The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)International Hospitality Management with Foundation Year

Why choose this course?

This course prepares you for management roles in the dynamic and global hospitality industry. By studying this programme you will acquire industry relevant knowledge and develop skills to help you plan and manage resources and enhance consumer experiences. You will be equipped to work within the contemporary hospitality industry and prepared for management careers with worldwide work opportunities.

The foundation year of this course is designed to offer applicants who do not have the required qualifications, a programme which will equip them with a robust toolkit of academic, digital and personal skills required for successful study in higher education. It also provides an understanding of, and insight into, a range of disciplines that underpin their chosen programme of study. In the foundation year students will develop their ability to gain the most out of structured in-class study, and also to manage and evaluate their own independent learning. This wide range of transferable skills is of immense value in both undergraduate study and graduate employment. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of their subject area to degree level.

What happens on the course?

Semester 1 Starters:

UNDERGRADUATE

Year 1 (Foundation)

3GK003 Academic Skills (20 Credits)

3GK006 Extended Project (20 Credits)

3MG001 Introduction to Management (20 Credits)

3GK004 The World at Work: Careers and Personal Development (20 Credits)

3GK003 Academic Skills (20 Credits)

3IM001 Business Decision Making (20 Credits)

Year 2

4LI011 Academic Skills (20 Credits)

4MK002 Marketing Principles (20 Credits)

4LI014 The International Hospitality Context (20 Credits)

4LI007 Employability: The World of Work (20 Credits)

4HR002 Introduction to People at Work (20 Credits)

4LI013 Introduction to Hospitality (20 Credits)

Year 3

5LI012 Hospitality Property Management (20 Credits)

5LI018 Services Marketing (20 Credits)

5HR002 Leading and Managing in Organisations (20 Credits)

5BE001 Entrepreneurial Creativity and Innovation (20 Credits)

5LI005 Employability: Managing Finance and Human Resources (20 Credits)

5LI013 Research Themes in International Hospitality (20 Credits)

Year 4

6LI022 Research, Interpretation and Analysis (20 Credits)

6LI007 Gastronomy and Menu Design (20 Credits)

6BU013 Independent Project (20 Credits)

6LI008 Hotel and Accommodation Management (20 Credits)

6BU008 Strategy and Consultancy 20 SEM2 Core (20 Credits)

6BE001 Creating and Starting a New Business Venture or 6BE002 Strategies for Building Business Success or 6BU009 Social Enterprise in Context or 6MK002 Marketing Strategy (20 Credits)

Why Wolverhampton?

We make sure that you have opportunities to gain professional qualifications alongside your degree – for example you can study at a greatly reduced rate for the National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (NCPLH), which is essential for anyone wishing to work as a licensee in the UK. Work based practice and employability are key themes of this course and you will engage with industry experts throughout your studies, making sure that you are equipped to work within the contemporary hospitality environment and are able meet the challenges of enterprise in the digital age.

What our students think

“Having chosen to undertake a degree at the University of Wolverhampton, I was happy to have my expectations exceeded on almost all accounts. A key focus during the course was the ability to fully understand the industry and also to gain the skills and knowledge that set me above others during the recruitment process.”

I am convinced that the degree, and the knowledge I gained through it, gave me a fantastic platform for my development and opened up great career opportunities. I owe a considerable amount of my success to my lecturers. Combined with an unforgettable social life and lifelong friends, the years I spent there benefit me every day."

Career path

This course prepares you for many managerial roles including those in hotels, restaurants, contract catering, arenas, pubs and nightclubs. Employers range from family-run businesses to multi-national brands, with opportunities for self run businesses. Positions held by former graduates include: Unit Managers in Marriott Hotels, Wetherspoons, Welcome Break, and Yates Wine Lodge. Other graduates have become Operations Co-coordinator at Telford International Centre; Personnel Manager at Adams Beach Resort, Cyprus; Hospitality Manager at Molineux Football Stadium; and Events Coordinator at Best Western Valley Hotel.

What skills will you gain?

As a graduate of this course you will be able to:

  • strategically analyse and evaluate the regional, national and international business environment and its impact on the local hospitality environment
  • demonstrate the knowledge and enterprising skills required in managing an international hospitality function
  • use industry-specific digital technology, in the context of developing and managing a contemporary hospitality business
  • recognise and value the importance of the hospitality consumer, their needs, experience, and diversity, in both the operational and strategic contexts
  • apply appropriate theoretical concepts to dynamic and diverse hospitality concerns such as gourmet restaurants, pub franchises or international hotels
  • manage the complex relationships between the key industry players, whilst acknowledging the social responsibility of the 21st century hospitality manager.

Entry requirements

2019 Entry

  • DD from A level
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade MP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2019/0 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £12,000
Part time # £2,975

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/0. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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Email

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