BSc (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Management

This course equips students with the skills to build a successful tourism or hospitality career from working in a five-star luxury hotel to working for a destination management organisation. This diverse course has a strong emphasis on business and management which prepares students for an exciting future in a dynamic industry. Students also have the opportunity to boost their employability by taking a placement year with paid employment. Students who undertake a placement gain invaluable experience, bolstering their skills and enhancing their employment prospects.

Key features
  • 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. 
  • Students have the option to boost their employability by taking a placement with paid employment with a private or public sector organisation.
  • 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.
Course details

Year 1

In the first year students develop an understanding of the tourism and hospitality industries and gain an insight into their sustainable management. Students build awareness of hospitality operations, examining standards and service consistency in a range of areas. The course also explores different forms of tourism and identifies how these are used in destination development and promotion, gaining knowledge of tourism supply and demand.

Core modules

  • HTM111 Tourism Environments and Tourist Behaviour
  • HTM144 Spa and Resort Management
  • HTM151 Introduction to Sustainable Tourism, Hospitality, Events and Cruise Management
  • HTM153 Cruise and Hospitality Operations
  • HTM154 Tourism Industry: Principles and Practice
  • HTM156 Management and Employability Skills

Year 2

The second year of study builds on existing understanding of the tourism and hospitality industries and develops further knowledge of management. Through core and elective modules students discover what it takes to develop, promote and manage tourism and hospitality businesses. Students increase their understanding of destination management, gaining insight of tourism strategy development.

Core modules

  • HTM232 Food and Drink Management
  • HTM234 Contemporary Business Management for Hospitality Organisations
  • HTM247 Tourism Technologies
  • HTM248 Tourism Planning and Management
  • HTM251 Research Methods
  • HTMP202 Career Investment Programme 2

Optional modules

  • DEAS200 Academic Skills for International Direct Entry Second Year Students
  • FREX01 French 1
  • FREX02 French 2
  • HTM216 Tourism, Development and Culture
  • HTM233 Contemporary Food Concerns
  • SPNX01 Spanish 1
  • SPNX02 Spanish 2

Optional placement year

This course provides the option to take a work placement after the second year, gaining valuable hands-on experience. Working either in the UK or abroad puts students knowledge and skills to use in a real world context.

Core modules

  • HTMP300 Work Placement Year

Final year

In the final year students draw together the knowledge, understanding and skills gained from studies so far and focus in on a particular topic to complete a final thesis. If students are interested in a specific industry sector, there are options to customise modules for a chosen area.

Core modules

  • HTM314 Honours Project
  • HTM335 Crime and Sustainable Tourism
  • 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
  • HTM310 Crisis and Disaster Management in the Hospitality, Tourism and Events Industry
  • HTM311 Cruise Operations Continuity Planning
  • HTM312 Film, Literary and Heritage Tourism
  • HTM322 Managing Service Innovation
  • HTM333 Hospitality Dynamics
  • HTM339 Leadership
  • HTM342 Business Strategy and Consultancy for the Tourism, Hospitality & Events Sectors
  • 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:

Programme specification

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:

Peninsula College Malaysia