Hospitality and Tourism Management BA (Hons) / FdA

This course is available for Clearing 2016.
Overview (NV)

BA (Hons)

Course length
4 years full-time (Including 1 year on placement)
UCAS code
NN28
Fees (Home/EU) 16/17
£8,830 per year
Fees (International) 16/17
£9,600 per year

FdA

Course length
3 years full-time (including 1 year industry placement)
UCAS code
NN2W
Fees (Home/EU) 16/17
£8,830 per year
Fees (International) 16/17
£9,600 per year

 

This course is offered as both a BA (Hons) and FdA. Students studying the FdA will have the option of progressing onto the final year of the BA (Hons) at the end of year 2.

This course is also offered as a part-time FdA.


Overview

Studying Hospitality and Tourism Management opens the door to a variety of sought-after careers including resort management, travel consultancy, tourist attractions and hotel management.

The hospitality industry is increasingly focused on international visitors and is looking for ways to partner with the tourism industry. Managers with knowledge of both sectors, and an ability to tailor hospitality services for overseas visitors, are in great demand in the UK and overseas. You will gain valuable work experience during a 12-month paid placement at a carefully chosen hospitality and tourism destination.

You will be encouraged to find a future career by studying a range of specialist subjects such as destination management, international travel operations and hospitality operations management.

Why should I choose this course?

  • You will examine the scope of the hospitality and tourism industries and how they work together, whilst learning key business skills including finance, human resources and marketing.
  • You will have the opportunity to go on a 12-month placement in order to experience the industry first-hand.
  • It offers plenty of optional modules to allow you to develop a specialism relevant to your chosen career, such as Gastronomy, Cruise Operations and Social Media in Tourism.
  • There is a compulsory overseas residential trip in which you will take part in a tailored destination management field study.
  • 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.

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Teaching & Assessment (NV)

Teaching & assessment

Teaching is carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced lecturers and in a typical week you will have up to 19 contact hours of teaching made up as follows:-

  • Large group teaching - 8 hours of lectures in lecture rooms
  • Smaller group teaching - 6 hours of teaching in smaller groups discussing topics relevant to the modules. This will also include computer based activities.
  • Tutorials - 2 hours of tutorials (involving personal, group and academic sessions each week)
  • Subject advice sessions - 2 hours per week
  • Industrial placement tutorial - 1 hour
  • Field trips and visits - One field study in year 4 – 40 hours

Individual study

You will need to apportion approximately 20 hours per week of your own study time in preparation for lectures and preparing for and completing assessments. UCB Online provides a 24 hour access to learning and support material.

Assessment

Assessment 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 project work and industry based assignments.

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

  • Coursework - 68%
  • Practical assessment - 24%
  • Written examination - 8%

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

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

Entry Requirements (NV)

Entry requirements 

Hospitality and Tourism Management BA (Hons)

Tariff for 2016 entry: A minimum of 240 UCAS Tariff points.

Tariff for 2017 entry: A minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points from at least two A Levels or equivalent. Find out more about the changes to the UCAS Tariff.

Hospitality and Tourism Management FdA

Tariff for 2016 entry: A minimum of 140 UCAS Tariff points.

Tariff for 2017 entry: A minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points from at least one A Level or equivalent. Find out more about the changes to the UCAS Tariff.

Non-tariff: Non UCAS Tariff based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry. 

Work-based: We also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to UCB. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your line manager supporting your entry to higher education. For further details please contact Admissions.  

Find out more information on Tariff entry requirements for 2016 entry and 2017/18 entry.

EU/international students

For entry requirements for EU and international students, please visit the Country Specific Information page.

 

UCAS Tariff calculator

For 2017/18 entry, please use our UCAS Tariff calculator (2017/18 entry).

You can use our calculator below to convert your predicted/achieved grades into UCAS Tariff points.  

If your total predicted/achieved points do not meet those outlined above or your qualification(s) do not appear on the UCAS tariff please contact the admissions directly on 0121 604 1040 or email admissions@ucb.ac.uk

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Qualification Grade Points
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Modules (NV)

Modules

FdA students will study modules for years 1 and 2. Upon successful completion FdA students will have the option of progressing onto the final year.

Year 1

Food, Beverage & Accommodation Applications Hospitality and Tourism Business Principles People and Organisations The Hospitality and Tourism Consumer The Hospitality and Tourism Experience Tourism Destinations

Year 2

Year 2 is the work placement year for Foundation Degree students. BA (Hons) Degree students start their year in industry in the second semester of year 2 and finish it at the end of the first semester of year 3.

Year 3

Human Resources for Hospitality Managers International Travel Operations Marketing Communications for Hospitality Operational Finance for Hospitality and Tourism Rooms Revenue Management Tourism Investigations
Plus one option from:
Gastronomy Convention Management Events Planning Managing Pub Operations Social Media in Tourism Modern Languages (Upper Intermediate) Cruise Operations Creative Design for Service Organisations Gambling in the 21st Century Training and Development Skills for Hospitality Managers

Year 4

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

Research option

In the final year students will have the option of choosing one of the following research modules:

Placements (NV)

Work placement

You will gain valuable work experience on a 12-month work placement. This is an exciting opportunity to put what you have learned into practice, broaden your experience and demonstrate your abilities to potential employers.

Over the years, we have developed close working relationships throughout the hospitality sector in the UK and internationally, including the USA and Canada. Our hired@UCB team will assist you in finding a paid placement that gives you the relevant experience to support your future career plans.

Placement locations include Alpine Elements Ski Resorts, Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa (South Carolina, USA), The Greenwich Country Club (Connecticut, USA) and Adare Manor Hotel (Ireland), the venue for the Irish Open Golf Championship, which hosts players such as Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.

Employability (NV)

Employability

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to move into a wide variety of areas within the industry, specialising in areas such as human resources, marketing, public relations and financial management within hotel, resort and event management organisations. 

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

  • Attractions management
  • Conference and exhibition management
  • Tour operations
  • Travel consultancy
  • Resort management

UCB hosts tourism and travel events as part of student enrichment and to promote industry awareness. The University is proud to be an Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence and staged the ITT Future You On The Road conference in February 2016. 

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.

 

Wayne Jones

Wayne Jones

Hospitality and Tourism Management

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Aamad Shaukat Mirza

Aamad Shaukat Mirza

Hospitality and Tourism Management

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Jahanzeeb

Jahanzeeb Qurashi

Hospitality and Tourism Management

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KIS Data (NV)
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