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University of Plymouth

Tourism and Hospitality Management

UCAS Code: NN82

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


104 - 120 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 A Levels

Considered in combination.

Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at Merit and/ or Distinction.

Considered in combination.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26-30

To include Grade 4 in any subject at Higher Level. English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalents

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H4,H4,H4-H2,H2,H3,H3,H3


104-120 points from Irish Leaving Certificate English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalents

Considered in combination.

Considered in combination.

Considered in combination.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Any subject considered.

Considered in combination.

104-120 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers. English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalents

Considered in combination with Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

Including a minimum of 2 A Levels

Considered in combination.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subjects

Hospitality management

Tourism management

Whether you see yourself working in a five-star luxury hotel or a national tourist board, this course will equip you with the skills to build the successful tourism career you want. Study at one of the UK’s top five providers of tourism and hospitality courses and graduate from a course with a strong emphasis on business and management, primed for an exciting future.

You will broaden your horizons and enhance your learning experience by taking advantage of our field trips – throughout the course you will have the opportunity to visit a variety of locations. You’ll also enjoy the opportunity to boost your employability by taking a placement with paid employment with a private or public sector organisation. You will gain invaluable experience, bolster your skills and enhance your employment prospects.

* Study on a course consistently ranked as one of the best places to study tourism according to The Sunday Times and The Guardian university guides.

* Stand out from the crowd – hone your skills in business and management, equipping you to enter the local, national and international job market.

* Boost your employability by taking a placement with paid employment with a private or public sector organisation. Gain invaluable experience, bolster your skills and enhance your employment prospects.

* Broaden your horizons and enhance your learning experience by taking advantage of our field trips – throughout the course you will have the opportunity to visit a variety of locations.

* Kick-start your career – our socially and economically aware graduates are quickly snapped up by multi-national corporations, specialist tour operators, national tourist boards and other hospitality organisations worldwide. Our graduates often return to complete postgraduate degrees.

* Our network of high profile partners (Millennium Copthorne Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Dartington Halls Trust and Carnival UK) forms the foundation for the Plymouth University Hotel School. Our Hotel School encourages students to learn practical skills and brings the industry into the classroom.

* Recognised as a Centre of Excellence for The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) .The ITT created the Centres of Excellence status to recognise universities leading in these fields.

Modules

In your first year, you will gain a solid grasp of tourism and hospitality operations. You will examine standards and service consistency in a range of areas, from food and drink operations, front office and managing facilities to marketing and business, enabling you to gain an insight into the various aspects of the tourism industry.

Building on your growing knowledge, in your second year you will discover what it takes to plan, manage and run a tourism or hospitality business. You will work on modules based on hospitality, tourism and management, developing the skills you will need on the ground – from getting to grips with finances to dealing with staff, from the most junior member to the chief executive. You will also learn the methods and protocols required to collect, analyse and interpret data.

In your final year you will draw together the knowledge, understanding and skills gained from your studies so far and focus in on a particular topic to complete your final thesis. You will investigate the details of strategic and operational management challenges and choose a topic to add to your studies, such as food and service systems, intercultural communication or a language. If you are interested in a specific industry sector, there are options to customise modules for your chosen area.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment methods

100% of assessment is by coursework

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,200
per year
International
£14,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

Plymouth Business School

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Hospitality management
78%
med
Tourism management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
68%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals

This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business & administrative studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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