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University of Bedfordshire

Hospitality and Tourism Management

UCAS Code: N990

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,E-B,B,B

80 - 120 UCAS Tariff points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

MMP-DDM

80 - 120 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

80-120
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Hospitality management

Tourism management

Hospitality and tourism offers world-wide career opportunities – from hotels to cruise liners to amusement parks and conference centres. This course, underpinned by world-class research, will involve you in applying academic concepts to industry-related scenarios and realistic practice-based simulations, taught by highly-qualified, dynamic staff as you gain knowledge and skills for this growing industry.

Modules

Business Pod (BBS001-1) Compulsory,
Introduction To Tourism And Hospitality (TAL020-1) Compulsory,
Understanding Tourism And Hospitality (TAL021-1) Compulsory,
Managing Service In The Hospitality Sector (TAL031-2) Compulsory,
Marketing Communications In The Digital Age (MAR021-2) Compulsory,
Practice Weeks: Career Planning (BSS008-2) Compulsory,
Project Management (BSS011-2) Compulsory,
Research Skills For Tourism, Hospitality And Events (TAL032-2) Compulsory,
Ict For Tourism (TAL029-2) Optional,
International Hospitality Operations (TAL030-2) Optional,
Visitor Attraction Management (TAL014-2) Optional,
Critical Issues In Tourism Hospitality And Events (TAL016-3) Compulsory,
Dissertation (Tourism, Hospitality And Events) (TAL017-3) Compulsory,
Practice Weeks: The Future You (BSS023-3) Compulsory,
Strategic Management For Tourism Hospitality And Events (TAL021-3) Compulsory,
Heritage, Culture And Society (TAL023-3) Optional,
Marketing In A Global Context (MAR014-3) Optional,
Risk Management For Hospitality And Events (TAL020-3) Optional,
Working In Events And Hospitality (Work Placement) (TAL022-3) Optional

Assessment methods

In line with the Business Schools commitment to practice-based education, a large part of the assessment will relate to your demonstration of your ability to do hospitality / tourism in practice. We will want to see that you understand the theory and have developed critical thinking skills which help you evaluate the relevance of what you have learned. All of this comes together in being able to demonstrate rigorous hospitality and tourism practice for a business. To assess this range of integration of theory and skills into sound practice, we use a range of methods. You will be expected to complete two or three assessments per unit, which depends on the number of credits allocated to the unit and length of unit. You will encounter many different kinds of assessment methods, for example: written exams (e.g. unseen exams, in-class tests, and take-home tests), written assignments (e.g. essays, case studies, literature review), portfolios, reports (e.g. individual or group report, posters, fieldwork, work-based report), individual or group oral presentations and practical skills assessment (e.g. project management).

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
£11,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Luton Campus

Department:

Department of Business Systems and Operations

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.

63%
low
Hospitality management
63%
low
Tourism 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

61%
Staff make the subject interesting
76%
Staff are good at explaining things
65%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
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

87%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
22%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C
205

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
low
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Customer service occupations
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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