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The hospitality industry is the third largest global employer offering a variety of exciting, diverse and vibrant career pathways. It encompasses an array of service industries in both the public and private sector, including lodging, food and beverage, conferences and exhibitions, and all the activities undertaken by guests, travellers and other consumers. Ensuring they all have a positive experience is the ultimate goal of a skilled hospitality manager.
Accredited by The Institute of Hospitality, Institute of Travel and Tourism, Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing and United Nations World Tourism Organisation, this course is widely recognised as one of the best in the UK, thanks to its global reputation within the hospitality industry. With industry links, you will benefit from a variety of guest lectures from industry professionals. Previous guest lecturers have included David Elton, Director of Limewood Group, Bernadette Gilligan, General Manager for Hilton Worldwide and Matthew Dixon, Senior Director Commercial for Corinthia Hotels International.
Taught by hospitality specialists and a range of industry-expert, guest lecturers, the four-year BA will equip you with a range of skills needed to get ahead in this versatile and exciting sector. In year one, two and your final year, you have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of option units, allowing you to tailor your studies and follow the route that suits your personal goals and career aspirations. In your third year you'll gain vital experience working for 30-weeks in a real-world environment, anywhere in the world.
Undergraduate students who will successfully complete the Digital Marketing unit have the opportunity to achieve the IDM qualification level 4 Certificate in Digital Marketing, as a result of exemptions awarded by the IDM for the Digital Marketing unit.
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as Marriott International, CH & Co, The Royal Household, Jumeriah Group and The Chewton Glen. 98% of final year students agree our staff are good at explaining things (National Student Survey 2019).
You will study a number of units including the tourism and hospitality industries, marketing for tourism and hospitality, financial reporting for hospitality, food systems, hospitality operations, managing people in tourism and hospitality, consumer experience and behaviour, hospitality operations management, strategy and leadership in hospitality along with a number of optional units and a 30 week work placement in your third year.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Travel and Tourism, Institute of
- Hospitality, Institute of
- Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing
- United Nations World Tourism Organisation
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 4
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 120 points||104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||112 tariff points|
|Access to HE Diploma||102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades|
|Scottish Higher||104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of four Scottish Highers.|
|Extended Project||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by two A-level sized qualifications to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 - 31 points||28 - 31 points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||D*D||104 tariff points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DMM||112 tariff points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D||104 tariff points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)|
Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading or equivalent.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|