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Plymouth University

Cruise Management

UCAS Code: N854
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

96 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 A Levels excluding General Studies.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Considered in combination with Advanced Highers.

BTEC Diploma

Any subject is considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Any subject is considered.

International Baccalaureate

To include a Grade 4 in any subject at Higher Level.

UCAS tariff points

Including a minimum of 2 A Levels, excluding General Studies.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

If you want more out of life than a nine-to-five office job, then take to the seas with this practical and engaging degree. Created in collaboration with the industry's finest cruise companies, we'll help you to cultivate your professional hospitality management skills in cruise operations. You will emerge confident and eager for the responsibility of managing sophisticated floating resorts around the world. You will study with a leading provider of education for this sector, and gain a vocational qualification with both choice and flexibility within a growing industry. Study with a leading provider of education for this sector. Gain a vocational qualification with both choice and flexibility within a growing industry. Benefit from excellent industry support as you learn - our key partners include Celebrity Cruises, providing work placements and career opportunities. Develop your experience with work placements abroad. Choose a course rated as excellent for cruise management education. Our network of high profile partners (Millennium Copthorne Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Dartington Halls Trust and Carnival UK) forms the foundation for the Plymouth University Hotel School. Our Hotel School encourages students to learn practical skills and brings the industry into the classroom.


In your first year, you'll familiarise yourself with the key issues of today’s maritime tourism industry and all aspects of its operations with a focus on cruise hotel operations. Support your studies with other subjects, such as food and drink operations, front office and facility operations or develop your language skills. In your second year, you’ll start to rehearse your operational skills in various management contexts. Brush up your research techniques and gain insights into the industry from trips and visits. Learn the practicalities of what it takes to be a manager for cruise business. In your final year, you'll do a detailed study of a cruise operations or cruise tourism topic of personal interest for your final honours project. Scrutinise strategy, business planning and quality from the cruise industry perspective. 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.

Plymouth University

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Plymouth is a top 50 UK research institution with genuine clusters of world class expertise across areas as diverse as marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. With 21,000 students and a further 17,000 studying University of Plymouth awards at partner colleges, it is one of largest higher education providers in the country, and has a strong track record in teaching with one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 81% MED
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Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


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Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
36% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
66% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
319 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
64% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
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Graduates who are secretarial and related occupations


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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