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University College Birmingham

Hospitality and Tourism Management with Professional Placement

UCAS Code: NN28

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15

You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points. A minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction.

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

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This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.

You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

96

Level 3 qualifications are accepted at UCB for entrance, a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points will be required. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040 or email admissions@ucb.ac.uk.

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About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time with year in industry | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

International hospitality management

**Course snapshot**

A degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management opens the door to a variety of sought-after careers including resort management, travel consultancy, tourist attractions and hotel management. This course is accredited by the University of Birmingham.

**Who’s the course for?**

You will be interested in studying the scope of the hospitality and tourism industries and how they work together, whilst learning key business skills including finance, human resources and marketing.

**Why should I study the course?**

- 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 have the opportunity to go on a 12-month paid placement at a carefully chosen hospitality and tourism destination in order to develop your skills and enhance employability. You will not incur tuition fees during the 12-month placement.

- There is a compulsory overseas residential trip in which you will take part in a tailored destination management field study. The cost of this residential visit is included in the course fees.

**Great. Tell me some more**

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.

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.

**What skills will I gain?**
The course modules will 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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**What about the future?**

You will be able to move into a wide variety of roles in 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

There is also the option of progressing to postgraduate study.

Modules

Year 1: Food, Beverage & Accommodation Applications, Hospitality and Tourism Business, Principles, People and Organisations, Employability Enhancement, The Hospitality and Tourism Customer Experience, Tourism Destinations.

Year 2/3: Work Placement. 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. Human Resources for Hospitality Managers, International Travel Operations, Marketing Communications for Hospitality, Operational Finance for Hospitality and Tourism, Rooms Revenue Management, Tourism Investigations.

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 Managers.

Year 4: Hospitality Operations Management, Strategic Tourism and Hospitality Management, International Destination Management, Research Project or Enterprise and Innovation Showcase

Two options from: Financial Strategy, Strategic Human Resources Management, Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, Cross-cultural and Global Management in Hospitality, Innovation and Creativity Management in Hospitality and Tourism, Hospitality Retail, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Skills, Anthropology of Tourism, Festivals and Events Tourism, Hospitality Crisis Strategy.

Assessment methods

- **Teaching**
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.

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
International
£10,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University College Birmingham

Department:

College of Food - BA/BSc

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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

78%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

55%
UK students
45%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

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.

£18,200
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Secretarial and related occupations
12%
Other elementary services occupations
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.

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