Hospitality Management, BA Hons

  • Want to be part of one of the world’s fastest-growing industries?
  • Develop strategies to overcome industry challenges and apply in an internship, based in the UK or overseas.
  • Our Hospitality, Events Management, and Tourism programmes are ranked No.1 in London (Guardian University Guide 2018)

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

3 years full time

6 years part time

4 years sandwich programme

Overview

Overview

Hospitality is one of the worlds fastest-growing industries. In the UK, it has an annual turnover of around £90 billion and employs more than two million people. 

Our courses will make you employable in international hotels and resorts and in a range of tourism and hospitality businesses.

This degree has been developed to meet the demand for entrepreneurial, creative and strategic managers in the international hospitality industry. You will gain a critical understanding of the current industry challenges and acquire a set of tools and strategies for overcoming them. 

Course structure

You will explore this diverse industry through international case studies, practical group work, business problems and interactive workshops. You will study topics including tourism entrepreneurship and technology, operations management, event production, financial planning and revenue management, human resources and marketing.

During your second year, you will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the industry by undertaking an hospitality internship. This can be in the UK or overseas, with support from the university, and will count as credits towards your degree. You will also have the option to undertake a year work placement, providing further insight and practical skills development.

In your final year, you will undertake a research project in which you will analyse a complex business problem and apply your knowledge to suggest innovative solutions. 

Professional membership

As part of your degree, you will qualify for free membership of the Institute of Hospitality.

It provides you with the opportunity to:

  • network with industry professionals
  • get career advice
  • participate in a mentoring scheme
  • and take part in the institute's annual networking event, Passion4Hospitality.

You will also have access to e-resources, such as hospitality textbooks and distinguished academic journals to benefit your degree progression.

Ranking

Our Hospitality, Events Management, and Tourism programmes are ranked first in London (Guardian University Guide 2018)

Greenwich is one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.

We have also been named as one of the "most international" universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.

Outcomes

The aims of the degree are to:

  • Ensure you gain a good understanding and grounding in hospitality management
  • Enable you to analyse the global market for hospitality and approach management problems creatively.

Degree re-structure

This degree is currently being restructured in collaboration with employers, professional bodies and student feedback. This ensures we develop degrees that are aligned with latest industry trends and gives you the opportunity for subject specialisms. (This is standard UK practice across institutions).

The degree structure and courses listed will be updated once these are confirmed.

What you'll study

Extra information

Assessment

You will be assessed through:

  • Coursework
  • Presentations
  • Web design
  • Reports
  • Examinations
  • Essays
  • Portfolios.

Careers

This degree was designed in consultation with employers and includes opportunities to gain significant industry experience through practical work placements. 

Graduates leave with skills in marketing, human resources, revenue management, technology and events management, making them highly employable in the rapidly growing hospitality sector.

Work placement

You can gain the insight and practical skills that employers seek in graduates. Our Employability Office will assist you in securing a placement before the sandwich year. Working with over 200 companies our team also offer a range of mentoring schemes and networking opportunities.

The sandwich year (work placement) will appear as a 30 credit course on your Diploma if completed successfully.

Internship

In addition to a placement, you can also do internships during your summer breaks. These will appear on your graduate diploma, showcasing your experience to employers.

Experience abroad 

You can participate in the Erasmus+ international exchange programme. This will help improve your language skills and give you experience of living and working in another country. The Erasmus+ Scheme provides a grant towards the cost of studying abroad for a year. 

Employability

You will connect with employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Team who focus on developing your employment skills. They also provide you with CV support and will invite you to employment fairs to network with employers and recruiters from industries.

Extracurricular activities

Our Greenwich Employability Passport scheme recognises and rewards your participation in additional activities such as part-time work, volunteering, student societies or industry guest lectures.

Business start-up

You will be encouraged to enter the university's Enterprise Challenge which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners received a prize of £5,000 for their idea of developing an enterprise and study hub.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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