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International Hospitality Business Management with Professional Placement FdA

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    University College Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**OVERVIEW****From world-class hotels, country clubs and theme parks to leisure centres, exhibition venues and catering services, there is a world of opportunities out there for hard-working, business-minded managers with the right skills and knowledge. Our International Hospitality Business Management foundation degree will give you the tools to help you seize these opportunities and pursue your career goals in the international hospitality industry.**Preparing you for a range of management careers in this sector, this hospitality course has a strong international focus, meaning you will be able to apply what you learn to organisations overseas. You will develop specialist knowledge in areas ranging from events to food and beverage operations, while you will also be able to hone your hospitality skills in our award-winning restaurant on campus.Our course, which is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, also features the opportunity for you to go on a paid 12-month work placement, giving you extensive experience of the industry before you graduate. From Italy and Ireland to the USA and Hong Kong, our past students have worked at prestigious venues around the world.**WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?**- **Work placement** – Gain a wealth of real-world experience on a paid 12-month placement, with opportunities available throughout the UK, Europe and around the globe- **Specialise your studies** – Choose from an extensive range of optional modules to suit your career aims, from Gastronomy to Sustainability or Events Planning- **Practical application** – Put your hospitality training into practice by working in our award-winning restaurant on campus- **Industry approved** – Our course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, giving you additional professional recognition when you graduate- **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, while our industry standard kitchens provide you with a unique behind-the-scenes view of the hospitality and catering industry during your studies.**ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS**This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality.**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 Wequassett (Cape Cod, Massachusetts), The Savoy (London), The Peninsula (Hong Kong), The Sea Pines Resort (South Carolina), Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa (South Carolina), Ritz Carlton (Naples, Florida and Colorado), Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa (Ireland), Ashford Castle (Ireland), The Greenwich Country Club (Connecticut), Andrew Brownsword Hotels (whole collection) and Fairmont St Andrews (Scotland).**CAREERS AND PROGRESSION**Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:- Hotel manager (small hotel or deputy of larger hotel)- Conference centre manager- Catering manager- Travel agency manager- Tourist information centre manager- Accommodation managerUpon completion of the foundation degree, you can also progress onto the final year of our full BA (Hons) degree.- **Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course**

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 11,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : CD

UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.


University information

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University College Birmingham

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

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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