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International Leisure Resort Management BA (Hons)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Swansea Business Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This unique and exclusive programme will develop a detailed understanding & knowledge of the management and operations of luxury International Resorts. Focusing on professional industry skills and academic learning the programme embraces tourism, hospitality, leisure, events & sports management principles.

Students will experience luxury resorts and have the opportunity to develop the highest level of hospitality and guest service skills through Forbes training and empowerment principles. The learning experience is underpinned by specialist integrated placements which enable students to rotate around the resort to gain a professional understanding of operations and management.

The programme from the outset focuses on guest service excellence, marketing, operations and management. This is then developed through a series of integrated placements which are individually designed for the students to apply their learning in a range of specialist departments which may include hospitality, events, banqueting, conferences, spa, golf, winter sports, water sports, resort operations as well as rooms division.

Students will have the opportunity to apply for placements with Aspen Ski Company in the Colorado Rockies in the USA, and their specialist mountain resort properties including the Legendary Little Nell Hotel, The Limelight Resort in Snowmass, Aspen Ski Club, and possibly even Ski and Golf Operations. In addition, there will be opportunities to apply for positions with Cruise Ships, and other resorts including city destinations, convention centres, golf & desert complexes as well as waterfront beach resorts in the UK, Europe, the US, the Middle and the Far East.

Course Overview

This unique and exclusive programme will provide students with cutting edge professional industry skills working with some of the world’s leading resorts and luxury destinations.

The programme has been developed in consultation with Aspen Ski Company and through close discussions with highly successful graduates who have benefitted from internships within leading resort destinations.

A strong focus on empowerment, management and marketing is introduced from the start of the programme. This will be developed by studying cutting edge guest service excellence and Forbes training.

Students will experience an excellent range of inspirational and challenging summer and winter operational placement opportunities. These are designed to develop the student’s professional and operational skills and provide the opportunity to apply theory in practice.

The student's placements will vary from a minimum of 12 weeks to 4/14 month blocks totalling up to 12 months over the 3 years programme. During this time students will apply their knowledge and skills to analyse workplace studies. On returning to University they will study related professional subjects & consider strategic management issues.

Innovative and creative learning environments ensure that the programme brings the student’s learning alive. By making the World our Lecture Theatre students are able to experience behind the scenes at resorts and destinations in the UK and internationally as well as engaging in networking events with industry leaders. As the programme progresses opportunities will develop from operational learning through to management learning and strategic application.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 11,500per year

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

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UCAS Points : 88

University information

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

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