University College Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Birmingham

Hospitality and Tourism Management with Professional Placement

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Course summary

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Course snapshot A degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management opens the door to a variety of sought-after careers including resort management, travel consultancy, tourist attractions and hotel management. This course is accredited by the University of Birmingham. Who’s the course for? You will be interested in studying the scope of the hospitality and tourism industries and how they work together, whilst learning key business skills including finance, human resources and marketing. Why should I study the course?

  • WORK PLACEMENT – Gain valuable work experience on a 12-month paid work placement, with opportunities to work across the globe
  • RESIDENTIAL VISIT – Undertake a destination management field study overseas, with the essential costs of your trip covered by the University – past destinations have included New York, Athens and Copenhagen
  • SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES – Develop specialist knowledge by conducting your own research project and studying a wide range of optional modules including pub operations, financial strategy and sustainability
  • INDUSTRY APPROVED – Study at an ITT Centre of Excellence and gain professional recognition with a degree accredited by the Institute of Hospitality
Great. Tell me some more You will be encouraged to find a future career by studying a range of specialist subjects such as destination management, international travel operations and hospitality operations management. Over the years, we have developed close working relationships throughout the hospitality sector in the UK and internationally, including the USA and Canada. Our [email protected] team will assist you in finding a paid placement that gives you the relevant experience to support your future career plans. What skills will I gain? The course modules will allow you to develop a specialism relevant to your chosen career, such as gastronomy and social media in tourism. There is a compulsory overseas residential trip in which you will take part in a tailored destination management field study. You will choose an area of the industry that interests you as the focus of your research project, which will increase your independent learning skills and your future employability. What about the future? You will be able to move into a wide variety of roles in the industry, specialising in areas such as human resources, marketing, public relations and financial management within hotel, resort and event management organisations. Graduating with this degree will enable you to pursue a career path in:
  • Attractions management
  • Conference and exhibition management
  • Tour operations
  • Travel consultancy
  • Resort management
There is also the option of progressing to postgraduate study.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1

  • Food, Beverage and Accommodation Applications
  • Hospitality and Tourism Business Principles
  • People and Organisations
  • The Hospitality and Tourism Customer Experience
  • Employability Enhancement
  • Travel Geography
YEAR 2 AND 3 Work Placement
  • Human Resources for Hospitality Managers
  • International Travel Operations
  • Marketing Communications for Hospitality
  • Operational Finance for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hospitality Investigations
  • Rooms Revenue Management
Plus one option from:
  • Gastronomy
  • Events Planning
  • Managing Pub and Bar Operations
  • Training and Development Skills for Managers
  • Sustainability in Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Social Media in Festivals and Events
YEAR 4
  • Strategic Hospitality Management
  • International Destination Management
  • Hospitality Operations Management
Choose one option from:
  • Research Project
  • Enterprise and Innovation Showcase
Plus one option from:
  • Financial Strategy
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Festivals and Events Tourism
  • Cross-cultural and Global Management in Hospitality
  • Innovation and Creativity Management in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Global Marketing Solutions
  • Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Skills
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Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only – actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Teaching Example of a typical teaching week (up to 19 contact hours):

  • Large group teaching – 8 hours
  • Smaller group teaching – 6 hours
  • Tutorials – 2 hours
  • Subject advice sessions – 2 hours
  • Industrial placement tutorial – 1 hour
  • Field trips and visits
You will also need to commit around 20 hours per week for individual study time. Assessment Estimated breakdown of assessment for this degree course:
  • Coursework – 68%
  • Practical assessment – 24%
  • Written examination – 8%
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Hospitality, Institute of

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Transferring from another university At University College Birmingham, we consider applications from students who have studied, or are currently studying, a Higher Education course and now wish to transfer universities. What do I need to do? To make an enquiry about studying at University College Birmingham, you will need to complete our online enquiry form -> https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/ucb-direct-apply Consideration for advanced entry will be dependent on the modules of your previous course, and how well this matches to the content of the course you wish to transfer to at University College Birmingham. Additionally, the process will be dependent on the number of credits achieved on your current course. Where similar study is apparent, it may be possible for us to award Accreditation for Previous Learning (APL) and, therefore, advanced entry onto a course at UCB will be permitted. Please note; due to the nature of this process, all applications are considered on an individual basis.

International applicants

All non-EU international students can apply directly via our online application forms: https://portal.ucb.ac.uk/#/admissions/direct-application/intro Undergraduate applicants can also apply via UCAS, if they wish to apply to more than one university. The International Admissions team aim to respond to any new application made directly via the online application form within 5 working days of receipt. However, this can vary during peak application periods (particularly January-March) or if the team require additional information to process your application. Applicants who apply to transfer to University College Birmingham on to a second year or final year of a course will have their previous course matched for entry. Each application is considered individually and careful consideration is given to all information on your application form. We may also need to contact you regarding your immigration status or previous studies in the UK.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points 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 [email protected]
A level CCC UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points. A minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction.
Scottish Higher You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points
HNC (BTEC) P A relevant HNC or a foundation degree with 120 credits.
HND (BTEC) P A relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits.

Year 1 Entry: Students who are studying a combination of different qualification types will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications. Advanced Entry: If you are unsure if your previous higher education qualification is suitable please contact us before completing an application, you can call us on 0121 604 1040 or email: [email protected]


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill
IELTS (Academic)BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component
Institution's Own TestBA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component

To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.

UCB English Language Requirements

http://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/english-language-requirements/english-language-requirements-table.aspx


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11500 Year 1

Additional fee information

UK/EU If you are a UK/EU student enrolling on a Foundation Degree or a BA/BSc at University College Birmingham in 2020/21, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. A half year tuition fee is £4625. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s permitted rise). If you are an English or EU student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. UCB does not charge for 24 or 48 week placements. More information about UK/EU Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/undergraduate/fees-funding-and-scholarships/full-time-tuition-fees-and-finance/full-time-tuition-fees.aspx International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here - https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.aspx
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