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Future-proof your career as a leader in the hospitality industry with this vocationally inspired degree. You’ll develop high quality business skills and expertise in ensuring customer satisfaction, along with the confidence to motivate others and move your ideas into action. Our degree is one of the best in the UK* and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to make connections and cultivate professional contacts while gaining invaluable experience on placement or on international exchange.
You will benefit from learning and practicing a new foreign language, such as Spanish, French, German or Mandarin. You’ll also enjoy the opportunity to take part in field work at a range of locations including Scotland, Majorca and France, where you’ll develop and expand your skills. Our own Hotel School encourages students to learn practical skills and brings the industry into the classroom and will prepare you to be industry ready.
Gain invaluable experience and enhance your employability with a year’s paid placement in the UK or abroad. You’ll cultivate professional connections while securing a foothold in the industry, and receive a Certificate of Professional/Industrial Placement.
Take part in field work at a range of locations including Scotland, Majorca and France, where you’ll develop and expand your skills.
Expand your horizons and experience with opportunities for an international exchange in your second year.
Benefit from learning and practicing a new foreign language, such as Spanish, French, German or Mandarin. You’ll be equipped to understand cultural differences and manage front of house operations - a major advantage for many hospitality organisations.
Benefit from studying on a course the Quality Assurance Agency rates as excellent and that’s in the top 12 places to study hospitality and tourism, as voted by The Sunday Times and The Guardian Guide in 2014.
Be inspired by staff who lead the way in their area of expertise and have active research profiles in areas including cruise management, talent management, food safety and choice and technology in hospitality.
- Our network of high profile partners (Millennium Copthorne Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Dartington Halls Trust and Carnival UK) forms the foundation for the Plymouth University Hotel School. Our Hotel School encourages students to learn practical skills and brings the industry into the classroom.
In your first year, we’ll give you an introduction to hospitality management. You’ll learn how to tackle the basics of food and drink operations, keeping an efficient front office and learning how to manage facilities. You’ll start to build your customer service management skills and your expertise in business and finance. You’ll also have the opportunity to support your learning by studying a modern language, such as French, German, Spanish or Mandarin. Other optional modules include cruise operations or food safety.
In your second year you’ll build on your management skills and discover how to develop a hospitality and tourism business. Choose to expand your horizons and immerse yourself in the industry with an optional year studying in the USA on our highly recommended exchange programme. You’ll continue to improve your language skills, enabling you to understand cultural differences and manage front of house operations – a major advantage for many hospitality organisations. You'll also learn research methods essential for your placement year and final project.
In your final year you’ll investigate what it takes to be a successful hospitality manager, expanding the knowledge and critical skills you’ve gained so far. You’ll develop expertise and confidence in managing service quality, business and finance strategy. You’ll also have the opportunity to shape your own pathway by choosing a specific interest area you feel passionate about, which you’ll investigate in depth as your honours project.
100% of assessment is by coursework
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Hospitality, Institute of
- Travel and Tourism, Institute of
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 4
The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/services/international-students/international-student-advice for more information. Once you have applied through UCAS, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Tier 4 Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Tier 4 sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc. English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in (www.plymouth.ac.uk/study). A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country www.plymouth.ac.uk/international/study/international-students-country-guides. International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/fees If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|UCAS Tariff||88 - 96 points||Including a minimum of 2 A Levels. General Studies accepted.|
|A level||88 - 96 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 A Levels. General Studies accepted.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM||Any subject is considered.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at Merit and/ or Distinction.|
|Scottish Higher||Considered in combination with Advanced Highers. Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.|
|AS||Considered in combination.|
|Extended Project||Considered in combination.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 - 26 points||To include a Grade 4 in any subject at Higher Level. Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H4, H4, H4, H4||Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||96 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers. Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Considered in combination|
GCSE Maths and English at Grade C/ 4 or above are required for this course.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||With 5.5 in all elements.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|International||£13,800 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.