Higher Diploma in International Tourism and Hospitality Management

Course typeHigher Diploma
Course sectorTourism and Hospitality
MQF/EQF level5
RQF (England)5
SCQF (Scotland)8/7
UK credits240
Course duration2 years
Starting dateevery last Monday of October
LocationSan Gwann, Malta
Tuition Fees (EU/EEA)€2500 1st year / €2500 2nd year
Tuition Fees (NON-EU students)€6000 1st year / €6000 2nd year

Target group

The course is an opportunity for different target groups as follows

  • Individuals or  young persons who are seeking a career in tourism and hospitality 
  • Anyone who is already employed in the industry or are providing  related servies through their own enterprise and who would like to improve their career prospects whilst updating their knowlege, skils and competences in the field.
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs who are seeking to open their own business in tourism and hospitality.

Entry requirements

17 years of age and over

Successful completion of an approved secondary or tertiary qualification or at least 3 years working experience in tourism related industry plus successfully completing an interview process to determine suitability for this course. The interview will consist of a number of questions related to the tourism industry that the student should be able to answer so as to establish the applicant has genially enquired the knowledge from the working experience.

Evidence of English language proficiency, overall scores in one or more of the following:
IELTS Academic: 5.5, TOEFL Paper: 525, TOEFL Internet: 72, Pearson JETSET: level 5, Cambridge CAE: B2

General assessment policy and procedures

The course will be assessed through a mix of assignments, coursework or essays and end of semester written examinations. The weighting varies depending on the study unit but we believe that a mix of assignments, coursework and written examinations is the right combination, allowing students to demonstrate the effectiveness of learning outcomes. Assessment may not necessarily include written exams and instead the assessment may be based on coursework, as this is considered to most appropriate method of assessment for particular study units.

Hours of total learning

Total learning hours3340
Contact Hours: 516
Supervised Hours: 664
Self-Study Hours:2124
Assessment Hours:36

Course outline

The programme is academically and professionally orientated offering specific knowledge of tourism and hospitality business and covering specific areas in the management of tourism in matters of finance, human resources, facilities, and operations as well as in destination marketing.

The syllabus refers to specific work techniques and the use of computer tools. There is also recognition of the dynamic nature of a constantly changing and increasingly more international sector and on the basis of impacts and issues arising from tourism and hospitality.

The final study unit consists of a dissertation where students determine a research area of their choice.

Year 1

THM1001People Skills and Negotiation SkillsRead more
THM1002e-TourismRead more
THM1003Communication SkillsRead more
THM1004Geography of Travel and DestinationsRead more
THM1005Economics for TourismRead more
THM1006International Hotel Resort Facilities and OperationsRead more
THM1007Tourism and Hospitality AccountingRead more
THM1008Tourism, Culture and its EnvironmentRead more
THM1009Tourism MarketingRead more

Year 2

THM2001Managerial Leadership for Tourism and Culture OrganisationRead more
THM2002Financial Decision Making for Hospitality ProfessionalsRead more
THM2003Quantitative Analyses for TourismRead more
THM2004Travel & Transport ManagementRead more
THM2005Economics for Tourism Development and PlanningRead more
THM2006Tourist Attraction and Heritage ManagementRead more
THM2007Tourism Operations ManagementRead more
THM2008Resort and Destination ManagementRead more
THM2009Financial Management for the Leisure Tourism and Hospitality Industry Read more
THM2010Internship (October to February)Read more