Course Overview

The hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector is one of the UK's largest employers. The sector employs in the region of two million people accounting for 1 in 14 UK jobs, according to People 1st Sector Skills Council (2009).

We aim to provide an exciting overview of the industry and inspire you to develop your own professionalism and Independence.

The programme encompasses six Modules over the academic year. Credit values for the Modules range from 10 to 30 credit points. Modules with a 20 credit value will be taught primarily in four hour blocks as part of a 15-week semester.

During the course, there will be opportunities to gain additional qualifications.

We aim to take groups on trips, visits and a residential. You will be expected to take part in an overseas trip.

This one year, full-time route is Stage Three of the degree course. To study on this course you must have completed Stage 1 and Stage 2.

Course Structure

During the course, there may be opportunities to gain additional qualifications.

Trips, visits and a residential are considered a necessary part of the course.

Modules Covered

You will study: Operational Procedures in Hospitality and Travel, Innovation in Hospitality and Travel, Research Methods, Human Resource Development, Dissertation and an industry specific Optional Module.

Learning Methods

A wide range of methods and delivery styles are used including:

Lectures, seminars, workshops, guest speakers, presentation, visits and trips

Teaching Methods

Lectures, seminars, workshops, guest speakers, presentations visits and trips


A variety of assessment methods will be used including: assignments, case studies, presentations and examinations. You will work closely with employers to produce a project as part of the Work-based Learning Module.

Time constraint, assignment, report, project, practical, portfolio, online assessment

Work Placement/Fieldwork

You will be able to visit conferences and employer forums providing you with an opportunity to network with employers in the industry.

What's Next?

The hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector is forecast to increase employment, with a growth forecast of 10 % (208,000 additional jobs) by 2017.
96% of Hospitality and Travel graduates progress either straight into employment or onto further study.

Did You Know?

Some of our graduates have gone on to work as chefs in prestigious restaurants both in the UK and abroad. Graduates wishing to go into the Travel industry have found employment in Airport Services and Travel Agencies.

Additional Costs

There will be an optional residential visit which you will be required to fund. The cost can vary depending on the location but is usually in the region of £650. 

Recent residentials have included New York, Dubai, Cruise of the UK and an outward bound course.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a Foundation degree, or equivalent with GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade C/4-5 or above, or equivalent.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Tel: 01274 433043
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 438999
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Fees Information

We believe that quality degrees should not cost the earth. That's why our competitive tuition fees provide you with a quality experience that includes more taught hours than those at most universities, good levels of tutor access, and support with small teaching groups. More information on our competitive tuition fees

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