Hospitality Management BA (Hons)

UCAS code NN28

What is special about this course?

Scotland and the Highlands have a proud heritage in hospitality. The BA (Hons) Hospitality Management allows an opening into this diverse and dynamic industry through a well thought out mix of practical and hands-on education with a strong management focus. A wide range of industry links provide opportunities for networking and developing broad based experience, both at home and abroad.

The course provides a strong element of work experience across each year of study to develop skills and experience. 

A blended learning approach to delivery includes video conferencing, peer working groups and online tutorials and discussions. All are fully supported by tutors and studies advisors. This will be enhanced by regular networking, field trips and guest lectures.

Special features

  • The course strongly focusses on work placements
  • This is a highly practical course where you learn through direct experience working in the sector
  • You can study full time or part time to suit your personal circumstances

Accommodation

We offer modern student accommodation at a number of our locations.

Entry requirements

  • Entry to year one, HNC, is 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above OR
  • One A Level at grade D or above OR
  • SCQF Level 5 Food and Hospitality Studies, or Event Management OR
  • SCQF Level 6 Supervision and Leadership, or Professional Cookery; OR
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills

Advanced entry

  • Direct entry to year two of the degree may be possible with an HNC Hospitality or Professional Cookery
  • Direct entry to year three of the degree may be possible with an HND Hospitality or Professional Cookery
  • Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis

Access routes

Students eligible to undertake Scottish Wider Access Programmes (SWAP) will be able to apply for entry to BA (Hons) Hospitality Management with a grade profile of CCC in one of the below courses:

  • Access to: Arts and Humanities (Newbattle Abbey College)
  • Access to: Arts, Social Sciences and Primary Teaching (Edinburgh College)
  • Access to: Arts, Social Sciences and Primary Teaching (North East Scotland College)
  • Access to: Celtic Studies incorporating Primary Education with Gaelic (Newbattle Abbey College)
  • Access to: Community, Education and Humanities (Dundee & Angus College)
  • Access to: Degree Studies (Forth Valley College)
  • Access to: Humanities (Arts, Social Sciences and Primary Education) (Fife College)
  • Access to: Humanities (Fife College)
  • Access to: Humanities (Perth College UHI)
  • Access to: Languages with Business (Edinburgh College)
  • Access to: Languages, Arts and Social Sciences (Edinburgh College)
  • Access to: University Study (Dundee & Angus College)
  • NQ Access to: Social Sciences (West Lothian College)
  • NQ Access to: Teaching (West Lothian College)

Year 1 - HNC

Year one of the course is the HNC Hospitality or HNC Professional Cookery.

Year 2 - HND

Year two of the course is the HND Hospitality Management or HND Professional Cookery.

Year 3 - BA

Core modules may include:

  • Quality customer care in the hospitality industry
  • Corporate responsibility and sustainability in hospitality
  • Work placement: industry specific skills.

You will also choose two option modules which may include:

  • Marketing communications
  • Employment law in the HR context
  • Research skills

Year 4 - BA (Hons)

You will study business strategy and choose further option modules which may include

  • Dissertation (double credit)
  • Research and plan a new business venture (double credit)
  • Work placement professional practice
  • Employee relations
  • Strategic marketing
  • Major event analysis
  • Global management

How will I study my course?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

For direct applicants and continuing students into year three and four: Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as lockdown measures shift over the next few months and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. In semester one, September 2020, the theory elements will mainly be delivered mainly online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to do an online induction at the start of the course. On-campus activities and practical sessions will be introduced in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing.
  • Full-time
  • Part-time (structured)
  • Part-time (unstructured)
  • You will learn through a combination of face-to-face and video conference lectures in the classroom, as well as individual online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), supported by your tutors and classmates 
  • Work placement modules will offer you the opportunity to develop your practical skills

How long will my course last?


  • Full-time: 4 years @ 40 hours per week
  • Part-time (structured): 8 years @ 20 hours per week

Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.


Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness College UHI
  • Moray College UHI
  • North Highland College UHI
  • Perth College UHI

Start date

  • September
  • January – Part-time only

Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

YearLevel2020-21 Full-time2020-21 Part-time
Year 1 HNC £1,285 £86 (per HN credit)
Year 2 HND £1,285 £86 (per HN credit)
Year 3 Degree £1,820 £215 (per 20 credit module)
Year 4 Honours £1,820 £215 (per 20 credit module)
YearLevel2019-20 Full-time2019-20 Part-time
Year 1 HNC £1,285 £86 (per HN credit)
Year 2 HND £1,285 £86 (per HN credit)
Year 3 Degree £1,820 £215 (per 20 credit module)
Year 4 Honours £1,820 £215 (per 20 credit module)

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term-time address in Scotland studying this course full time, the following fees apply:

YearLevel2020-21 Full-time2020-21 Part-time
Year 1 HNC £6,720 £448 (per HN credit)
Year 2 HND £6,720 £448 (per HN credit)
Year 3 Degree £9,000 £1,500 (per 20 credit module)
Year 4 Honours free £1,500 (per 20 credit module)
YearLevel2019-20 Full-time2019-20 Part-time
Year 1 HNC £6,720 £448 (per HN credit)
Year 2 HND £6,720 £448 (per HN credit)
Year 3 Degree £9,000 £1,500 (per 20 credit module)
Year 4 Honours free £1,500 (per 20 credit module)

4th year free only for students studying full-time, on continuous study, who have paid for the previous three years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living while studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

YearLevel2020-21 Full-time2020-21 Part-time
Year 1 HNC £7,020 £468 (per HN credit)
Year 2 HND £7,020 £468 (per HN credit)
Year 3 Degree £12,000 £2,000 (per 20 credit module)
Year 4 Honours £12,000 £2,000 (per 20 credit module)
YearLevel2019-20 Full-time2019-20 Part-time***
Year 1 HNC £6,855 £457 (per HN credit)
Year 2 HND £6,855 £457 (per HN credit)
Year 3 Degree £11,650 £1,940 (per 20 credit module)
Year 4 Honours £11,650 £1,940 (per 20 credit module)

Part-time study is not open to international student requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK

Further information on international course fees.

A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK and International undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.

Funding

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Extensive and diverse opportunities within hospitality operations and management
  • Front-of-house and customer-facing roles in hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs etc

Can I progress into further study?

Possible progression from the BA (Hons) Hospitality Management, after gaining relevant professional experience, to the following courses:

 

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What our students, graduates and staff say

My tutors were great and were always on hand to help. The support I received was especially important as English is my second language. There were lots of opportunities to put what I'd learned into practise such as working with real customers, dealing with complaints, cash operation, marketing and advertising. We also visited the Gleneagles Hotel and various restaurants and hotels in London, to see how they worked. I'm currently enjoying working as an assistant manager at 63 Tay Street restaurant in Perth.

Daria Kandybowicz graduated with a BA (Hons) Hospitality Management from our Perth College UHI campus.

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