BA (Hons) Hospitality Management

Course summary

This course achieved 91% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016.


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.

The course encourages you to develop your technical, supervisory and managerial abilities within the context of the hospitality business.

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

You will have the opportunity to learn about the hospitality industry in UK and globally preparing you for a career in one of the world's largest industry.

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 knowledge of strategy development, financial management and contemporary issues in the industry.

We aim to build your knowledge of the global industry with modules focusing on international trends and operations.

Career and study progression
By developing a strong management background in the context of hospitality, 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.

How will this course be assessed?

Year one
0% written exam, 33% practical exam, 67% coursework

Year two
16% written exam, 16% practical exam, 68% coursework

Year three
0% written exam, 0% practical exam, 100% coursework

Course detail

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.


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

Plus two option from:

  • Room management
  • Restaurant and Management of Functions
  • International Beverage Provision
  • Corporate events
  • Food Culture and Society

Level 6

  • Service Operations Management
  • Strategic Management

Plus one option in (Semester 1) from:

  • Global Marketing
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Business Leadership and Professional Development Management

And one option (Semester 2) from:

  • Hotel Project Management
  • Revenue Management
  • Strategic Food and Beverage Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • Hospitality Information Technology Strategies

Entry requirements

112 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications.

These can include:

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

You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents.

Mature applicants (aged 21+): 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.

Level 5 entry
If you wish to enter directly at level 5 of this course you will be required to follow procedures in accordance with the university regulations. The demonstration of appropriate knowledge, competencies and relevant industrial experience is required and will be considered by the relevant university board. You are an ideal candidate for entry at this level if you have a 120 undergraduate credits at level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area.

Level 6 entry
If you wish to enter directly at level 6 of this course you will be required to follow procedures in accordance with the university regulations. The demonstration of appropriate knowledge, competencies and relevant industrial experience is required and will be considered by the relevant university board. You are an ideal candidate for entry at this level if you have a 240 undergraduate credits (at level 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.

International entry criteria
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


Fees for home and EU students

Main fee

Fees for overseas students

Main fee
Find out if you are a home or overseas student.


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

Apply for this course at when UCAS applications are open, from the previous September until June (see dates). You will need our institution code W05 and the UCAS code given on the right hand side of this page.

If the UCAS deadline has passed, you can apply through Clearing by calling our hotline on 0800 036 8888 (or +44 8231 2468). Clearing takes place over the summer months (July to September).

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International students

Apply at or complete our application form for international students. We have an online application form or you can download the print version.

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.

During the course

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.

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

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

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.

Careers support

Our degrees are designed to help you find the career that’s right for you. 97% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating.

With our desirable West London location, we have strong links with many national and multinational organisations such as the InterContinental Hotels Group, The Savoy, Thomas Cook Travel, Cobra Beer, and the Royal Palaces. 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.