BA (Hons) International Hotel Management

Course summary

According to the Guardian University Guide 2019 we were ranked 2nd equal in London and 26th equal in the UK for our hospitality, event management and tourism courses.

A luxury hotel room
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.

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. 


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.


Careers support
Our degrees are designed to help you find the career that’s right for you. 98% 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.


Advice and 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.
How will this course be assessed?

Year one
16% written exam, 18% practical exam, 66% coursework

Year two
8% written exam, 23% practical exam, 69% coursework

Year three
9% written exam, 13% practical exam, 78% coursework

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.

Modules

Year one (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

Year two (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
Year three (Level 6)
  • Service Industries Dissertation / Business Project
  • Service Operations Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Contemporary Issues and Management of Change
Plus one option from: 
  • Hotel Project Management
  • Revenue Management
  • Strategic Food and Beverage Management
  • Hospitality Information Technologies Strategy

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 IELTS 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
£9,250 (2019 fees may change subject to government policy and regulations)

Fees for overseas students

Main fee
£12,500
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.


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 www.ucas.com 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 www.ucas.com or you can apply to study this course using our online application system.  Simply click the red ‘apply now’ button above.

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.

Please also read our student terms and conditions.

 

During the course

What our students say

Muhammad Rizwan, BA (Hons) International Hotel Management graduate from Pakistan

"I acquired knowledge and a practical approach through my degree, which will help me to develop my business, an entrepreneurship start up project sponsored by UWL. This is a great opportunity for International students."

Jobs and placements

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