice guidelines.
    • Excellent links with key players in the tourism industry such as Tourism Concern, English Heritage, the National Parks Authority and the Tourism Management Institute, the professional body for destination management practitioners.
    • Optional overseas and domestic study trips to enhance your learning experience.


  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • 21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK Full Time: £9,250
    • UK Part Time: £1,465 per 20 credit module
    • International Full Time: £13,000

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2021. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK/EU Full Time: £9,250
    • UK/EU Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
    • International Full Time: £12,900
    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

  • At the University of Northampton, everything we do, from funded trips to paid internships, is to give you everything you need to make a difference when you leave.

    If you join this full time degree at Northampton you will receive a laptop when your course begins. The laptops are built to a bespoke custom specification ideal for use in the seminar room, collaborative group work or studying at home.

    Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

    To check out the full list of perks visit our Student Perks page.

  • Once you have completed your HND programme you will have the opportunity to top-up to a full degree award by studying one of our top-up programmes:

    International Tourism Management BA Top Up

    Live Event Production BA Top Up

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Careers and Employability

Once you have graduated from this course you could pursue a career in middle management in areas such as marketing, sales, operations, customer service and human resource management (HRM) across a diverse range of sectors.

Our graduates have gone on to pursue careers in visitor attraction management, retail travel, conferencing, event management, tour operations and business travel both in the UK and overseas.