The Hospitality, Tourism, Event and Leisure industries are major growth sectors on a global basis. They have become one of the largest employers in the UK over the last few years. The three year degree in Hospitality Management will prepare you for a career in this expanding industry through developing your skills and knowledge of business management and specialist areas. There are a variety of site visits and field trips that support your learning experience.
The Hospitality industry offers a wide range of careers in an ever-increasing number of countries and needs graduates with the appropriate knowledge and skills who can benefit from this exciting and varied career path.
Enable students to gain a critical understanding of the structure and components of the hospitality sector
Enable students to develop knowledge and skills of appropriate theories, principles and practice of management within the hospitality sector including ethical, sustainability and safety issues
Enable students to recognise and use key management functions related to the hospitality sector
Give students the opportunity to apply knowledge in practical situations
Enable students to develop essential skills through reflective practice
Find out what students on the Events, Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure courses have to say about their time at UCS:
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Suffolk One Diploma in Hotel Management
Students who successfully complete and gain the required UCAS Tariff Points on the Extended Diploma in Hotel Management at Suffolk One can progress directly on to the UCS BA (Hons) Hospitality Management, the BA (Hons) Tourism Management and Hospitality Management or the BA (Hons) Event Management degrees.
Knowledge and Understanding
A critical understanding of core areas of the hospitality and the global context of hospitality sector.
In depth knowledge of the essential business functions when applied to hospitality management.
A clear knowledge and analysis of contextual and conceptual issues in the business and hospitality sectors.
Mental or cognitive skills
Being able to effectively apply theory and problem solving within the context of the hospitality sector.
Being able to engage in focussed analysis of specific themes and issues within their study of Hospitality Industry, which may include ethical, sustainability and safety issues.
Subject Specific and Practical Skills
In depth critical analysis and evaluation of relevant business and hospitality based theories and practice.
Being able to apply specialist knowledge to situations in the production of effective solutions in projects involving hospitality management.
Evidence of originality of thought and an approach to creating problem solving.
Being able to manage own learning and identify and carry out professional development.
Interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation.
Participation in industry based activity through being able to work independently and as a team to deadlines in hospitality based operations.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
At honours level students are required to take a major responsibility for their own learning, exhibiting autonomy and making appropriate contributions to the development of themselves and their peers through the seminar process. Considerable emphasis is placed on developing the ability to evaluate and analyse data from a range of sources in order to synthesise the material and construct evaluative arguments. The main teaching methods remain the lecture and seminar process but with greater expectation of input from students.
There are usually two assessments for each module. These may include essays and reports, presentations, seminars and practical industry based projects and examination.
Placements/Work Based Learning/Work Experience
Students are given opportunities to experience work based learning and aspects of the industry through site visits and guest lectures that may be used as case studies for discussion and also in assessments. Work experience is gained through Industry Practice which is part of specific modules in the course.
Opportunities on Completion of the Course
The post course opportunities will vary depending on the specific combination of studies taken:
Teaching – students may undertake a one year PGCE
Masters in a relevant area
Public sector tourism development and planning
Private sector tourism management