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Undergraduate course
BSc (Hons)

Hospitality Business Management with Foundation Year

Hospitality Business Management with Foundation Year

Hospitality Business Management with Foundation Year

Overview

A foundation year at Leeds Beckett is an ideal transitional step into higher education and will fully prepare you for undergraduate study. We are offering our BSc (Hons) Hospitality Business Management degree with an integrated foundation year. If you don't have the required UCAS points to be able to secure a place on the full degree programme, this foundation year will prepare you for academic life at our university.

During the foundation year, you will study four events, tourism and hospitality management related modules. These will introduce you to the subjects included on each of our 11 routes, from events principles and practice to customer service experiences.

Two additional modules will develop the academic and study skills needed to successfully transition from school or the workplace to higher education and on to your full degree programme. You will also learn how to access the extensive resources and support services available here at Leeds Beckett, whether you need a hand locating specialist materials in the Library, or you need advice about personal issues.

During your second, third and fourth years you will study an average of six modules each year. Visit each of the course pages below for details of the modules offered as part of your chosen course.

BSc (Hons) Hospitality Business Management with Marketing

BA (Hons) International Tourism Management with Adventure Tourism

BA (Hons) International Tourism Management with Social Responsibility

BA (Hons) International Tourism Management with Marketing

BA (Hons) International Tourism Management

BSc (Hons) Sports Events Management

BA (Hons) Event Marketing

BA (Hons) Creative Event Design

BSc (Hons) Event Operations & Production Management

BA (Hons) Events Management

Using Leeds as a case study, you will experience the full range of hospitality offerings including restaurants, hotels, coffee shops, pubs and more. We can help you find vacancies or opportunities, or pursue any of your special interests for your work placement during your third year.

Regular guest speakers will give you a broad view of the industry and provide networking opportunities. There are a number of field trips - some will be module related and others are for the purpose of personal or team development skills.

There is an opportunity to negotiate your own assessments, tailor the course to your own interests and goals, and undertake on-going training throughout your course in specific industry interests and qualifications.

The foundation of this course is based on the view that hospitality is, by definition, international so our graduates have gone on to work all over the world - Canada, Africa, Australia, Hong Kong are just a few of the places they have been successful. If you take a gap year after study you can utilise your skills in well-paid roles around the world to finance your travels.

This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality. Speaking about the accreditation, Dr Peter Robinson, Head of the Centre for Tourism & Hospitality Management, said: "We are delighted to have our courses accredited by the Institute of Hospitality. This recognition reflects our commitment to inspiring and educating the future leaders in the hospitality sector. Working with the Institute, we will instil a desire for lifelong learning and professionalism for the global community of hospitality, leisure and tourism students and industry practitioners." 

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

To study this course, you will require broadband internet connection with a speed of 2mbps and working speakers. You will need Windows 7 / Mac OSX 10.8 or above and have access to Chrome v63 or higher (recommended), Edge v42+, Firefox v57+ or Safari v6+. Java and Adobe Acrobat Reader will need to be enabled and you will need a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.

Visit our distance learning guide for a complete list of technical requirements.

Visit our Distance Learning Website

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Course Features

  • Placements
  • Sandwich year
  • Part-time study available
  • Study abroad option
  • Top-up course available
School of Events Tourism & Hospitality Management Mission Statement
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Entry Requirements

56
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

UCAS Tariff Points: 56 points required.

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

24 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Mature Applicants:

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. All students will be considered through the contextual admissions policy described above. If you do not meet the requirements through the contextual admissions policy, we may still be able to make you an offer if you have recent relevant work experience through our ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy. Please ensure that you list both your qualifications and any relevant work experience in your application so that we can consider you under both schemes where applicable..

All applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, for example we accept some Functional Skills Tests. 

UCAS Tariff Points: 56 points required.

