Accredited by The Tourism Management Institute, we are one of the top universities in the world for the study of tourism and hospitality, ranked 3rd in the UK for hospitality, event Management and tourism in the Guardian League Table 2019, 10th in the world for hospitality and leisure management according to the QS University Rankings 2019 and 2nd in the UK (10th in the world) for hospitality and tourism management according to the Shanghai Rankings of Academic Subjects 2019.
Underpinned by our long-standing and internationally recognised research in tourism and hospitality, this degree is suitable for those with career aspirations related to global hospitality and the wider travel and tourism industry. It will provide you with an understanding of the origins, development and organisation of the tourism and hospitality industries, and the opportunities and challenges facing organisations operating in and across the various sectors.
The accommodation sector continues to grow rapidly. Year after year, global revenues and occupancy rates have continued to increase, as have international passenger arrivals. Helping to sustain this growth means that many new jobs – as well as small and medium-sized enterprises – have been created in the accommodation, food and drink, transport, visitor attractions and travel distribution sectors.
Social and technological changes have created new opportunities in these markets, many of which are threats to the existing organisations. In order to succeed, businesses need managers that understand how to compete and collaborate with others in a dynamic and diverse group of industries.
You will graduate with the skills those businesses are looking for. Through studying a combination of tourism and hospitality with a specific focus on international issues, you’ll know what is needed not just to survive in such an environment, but to thrive in it.
The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent.
Numeracy and Literacy requirement: GCSE English 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.
A-level and AS levels: 104 – 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two A-levels.
Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate – Skills Challenge Certificate: We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
Access to HE Diploma: 102 – 118 UCAS tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.
International entry requirements
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Underpinned by our long-standing and internationally recognised research in tourism and hospitality, this degree is suitable for those with career aspirations related to global hospitality and the wider travel and tourism industry.
It will provide you with an understanding of the origins, development and organisation of the tourism and hospitality industries, and the opportunities and challenges facing organisations operating in and across the various sectors.
The Tourism & Hospitality Industries: Covers the origins, development and organisation of the tourism and hospitality industries, and the opportunities and challenges facing organisations operating in and across the various sectors.
Marketing for Tourism & Hospitality: Develop your knowledge and understanding of marketing as an essential function for tourism and hospitality management, this unit will provide you with an understanding of the concepts, functions and processes of marketing as practiced in the service industries.
Financial Reporting for Hospitality: This unit introduces and develops core business skills in accountancy and business analysis, to prepare you for the demands of financial and management accounting functions in performance analysis and decision making.
Food Systems: The food systems debate goes beyond the production and delivery of sufficient food for all (quantity), to include the provision of safe and nutritious food for healthy and sustainable diets (quality). This unit will develop your understanding of the food systems debate in the context of eating out, and help you recognise the relationship between food and health, and food and the environment.
Global Hospitality: This unit reviews the social, cultural and environmental influences which impact upon business operations and the people/ resources used within hospitality organisations. You will understand where these influences originate, the impacts they can have and the responses available to organisations of various sizes.
Option units (choose one)
Geography of Tourism Destinations: Considers the importance of place, space and the environment in tourism, tourism resources and mobilities, selected impacts of tourism, and the development of tourism in urban, rural and coastal environments.
Languages (beginners - French, Spanish or Mandarin): Build the confidence needed for a range of occupational and social situations. You’ll learn how to interact with people in professional and social contexts, to read written materials and to express yourself in writing.
Tourism, Wildlife & the Environment: You will study the interactions between nature, wildlife and tourists in natural and semi-natural sites/ settings, and examine a range of global threats to biodiversity as well as the issues relating to the conservation of individual species and their natural environments.
Managing People in Tourism & Hospitality: Helps you to develop awareness and understanding of the complexities associated with managing people in tourism and hospitality contexts, by introducing you to the principles and practices of contemporary Human Resource Management.
Research Methods for Tourism & Hospitality: Provides training in quantitative and qualitative research methodology that will enable you to prepare and interpret data for business and research projects
Consumer Experience & Behaviour: Provide an understanding of the individual and social processes underlying and influencing human behaviour. You will develop the ability to evaluate and apply theories, concepts and models to the experience industries of food and hospitality.
Tourism Operations & Technology: Develops your awareness of the principles of intermediation and distribution in the tourism and hospitality industries, and explores the digital ecosystem (including travel review sites, bed banks, price comparisons, discounters and other internet intermediaries) as well as trends such as the growth of independent holidays, the emergence of the sharing economy in the accommodation sector and the impact of low-cost carriers on air transport.
Hospitality Resources & Revenue Management: In an increasingly technological world, where a lot of business is done electronically, it’s vital to have a basic understanding e-commerce and how this works in the hospitality industry. In this unit, you’ll analyse facilities management theories and apply them to hotel, catering and hospitality management.
Option units (choose one)
Destination Development & Management: An opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of the issues involved in tourism destination development and management. You will be aware of the roles tourism can play in meeting development goals and approaches to planning for tourism, for different stakeholders and in a variety of destination settings.
Languages (intermediate - French, Spanish or Mandarin): Combines the skills acquired in the first year so that your confidence is built to be able to use the language effectively in a range of occupational and social situations.
Talent Management You’ll develop an understanding of where you sit in relation to the wider talent pool and how you can manage yourself and others to fit the demands of the present and future labour markets. The unit provides a forum in which you can analyse theories and concepts of professionalism, individual leadership and management, and tests your individual response to situations in which you might encounter or use such approaches.
The tourism and hospitality industries are constantly evolving, as travellers look for ever more ways to enjoy their time away from normal life. There are a wealth of opportunities in this exciting sector and this degree will prepare you for a range of roles.
90% of our students who study Tourism, Transport and Travel courses are working or studying within six months of completing their course.
Among the organisations that our graduates have worked for are Astral Holidays, Costa Cruises, Explore Worldwide, Flight Centre, Hills Balfour, Quay Holidays, Senate Grand Prix, STA Travel, Thomson, TUI Group and Zenith Holidays.
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