Programme Content






The BSc (Hons) International Tourism, Hospitality and Events is for those who aspire to enter the exciting world of international tourism. Through an academically engaging, industry-relevant and stimulating range of modules, you will develop an understanding of the changing nature of this global industry.


Programme Features

The programme makes use of appropriate technologies to support and enhance your learning experience. These technologies include an online learning platform that provides access and supporting learning materials, where appropriate lecture capture is used to support and review your learning. Additional materials include an online reading list and guidance and direction for your independent learning.



Career Development and Research Informed Learning 

This module equips you with the necessary knowledge and transferable skills to enhance your employability, future career development and academic studies for your final year of undergraduate study.

The module has been designed to develop your academic skills to support your current studies and ensure your transition into higher education. You will enhance your academic writing skills, develop your critical thinking ability, understand the role and value of research and understand how to effectively use academic journals, all within the context of business and management.

This module will also support your future employability and career development, exploring and reflecting upon your knowledge, skills, personality, values and interests to support you in making well-informed career choices.

International Hospitality Operations Management

This hospitality module is a fast-paced area of study which examines the key management practices in this vibrant global sector, enabling you to fully appreciate the diversity and complexity of provision. You will engage in critical debate and analysis of the concepts and frameworks that affect business and operational strategy.

You will gain essential knowledge for developing a career in the sector by examining contemporary issues within the International hospitality sector and utilising theory and insights from a wide range of academic perspectives. International examples illustrate industry practice and demonstrate the diversity across different global locations and cultures.

Responsible Strategy 

In this module, you will learn about the context of responsible strategic thinking and how to identify and explore sustainable business opportunities as a source of competitive advantage.

Working together with your academic tutor and your peers, you will engage in theoretical debates and challenge current business thinking and practices to further advance the application of responsible strategy within the complexities of the global business environment. You will gain an insight into responsible decision making and how it impacts internal and external stakeholders.

The module will make use of digital learning tools to support the students’ learning and skills development.

Contemporary Business Enquiry

This module will help you draw on your range of knowledge and skills developed during your studies to review research literature and evaluate business and management responses to a contemporary issue. You will undertake an individual investigation into an applied business problem related to your programme specialism.

Upon successful completion of the module, you will have an advanced understanding of a business topic of contemporary interest and a practical understanding of how to use research in evidence-based decision-making in a global business world. This module will make you aware of current issues and areas of importance within your chosen academic discipline, thus giving you an advantage in the employment market.

The focus on the contemporary knowledge base, supported by investigative study skills, will be useful for those students aspiring to higher-level studies such as Masters’ programme.

Innovation and Creativity in Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Globally Tourism, Hospitality and Events (THE) are vibrant, dynamic industries where quality and delivery of enhanced experiences are fundamental. Consumers, however, are now more knowledgeable, sophisticated, and demanding.

THE organisations must provide innovative, creative, and specialised products to maintain loyal customer behaviour, attract new customers and ensure sustainability in an increasingly competitive global environment.

This module explores how this is done by incorporating a range of examples and examining the theoretical framework for understanding tourism, hospitality, and event innovation. It also evaluates the role of the entrepreneur within this process.

You will explore the development and operation of the following THE products

•    rural and gastronomic tourism
•    event innovation
•    creative attractions
•    innovation in restaurants and hotels
•    technology advancements and consumer engagement
•    destinations marketing and new resort/product development.

Global Challenges and Tourism Futures

Tourism can only exist in the long term if it’s managed responsibly, and yet it faces short demands for profit in a challenging environment.

This module explores the industry’s uncertain future by encouraging in-depth discussion and critique of key questions and challenges facing communities, industry and government.

You’ll explore four key areas including:

•    sustainable tourism development
•    the impact of climate change on tourism
•    human mobility, transport and globalization
•    how tourism can adapt to the challenges of an ageing population.



Individual Assignment, Poster Presentation, Group Presentation, Literature Review, etc. 



      Northumbia University Newcastle Business School is AACSB accredited. AACSB is known for its very high standard, less than 5% of business schools worldwide have received this accreditation.


Northumbria is the only university in the North East of England to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Institute of Travel and Tourism, which is the UK’s professional body for the travel and tourism industry.

The relevance, rigour and internationalisation of this course are set to meet some of the highest and most demanding levels of accreditation. This course is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

QF Level

QF Level : Level 5
QR Registration No. : 24/000530/L5 
Validity Period : 01/09/2024 - 31/08/2029


Importance of choosing a non-local top-up with QF Level 5

  • Degree qualifications pitched at QF Level 5 are formally recognised by the HKSAR Government for employment purposes within the Civil Service for graduate posts.
Further Studies
  • Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes.  Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships



Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Holders of a VTC Higher Diploma (HD) in relevant Hospitality areas:

•    Airport Operations Management;
•    Aviation Inflight and Passenger Services;
•    Aviation Services and Passenger Transport; 
•    Customer Services for Aviation and Passenger Transport;
•    Hotel and Catering Management;
•    International Hospitality and Tourism Management;
•    International Hospitality Management;
•    International Theme Park and Event Management;
•    Tourism and MICE;
•    International Hotel Management with Smart Service
•    Wine and Beverage Business Management
•    Smart Tourism and Event


Holders of Higher Diploma, or Associate Degree, or equivalent qualifications in relevant subject areas such as (a) Tourism and Hospitality Management and (b) Airline Service and Management will also be considered.



English Proficiency Requirements

  • Applicants holding post-secondary qualifications (e.g. Higher Diploma, Associate Degree) taught and assessed in English for 2 years from recognised institutions;


  • At least an overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with 5.5 in each component), or TOEFL 575, or Pearson overall 62 (with 51 in each component), or equivalent.



Fees & Funding


  • Application Fee : HK$200 (No application fee before the deadline!)
  • Registration Fee : HK$3,500
  • Tuition Fee: HK$80,190 by 2 instalments


A variety of attractive scholarships are available to prospectivecurrent and graduating SHAPE students.


Financial Aids 

The following HKSAR Government financial assistance schemes are available to eligible students who pursue this programme at SHAPE:

Financial Assistance Schemes
Amount (HK$)
Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme (NMTSS) Up to $34,390 per year 
Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP)

 Up to $91,040
(Tuition fee grant)

Up to $8,810
(Academic expenses grant)

Up to 57,340
(Living expenses loan)


Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)  Up to the annual tuition fees payable in the academic year

For details including eligibility and subsidy amount, please refer to the hyperlink of each scheme.



Career Prospects/ Further Studies

Career Prospects

This programme equips you to develop careers in management with national and multi-national companies by displaying a sophisticated understanding of hospitality and tourism management. 


Further Studies

  • Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes.  Upon graduation, students may pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level offered by local universities in areas such as Global Hospitality Business and International Hospitality Management.



Connect with Us


Programme Coordinator

Dr. Lily Sun 

Tel. no.

2595 2516




General Enquiries

Mr. Ming Tao

Tel. no.

2595 8359



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Registration No. : 250997. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.