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University of Gloucestershire
Undergraduate

International Hospitality and Tourism Management BA (Hons)

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Study type
Full Time
Course length
3 Years
Campus
Oxstalls, Gloucester
UCAS Code
N863

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 & tourism courses are ranked 11th UK, and 10th in the UK for career prospects by the Guardian University Guide 2023.

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

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 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. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

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Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
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Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester N863 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester N863 TBC TBC

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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

96% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply**

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Careers

Our graduates are well-prepared for a range of roles in business development within hotels and resorts, marketing and product development with cruise companies, and providing PR consultation for the hotel industry. They also excel in regional business development for restaurant chains, serving as travel representatives for tour operators, and managing operations in hotel chains.

Our course stands out for its strong industry connections. Collaborations with organisations such as Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Sea Pines Resorts, and White Lodge Resort in the USA provide an entryway into an international network of professionals and events, offering opportunities for career growth. We also have local partnerships with Marketing Gloucester, Gullivers Sports Travel and Cheltenham Racecourse.

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 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.

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.

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.

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Ranked 11th in the UK

Our hospitality, event management & tourism courses are ranked 11th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2023.

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Ranked 10th in the UK for career prospects

Our hospitality, event management & tourism courses are ranked 10th in the UK for career prospects by the Guardian University Guide 2023.

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Ranked 10th in the UK for graduate prospects

Our hospitality, leisure, recreation & tourism courses are ranked 10th in the UK for graduate prospects by The Times Good University Guide 2023.

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Ranked in the top 10 in the UK for graduate prospects

Our tourism, transport, travel & heritage studies courses are ranked in the top 10 for graduate prospects by the Complete University Guide 2023.

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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