University College Birmingham Hospitality and Tourism Management

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University College Birmingham Hospitality and Tourism Management

Hospitality and tourism management

This course is offered as both a BA (Hons) and FdA. Students studying the FdA will have the option of progressing onto the final year of the BA (Hons) at the end of year 2.

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.
  • 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 for free.

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.

Entry requirements 

Hospitality and Tourism Management BA (Hons)

Tariff: A minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points from at least two A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. Find out more about the changes to the UCAS Tariff.

Hospitality and Tourism Management FdA

Tariff: A minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points from at least one A Level or equivalent BTEC qualifications. Find out more about the changes to the UCAS Tariff.

Non-tariff: Non UCAS Tariff based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry.

Work-based: We also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to UCB. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your line manager supporting your entry to higher education. For further details please contact Admissions.

Find out more information on Tariff entry requirements for September 2017 entry.

EU/international students

For entry requirements for EU and international students, please visit the Country Specific Information page.

UCAS Tariff calculator

You can use our calculator below to convert your predicted/achieved grades into UCAS Tariff points.

If your total predicted/achieved points do not meet those outlined above or your qualification(s) do not appear on the UCAS tariff please contact the admissions directly on 0121 604 1040 or email admissions@ucb.ac.uk.

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