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Sheffield Hallam University

International Hospitality Business Management with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: A085

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalent Maths at grade D or 3 or equivalent

UCAS Tariff

64

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications excluding general studies For example: CC at A Level MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.

About this course


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

Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2021

Subjects

Tourism management

International hospitality management

- Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the Institute of Hospitality (IoH).

- Study a robust programme of business and hospitality-specific modules.

- Gain a qualification that combines research, theory, general business acumen and real-world work experience.

This course has a reputation for producing high-calibre, well-rounded graduates. You can choose to specialise in culinary arts, conferences or events. Our flexible, responsive programme is designed for you in collaboration with our industry partners to meet the need for forward-thinking, innovative hospitality graduates who can strategically manage complex business operations.

**How you learn**
The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Business Management course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree.

You are taught by lecturers with a rich industry background from serving the Queen to opening new hotels and owning catering businesses who infuse teaching with research, industry expertise and passion for hospitality. You will be provided with a challenging and supportive learning environment where you will experience 'hands-on' practical learning combined with a traditional classroom environment.

You learn through

- lectures

- seminars

- problem-solving exercises

- presentations

- workshops and practical sessions in our state-of-the art facilities

- field trips

- site visits

- work with external organisations

In the foundation year, you'll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You'll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you'll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study.

**Applied learning**
**Live projects**

Opportunities for learning are not just limited to the classroom. Your final year requires you to consult directly with a hospitality business to resolve a real-life business issue. Depending on the specialist route you have chosen you may: plan and deliver a hospitality event, engage in culinary product development or design and analyse a hospitality marketing campaign.

**Networking opportunities**

Industry interaction comes formally through visiting speakers and informally through our association with the Institute of Hospitality, our strong alumni network and the activities of our hospitality society. We're proud to be one of the founding partners of the Classroom to Boardroom event, which introduces you to a variety of stakeholders through the medium of round table discussions and networking activities.

**Competitions**

You're encouraged to participate in competitions which celebrate success within the industry. Previous students have been winners or finalists of The Young Guns competition, an industry award that recognises those who have excelled during their placement year. Students have also participated in Passion 4 Hospitality, Young Hoteliers Summit and Zest Quest Asia and many others.

Modules

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Contemporary Issues 20
Introduction To Business 20
Organisation Management And Delivery 1 20
Organisation Management And Delivery 2 20
Self And Stakeholder Management 20
The Practice Of Business In The Events, Food, Hospitality And Tourism Industries 20

Year 2
Compulsory modules
Academic And Professional Skills 20
Business Analysis For The Service Sector 20
Hospitality Principles And Practices 20
Hospitality Process And Decision Making 20
Marketing Communications 20
Elective modules
Foreign Language 20
Global Food, Drink And Society 20

Year 3
Compulsory modules
Academic Research Skills 20
Managing Food And Beverage Operations 20
People And Organisations In Context 20
Revenue Management 20
Elective modules
Current Trends In International Culinary Arts And The Service Experience 20
Enterprise And Small Business In Tourism, Hospitality And Events 20
Foreign Language 20
Hotel Outlet Management 20
Managing Hospitality Resources 20

Year 4
Optional modules
Placement Year

Final year
Compulsory modules
Critical Approaches In Hospitality Marketing, Experiences And Analytics 20
Hospitality Management Consultancy 40
Research Project 20
Strategic Management In International Hospitality And Tourism 20
Elective modules
Food Supply Chain Management 20
Foreign Language 20
Hotel Operational Analysis 20
Strategic Event Design 20

Assessment methods

Coursework
Exams
Practicals

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
£13,995
per year
International
£13,995
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

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.

80%
med
Tourism management
80%
med
International hospitality 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
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

87%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
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.

£19,760
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
39%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
5%
Customer service occupations
4%
Public services and other associate 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.

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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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