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BA (Hons) Hospitality and Tourism Management

Overview

This degree is designed to develop a responsive business approach to the international hospitality and tourism industries. The BA (Hons) in Hospitality and Tourism Management offers a high quality management education for those students who aspire to work within the hospitality and tourism industries.

The emphasis throughout the course is on the development of a wide range of professional and managerial skills, concurrently with the development of key personal and academic skills, aiming to improve the students’ ability to understand and apply management theory to the hospitality and tourism sectors. It also adopts a multidisciplinary perspective, combining business management techniques and practice with social science theory, to encourage students to acquire a constructive and critical understanding of the global hospitality and tourism industry and its broader socio-cultural, political, economic and environmental contexts.

Modules

Year 1

Compulsory
• Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism Operations
• Introduction to Service Excellence in Hospitality & Tourism
• Academic Writing

Optional
• Debating Cases in Applied Ethics
• Business in Context
• Managing People & Enterprise Skills
• English Language I
• English Language II
• Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics
• University Elective

Year 2

Compulsory
• Exploring Management in THE
• Foundations in Scholarship, Research & Technology
• Tourism in Action
• Tourism Essentials
• Food & Beverage Operations
• International Hospitality Management

Year 3

Compulsory
• Applied Research & Service Quality in THE
• International Issues in Hospitality
• The Tourist: Behaviour and Culture
• Marketing & ICT for Visitor Economy Managers
• Tourism, Hospitality and Events Employability and Talent Management

Optional
• International Study Visit
• Tourism Development & Sustainability
• International Corporate Hospitality and Business Events
• Sport Tourism
• Learning from Working in Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Year 4

Compulsory
• Managing for Strategic Success in TH&E
• Management Development in Tourism, Hospitality and Events
• International Cases in Hospitality & Tourism

SELECT 1 OF 3 RESEARCH STRANDS
• Research Project
• Managing Your Business
• Dissertation

Optional
• Tourism & Events: Society, Culture & the Visitor Experience
• Contemporary Issues in Food & Drink
• Tourism, Hospitality and Events Experiential Learning
• Managing Quality in Service Organisations
• Creativity in Organisations

Career Options

The programme develops transferable skills relevant to a wide range of career opportunities in management, marketing or other relevant positions in different sectors of the tourism industry. Graduates of the course are able to pursue careers throughout the international hospitality and tourism industries.

Examples of graduate destinations include working for airlines, cruise ships, nightclubs, casinos, major hotel chains and restaurant groups, tourism development offices, theme parks, event planning offices, sport venues and major tour operators.

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