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Hospitality and Tourism Management

University College Birmingham
Program overview
4 years (Including 1 year on placement)
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
Birmingham
09 September 2019 
27 January 2020 
21 September 2020 
25 January 2021 
Program description

Program description

Awarded by: University of Birmingham

Overview

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

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 gain valuable work experience during a 12-month paid placement at a carefully chosen hospitality and tourism destination.

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.

Why should I choose this course?

  • You will examine the scope of the hospitality and tourism industries and how they work together, whilst learning key business skills including finance, human resources and marketing.
  • You will have the opportunity to go on a 12-month placement in order to experience the industry first-hand.
  • It offers plenty of optional modules to 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. The cost of this residential visit is included in the course fees.
  • 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.
  • Give yourself the employment edge and learn a language as an optional module.

Kick-Start Scheme

All new students studying a full-time, undergraduate or PGCE course, paying fees at the maximum rate (£9,250), and with a student status of Home, EU or Channel Isles are eligible to receive £300 per year via the Kick-Start Scheme. To find out more about how these funds can support your studies and your future career, and to find out if you are eligible for an additional £500 per year, visit Kick-Start FAQs. 

Open days

Our  open days are designed to give you as much information as possible about UCB and the areas you are interested in studying. Come along and we may make you an offer on the day.

Program content

Year 1

  • Food, Beverage & Accommodation Applications
  • Hospitality and Tourism Business Principles
  • People and Organisations
  • Employability Enhancement
  • The Hospitality and Tourism Customer Experience
  • Travel Geography

Year 2

Year 2 is the work placement year for Foundation Degree students. BA (Hons) Degree students start their year in industry in the second semester of year 2 and finish it at the end of the first semester of year 3.

  • Work Placement

Year 3

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

Plus one option from:

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

Year 4

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

Plus one option from:

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

Research option

In the final year students will have the option of choosing one of the following research modules:

  • Research Project
  • Enterprise and Innovation Showcase

Please note

The modules listed on the website for this course are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by industry as well as the latest teaching methods. Unless otherwise stated, the modules listed above for this course are for students starting in the academic year 2019/20. On occasion, we may need to make unexpected changes to modules and if this occurs, we will contact all offer holders as soon as possible.

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU - £9,250. 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. 
  • Non-EU - £10,300

Degree

BA (Hons) Hospitality and Tourism Management

Career opportunities

Employability

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to move into a wide variety of areas within 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

UCB hosts tourism and travel events as part of student enrichment and to promote industry awareness. The University is proud to be an Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence and staged the ITT Future You On The Road conference in February 2016. 

hired@UCB

hired@UCB is our student and alumni support service designed to provide a single reference point for information, advice and guidance regarding opportunities to develop and demonstrate employability and enterprise skills.

Based on the 7th floor of our Summer Row campus, the hired@UCB team comprises specialist and qualified staff with knowledge and experience of:

  • Careers advice and guidance
  • Placements, work experience and volunteering
  • Employer engagement
  • Part-time and seasonal work
  • Internships and apprenticeships
  • Graduate schemes and alumni support
  • Unitemps – UCB's recruitment agency 

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University College Birmingham

Based in the heart of the UK’s biggest regional city, University College Birmingham (UCB) is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training. UCB specialises in vocational courses in both the Higher Education and Further Education...


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Filipa
(5)
I started UCB in 2013 completing a Hospitality and Tourism Management Foundation course last year. The University just felt like a perfect match for me – Birmingham is a big city full of life and the opportunities to work and study abroad were very interesting. My placement was in one of the biggest JW Marriotts in the world, in Indianapolis,...
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Aamad
(5)
Graduating from University College Birmingham with Hospitality and Tourism Management allowed me to develop excellent analytical skills and improve my problem-solving ability in the work place. I am now pursuing an MBA International Human Resource where I implement the strategy I learned at UCB. This has given me a solid understanding of the...
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Jahanzeeb
(5)
I gained 8 years’ experience in the hospitality and aviation industry in Lahore, Pakistan but I decided that I needed to convert my previous studies in India and apply for a British degree. I had heard a lot of good reports about UCB and therefore I applied to undertake a ‘top-up’ degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. On account of being...
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University College Birmingham

UCB; Summer Row
B3 1JB Birmingham
United Kingdom

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