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International Hospitality and Tourism Management BA (Hons)

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What is International Hospitality and Tourism Management BA (Hons)?

You’ll learn how to develop and manage outstanding customer experiences from industry-experienced staff. You’ll develop essential skills and experience on an international or UK-based work placement and gain opportunities to visit tourist destinations such as Barcelona and Amsterdam on field trips.

Our Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism courses are ranked in the top 10 in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2022 and 3rd for graduate prospects, according to the Complete University Guide 2021.

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.

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Study style

Professional experience is a core part of this 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.

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Entry requirements

    • 104 UCAS tariff points, BCC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or a Merit in your T-Level.

      If you are using a combination of qualifications to achieve the required UCAS tariff points, they must either include at least 2 A levels, a BTEC or an equivalent qualification.

      If you are unsure whether we could make you an offer or you have any questions, just get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to advise you.

    • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. Also please note – some courses require several years of relevant work experience.

Course modules

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Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
Jan 2022 Oxstalls, Gloucester N863 £9,250 £14,700
Sep 2022 Oxstalls, Gloucester N863 £9,250 £15,000
Jan 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester N863 £9,250 £15,000
Sep 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester N863 TBC TBC
Jan 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester N863 TBC TBC

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work in:

  • business development for hotels and resorts
  • marketing and product development for international cruise companies
  • marketing and PR consultation for the hotel and resort industry
  • regional business development for a restaurant and pub chain
  • travel representative roles for a European tour operator
  • operational management 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.

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.

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Make the most of international learning opportunities

Students can opt for an overseas adventure with a work placement abroad. You can take advantage of our links to businesses in USA or New Zealand, or study in Europe through our ERASMUS+ exchange programme.

Student Sara Paterson on International Hospitality and Tourism Management course on placement at Sea Pines resort in South Carolina

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.

Lecturer Keith Bromwich on the Paramedic Science course showing the fake cadaver to a student

ThreeSixty student consultancy

Students on this course will have the chance to get involved with our new student consultancy, ThreeSixty. Based at our state-of-the-art School of Business, you’ll get the opportunity to develop your graduate competencies and attributes by working with business, third sector and individuals on a consultancy basis, solving their challenges.

The Business School at Oxstalls campus
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Ranked in the top 10 in the UK

Our Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism courses are ranked in the top 10 in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2022.

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Ranked 8th in the UK for graduate prospects

Our Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism courses are ranked 8th in the UK for graduate prospects by The Times Good University Guide 2022.

Placements

Students can 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.

As part of your course you can gain valuable experience on an optional placement year.

  • Duration – 12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours a week)
  • Location – popular destinations include the UK, USA, China and Europe
  • Visa – you may need a visa if you’re on placement abroad
  • Finance – your tuition fee is reduced for your placement year – and you can still apply for a maintenance loan and get money advice
  • Placement support – we’ll help you find a great placement and get the most out of the experience

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