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 Hospitality and Tourism Management opens the door to a variety of sought-after careers including resort management, travel consultancy, tourist attractions and hotel management. Our 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
  • SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES – Develop specialist knowledge by studying a wide range of optional modules including pub operations 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. You will also gain valuable work experience during a paid industrial placement at a carefully chosen hospitality and tourism destination. 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. Your work placement will enable you to build a range of work-ready skills and valuable experience that will enhance your employability when you graduate. 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. You could also opt to move onto the BA (Hons) course on successful completion of your studies Graduating with this degree will enable you to pursue a career path in:
  • Conference and exhibition management
  • Attractions management
  • Tour operations
  • Travel consultancy
  • Resort management
  • Destinations marketing

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 Work Placement YEAR 3
  • 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

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 56 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 CD 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) PPP This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.
Access to HE Diploma You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points

Non-tariff: Non-UCAS Tariff based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry please contact [email protected] to check your eligibility. Work-based: We also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to UCB. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your line manager supporting your entry to higher education. For further details please contact Admissions. Students who are studying a mixture of qualifications will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications.


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 and Tourism Management with Professional Placement at University College Birmingham - UCAS