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Tourism and Hospitality Management with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The 4 year BSc (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Management degree is a qualification designed for students who wish to combine their interests in tourism with their passion for hospitality. These diverse, inter-related and dynamic industries offer global opportunities for work and travel with careers ranging from hotel management and corporate hospitality to destination marketing and specialist tour operation.The course starts with a foundation year, specifically designed to introduce and develop essential skills for success in Higher Education, including critical thinking and research skills, and the knowledge and understanding of key facets of business, accounting and tourism, hospitality and events.In the second year, students examine the structure and management of tourism in the UK and explore the development of special interest tourism. Students will progress their understanding of the sustainable management practices adopted by hospitality organisations and, through work based learning, gain first-hand experience of hospitality operations.The third year will equip students with knowledge and understanding of management within these industries with modules on destination management, food and beverage management and hotel operations management. To keep up with these fast-paced industries, a module on tourism technologies is also undertaken. In preparation for the final year research project, students will also develop their research skills.Students can then choose to gain practical experience by undertaking an optional industrial placement year. Past students have worked for multinational companies including Hilton, Carnival Cruises and TUI Travel as well as smaller organisations in the UK, Europe, USA and further afield.Whether returning from a year in industry or continuing on from the third year, students will use the final year of study to specialise in their area of interest, working with a supervisor to write a research project on a topic that excites them. Students continue to study topical issues affecting the tourism and hospitality industries while also developing transferable skills in leadership, entrepreneurship or business.Students can tailor their learning at each stage of their degree through the range of elective modules offered. These allow students to pursue their unique interests in tourism, hospitality, cruise and management.Industry engagement is integral to the BSc Tourism and Hospitality Management degree. Whether it is hearing from guest speakers such as ABTA, participating in work based learning with our Hotel School partners, attending conferences or undertaking a placement year, networking opportunities are embedded throughout this course, preparing our students for future employment.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,200per year

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University information

University of Plymouth

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    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

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