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Course summary

From a 5* hotel in London to the local pub to a Caribbean resort, weddings and conferences to restaurants and contract catering – our Hotel Management degree can take you all over the world. The two-year accelerated Hotel Management degree is a one of a kind course in the UK. The course combines hotel experience in Wivenhoe House , a 4* country house hotel on Essex’s Colchester campus, with industry-relevant business management lectures to prepare you to become a successful manager. With a student experience unlike any other, it may come as no surprise that the Edge Hotel School is ranked 4th for student satisfaction and 7th in the UK for Tourism, Transport and Travel (Complete University Guide, 2023). The BA Hotel Management is only available to students who do not require a VISA to study in the UK. Our three-year BA Hospitality Management has very similar course content, but is structured differently to allow applications from student of any fee status or VISA requirement. With around 45 weeks of study per year and up to six weeks of annual holiday you will be able to fast-track your degree and start your career sooner. You will study topics including:

  • Customer experience and culture
  • Gastronomy and food trends
  • Finance management
  • Human resources management
  • Marketing and sales
  • Entrepreneurship and business strategy
The Edge Hotel School experience is unlike any other student experience, where you will get the best of both worlds. Not only will you graduate from a fantastic university - you will develop your industry knowledge and professional skills by gaining valuable experience in a fully-commercial 4* hotel alongside your studies.


Your course will include modules that cover topics such as: customer experience and culture, gastronomy and food trends, finance management, human resources management, marketing and sales, entrepreneurship and business strategy. There are also sessions on research methods, presentation skills and referencing to assist you with your learning, as well as sessions on CV writing and behavioural interview techniques.

Assessment method

Your Hotel Management degree has been designed to provide a mix of assessment approaches, including: essays, exams, conference posters, presentations, reflective statements, reports, the dissertation and an events project. The consultancy project enables you to work on a project or problem for an external client. Past consultancy projects have included social media and marketing strategies, brand development and new hotel launches. Many Edge Hotel School students have been offered job opportunities with their level 6 project clients having proven themselves to such a high level. The Professional Performance Assessment (PPA) which takes the form of a mock interview is used throughout our courses to allow you to reflect, practise and improve your interview skills before embarking on interviews for your first graduate role.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition all applicants require GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent). Further information: The Edge Hotel School accepts a wide range of qualifications from applicants, including the International Baccalaureate. The information above is for guidance only. If you are unsure whether you meet the entry criteria, please get in touch for advice. If you do not meet the entry requirements for our BA courses, you may be considered for our FdA entry route if you hold, or are predicted to attain, 64 UCAS tariff points or if you hold a vocationally relevant level 3 qualification. All applicants must be aged 18 or over at the point of registration. Unfortunately due to the percentage of work placement on this course, it is not suitable for anyone that needs a visa to study in the UK.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £11100 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11100 Year 1
Scotland £11100 Year 1
Wales £11100 Year 1
Channel Islands £11100 Year 1
EU £22300 Year 1
International £22300 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £11100 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees displayed are for 2023-24 entry. Fees may increase for each academic intake and each academic year of study.
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