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

24 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

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Teaching and learning

We regularly review our courses to ensure we are offering you the best educational experience. This course is being reviewed for 2020 entry, therefore the information below is correct for students joining us in 2019/20, but there may be changes for students who wish to join us in 2020/21. These will be confirmed in the course specification made available to new applicants on this page from June 2021.

Core Modules

An introduction to skills that will support lifelong learning and your time in higher education. The module will embed practical study skills and enable you to apply these skills to a range of assessment methods whilst working towards independent learning.

Explore the diverse careers in the events, tourism and hospitality sectors and establish realistic career paths. By developing skills in personal career management and utilising employability support in the university, this module will enable you to identify career needs whilst reflecting upon your own strengths and areas for development.

This module provides an introduction to tourism and considers the history, evolution and breadth of the contemporary tourism industry. You will look at tourism concepts, paying attention to people and places, and the challenges and opportunities for different tourism sectors.

You will learn about events and consider the history, evolution and breadth of the event industry. The module will introduce relevant operational roles and responsibilities and explain the principles of management in different sectors of the event industry.

Gain the knowledge and understanding required to explain the development of the hospitality industry, the characteristics of the different sectors and the varied roles and responsibilities for people working in hospitality organisations.

You will become equipped to manage the customer experience in the events, tourism and hospitality sectors. The module explains concepts of service and describes operational service perspectives, including principles of customer care, customer retention and issues of customer diversity.

Overall workload
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288 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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912 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year one will be assessed predominantly by coursework, with some examinations and practical assessment. 

Core Modules

Learn to create and deliver successful hospitality marketing initiatives as well as irresistible, memorable and communicable hospitality products and services in ethical and responsible ways so that stakeholders achieve their short-term goals and long-term purposes.

This module looks at profitability and will introduce you to the key financial documents used by hospitality businesses. You will gain an understanding of how a department or unit can operate efficiently and effectively whilst maintaining product quality.

Develop an understanding of how best to design the structure and culture of departments in a variety of hospitality organisations in order to coordinate employees' behaviours to ensure the efficient and effective day to day operation of the unit. To do this, you will develop an understanding of the labour markets and the composition of the labour force in the hospitality industry.

This module will provide the opportunity to acquire and develop academic and professional skills in both your learning, paid and un-paid work environments to help you to succeed.

Explore how you can identify target customers, understand their needs and develop products and service offers which meet them. It will then go beyond this to ensure that you are able to plan products and services which exceed customers' requirements and genuinely delight them, rather than simply satisfy their needs. You will consider and apply key concepts including the marketplace; market segmentation, positioning and targeting and consumer behaviour to hospitality businesses.

Explore the meaning of hospitality and how the hospitality industry has evolved from hosting guests to becoming businesses which provide food, drink and accommodation, offering personalised service, interconnected cultural experiences and infotainment in a socially responsible sustainable manner.

Overall workload
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288 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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912 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year two will be broadly assessed by an even mix of coursework and practical assessments, with some examinations. 

Core Modules

Develop an understanding of research methods within the context of hospitality management. You will be introduced to philosophical principles before developing a research project. Module content will include research processes, project management and time management.

You will examine the concepts of service operations and quality management, enabling you to evaluate their contribution and influence on both traditional and contemporary issues influencing consumers’ hospitality experiences.

Examine a range of theories to create a pragmatic, contingency, process model of management and leadership that can be used to take the hospitality business unit forward dealing with individuals and groups across a variety of departments and situations. You will develop a rigorous and relevant management and leadership model that can be continually developed throughout your career based on ongoing academic research and personal career experiences which can be used to drive the development of the business unit.

This module will address the many ways that communication is possible in the hospitality industry today – both theoretically and practically. You will have the opportunity to explore effective communication strategies and tactics to influence consumers to engage with hospitality businesses and share their experiences with the hospitality business and other consumers.

Study the recruitment, selection, training and development of human resources in the hospitality industry and be able to decide which methods are appropriate for the effective and responsible management of labour.

