Develop your existing qualifications or experience to achieve a full BA (Hons) degree – your gateway to a successful management career in one of the world’s fastest-growing industries.
This course is ideal if you want to top up to an honours degree in hospitality and tourism management. Perhaps you already hold a BTEC, HND or foundation degree, but you need a full bachelor’s in order to accelerate your career. Alternatively, you may want to move into this industry for the first time
Graduating from this course will open up a wide range of career opportunities in hospitality and tourism: industries which continue to thrive around the world. Accomplished graduates are always in high demand, and this highly practical course will prepare you for a wide range of management and leadership positions.
You’ll have opportunities for international travel and you’ll meet a range of employers and the leading professional associations. Studying in the centre of London means you’ll also be surrounded by some of the world’s most iconic hotels and attractions, visited by over 32 million tourists a year.
You’ll join the final year of the 3-year BA degree course, so you can expect a challenging but exhilarating time. Alongside the theory you’ll learn, you’ll be asked to consider and experience very practical aspects of hospitality and tourism. We’ll connect you with industry and employers, bring the world of work into the classroom, and provide opportunities which will enrich your CV.
This course has been designed to meet the needs of today’s hospitality and tourism employers, so you’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge they’re looking for. Our close relationships with the professional associations and trade bodies for these industries also help to ensure the course curriculum is always relevant.
London offers many opportunities to experience world-famous hotels and attractions, whether as part of your course or your own independent research. We will arrange for you to mix with employers (such as The Ritz London and City Cruises), and you’ll hear from guest speakers such as travel or wine companies.
There are also opportunities to work on real projects for employers, and you could choose to do a work placement overseas. Thanks to our lecturers’ connections, you might find yourself in a live online debate with employers or students in other countries.
Why choose this course?
Coventry University offers an exceptional learning experience and is very well-regarded for its hospitality and tourism courses. You’ll experience excellent preparation for a career in international tourism and/or hospitality management, and you’ll enjoy a wide range of stimulating opportunities to engage with employers and events in industry.
International experience opportunities
As a part of this course you’ll have the opportunity to arrange a work placement (internship), in the UK or abroad, as your final major project. There may also be optional field trips overseas, arranged by your tutors. Throughout the course, all of your learning will be in a global context, and you’ll study alongside – and learn from – students from all over the world. Many students find these networking opportunities to be invaluable for future employment and partnership opportunities.
Graduating with a degree in hospitality and tourism can offer excellent career prospects, because these industries have outperformed the global economy for six consecutive years.
Worldwide tourism grew by 6% in early 2017. In 2016, tourism alone provided employment for 109 million people, contributing $2.3 trillion to the world economy. In 2017, the hospitality industry was the UK’s 4th biggest employer. Despite economic and political challenges across the world, people are travelling more than ever, for both business and leisure purposes – which means more opportunities in management and leadership, too.
You’ll graduate with a sound understanding of the hospitality and tourism industries, including how to run an operation successfully and profitably. You’ll also have a wide set of skills which will transfer across to any other sector, including principles of management and softer skills such as communication and teamwork