Hotel Resort and Tourism Management (BA Hons)

Female hotel resort and tourism management employee

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4 Years (Placement)


Oxstalls, Gloucester

Gain international experience on this industry-focused degree, ranked in the top 10 of new universities for graduate prospects in Times University Guide 2016.

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Opportunities to take your placement year overseas

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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.

Study style

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.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2018 entry

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2018 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country. If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Business, Hospitality and Tourism and International Year One Hospitality, Events and Tourism.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

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If you are unsure whether your predicted grades will carry enough points to study the course, we can help. Whether you’re taking A levels or BTECs, Access courses or anything else the tariff calculator will let you know whether you currently have the grades and advise on what to do next.


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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours - 4 years placementN99A


  • Business development for hotels and resorts
  • Marketing and product development manager for international cruise companies
  • Marketing and PR consultant for the hotel and resort industry
  • Regional business development manager for a restaurant and pub chain
  • Travel representative for a European tour operator
  • Operational manager for a business-orientated hotel chain

Industry links

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. The degree is accredited with the Tourism Management Institute and Institute of Hospitality. This will connect you to an international network of industry professionals and events, ready for your career.

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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.

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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.

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