The programmes encompass a range of core and optional modules, which will develop the skills you need for specialist roles within the Tourism, Hospitality and Events (THE) industries, particularly hospitality. Industrial work experience is a core part of the programme allowing industrial input into these programmes in which vocational and academic themes are integrated throughout. For example, embedded in the main BA (Hons) programmes are opportunities to gain internationally recognised professional qualifications alongside your degree.
The work placement usually takes place between the end of year one and the beginning of year two. It usually comprises either a 15 week 10 credit option or a 48 week 20 credit option. The placements may be undertaken in the UK or abroad. In some circumstances, a further placement period may also be undertaken at year three.
Learning & Teaching
A range of teaching methods is used in the new Cardiff School of Management. Lecture and seminar rooms are state of the art facilities with excellent IT equipment. Hospitality students have a practice facility designed specifically for their use. The hospitality suite is on site and can cater for formal dinners up to 100 covers or buffets for 250. All students will have the opportunity to work in groups to manage a hospitality event open to the general public in the first year of study. All students have a year tutor and a personal tutor. The hospitality team has a great deal of hospitality industry experience and a passion for hospitality.
Employability & Careers
This programme is designed to provide graduates with a range of skills and knowledge required for management positions in one of the largest employment sectors both globally and in the UK.
The skills acquired enable graduates to develop into senior managers in a relatively short period of time in a wide range of areas including employment in hotels, restaurants, clubs, bars, licensed retail management, conference and event management, personnel and marketing within hospitality; plus hospitality sections within the armed services, contract, health service and welfare catering.
The BA (Hons) programmes are accredited by the Institute of Hospitality. Successful graduates are eligible for licentiate membership of the Institute of Hospitality.
Five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics* at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England), plus 96-112 points from at least 2 A levels (or equivalent).
Typical offers may include:
96-112 points from at least 2 A levels to include grades CC; Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate considered as the third subject
RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma/Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM - DMM
96-112 points from at least 2 Scottish Advanced Highers to include grades DD
96-112 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include 3 x H2 grades. Higher level subjects only considered with a minimum grade H4
96-112 points from the Access to Higher Education Diploma
*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSEMathematics or Mathematics – Numeracy.