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University College Birmingham

International Hospitality Business Management with Professional Placement

UCAS Code: N229

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

C,D

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

You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points

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

PPP

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

You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

56

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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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

3.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

International hospitality management

**Course snapshot**

Our Hospitality Business Management degree, accredited by the University of Birmingham, will provide you with a wide range of opportunities to work at management level in world-class hotels, country clubs, theme parks, leisure centres, exhibition venues and catering services.

Year 2 is a work placement year, when you will be able to put your theoretical learning into practice and boost your future job opportunities. We will offer you plenty of support to find the right placement.

**Who’s the course for?**

If you are good with people, business-minded and hard-working, a career in hospitality business management is a great option.

**Why should I study the course?**

- This is a strongly vocational course designed to give you the knowledge and skills necessary for a range of management careers within the international hospitality industry. Throughout the course, we will encourage you to add to your skills by specialising in subjects such as Management of Food and Beverage Operations, Rooms Revenue Management or Events Planning.

- You will have the opportunity to go on a 12-month placement in order to develop your management skills and apply financial, marketing and human resource management theory to the hospitality environment. You will not incur tuition fees during the 12-month placement.

- The course has an international focus, which means you will be able to apply what you learn to overseas organisations.

**Great. Tell me some more**

You will gain valuable work experience on a 12-month work placement, allowing you 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.

Specialist technical modules will enable you to take advantage of UCB’s unparalleled hospitality restaurant facilities and supported work placement network. The course has an international focus, which means you will be able to apply what you learn to overseas organisations. You will be encouraged to develop an industry specialism such as gastronomy, convention management or managing pub operations.

**What skills will I gain?**

You will be exposed to the wide range of the hospitality sector and learn how to apply key business skills such as managing people, marketing and finance within an industry context.

Your 12-month placement will develop your management skills and apply financial, marketing and human resource management theory to the hospitality environment. You will also learn how to balance the logistics of running a profitable hospitality business with meeting the high service expectations of your customers.

**What about the future?**

The course will give you the confidence and know-how to move into a wide range of jobs in business hospitality management, specialising in areas such as human resources, marketing, public relations, financial management and operations management.

You could also opt to move onto the BA (Hons) course on successful completion of your studies

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

- Conference and exhibition management

- Hotel management

- Food services management

- Resort and property management

- Travel services

Modules

**Year 1**

- Food, Beverage and Hospitality Studies
- Hospitality and Tourism Business Principles
- People and Organisations
- Rooms Division Systems
- The Hospitality and Tourism Customer Experience
- Employability Enhancement

**Year 2 - Work Placement**

**Year 3**

- Human Resources for Hospitality Managers
- Management of Food and Beverage Operations
- Marketing Communications for Hospitality
- Operational Finance for Hospitality and Tourism
- Research Principles
- Rooms Revenue Management

**Plus one option from:**

- Convention Management
- Creative Design for Service Organisations
- Events Planning
- Gambling in the 21st Century
- Gastronomy
- Managing Pub Operations
- Modern Languages (Upper Intermediate)
- Training and Development Skills for Managers

Assessment methods

**Teaching**

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

- Large group teaching - 6 hours of lectures in lecture rooms
- Smaller group teaching - 7 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

**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. Our Virtual Learning Environment, Canvas, provides 24 hour access to learning and support material.

**Assessment**

Assessment is designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways, 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 - 58%
- Practical Assessment - 34%
- 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 - FdA/FdSc

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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
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

82%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

52%
UK students
48%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
13%
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.

£18,000
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Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
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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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