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International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
- Develop specific knowledge and skills of the behaviour and motivations of tourism service consumers.
- Gain knowledge of planning and development of tourism in various contexts, contemporary growth sectors, food and beverage operations and the management of hospitality resources, services and facilities.
- Become a hospitality or tourism manager who is globally, socially and ethically aware of the contemporary business environment within which the industry operates.
You learn personal, professional and transferable skills that equip you for a career in a dynamic and globally-integrated business environment. The Learning in the Workplace semester, visiting guest lectures, placement opportunities and consultancy project enhance your future employability.
Watch student Bianka Sau talk about what it’s like to study on this course.
How you learn
You learn from current developments in tourism and hospitality, often including your lecturers' research. You also develop your own research skills as you progress from academic reading and writing in the first year to designing, conducting, presenting and reflecting on your own research in the final year.
You learn through
- practical projects in world-class facilities
- research projects
- consultancy projects
- directed learning activities outside classes
- visiting speakers
- professional e-portfolio
Learning in the workplace
Broaden your experience in the work place 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.
'I've been provided with a life changing experience, both on a personal and professional level. In the workplace, I was treated as a potential manager and I have developed confidence and character which is crucial when managing a team effectively.'
Brian Gnanapragasam – BSc(Hons) International Hotel & Resort Management
Course leaders and tutors
You will have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement in your third year of study. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.
Recent placements have included Disneyland in Florida, hotels and resorts across America, Canada, Spain, France, Dubai and the Maldives, and with national and regional destination management organisations such as the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions, the Isle of Man Department of Tourism, and Visit Peak District and Derbyshire, as well as for major tour operators such as TUI and Sunvil.
You can also complete a 'Learning in the Workplace' semester where you work and study at the same time, with academic lessons carried out remotely during allocated study periods while on placement. This is recognised by the University as a placement and offers you a quicker way to complete your studies and gain work experience in 3 rather than 4 years, while graduating with 'placement' in your degree title to boost your employment prospects.
You will frequently engage with tourism and hospitality industry stakeholders throughout the course. Many modules include industry guest speakers and you will benefit from a close relationship with the industry through our staff members' industry network, association with the Tourism Management Institute, and alumni network.
Come to an open day
Find out more at our undergraduate open days. Book now for June 2019.
This course prepares you for a career in
- customer service management
- food and beverage management
- front of house
- product development and management
- operations management
- marketing and promotion
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work in
- product development at Cosmos and Monarch Holidays
- operations and contracting at All Leisure Holiday Group and Manchester International Airport
- pricing analyst at Center Parcs and TUI
- ground services management at Terminal 5 London Heathrow Airport and Jet2.com
- sales management at Flight Centre
- regional operations management at Jury's Inn
- hotel graduate schemes
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 recognised by the Tourism Management Institute.
The Tourism Management Institute (TMI) is the professional body for destination management practitioners, with members drawn from all levels of the private and public sectors: national, regional,sub regional and local. TMI seeks to support professional development within the sector, for potential entrants as well as existing practitioners. Assessment and recognition by TMI means that students can be confident the course will provide them with knowledge, understanding, skills and experience which will fully prepare them for a career in tourism destination management.
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
- fully-equipped professional kitchens
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
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'.
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19
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: Hospitability Process And Decision Making||Credits: 20||
|Module: International Tourism Business||Credits: 20||
|Module: Marketing Communications||Credits: 20||
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20||
|Module: Hospitality Operations Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: Tourism Management: Principles And Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Academic Research Skills||Credits: 20||
|Module: Managing Hospitality Resources||Credits: 20||
|Module: People And Organisations In Context||Credits: 20||
|Module: Tourism, Development And Society||Credits: 20||
|Module: Digital Tourism Marketing||Credits: 20||
|Module: Enterprise And Small Business In Tourism, Hospitality And Events||Credits: 20||
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20||
|Module: Managing Food And Beverage Operations||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: Sustainable Tourism Planning||Credits: 20|
|Module: Tourism Consultancy Experience||Credits: 40|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Hotel Operational Analysis||Credits: 20|
|Module: Tourism Destination Marketing||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 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 2019/20 is £13,250 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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