(Qualification No: 603/2316/4) - EQF/MQF Level 7 Qualification

OTHM L7 (MQF L7) Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management


The objective of this qualification is to provide tourism and hospitality industry professionals with the specialist knowledge needed to advance their careers, or for graduates entering the tourism and hospitality industry to gain the skills needed to manage business operations. The qualification provides learners with a contemporary, critical, and international programme that supports their development as managers with a lifelong-learning orientation. The qualification enables learners to analyse complex management problems and to apply and adapt specialist skills and technical terminology to propose solutions to these problems, informed by best practice and contemporary research. Successful completion of this qualification will enable learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their study towards a relevant Master’s programme with advanced standing.


OTHM Level7Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management (EQF/MQF Level 7) is an Approved Foreign Higher Education Qualification and accredited by OTHM (UK) regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA), which is recognised for advanced entry into corresponding degree year/top up and Master’s/top-up programmes.

Regulatory Information

Qualification Title OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management
Ofqual Reference Number 603/2316/4
Duration 1 year
Total Credit Value 120 Credits (60 ECTS)
Total Qualification Time (TQT) 1200 Hours
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 600 Hours
Overall Grading Type Pass / Fail
Assessment Methods Coursework
Language of Assessment English
Structure of Programme Full Time
Delivery Mode Campus


OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management(EQF/MQF Level 7) is at the same level as master’s degrees. However, it is shorter (120 credits) and learners will have to proceed to the dissertation stage (60 credits) with university to achieve a full masters or MBA.

Course Structure

Unit Ref. No Unit Title RQF/MQF UK Credit/ECTS GLH TQT
J/616/2693 Strategic Management and Marketing 7 20/10 100 200
L/616/2694 Destination Management 7 20/10 100 200
R/616/2695 International Tourism Policy and Development 7 20/10 100 200
Y/616/2696 Digital Tourism and Hospitality 7 20/10 100 200
H/616/2698 OrganisationalBehaviour in International Contexts 7 20/10 100 200
D/616/2697 Advanced Research Methods 7 20/10 100 200

Assessment Procedure

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold/meet one or more of the criteria on the list below:

  • • NQF/QCF Level 6Diploma or equivalent.
  • • An equivalent professional qualification from a recognised institution.
  • • Mature students with a minimum of two years of relevant work experience may be considered.
  • • The provider will determine English Language ability if English is not your native language.
  • • This course is designed for learner’s aged 21 and above.


Successful completion of Level 7 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management (EQF/MQF Level 7) enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their further study. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to progress to an MBA top-up with advanced standing.

Term Dates

January, April, July, October

Registration Fee


Administration Fee


Course Fee

Maltese/EU – €3900
Non-EU – €5900

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