International Hotel and Hospitality Management (with Foundation Year) at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

International Hotel and Hospitality Management (with Foundation Year)

Course summary

This is a four-year programme that includes a year of foundational study and leads directly into the degree course. Our foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence, before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. Pathways available: BA (Hons) International Hotel and Hospitality Management BA (Hons) International Hotel and Hospitality Management with Internship Both Pathways are accredited by the Institute of Hospitality (IoH) and as our students, you will qualify for free membership and all of the benefits that brings with it. Development of these programmes is not only underpinned by the research being undertaking by the academic staff, but also the Welsh Centre for Tourism Research (WCTR) and the Council for Hospitality Management (CHME). This course will give you the opportunity to demonstrate a critical awareness and understanding of the main functional areas of hospitality management with a specific focus on the hotel sector and management processes within a variety of different contexts. Developing the necessary technical, interpersonal skills and knowledge to make an effective contribution to a hospitality organisation as a team-leader or middle manager upon graduation. Our aim is to empower you with the confidence and introduce you to leadership and team working skills that build a critical appreciation of the roles hospitality managers undertake in the modern world and lays the foundation for continuing professional development. We provide you with the opportunity to enhance your analytical and evaluative skills, and reflect upon the environmental influences which impact on hospitality organisations. Industry engagement remains a strong focus. Previously, students have undertaken work placements both internationally and within the UK, we also give you the opportunity to engage with the 3rd sector and are inundated with volunteering opportunities at both local and global events that are hosted in Cardiff. International placements have included Hilton, Marriott, Universal Studios, Disney, Safari lodges in South Africa and a range of resort hotels and country clubs within the USA. However, while the hospitality industry has shown its agility and resilience, it does require new skills in innovation, creativity, and risk management. Therefore, students now can engage within hotels as part of a first-year practical module and then in your final year you can choose to work with an organisation on a live consultancy project for a range of partners such as Marriott International, Red Carnation Hotels, the Exclusive Collection of Hotels and Spas, the Celtic Collection, Sodexo and Compass within the Principality Stadium to name a few. Alongside our academic curriculum we offer opportunities to gain internationally recognised professional qualifications such as the WSET wines and Spirits qualifications at all levels and the BII Personal License and we are an accredited centre of the RSPH for food safety qualifications at all levels. We also compete in the annual Passion4Hospitality competition, this year taking two teams, one of which won and the other came third. We offer this programme with two study options. You can choose four years full-time or five years full-time which would include a one-year professional placement before your final year that will give you hands-on experience in a real-life working environment. This sandwich year would give you practical skills that many employers seek, giving you a competitive edge upon graduation.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Cardiff Met - Llandaff
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic52No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL Internet required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16000 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

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International Hotel and Hospitality Management (with Foundation Year) at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS