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Hospitality and Tourism Management with Professional Placement University College Birmingham Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Birmingham

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Course snapshot

A degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management opens the door to a variety of sought-after careers including resort management, travel consultancy, tourist attractions and hotel management. This 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?

  • The hospitality industry is increasingly focused on international visitors and is looking for ways to partner with the tourism industry. Managers with knowledge of both sectors, and an ability to tailor hospitality services for overseas visitors, are in great demand in the UK and overseas.

  • You will have the opportunity to go on a 12-month paid placement at a carefully chosen hospitality and tourism destination in order to develop your skills and enhance employability. You will not incur tuition fees during the 12-month placement.

  • There is a compulsory overseas residential trip in which you will take part in a tailored destination management field study. The cost of this residential visit is included in the course fees.

Great. Tell me some more

You will be encouraged to find a future career by studying a range of specialist subjects such as destination management, international travel operations and hospitality operations management.

Over the years, we have developed close working relationships throughout the hospitality sector in the UK and internationally, including the USA and Canada. Our hired@UCB team will assist you in finding a paid placement that gives you the relevant experience to support your future career plans.

What skills will I gain?
The course modules will allow you to develop a specialism relevant to your chosen career, such as gastronomy, cruise operations and social media in tourism. There is a compulsory overseas residential trip in which you will take part in a tailored destination management field study. You will choose an area of the industry that interests you as the focus of your research project, which will increase your independent learning skills and your future employability.

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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.

Graduating with this degree will enable you to pursue a career path in:

  • Attractions management

  • Conference and exhibition management

  • Tour operations

  • Travel consultancy

  • Resort management

There is also the option of progressing to postgraduate study.

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 and Year 3

Work Placement

  • Human Resources for Hospitality Managers
  • International Travel Operations
  • Marketing Communications for Hospitality
  • Operational Finance for Hospitality and Tourism
  • Tourism Investigations
  • Rooms Revenue Management

Plus one option from:

  • Convention Management
  • Creative Design for Service Organisations
  • Events Planning
  • Gambling in the 21st Century
  • Gastronomy
  • Cruise Operations
  • Social Media in Tourism
  • Managing Pub Operations
  • Modern Languages (Upper Intermediate)
  • Training and Development Skills for Managers

Year 4

  • Strategic Hospitality Management
  • International Destination Management
  • Hospitality Operations Management

Choose one option from:

  • Research Project
  • Enterprise and Innovation Showcase

Plus one option from:

  • Anthropology of Tourism
  • Cross-cultural and Global Management in Hospitality
  • Global Marketing Solutions
  • Financial Strategy
  • Hospitality Retail
  • Innovation and Creativity Management in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
  • Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Skills
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Festivals and Events Tourism
  • Hospitality Crisis Strategy
  • Dark and Thanatourism Management

Assessment method

Teaching

Teaching is carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced lecturers. In a typical week you will have up to 19 contact hours of teaching made up as follows:

  • Large group teaching - 8 hours of lectures in lecture rooms
  • Smaller group teaching - 6 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
  • Field trips and visits - One field study in year 4 – 40 hours

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 - 68%
  • Practical assessment - 24%
  • 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.

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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 code NN28
Institution code B35
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • 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://public.dataharvesting.com/ucb/io/aps/1255/v1/index.php 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 course mapped for entry and the conditions of entry will be stated on UCAS track. Each application is considered individually and careful consideration is given to all information on your application form, particularly your personal statement, reference and the qualifications you have taken or are in the process of taking. In most cases, a decision to make an offer can be based on this information alone, however we may need to make further enquiries, particularly relating to your immigration status or previous studies in the UK.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 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 admissions@ucb.ac.uk.
A level CCC 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) MMM This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points.
A minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction.
Scottish Higher You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points

Students who are studying a combination of different qualification types will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced Level B2 BA/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 Test BA/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

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £10,300 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 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 2019/20, 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

Provider information

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Clearing contact details

UCB Admissions

0121 604 1040

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Haven’t secured a place at university? Don’t panic! You can apply for a place at UCB through the clearing process, which opens every year in July. Not familiar with the clearing process? Here, you will find everything you need to know to get the ball rolling and secure your place at UCB. Our team of dedicated clearing advisors have your very best interests at heart and will guide you through every aspect of your application. Simply call us on 0121 604 1040 and we’ll get you started on your journey.


Course contact details

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UG Domestic Home and EU Admissions

0121 604 1040


International Admissions

0121 232 4447