BA (Hons) Tourism & Hospitality Management (with Foundation Year)
- UCAS Code2SKW
- Year of entry 2022
- Duration 4 YRS (FT)
- UCAS Tariff 48-72
- Institution Code G53
- Location Wrexham
of the Business Graduates Association with access to a range of benefits including consultative services and the BGA eLearning hub
a Level 5 CMI Diploma in Leadership & Management upon graduation
Why choose this course?
This dedicated degree will give you the practical skills and the vital knowledge you need for a career in the tourism and hospitality management industry.
The course is made up of stimulating and thought-provoking modules covering essential business topics, including advanced modules providing a breadth of knowledge and experience such as creating events, visitor attraction management, sustainable planning & development, contemporary issues in hospitality management and human resource management.
- Cover essential business topics, before progressing onto advanced modules providing a breadth of knowledge and experience such as visitor attraction management, sustainable planning & development, food & drink tourism, and contemporary issues in hospitality management.
- Have the option to study an industrial placement year.
- Benefit from Wrexham Glyndŵr University being a Bronze Member of the Business Graduates Association with access to a range of benefits including consultative services and the BGA eLearning hub.
- All our Wrexham-based graduating students will also achieve a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management from the Chartered Management Institute worth over £1,300 at no extra cost.
Key course features
- Includes a foundation year to prepare you for further years of study.
- Is made up of stimulating and thought-provoking modules covering essential business topics.
- Includes advanced modules providing a breadth of knowledge and experience such as creating events, food & drink tourism, visitor attraction management, sustainable planning & development, contemporary issues in hospitality management and human resource management.
- Through our close relations with the North Wales tourism industry, we are able to arrange exciting guest speakers and on-site visits to some of the key organisations in the fields of hospitality, tourism and events.
- Enjoy complimentary student membership of the Institute of Hospitality.
What you will study
YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)
- Fundamentals of Finance
- Fundamentals of HRM
- Introduction to Business
- Introduction to Marketing
- The Skills You Need
- Contextual Studies
YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)
- Introduction to Management & Business
- Introduction to Business Finance & Accounting
- Human Resource Management in Context
- Marketing Essentials
- Business Communication Skills
- Business Analytics
YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)
- Managing International Visitor Attractions
- Sustainable Planning and Development
- Entrepreneurship & Innovations
- Digital Business Strategy
- Customer Service Excellence
- Agile Leadership
- Optional Industrial Placement year
YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)
- Strategic Marketing
- Global Food & Drink Tourism
- Contemporary Issues in Hospitality Management
- Strategic Management
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Entry requirements & applying
Our general requirement for the foundation year is 48-72 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications, as well as motivation and potential to succeed.
Teaching & Assessment
Students are assessed in a variety of ways over the course of their undergraduate studies. The balance between the different forms of assessment is determined by the different aims and learning outcomes of the core and option modules. Assessment methods include academic essays, presentations, reports, simulation exercises and examinations.
Teaching and Learning
Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.
We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.
In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.
Teaching methods include workshop-based core skills modules, lectures by practitioners, student-led seminars, pre-recorded material available on VLE and guided research.
Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through the feedback given to students, which takes several forms including small group and one-to-one discussions.
Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.
This degree offers potential for employment in a wide range of areas within the tourism and hospitality sector. Your qualification, practical experience and volunteering opportunities will provide you with the prerequisites employers are looking for. Alternatively, it may equip you with the skills to start your own business in the service sector.
Specific careers can include: Destination Manager, Accommodation Manager, Food & Beverage Manager, Corporate Hospitality, Catering Manager, Conference Centre Manager, Event Manager, Destination Marketing Manager, Service Manager.
Other opportunities in other areas include HR management or carrying on your studies at postgraduate level.
Fees & funding
You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.
Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s tuition fees for 2022/23 for a full-time undergraduate degree course are TBC.
The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages. You will also find information about what your fees include in the FAQs.
Subject to validation
Courses shown as “subject to validation” are new courses which are in development and the details of these courses are in the process of being finalised through the approval cycle, known as the ‘validation’ process. As soon as the programmes are validated the details of the course will be confirmed. The majority of new courses that are still ‘subject to validation’ are approved by the validation process; however, this is not guaranteed and should the course not go ahead as planned, or be significantly amended, you will be informed by the university and assistance will be provided to those who have been offered a place to find a suitable alternative course either at Wrexham Glyndwr University or at another provider.
If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.
For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section.