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University of Portsmouth

Hospitality Management

UCAS Code: N220

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

Entry requirements


88 Tariff points from 3 A levels.

90 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma.

Cambridge Pre-U score of 44.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

27 points from the IB Diploma, with 554 at Higher Level.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H4,H4,H4,H4,H4

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

MMM

88 Tariff points.

UCAS Tariff

88

88 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Hospitality management

This course develops management skills and knowledge through real hospitality environments and customer-facing scenarios for roles within one of the fastest-growing industries in the world.

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?

The University has been awarded Recognised University Status from the Institute of Travel and Tourism - this professional accreditation demonstrates the quality of our hospitality programmes.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

With a multitude of prospects in its varying fields, our course is packed with practical experiences, training in specialist environments and customer-facing scenarios so you gain a real taste of what it’s like to work within all areas of hospitality. The University of Portsmouth is ranked 30th out of 117 UK universities for Business, Management and Marketing in The Guardian's University League Tables 2018.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This degree will suit those who have aspirations of working in management roles in quality hotels, the leisure industry or who have plans to develop their own business.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCED GAINED

Complete a one-year compulsory placement working in a hospitality role, either in the UK or overseas, gaining frontline experience of an aspect of the industry that interests you. Previous students have spent a year with the likes of Disney and Hilton Hotels. You'll have the chance to put your skills to the test by delving into 'live' case studies based in hospitality organisations. There is also the opportunity to study a foreign language, options include French, German, Italian, Spanish or Mandarin.

AFTER THE COURSE

The University of Portsmouth is the UK's number 1 for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist 2017) and 95% of graduates on this course are in work or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016). Roles our graduates have gone on to include events manager, human resource manager, and conference and banqueting manager.

Modules

Your first year gives you a broad understanding of essential business disciplines as well as introducing you to the key functions within the hospitality industry. Students studying the first year of this course will be provided with a kitchen uniform. Your second year focuses on operational management issues in this year as well as the chance to tailor your degree through our range of options. Your final year of study will take place after a one year compulsory industry placement. During your final year you will specialise further in a range of specific business disciplines and the aspects of hospitality that particularly interest you.

Assessment methods

We ensure a balance in assessment approaches to suit differing learning styles. We assess your work through a variety of individual and group coursework, examinations, online activities, case studies, practical assignments and your choice of independent research.

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
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Business and Law

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

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

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
67%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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
73%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
37%
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?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
B
286

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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
13%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Secretarial and related 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.

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.

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

£29k

£29k

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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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