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University of Portsmouth

Hospitality Management with Tourism

UCAS Code: NN28
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport
Student score
63% LOW
% employed or in further study
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

88 Tariff points from 3 A levels.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

International Baccalaureate

15 points at Higher Level

UCAS tariff points

88 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 88 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

This degree covers everything from hotels and restaurants to cruise liners and theme parks, integrating these disciplines will ensure you have a truly global understanding of the hospitality industry. 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 This degree is packed with practical experiences, training in specialist environments and customer-facing scenarios so you gain a real taste of what it is 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 covers would suit those interested in pursuing a career in tourism and/or the hospitality industry. 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 gained invaluable experience and contacts through their placements at the likes of Red Carnation Hotels, Disney and Hilton Hotels. 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). Some routes that our graduates have pursued are event management, leisure, operations management, marketing and setting up their own business.


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.

University of Portsmouth

The library

Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, Portsmouth is easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There is always plenty going on, whether in the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common.

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 70%
Student score 63% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


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
64% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
286 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services


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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