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  • The University of Hong KongSchool of Professional and Continuing EducationCollege of Business & Finance

    Plymouth University, United Kingdomin collaboration with

    Bachelor of Science (Honours)


    May 2016



    This programme, leading to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Tourism Management, is offered by HKU SPACE in collaboration with Plymouth

    University. The Bachelor of Science (Honours) Tourism Management is awarded by Plymouth University, and thus it carries the same academic status

    and recognition as those offered to Plymouth Universitys on-campus graduates.

    The part-time top-up programme aims to provide a professional education experience that meets the academic and vocational expectations of its key

    stakeholders, especially its students, the tourism industry as a whole and the wider community with a socio-economic stake in its outcomes.

    Bachelor of Science (Honours)



    The Bachelor of Science (Honours) Tourism Management degree programme aims to enable students to gain a broad understanding of the development

    of tourism and have a critical awareness of the issues that underpin best practice in this field. In addition, the programme enables students to develop

    vocationally relevant managerial skills needed for employment in this industry or for further study.

    QF Level 5

    QR registration number:15/000951/L5

    Validity Period: 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2019

    Plymouth University, which celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2012, is one of the UKs most prominent and dynamic universities with an educational

    history dating back to 1862. Plymouth University is ranked at 47th out of 119 in The Guardian League table 2012 UK universities ranking. It has

    consistently been ranked as one of the top three modern universities. More recently, Plymouth University was ranked 7th among the UK universities

    for teaching in Tourism, Transport and Travel by the Guardian Newspaper University Guide for 2012. In 2014, Plymouth University have also been

    included in the Top 50 Global Modern Universities in the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50.

    As one of the three schools within the Plymouth Business School, the School of Tourism and Hospitality is committed to creating a stimulating multidisciplinary

    learning experience that fosters the pursuit of innovation, enterprise and business engagement underpinned by excellence in both research and education.

    The School offers a broad range of undergraduate and specialist postgraduate programmes in tourism, hospitality, cruise and events management. These

    are a few of the popular programmes of study at Plymouth University amongst local and international students.

  • Applicants shall:

    1. hold an Advanced Diploma / Higher Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management / Tourism and Marketing Management / M.I.C.E. and Event

    Management awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE;


    2. A. (i) hold an Advanced Diploma / Associate Degree /Higher Diploma in Tourism Management granted by a recognised institution; OR

    (ii) hold an Advanced Diploma / Associate Degree /Higher Diploma in other related disciplines such as Business, Marketing, Management, Leisure,

    and Recreation Studies granted by a recognized institution;


    B. Provide evidence of English proficiency such as :

    (a) HKCEE English Language at Level 2; OR

    (b) HKCEE English Language (Syllabus B) at Grade E (Grade C in the case of English Language (Syllabus A)); OR

    (c) HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 2; OR

    (d) an overall band of 6.0 or above in the IELTS; OR

    (e) a score of 500 in the paper-based TOEFL or a score of 173 in the computer-based TOEFL and a score of 4.5 in Test of Written English.


    3. have a degree of other disciplines.

    Applicants from (2) and (3) may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants from (2Aii) and (3) may be required to take and pass additional modules

    based on individual merit before the start of the programme.

    Plymouth University and HKU SPACE are jointly responsible for teaching various modules and delivering the honours project through consultation, tutorials

    and workshops. Teaching methods may include lectures, tutorials, field trips, case studies, business simulations, guest speaker talks, revision sessions and

    individual/group projects.

    The programme will have 405 hours of contact in the form of lectures, tutorials and supervision. Each module will consist of 30 hours of lectures and 15

    hours of tutorials. Plymouth University will send their professors out to Hong Kong to teach 15 hours for each of the five modules and will supervise the

    students for the honours project module over two terms. Local lecturers accredited by Plymouth University will be appointed by HKU SPACE to deliver the

    rest of the lectures and tutorials.




