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International: £13,650 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
This course scored 87% for overall satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey.
- 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.
- Study a course that scored 95% for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017.
- Have the opportunity to work abroad — with Erasmus funding available for European placements.
This course has a reputation for producing high-calibre, well-rounded graduates. You can tailor the course to suit your career aspirations, with options to specialise in hospitality, culinary arts, conferences or events, and opportunities to learn a language or study abroad.
Watch student Zoe Wesson talk about what it’s like to study on this course
How you learn
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
- problem-solving exercises
- workshops and practical sessions in our state-of-the art facilities
- field trips
- site visits
- work with external organisations
Course leaders and tutors
Your future employability is at the heart of everything we do and the course includes an optional placement year. Through our relationships with local, national and international employers we can help you to secure a great placement year and support you while you are there. Recent placements have taken place at • Fischers Restaurant, Baslow • Derby Conference Centre, Derby • Westin Resort, South Carolina • Hilton Worldwide, Shanghai.
Alternatively you can pursue an accelerated degree by participating in our Learning in the Workplace programme, where you combine your studies with a semester spent working abroad. These opportunities will help you to build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers.
Broaden your experience in the workplace while developing your CV and gaining credits towards your degree. You can spend a semester in industry and complete your studies in three years, rather than four by continuing to study alongside your work placement.
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.
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.
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.
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The hospitality industry is thriving and employers are eager for our graduates. This course will prepare you for managerial roles within organisations such as
- multinational hotels
- leisure groups
- conference venues
- pubs, bars and restaurants
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to careers in consultancy, business development and design in
- real estate
This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, the international hospitality professional membership body for managers and aspiring managers who work and study in the hospitality industry.
This course is accredited by EPAS. Only three universities hold this accreditation at undergraduate level, which recognises the academic rigour, employability, internationalisation and research that underpins the course. The continuous improvement that EPAS requires means that you will benefit from international partnerships, and more opportunities to work study and aboard.
Student success story
As part of the learning in the workplace scheme, student Amy Scott travelled to Colorado in the USA to spend nine months working for the famous Stanley Hotel. Find out more about her experience.
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- a state-of-the-art kitchen and restaurant space
- specific software applications
- computer simulations of hotel operations
This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:
- CCC at A Level
- MMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies
- English language or literature at grade C or 4
- Maths at grade D or 3
• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. 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.
• entry with prior credit - we consider applications for direct entry to the final year from those holding Higher National Diplomas or equivalent qualifications
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.
We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
|Module: Academic And Professional Skills||Credits: 20||
|Module: Business Analysis For The Service Sector||Credits: 20||
|Module: Hospitality Principles And Practices||Credits: 20||
|Module: Hospitality Process And Decision Making||Credits: 20||
|Module: Marketing Communications||Credits: 20||
|Module: Global Food, Drink And Society||Credits: 20||
|Module: Academic Research Skills||Credits: 20|
|Module: Managing Food And Beverage Operations||Credits: 20|
|Module: People And Organisations In Context||Credits: 20|
|Module: Revenue Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: Current Trends In International Culinary Arts And The Service Experience||Credits: 20|
|Module: Enterprise And Small Business In Tourism, Hospitality And Events||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Hotel Outlet Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: Managing Hospitality Resources||Credits: 20|
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Critical Approaches In Hospitality Marketing, Experiences And Analytics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Hospitality Management Consultancy||Credits: 40|
|Module: Research Project||Credits: 20|
|Module: Strategic Management In International Hospitality And Tourism||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Hotel Operational Analysis||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. ††
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Tourism and hospitality courses (PDF)
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