University of Plymouth has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Whether you see yourself working in a five-star luxury hotel or a national tourist board, this course will equip you with the skills to build the successful tourism career you want. Study at one of the UK’s top five providers of tourism and hospitality courses and graduate from a course with a strong emphasis on business and management, primed for an exciting future.
You will broaden your horizons and enhance your learning experience by taking advantage of our field trips – throughout the course you will have the opportunity to visit a variety of locations. You’ll also enjoy the opportunity to boost your employability by taking a placement with paid employment with a private or public sector organisation. You will gain invaluable experience, bolster your skills and enhance your employment prospects.
Study on a course consistently ranked as one of the best places to study tourism according to The Sunday Times and The Guardian university guides.
Stand out from the crowd – hone your skills in business and management, equipping you to enter the local, national and international job market.
Boost your employability by taking a placement with paid employment with a private or public sector organisation. Gain invaluable experience, bolster your skills and enhance your employment prospects.
Broaden your horizons and enhance your learning experience by taking advantage of our field trips – throughout the course you will have the opportunity to visit a variety of locations.
Kick-start your career – our socially and economically aware graduates are quickly snapped up by multi-national corporations, specialist tour operators, national tourist boards and other hospitality organisations worldwide. Our graduates often return to complete postgraduate degrees.
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.
- Recognised as a Centre of Excellence for The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) .The ITT created the Centres of Excellence status to recognise universities leading in these fields.
In your first year, you will gain a solid grasp of tourism and hospitality operations. You will examine standards and service consistency in a range of areas, from food and drink operations, front office and managing facilities to marketing and business, enabling you to gain an insight into the various aspects of the tourism industry.
Building on your growing knowledge, in your second year you will discover what it takes to plan, manage and run a tourism or hospitality business. You will work on modules based on hospitality, tourism and management, developing the skills you will need on the ground – from getting to grips with finances to dealing with staff, from the most junior member to the chief executive. You will also learn the methods and protocols required to collect, analyse and interpret data.
In your final year you will draw together the knowledge, understanding and skills gained from your studies so far and focus in on a particular topic to complete your final thesis. You will investigate the details of strategic and operational management challenges and choose a topic to add to your studies, such as food and service systems, intercultural communication or a language. If you are interested in a specific industry sector, there are options to customise modules for your chosen area.
The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.
100% of assessment is by coursework
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
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How to apply
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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||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.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Considered in combination|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||Any subject accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Considered in combination|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Considered in combination|
|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.