    Leadership +

    Tourism Marketing *

    English for Academic Purposes *

    Managing Service Innovations +

    Tourism, Hospitality & Events Research Methods *

    Crime and Sustainable Tourism +

    Honours Project ^

    Business Strategy for Tourism & Hospitality +

    * Level 5 module: These are Level 5 modules taught by HKU SPACE teachers+ Level 6 module and honours project will be co-taught by Plymouth University and HKU SPACE teachers. ^ To proceed to take the Honours Project, students have to pass Tourism, Hospitality & Events Research Methods

    Students need to complete the specified courses stated above to attain the award of their registered programme of study.

    TEACHING MODEAll modules will be taught in English. Lecture notes and teaching materials will be in English. Offered on a part-time basis, classes will be conducted mainly

    on weekday evenings and on Saturdays and Sundays. Except for the honours project, each module will run over 8-9 weeks for the part-time mode. The

    local lectures/tutorials will be scheduled in the first 6 weeks. Tutorials and other related activities will reinforce the theoretical concepts taught in the lectures.

    The 7 modules will be taught over 4 terms. Order of modules offered may be subject to change.

    The honours project module will be supervised by Plymouth University over two terms.


    Sept Apr

    Apr Aug

    Sept - Apr

    Apr - Jun


    The mode of assessment will vary from module to module but will be generally based on a combination of coursework (including assignments and tests/

    projects) and a final examination or 100% continuous assessment without examinations. Throughout the programme, students will typically be assessed

    by a combination of report writing, case-study assignments, oral presentations, projects and examinations (open/closed book).

    For the honours project, students will need to submit a proposal and in-depth dissertation of 8000 words.

    All courseworks and examinations will be conducted in English.


    The programme is designed on a modular basis, accepting two intakes of students per year in April and September. All fees paid are NOT refundable,

    unless a course is over-subscribed or cancelled.

    Course Fee: HK$94,200 will be paid in 4 terms (Required textbooks are not included in this fee)

    * Level 5 module: HK$4,800 per module

    + Level 6 module: HK$13,300 per module (Honours project = Two Level 6 modules)

    Please note that the fees quoted above apply only to Term I modules studied in the following intakes. These fees may be subject to revisions even after a

    student is admitted to this programme. Fees for the following terms will be advised when you enroll on subsequent modules. Separate fees will be payable

    for resitting the examination, re-submitting course work and repeating the studies for each module of study.

  • (i) HKU SPACE Admiralty Learning Centre

    3/F, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong (Exit A, Admiralty MTR Station) Weekdays: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm Saturdays: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Telephone: 3761 1111 Fax: 2559 4666

    (ii) HKU SPACE HKU Campus

    3/F, T.T. Tsui Bldg, The University of Hong Kong Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong Weekdays: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Saturdays: closed Telephone: 2975 5680 Fax: 2546 3538

    (iii) HKU SPACE Fortress Tower Learning Centre

    1/F., Fortress Tower, 250 Kings Road, North Point Hong Kong (Exit B, Fortress Hill MTR Station) Weekdays: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm Saturdays: closed Telephone: 3762 0888 Fax: 2508 9349

    (iv) HKU SPACE Island East Campus

    2/F, 494 Kings Road, North Point Hong Kong (Exit B3, North Point MTR Station) Weekdays: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm Saturdays: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Telephone: 3762 0000 Fax: 2214 9493

    (v) HKU SPACE Kowloon West Campus

    38-46, Nassau Street, Mei Foo Sun Chuen (Phase 6), Kowloon (Exit B, Mei Foo MTR Station) Weekdays: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm Saturdays: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Telephone: 3762 4000 Fax: 2302 1609

    (vi) HKU SPACE Kowloon East Campus

    1/F, 28 Wang Hoi Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon (Exit B, Kowloon Bay MTR Station) Weekdays: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm Saturdays: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Telephone: 3762 2222 Fax: 2305 5070

    (viii) HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Community College (HPSHCC) Campus

    1/F, HPSHCC Campus, 66 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Weekdays: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Saturdays: closed Telephone: 3923 7171 Fax: 3923 7188

    Application form for this programme can be obtained from all HKU SP