University College Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Birmingham

Hospitality Business Management with Professional Placement

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Course summary

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Course snapshot Our Hospitality Business Management degree, accredited by the University of Birmingham, will provide you with a wide range of opportunities to work at management level in world-class hotels, country clubs, theme parks, leisure centres, exhibition venues and catering services. Who’s the course for? If you are good with people, business-minded and hard-working, a career in hospitality business management is a great option. Why should I study the course?

  • This is a strongly vocational course designed to give you the knowledge and skills necessary for a range of management careers within the international hospitality industry. Throughout the course, we will encourage you to add to your skills by specialising in subjects such as Management of Food and Beverage Operations, Rooms Revenue Management or Events Planning.
  • You will have the opportunity to go on a 12-month placement in order to develop your management skills and apply financial, marketing and human resource management theory to the hospitality environment. You will not incur tuition fees during the 12-month placement.
  • The course has an international focus, which means you will be able to apply what you learn to overseas organisations.
Great. Tell me some more Over the years, we have developed close working relationships throughout the hospitality sector in the UK and internationally, including the USA and Canada. You will gain valuable work experience, allowing you to put what you have learned into practice, broaden your experience and demonstrate your abilities to potential employers. Specialist technical modules will enable you to take advantage of UCB’s unparalleled hospitality restaurant facilities and supported work placement network. The course has an international focus, which means you will be able to apply what you learn to overseas organisations. What skills will I gain? You will be exposed to the wide range of the hospitality sector and learn how to apply key business skills such as managing people, marketing and finance within an industry context. Your 12-month placement will develop your management skills and apply financial, marketing and human resource management theory to the hospitality environment. You will also learn how to balance the logistics of running a profitable hospitality business with meeting the high service expectations of your customers. 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 about the future? The course will give you the confidence and know-how to move into a wide range of jobs in business hospitality management, specialising in areas such as human resources, marketing, public relations, financial management and operations management. Graduating with this degree will enable you to pursue a career in:
  • Hotel management
  • Conference and exhibition management
  • Food services management
  • Resort and property management
  • Travel services

Course details

Modules

Year 4

  • Strategic Hospitality Management
  • Hospitality Operations Management
Choose one option from:
  • Research Project
  • Enterprise and Innovation Showcase
Plus two options from:
  • Cross-cultural and Global Management in Hospitality
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • Financial Strategy
  • Hospitality Retail
  • Innovation and Creativity Management in Hospitality and Tourism
  • International Marketing
  • Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Skills
  • Small Restaurant Management
- Strategic Human Resources Management

Assessment method

Teaching Teaching is carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced lecturers and in a typical week you will have up to 18 contact hours of teaching made up as follows:

  • Large group teaching - 6 hours of lectures in lecture rooms
  • Smaller group teaching - 7 hours of teaching in smaller groups discussing topics relevant to the modules. This will also include computer-based activities.
  • Tutorials - 2 hours of tutorials (involving personal, group and academic sessions each week)
  • Subject advice sessions - 2 hours per week
  • Industrial placement tutorial - 1 hour
Individual study You will need to apportion approximately 20 hours per week of your own study time in preparation for lectures and preparing for and completing assessments. Our Virtual Learning Environment, Canvas, provides 24 hour access to learning and support material. Assessment Assessment is designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways, so a variety of assessment methods are used. There is a strong focus on the vocational nature of this course including live project work and industry-based assignments. An estimated breakdown of the assessment for this course is as follows:
  • Coursework - 58%
  • Practical Assessment - 34%
  • Written Examination - 8%
Please note that the information provided above is indicative only and actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued to students at induction. 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.

Course codeN220
Institution code B35
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • 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 Not accepted
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Not accepted
HNC (BTEC) P For entrance onto Year 3 Applicants require a relevant HNC or a foundation degree with 120 credits plus an assessed year in industry is required
HND (BTEC) P For entrance onto Year 4 Applicants require a relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits plus an assessed year in industry is required

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
Hospitality Business Management with Professional Placement at University College Birmingham - UCAS