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Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management

This programme has been devised on the basis that students will attend a course of study not less than 120 credits which equates to 240 hours tuition and 960 hours of directed learning. Candidates have an opportunity to gain credit towards either an MA, or an MSc degree. They also have an opportunity to develop higher level academic skills that can be applied in a vocational context.

Objectives of the Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • 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.


The 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 Seven outcomes within a non-homogeneous vocational context.

Assessment involves investigative assignments, presentations and action 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.

Syllabus Overview:

Module 1: Hospitality and Tourism Marketing Strategies
Module 2: Management and Leadership Across Cultures
Module 3: Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Planning

Plus ONE of the following options:

Module 4: Managing Hospitality and Tourism Projects
Module 5: Research Methods for Hospitality and Tourism Managers



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