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 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
  • In years 1 and 2 (HNC and HND) you will 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
  • 1 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

Access routes

HNC Professional Cookery HNC Hospitality HNC Event Management

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:

  • Collaborating in the digital economy
  • 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 continue to review government guidance 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

**Applications for this course are currently closed and will re-open in September 2021 for September 2022 entry. Please revisit this page then to apply**

Start date

  • September
  • January – Part-time only

Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals with settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

YearLevel2021-22 Full-time2021-22 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)
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)

Note: The Scottish Government set this fee which has not yet been confirmed for 2021-22 so may be subject to change.

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, the following fees apply:

YearLevel2021-22 Full-time2021-22 Part-time
Year 1 HNC £6,915 £461 (per HN credit)
Year 2 HND £6,915 £461 (per HN credit)
Year 3 Degree £9,000 £1,500 (per 20 credit module)
Year 4 Honours free £1,500 (per 20 credit module)
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)

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.

EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK

Following the UK’s departure from the European Union, the Scottish Government has confirmed that EU/EEA and Swiss nationals starting their study in Scotland from academic year 2021-22, who do not have settled status, will be considered as international for fee purposes. For 2021-22, students will get an automatic scholarship for the degree (3rd) year and the 4th year of study will be free for those studying full-time, on continuous study, who have paid for the previous three years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Year Level 2021-22 Full-time With scholarship
Year 1 HNC £7,230  
Year 2 HND £7,230  
Year 3 Degree £12,360 £9,360
Year 4 Honours Free Free

Students will need Student Route visa sponsorship to study on the UK.

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:

YearLevel2021-22 Full-time2021-22 Part-time
Year 1 HNC £7,230 £482 (per HN credit)
Year 2 HND £7,230 £482 (per HN credit)
Year 3 Degree £12,360 £2,060 (per 20 credit module)
Year 4 Honours £12,360 £2,060 (per 20 credit module)
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)

Part-time study is not open to international student requiring Student Route visa sponsorship 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 rest of the UK, EU and international undergraduate students for continuous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award, including where students are following a recognised ‘top-up’ degree structure where the first and second years are made up of an HNC/D award.

Funding

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

Additional costs

In years 1 and 2 you will be required to cover costs for restaurant and kitchen uniforms (approx £150). Travel costs may be required for placements, subject to location.

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:

 

Is there more information available online?

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What our students, graduates and staff say

I’ve worked in the hospitality industry for 15 years, having started my first job in a hotel while at school. After studying the BA (Hons) Marketing and Tourism, I took up the post of operations manager at a hotel in Speyside. While there, I won a scholarship to attend the École Hôtelière de Lausanne focusing on leadership for hospitality managers.

After working in various types of areas of hospitality, I was drawn to teaching as I wanted to utilise my experience and enthusiasm for the industry to engage the future hospitality workforce. 

Gemma McKenzie is a lecturer in hospitality at our Perth College UHI campus


 

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

Apply for Hospitality Management BA (Hons)

Applications for this course are now closed and will re-open in September 2021 for September 2022 entry.

Please revisit this page then if you wish to apply.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands. We operate a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.