Learn how to develop and manage outstanding customer experiences from industry-experienced staff. Gain essential skills and experience on an international or UK-based work placement. Make the most of opportunities to visit tourist destinations such as Barcelona and Amsterdam on field trips.
Gaining professional experience is a core part of the course. In addition to placement opportunities with a range of national and local businesses, you can follow in the footsteps of students who’ve had adventures overseas, making the most of our links in the USA including Sea Pines Resorts, Marriott Hotels, Q Hotels and Smoke Tree Ranch.
To help you build your understanding of the industry, you’ll work on live business briefs and hear from hospitality and tourism practitioners in lectures with recent guests including directors from Travel Bag and Travel Foundation. You’ll have opportunities to undertake field trips to tourist hot-spots such as Cardiff, Gloucester Cathedral, Cheltenham Racecourse and other sites within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There will also be opportunities to visit international locations such as Barcelona and Amsterdam.
You’ll learn how to set up and promote your own hotel or tourism business through specialist enterprise, marketing and operations management modules. Our on-campus business hub, The Growth Hub, will connect you to leading local business expertise with opportunities for work shadowing and working on live business briefs.
We promote a blended approach to learning through lectures and practical sessions. We focus on employability and introduce practical elements that represent industry scenarios to illustrate theory against business practice.
Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course.
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"The vast number of placements was simply outstanding." Andrew Shelton, Graduate
12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours per week)
Placements can be carried out in the UK or overseas; popular overseas placement destinations include the USA, China and Europe. You may even wish to source your own placement in other countries.
If carrying out a placement abroad, there may be a visa requirement.
On your placement year you will pay a reduced tuition fee and are still eligible to apply for a maintenance loan. Financial support is also available from the Student Finance Team by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will have access to guidance from the Placements Team throughout your placement search, and for the duration of your placement year. You can contact the Placements Team on email@example.com.
We have a wealth of industry connections including Marriot Hotels and Resorts (USA), Sea Pines Resorts (California), White Lodge Resort (Florida), Smoke Tree Ranch (California), Marketing Gloucester, Old Down Manor and Country Park, Cosmos Holidays, Riverside Adventure Centre, Cheltenham Racecourse, Natural History Museum and Gullivers Sports Travel. This will connect you to an international network of industry professionals and events, ready for your career. The degree is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality.
Gain industry insight through contact with businesses
Students are inspired by leading industry practitioners in lectures. This offers insights into different careers as well as best practice management techniques across the hotel, resort and tourism sectors.
Make the most of international learning opportunities
Students often opt for an overseas adventure with a work placement abroad. You could take advantage of our links to businesses in USA or New Zealand, or study in Europe through our ERASMUS+ exchange programme.
Benefit from extra accredited training
In addition to your lectures, you’ll have opportunities to develop skills in innovative workshops and accredited training on topics such as first aid, wine and spirits, and health and safety. These are essential qualifications to complement your applied management degree.