This multidisciplinary course develops your understanding of business and international tourism with a specific focus on hospitality. It gives you the practical skills you need to take on a management role in this ever-changing rapidly growing sector. The course develops your theoretical understanding of the business of tourism while encouraging you to put theory into practice working on real-life briefs and case studies. It puts you at the cutting edge of the industry facing the challenges of 21st-century tourism: the emergence of new destinations; climate change; and the ethics of managing a business where the prime attractions include the natural environment and local culture. To start the course you study the business of tourism and hospitality before moving on to explore areas such as cultural tourism and heritage management; marketing; and tourism and society. Specific hospitality management units may include international hospitality operations; managing service in the hospitality sector; and sustainable development. The University of Bedfordshire is a member of the Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE). ATHE is the subject association for tourism in higher education in the UK. It represents universities that are leading providers of tourism programmes. Why choose this course?
- Gain in-depth knowledge of the strategic management of hospitality-related businesses
- Benefit from regular guest speakers from industry providing insight into your chosen career
- Become a self-directed self-regulated reflexive learner able to plan and manage a project from start to finish
- Work effectively in teams or individually using appropriate professional standards of conduct and behaviour
- Explore a range of potential career options with companies like tour operators destination management companies airlines and major hotel chains
- Take the course over four years and include a fee-free year in industry gaining experience developing your language skills and building your CV
- If you need to step up into higher education start with a Foundation Year which guarantees you a place on the degree course
- Business Of Tourism And Hospitality (TAL031-1) Compulsory - Business Practice Explored (BSS005-1) Compulsory - Consumer Behaviour (MAR022-1) Compulsory - Intercultural Competence In Business (MAR013-1) Compulsory - Understanding Tourism And Hospitality (TAL021-1) Compulsory - Using Data To Build Business Practice (BSS004-1) Compulsory - Career In Practice (MAR027-2) Compulsory - Cultural Tourism And Heritage Management (TAL045-2) Compulsory - Events And Destination Marketing (TAL046-2) Compulsory - International Hospitality Operations (TAL030-2) Compulsory - Managing Service In The Hospitality Sector (TAL031-2) Compulsory - Tourism And Society (TAL049-2) Compulsory - Continuing Professional Development (MAR027-3) Compulsory - Critical Issues In Tourism And Hospitality (TAL030-3) Compulsory - Hospitality And Sustainable Development (TAL032-3) Compulsory - Research Methods (TAL034-3) Compulsory - Research Project (TAL035-3) Compulsory - Strategic Management For Hospitality And Events (TAL036-3) Compulsory Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate at the point of publication on the UCAS website. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website.
In line with the Business School's commitment to practice-based education, a large part of the assessment will relate to your demonstration of your ability to synthesise class room learning with real life scenarios within the international tourism and hospitality industry. 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. 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 one or two assessments per unit, which depends on the number of credits allocated to the unit. You will encounter many different kinds of assessment methods, for example: written exams, written assignments, portfolios, reports, individual or group oral presentations and practical skills assessment. All of which will enable you to gain valuable experience to use within the workplace.
How to apply
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|