Hospitality with Events Management BA (Hons) Top-up

Overview (NV)

BA (Hons) Top-up

Course length
1 year full-time
UCAS code
N894
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BA (Hons) Top-up

Course length
2 years part-time
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Overview

This top-up course seeks to provide you with the industry know-how to develop your career in hospitality with a focus on the specialist provision of event hospitality. You will develop your key hospitality management skills, coupled with a complementary awareness of events provision and management. 

Birmingham hosts a vibrant hospitality and events industry and is home to the NEC, ICC and Barclaycard Arena, which host an array of events, festivals and concerts. With our network of contacts in the local area, across the UK and overseas, our work placement team will assist you in securing a placement that matches your future career aspirations.

Why should I choose this course?

  • By taking this top-up, you can continue to develop your academic and practical skills in preparation for a successful career within the industry.
  • You will get a broad overview of the hospitality industry and look in detail at how different venues manage operations and stage events.
  • You will get managerial experience by having the opportunity to plan and run your own hospitality event – overseeing all the elements from marketing and publicity to catering, staffing, finance and operations.
  • It offers plenty of optional modules to allow you to develop a specialism relevant to your chosen career.
  • You will choose an area of the industry that interests you as the focus of your research project, which will increase your independent learning skills and your future employability.

Institute of Hospitality

Teaching & Assessment (NV)

Teaching & assessment

Full-time route

Teaching is carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced lecturers and a typical teaching week will have up to 18 teaching contact hours made up as follows:

  • Large group teaching - 6 hours of lectures
  • Smaller group teaching - 4 hours in specialist UCB facilities plus a further 3 hours of seminars in small groups discussing topics presented in lectures in specialist UCB facilities
  • Tutorials - 2 hours being a mixture of personal, group and academic tutorials per week
  • Subject advice sessions - 2 hours per week
  • Industrial placement tutorial - 1 hour

Individual Study

In addition you are likely to need to commit 20 hours a week of your own study time in preparation for teaching sessions and preparing for and completing assessment. UCB Online provides a 24 hour access to learning and support material.

Part-time route

You will attend one day per week. The timetable is made up of one module per semester with three semesters in total. The research module is started in semester one and completed in Semester three.

  • Smaller group teaching - students are timetabled for a 5 hour session per week
  • Tutorials - 1 hour is timetabled per week consisting of a mixture of personal, group and academic tutorials.

Individual study

You will need to apportion approximately 10 hours per week outside of the timetabled hours. Some weeks the amount of time you need for personal study will increase, especially when completing assessments. UCB Online provides a 24 hour access to learning and support material.

Assessment

The following assessment criteria applies to both the full and part-time route and is designed to provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of assessment methods are used.. There is a strong focus on the vocational nature of this course including live hospitality event work and industry based assignments.

An estimated breakdown of the assessment for this course is as follows:

  • Coursework - 55%
  • Practical Assessment - 37%
  • Written Examination - 8%

Please note that the information provided above is indicative only and actual timetables and assessment schedules will be issued to students at induction.

*UCB reserves the right to make changes to the programme content.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Entry Requirements (NV)

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a relevant HND with a Merit profile or a foundation degree with 240 credits.

If you have any queries please contact Ben Furlong: b.furlong@ucb.ac.uk

Modules (NV)

Modules

Plus one option from:
Financial Strategy Strategic Human Resources Management Modern Languages and Cultural Studies International Marketing Festivals and Events Tourism Cross-cultural and Global Management in Hospitality Digital and Social Media Marketing Hospitality Retail Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Skills

Research option

Students will have the option of choosing one of the following research modules:

Placements (NV)

Work placement

UCB encourages you to seek as much industry experience and exposure throughout your studies and we work with industry providers to offer you a variety of opportunities (paid and voluntary). 

Over the years, we have developed close working relationships throughout the hospitality sector. Our hired@UCB team will assist you in finding work that gives you the relevant experience to support your future career plans.

Employability (NV)

Employability

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to move into a wide variety of areas within the industry, including working in the catering, conference and restaurant sectors. Graduates have also gone on to start their own events, catering or hospitality business. 

Graduating with this degree will enable you to pursue a career in:

  • Hotel management
  • Business centre management
  • Conference and exhibition venues
  • Specialist event organisation
  • Accommodation management

hired@UCB

hired@UCB is our new student and alumni support service designed to provide a single reference point for information, advice and guidance regarding opportunities to develop and demonstrate employability and enterprise skills. 

Based on the 7th floor of our Summer Row campus, in newly refurbished facilities, the hired team comprises specialist staff with knowledge and experience of: 

  • Careers advice and guidance
  • Placements, work experience and volunteering
  • Employer engagement
  • Part-time and seasonal work
  • Internships, apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Graduate schemes and alumni support
  • Unitemps – UCB's recruitment agency 

Find out more about hired@UCB services.

Profiles (NV)

Student profiles

Read what our current students and alumni love about UCB and how we helped them begin their career in industry. 

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Ren Shuyl

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