Develop financial decision making from the perspective of sustainability, corporate social responsibility and the triple bottom line. You will look at how you can use your financial resources to make decisions to sustain a hospitality business and ensure it is managed responsibly over both the short and long term. You will learn how to develop and use decision models and build financial scenarios to make informed decisions and to measure the balance of environmental, social and financial performance.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Overall workload
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234 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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966 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year three will be assessed predominantly by coursework.

Core Modules

Create and develop a competitive strategy that can produce a level of performance that generates enough competitive advantage for a hospitality business to survive and prosper.

Gain an understanding of the nature and importance of entrepreneurialism within the hospitality industry and learn to identify and evaluate the requirements of successful business development. You will critically reflect on your own interest and capability for business development and will be able to develop effective business plans for new business ideas.

This module will focus on international hospitality companies and how they manage their human resources internationally. It will address the recruitment, selection, training and development of labour in these companies. You will explore how an understanding of culture and cultural diversity can enable international hospitality companies to manage human resources more effectively.

This module draws together two key areas that will help you in the future. Firstly, it is a substantial individual piece of work that helps to demonstrate your ability to be an independent learner. Secondly, it allows you to use research skills that critically evaluate secondary and primary sources of data and help draw well-justified conclusions.

This module will enable students to critically evaluate socially responsible hospitality businesses to gain knowledge in how they engage and grow; with social responsibilities at the heart of business culture. Students will also be asked to critically review why and how businesses consciously develop their engagement in social responsible strategies for the ultimate benefit of their stakeholders.

Dr Alexandra Kenyon
Dr Alexandra Kenyon
Course Director

Dr Alexandra J Kenyon: Alexandra is a Researcher leading on projects for the University's enterprise strategy focussing on Corporate Social Responsibility for events and hospitality, together with development projects in marketing emotions and interactive packaging.

School of Events Tourism & Hospitality Management Mission Statement
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School of Events Tourism & Hospitality Management Mission Statement

Fees & funding

Fees information is not available for this selection of attendance, location and start date. Please re-select.
The tuition fees for the 2021/22 academic year are not yet confirmed.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support.
  • Free wifi via eduroam.
  • Skills workshops and resources.
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources.
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app.
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies.

    In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

    Course-specific essential costs

  • Replacement DBS Certificate (should you need a DBS certificate for your placement/projects/professional practice, and you lose your original, you will be charged for a replacement).
  • Residential visits; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence.
  • Placement locations and experiences will vary throughout the course and you will need to pay for any additional travel or dual accommodation costs.

    Course-specific optional costs

  • Membership of the Institute of Travel & Tourism (£30 per year).
  • Membership of the Tourism Management Institute (£10 plus VAT for a one-year student membership when studying a TMI-recognised course).
  • Educational visits; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence.
  • Study abroad option; costs will vary depending on location, accommodation and travel options.
  • Hospitality Society trips; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence.

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: such as 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

The tuition fees for the 2021/22 academic year are not yet confirmed.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support.
  • Free wifi via eduroam.
  • Skills workshops and resources.
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources.
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app.
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies.

    In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

    Course-specific essential costs

  • Replacement DBS Certificate (should you need a DBS certificate for your placement/projects/professional practice, and you lose your original, you will be charged for a replacement).
  • Residential visits; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence.
  • Placement locations and experiences will vary throughout the course and you will need to pay for any additional travel or dual accommodation costs.

    Course-specific optional costs

  • Membership of the Institute of Travel & Tourism (£30 per year).
  • Membership of the Tourism Management Institute (£10 plus VAT for a one-year student membership when studying a TMI-recognised course).
  • Educational visits; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence.
  • Study abroad option; costs will vary depending on location, accommodation and travel options.
  • Hospitality Society trips; the details and location will vary but the costs you will need to pay could include travel, accommodation and subsistence.

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: such as 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

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