FdA International Hotel Management with Placement

Course summary

This course achieved 90% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016.
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Overview
This course will give you the opportunity to develop the specialist skills and knowledge needed for management within the global hotel industry.

On this course you will learn about the management of hotel products and services in a global economy, and we will encourage you to develop a strategic approach to the ever-changing business, economic and social demands placed on the international hotel sector.

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

Why choose this course?
Studying a joint honours degree will allow you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and to develop your growth as a student of hospitality. This approach will help you to develop into a high-calibre, motivated graduate, equipped with the confidence and flexibility to thrive in the diverse hospitality services industry.


In the core and optional modules, we will enhance your understanding and appreciation of the complexities that surround management-level roles. You will acquire specific knowledge and more general skills, including global marketing, operations for room, food and drink, and issues facing the industry today.

We aim to build your knowledge of restaurant management with food and beverage modules, as well as broadening your understanding of the service industry’s global operations.

Career and study progression
By developing a strong management background in the context of the international hospitality industry, you will also gain transferable skills for a range of careers in international or UK hotel groups, restaurants and catering firms.

You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you’ve already studied, or to explore something new.

For more details please see the Career and study progression section.

Course detail

On this course, you will learn about the management of hotel 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 hotel industry through competitions, guest speakers, industry mentoring programmes and both external and internal events.


You will also complete a work placement, which should be undertaken with an international hotel or hospitality company, in a country other than your own. Prior relevant work experience may be accredited towards this.

Modules

Level 4

  • Principles of Management and Leadership
  • Academic Development and Employability
  • Food and Beverage Operations I
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • Rooms Division Operations
  • Food and Beverage Operations II

Level 5

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Financial Management for the Hospitality Industry
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Research Methods for Managers
  • Room Management
  • Restaurant and Management of Functions

Entry requirements

You will need 72 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications. These can include:

  • A Levels at grade B and C or D, D, D
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Merit, Merit, Pass
  • Access to HE Diploma

You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade A*-C) or Level 2 equivalents.

If you do not hold the above qualifications but possess relevant work experience, you are invited to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

International students

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 http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/your-country 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

Fees

Fees for home and EU students

Main fee
£6,167

Fees for overseas students

Main fee
£7,667
Find out if you are a home or overseas student.

Funding

Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.

You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.

We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you. Scholarships in the 2017 - 18 academic year included:

  • Full Time Undergraduate Bursary: a £3,000 award for new undergraduate students.
  • Path to Success Scholarship: a £4,000 award for students on a four-year degree course with a foundation year. 

Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility.

* Please note that scholarships and bursaries described in the video above were available at the time of filming in autumn 2017. Full details of scholarships for the 2018 - 19 academic year will be published shortly.

Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

How to apply

Apply for this course

UK and EU students

You can apply to study this course using our online application system.  Simply click the red ‘apply now’ button above.

Your application will be dealt with by our Admissions team who will be in touch with you.

International students

Complete our online application form for international students or you can download the print version (Word, 186kb).

You can also review the relevant information about the qualifications we accept from your country and our English language requirements, as well as details about your visa application.

More about the application process for international students.

More about how to apply for undergraduate courses.

During the course

Work experience during the course

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.

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
  • Chaplaincy
  • Counselling
  • Medical Centre
  • Personal Tutors

Teaching staff

What our students say

Jobs and placements

Career and study progression

Employers in the hospitality industry express the need for professionals possessing a combination of practical and theoretical skills. In addition, employers recognise the merits of diverse skills in marketing, HR, operations and food service, all of which are developed whilst studying for a hospitality management degree.

By developing a strong management background in the context of hospitality, you will also gain transferable skills that you will be able to apply to a range of careers including:

  • International hotels
  • UK hotel and leisure groups
  • Restaurant companies
  • Contract or licensed sectors
  • Independent hospitality or food businesses

This innovative new course helps you combine theoretical understanding with practical, vocational skills. By obtaining these highly sought-after skills in the graduate jobs market, you prepare yourself for meaningful employment after graduation.

Study progression

You can continue onto the BA (Hons) course. Once you have completed your degree we have a wide range of postgraduate courses offered by the London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism. See our postgraduate courses page to view all the courses on offer.

See our postgraduate courses page to view the full range of postgraduate degree courses offered by the Claude Littner Business School.

Careers support
Our degrees are designed to help you find the career that's right for you. 96% of our graduates are in work within 6 months of graduating.

With our desirable West London location, we have strong links with many national and multinational organisations such as the BBC, Hewlett-Packard (HP) Ltd, Middlesex Law society and the Savoy Education Trust. We have a strong track record of providing valuable work placements and we also provide hands-on experience at the University through our Student Ambassadors' scheme.

Many of our staff have successful backgrounds in relevant industries and can advise you on how to kick-start your career. Our careers service will also help you realise your potential by offering specialist advice and guidance on a wide range of careers issues, including:

  • CVs
  • job hunting
  • recruitment and selection procedures
  • further study.

We are The Career University.

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