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Hospitality and Tourism Management with Professional Placement BA (Hons)

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    University College Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    MAR

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**OVERVIEW****If you aspire to manage tourist attractions, hotels and resorts, or if you want to work in travel consultancy, our Hospitality and Tourism Management degree course can open the door for you to enter a variety of sought-after careers in these sectors.**As the hospitality industry increasingly focuses on international visitors and partnering with the tourism industry, there is a huge demand in the UK and overseas for managers who understand both sectors and know how to tailor hospitality services for visitors from around the world. Accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, our course will give you a strong foundation of knowledge and skills for the industry before putting your learning into practice in the real world on a 12-month paid work placement, with exciting opportunities in the UK, USA, Canada, Hong Kong and elsewhere.This hospitality and tourism course will help you start forging your career through studying a range of specialist subjects, while you will also travel abroad on an overseas residential trip to help develop your expertise. Studying at a recognised Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence, you will have further opportunities to hone your hospitality management skills on campus in our award-winning restaurant facilities.**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**- **Work placement** – Arm yourself with invaluable work experience through a 12-month paid work placement, with opportunities to work across the globe- **Residential visit** – Take part in a destination management field study overseas, with essential costs of your trip covered by the University – past destinations have included New York, Athens and Copenhagen- **Specialise your studies** – Develop specialist knowledge through your own research project and a wide range of optional modules including pub operations, financial strategy and sustainability- **Industry approved** – Study at an ITT Centre of Excellence and gain professional recognition with a degree accredited by the Institute of Hospitality- **Team Scotland Partnership** – Our University will be the home for Team Scotland at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, offering exciting opportunities for our students to work with the team and its athletes**FACILITIES**University College Birmingham is renowned for its outstanding food and hospitality training facilities. Our award-winning restaurant on campus – Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food – is open to the public and will arm you with hands-on skills from serving fast food to silver service.Students on our tourism courses also have access to our Aviation and Tourism Suite, featuring state-of-the-art facilities including a mock plane cabin, check in areas, a working security gate and the Galileo GDS system.**ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS**This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, while University College Birmingham is a recognised Institute of Travel and Tourism Centre of Excellence.**PLACEMENTS**Our course features a paid 12-month work placement, during which you will not incur any tuition fees.Employers we have worked with include The Sea Pines Resort (South Carolina), Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa (South Carolina), Ritz Carlton (Naples, Florida and Colorado), The Greenwich Country Club (Connecticut), Wequassett (Cape Cod, Massachusetts), The Savoy (London), The Peninsula (Hong Kong), Andrew Brownsword Hotels (whole collection), Fairmont St Andrews (Scotland), Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa (Ireland) and Ashford Castle (Ireland).**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:- Tourism officer- Tour manager- Conference centre manager- Theme park manager- Travel agency manager- Tourist information centre managerYou could also progress onto one of our p

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 11,500per year

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University information

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University College Birmingham

  • Campus address

    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

International reputation for business, finance and management-focused degrees and highly competitive tuition fees, with scholarships and fee waivers available.
Richly diverse student population from 57 countries right across Europe and the rest of the world, from India and China to Canada and the United States.
On-campus international centre for support from visas to health and wellbeing, and overseas offices to support with degree choices and the application process.

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