BA (Hons) Hospitality Management

Course summary

This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality and will allow you to develop your technical, supervisory and managerial abilities within the context of the hospitality business.

This course will allow you to develop your technical, supervisory and managerial abilities within the context of the hospitality business. 

On this course you will learn about the management of hospitality products and services, and we will encourage you to develop a strategic approach to the ever-changing business, economic and social demands placed on the industry.

All of our teaching staff are experienced hospitality practitioners, with many undertaking research, and while others are recognised authors.


Course detail

Course overview
On this course, you will learn about the management of hospitality products and services and you will be encouraged to develop a strategic approach to the ever-changing business, economic and social demands placed on the industry. You will undertake study in both practical and theoretical subjects with many opportunities to interact with the hospitality industry through competitions, guest speakers, industry mentoring programmes and both external and internal events. During the course, you will complete a one year work placement. The work placement can be undertaken in any sector of the hospitality industry, either in the UK or abroad, and will provide you with essential experience and knowledge.


Year One

  • Food and Beverage Service Studies
  • Food Production Operations
  • Rooms Operations
  • Business Environment
  • Personal and Professional Development for Managers
  • Management Information.

Year Two

  • Rooms Management
  • Restaurant and Food Management
  • Management Accounting and Decision-making
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Managing People in Practice.

Plus one option from:

  • Corporate and Event Management
  • Food, Society and Culture
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Tourism Industry Issues (conditions apply)
  • PR and Reputation Management
  • Small Business.

Year Three

  • Strategic Hospitality Management
  • Contemporary Issues and the Management of Change
  • Service Industries Dissertation or Industrial Project.

Plus one or two option(s) from:

  • Global Marketing
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Strategic Facilities Management
  • Business Leadership & Professional Development.

And one or two option(s) from:

  • Consultancy Project
  • Hospitality Information Technologies Strategy
  • Hotel Project Management
  • Food Policy
  • Food and Beverage Management.

Entry requirements

260 UCAS points normally in a minimum of two subject areas, plus GCSE English and Maths at grade A*- C, or equivalent.

International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit to check for local equivalencies.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses


UK fees

Main fee

International (non-UK/EU) fees

Main fee
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Find out more about funding, scholarships and bursaries

Please note that fees given are per academic year unless otherwise stated, and may be subject to change. Costs can increase each year.

How to apply

Tips on applying

Please highlight any customer service experience you have in your personal statement.

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During the course

Notable aspects

Learning about the UK and global Hospitality Industry, you will be prepared for a career in one of the world's largest industry.

Student support

Throughout the course, you will have access to support, depending on what you need. Apart from your course leader, the modules leaders and your thesis supervisor, there is also a range of other help, support and services available, including:

Careers and Employment Services
Student Advice Team
Disability Team
Information and Funding Team
Accommodation Team
Medical Centre.

Teaching staff

What our students say

Lara Di Pietro, BA (Hons) Hospitality Management student

"As a student of UWL I have learnt not only the academic aspect of the hospitality industry but also I have been able to find a link between real experiences and theories, especially enjoying the professionalism of some lecturers. Also it is essential to highlight how UWL have made me become more confident around industry professionals and prepared me to open many more doors in my professional future."

Simona Dilyte, BA (Hons) Hospitality Management graduate

"Being a student at University Of West London has given me an incredible opportunity to become part of London Olympic Games 2012! The immense  work experience combined with my knowledge taught to me by qualified lecturers on the course have given me a kick start towards my desired career. Additionally, I have had a chance to join a well known airline and event catering management company “DO&CO”. It gives me not only the work experience I require, but also gives me an opportunity to travel around the world."

Ritesh Jaiswal, BA (Hons) Hospitality Mangement student

"I did my work placement at The Royal Air Force Club in Green Park, it was a fantastic experience where I learned and enhanced my knowledge and skills. It was a dream come true and after four months all my hard work paid off as I was promoted to a supervisor in the restaurant.  They even sponsored me for a wine and spirit course at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) London. All credit goes to the placement office and UWL especially Helena, she is a great lady and so helpful."

Janet and Margaret Sobotka, BA (Hons) Hospitality Management graduates

"Three words to describe our university experience:  Entertaining. Challenging. Interesting

The favourite aspect of university life for us was making so many diverse friends.

The course was very well paced and not rushed, but there was no time to get bored either. We enjoyed the team work the best.

Next step for us is working at the Double Tree (Hilton) in Ealing.

In five years' time we hope to open our own hotel together (it's a twin thing!)"

Jobs and placements

Career and study progression

This course will help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed for management within the diverse hospitality industry. Our graduates typically join international or UK based hotel and leisure groups, or pursue careers in restaurant companies, the contract or licensed sectors, or run their own hospitality businesses.

Study progression

If you are interested in further studies, you can choose to progress onto one of our MA courses in the field.