We are one of the top universities in the UK for the study of tourism and hospitality, ranked 8th for student experience and 11th overall, according to the Sunday Times, and 10th in terms of career within 6 months of graduation, in the Guardian League Table. We are also amongst the Top 100 universities in the world in the scientific field of Hospitality & Tourism Management, according to ARWU list (Shanghai Ranking). According to the Guardian University Guide 2021, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is ranked in the top 3 universities in the United Kingdom in the field of Hospitality & Tourism.
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. An important aspect of the course is the combination of theory and practice, through the option of work placement, and frequent site visits, which give students the opportunity to experience real world settings, and understand the application of theoretical concepts in the practice of Hospitality and Tourism.
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.