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Students will develop high-quality business skills and expertise in ensuring customer satisfaction, along with the confidence to motivate others and move ideas into action. Students will learn leadership skills for the hospitality industry with this vocationally inspired degree. Students will also develop high quality modern business skills and expertise in ensuring customer satisfaction.

Key features

  • Students can enhance their employability with our Career Investment Programme and a year's paid placement. Students can cultivate professional connections while securing a foothold in the industry, and receive a Certificate of Professional/Industrial Placement. 
  • Benefit from the option of learning and practising a new foreign language, such as Spanish, French, German or Mandarin. Students will be equipped to understand cultural differences and manage front of house operations – a major advantage for many hospitality organisations. 

Course details

Year 1

In the first year, students will receive an introduction to hospitality management. Students learn how to keep an efficient front office and how to manage facilities. Students will also start to build customer service management skills and expertise in business and finance.
Core modules
  • HTM109 Principles of Design and Themes
  • HTM144 Spa and Resort Management
  • HTM147 Event Production
  • HTM151 Introduction to Sustainable Tourism, Hospitality, Events and Cruise Management
  • HTM153 Cruise and Hospitality Operations
  • HTM156 Management and Employability Skills

Year 2

In the second year students learn how to tackle the basics of food and drink operations, build on management skills and discover how to develop a hospitality and tourism business. Students also have the option of supporting their learning by studying a modern language, such as French, German, Spanish or Mandarin, enabling them to understand cultural differences and manage front of house operations – a major advantage for many hospitality organisations. In addition students learn research methods essential for the placement year and final project.
Core modules
  • HTM232 Food and Drink Management
  • HTM233 Contemporary Food Concerns
  • HTM234 Contemporary Business Management for Hospitality Organisations
  • HTM249 Hospitality Business Development and Performance
  • HTM251 Research Methods
  • HTMP202 Career Investment Programme 2
Optional modules
  • DEAS200 Academic Skills for International Direct Entry Second Year Students
  • ELC203 English for Academic Purposes
  • FREX01 French 1
  • FREX02 French 2
  • HTM245 Cruise Operations and Passenger Services
  • HTM250 Event Planning and Strategy
  • SPNX01 Spanish 1
  • SPNX02 Spanish 2

Optional placement year

Students have the opportunity to take a paid work placement after the second year and earn a Certificate of Industrial Placement. Students spend a year in a placement honing their skills, gaining invaluable experience and making professional contacts. Major employers such as Cunard, Hilton, Marriott, Jury's Inn, Holiday Inn, and W Hotels have previously offered placements to our students.
Core modules
  • HTMP300 Work Placement Year

Final year

In the final year students investigate what it takes to be a successful hospitality manager, expanding the knowledge and critical skills they've gained so far. Students develop expertise and confidence in managing service quality, business and finance strategy. The courses also gives students the opportunity to shape their own pathway by choosing a specific interest area they feel passionate about, which they’ll investigate in depth as an honours project.
Core modules
  • HTM314 Honours Project
  • HTM322 Managing Service Innovation
  • HTM333 Hospitality Dynamics
  • HTM342 Business Strategy and Consultancy for the Tourism, Hospitality & Events Sectors
  • HTMP301 Career Investment Programme 3
Optional modules
  • DEAS300 Academic Skills for International Direct Entry Final Year Students
  • ELC314 International Business Communication
  • ELC315 Professional and Academic Communication
  • FREX01 French 1
  • FREX02 French 2
  • HTM311 Cruise Operations Continuity Planning
  • HTM339 Leadership
  • HTM341 Current Event Issues
  • SPNX01 Spanish 1
  • SPNX02 Spanish 2
Every undergraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the course aims, the course structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.
The following programme specification represents the latest course structure and may be subject to change:
The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Entry requirements

A level: 104-120 points from a minimum of 2 A levels. This course considers general studies.

BTEC: 18 Unit BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM in any subject.

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

Access: Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at merit/distinction.

IB: 26 - 30 overall to include 4 at any subject at Higher Level.
English and Maths accepted within: Higher Level = 4 Standard Level = 5

All applicants must have GCSE (or equivalent) mathematics and English at grade 4/C or above.

Short of the entry requirements for this course? Don’t worry you may be eligible for a foundation year to prepare you for possible entry onto this course for the following year.

English language requirements

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

How to apply

Applications should be made through our partner institution:

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