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University of Plymouth

International Hospitality Management

UCAS Code: N223

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


88 - 96 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 A Levels. General Studies accepted.

Considered in combination.

Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at Merit and/ or Distinction. Must also have GCSE English and Maths grade C / 4 or above.

Considered in combination.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24-26

To include a Grade 4 in any subject at Higher Level. Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H4,H4,H4,H4

Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Any subject is considered.

Considered in combination

96 UCAS Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers. Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

Considered in combination with Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

88-96

Including a minimum of 2 A Levels. General Studies accepted.

Considered in combination.

90%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subjects

International hospitality management

French language

Spanish language

Do you have what it takes to be an effective and culturally sensitive manager of hotels, resorts, conference centres and cruise ships that attract visitors from all over the world? Acknowledged as one of the best UK universities for this kind of degree, with Plymouth you will develop international business and management skills to set you on course for a top position in the hospitality industry.

You will gain up-to-date knowledge and contacts through our newly launched Plymouth University Hotel School, which has added a unique new dimension to the course and is designed to help secure you the best graduate employment opportunities. You’ll also boost your future career prospects and gain industry experience by taking the option to go on a paid work placement in your third year and receive the additional Certificate of Industrial Experience after successful completion.

* Gain a competitive advantage and learn to meet the changing needs of the tourism industry in rapidly changing times, on a course accredited by the Institute of Hospitality.

* Be part of a course ranked tenth out of 37 by the Guardian University Guide 2014: League Table for Tourism, Transport and Travel and 12th out of 49 by the Sunday Times University Guide 2014: Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism. The Complete University Guide 2014 ranked the course 12th out of 60 for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism.

* Gain up-to-date knowledge and contacts through our newly launched Plymouth University Hotel School, which has added a unique new dimension to the course and is designed to help secure you the best graduate employment opportunities.

* Learn and practice a new foreign language including Spanish, French, German and Mandarin. Developing a second language is valued by hospitality organisations as it helps you understand cultural differences and prepares you for a role in front of house operations.

* Maximise your potential by learning through case study work, consultancy projects for real companies, research on new entrepreneurial hospitality organisations, and designing effective marketing campaigns. You'll also have the opportunity to publish your findings at academic conferences and in journals.

* Take advantage of our high quality teaching, informed by staff research, contributes to the tourism and hospitality groups excellent rating, 23 out of 24, given by the Quality Assurance Agency.

* Visit a variety of locations with our supported field work. In the past students have visited Scotland, Majorca and France to investigate a range of small and large hospitality businesses in different cultural settings and areas of the industry.

* Boost your future career prospects and gain industry experience by taking the option to go on a paid work placement in your third year and receive the additional Certificate of Industrial Experience after successful completion.

Modules

Your first year will give you a broad overview of the hospitality industry. You will improve your knowledge of business and develop an appreciation of the standards and service consistency needed for food and drink operations, front office, managing facilities and customer service. You will learn a new language or improve on an existing one, such as Spanish, French, German or Mandarin, and you will develop an understanding of culture and society in relation to your chosen language.

In your second year, you will improve your management skills and discover how hospitality businesses are created and developed globally. You will become familiar with systems that support effective food and drink operations and facilities, and boost your language skills by taking part in cultural field work. Research methods will provide you with the skills to engage in both academic and business research, giving you an excellent base for placements that involve market research.

In your final year, you will further develop your knowledge and critical skills and undertake the honours project – this will provide you with an opportunity to investigate topics in greater detail through a management-style dissertation. You will study core modules including managing innovation, business strategy for tourism and hospitality, and culture and society. Our elective topics include languages, leadership and talent management, and contemporary issues in tourism.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment methods

100% of assessment is by coursework

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

Plymouth Business School

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
International hospitality management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

Language and area studies

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

Languages, linguistics and classics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Other elementary services occupations
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

It's often said the UK doesn't produce enough modern language graduates, and graduates from French courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. About one in five working graduates from 2015 got jobs overseas — often as English teachers — which is much higher than for most subjects. Those who want to stay at home to work find jobs in education, and anywhere where good communication skills are a must. That means you can find French graduates in education, in marketing, in the arts and in business and finance as teachers, writers, personnel officers, financial advisors, analysts, sales people and marketers. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.

Iberian studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Other elementary services occupations
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a small, general category covering several different subject areas - so bear that in mind when you look at any stats. The most common courses covered here are in translation, with just 55 students graduating in translation degrees in 2015. The arts were the most likely job sector for graduates from these courses, but it's a good idea to go to university open days to ask tutors more specific questions about what previous graduates typically went on to do with their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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