Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management Level 7

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The Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management provides an industry relevant postgraduate academic progression route for those who want to build on their bachelor’s level qualification or improve their career progression.

This university endorsed international qualification is appropriate for both hospitality and tourism graduates and experienced hospitality and tourism managers without a first degree.

It also provides an effective route for graduates in other fields who wish to make a career change into the growing hospitality and tourism sectors.

This is a 360 Guided Learning Hour programme where students are required to demonstrate interpersonal, self study and research and presentation skills throughout the qualification. Assessments are developed to encourage skills that will provide students with a very strong foundation for further advancement in the hospitality and tourism sectors.

Students can achieve the guided learning hours in a combination of face to face classroom interactions, attending seminars, visits to hotels, self study and group study, as well as independent study and research work.

The postgraduate Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma assessment methods have been designed to enable students to demonstrate Level Seven outcomes for this level of qualification.

Given the broad and highly varied nature of the hospitality and tourism industry, candidates will need to demonstrate the higher-level skills and qualities specified in the Level 7 outcomes within a non-homogeneous vocational context.

Admission requirements

Students must have completed secondary education at AS level with a minimum age of 17 years and have the following English proficiency: Minimum English IELTS 5.5 or an approved equivalent.

Students who do not satisfy the English language requirement may choose to combine this programme with CTH’s Certificate in English for Hospitality & Tourism (Levels 1 & 2).


Assessment involves investigative assignments, presentations and research activities. The assessment of candidates’ work is centre based, against the specified learning outcomes and directed by CTH. To maintain the quality of these qualifications, all centres are expected to demonstrate a robust assessment system.

In order to manage the quality of assessment within approved centres, CTH carries out external marking and moderation of assessments.

Programme Objectives

  • To understand the interrelationship between the hospitality and tourism sectors.
  • To explore the strategic issues in business development, rather than operational level issues.
  • To secure employment at senior supervisory/management level.
  • To secure progression on to the dissertation stage of a Masters Degree.

Syllabus Overview

Candidates must achieve all 3 Mandatory units, providing 120 credits, and 1 optional unit, providing 30 credits. i.e. a total of 120 credits.

Min credit (Mandatory units): 120

Min GLH for qualification: 360

Max credit (Mandatory units): 120

Max GLH for qualification: 360

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Syllabus Overview

Mandatory Units

Unit no. Unit title L CV GLH Ofqual no.
Hospitality and Tourism Marketing Strategies
3 30 90 A/505/2794
Enable students to develop their understanding of marketing strategies and public relations tactics in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Assessment: Assignment
MLAC Management and Leadership Across Cultures 7 30 90 F/505/2795
Develop a critical understanding of the range of issues associated with management and leadership across cultures.
Assessment: Assignment
HTSP Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Planning 7 30 90 J/505/2796
Enable students to develop skills in strategic analysis and strategic planning. The module also considers risk evaluation and management, as well as business ethics.
Assessment: Assignment
TOTAL 120 360

Optional Units

Unit no. Unit title L CV GLH Ofqual no.
MHTP Managing Hospitality and Tourism Projects 7 30 90 L/505/2797
The purpose of this module is to enable students to develop understanding and skills in project management and decision-making. Students should critically evaluate a range of management tools and apply them practically through a project plan.
Assessment: Assignment
RMHTM Research Methods for Hospitality and Tourism Managers 7 30 90 R/505/2798
The purpose of this module is to enable students to develop understanding and skills in research design, research methods and research presentation.
Assessment: Assignment
TOTAL 120 360