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Hospitality and Tourism courses in the UK

Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism

Hospitality and Tourism are among the world's most popular industries, employing over 60 million people worldwide. There are many opportunities for an interesting and exciting career in a range of different sectors, with the chance to travel, meet new people and experience different cultures all part of the hospitality and tourism package.

Studying Hospitality and Tourism means both business and creative minds will have many opportunities to express themselves in a number of different situations and, because of the broad number of topics that encompass hospitality and tourism, there are limitless opportunities to branch out into different strands of the industry. Initiative is rewarded as new trends develop.

Hospitality and Tourism is a truly international industry and the chance to study at a UK university means improving both your social and language skills. Upon graduation you can choose to work wherever you wish as your multicultural experience will prove positive to potential employers. A comprehensive knowledge of how international tourism works, plus detailed study on the supply chain, customer demand and the global forces impacting on the sustainability of tourism will be gained, and the skills, training and qualifications gained from studying in the UK will be in demand worldwide.

Careers in Hospitality and Tourism

As the number of people who work in the hospitality and tourism sector rises, holding a degree in the subject is invaluable once graduation is secured. There are many graduate training schemes available with a number of high profile companies – Hilton and Marriot hotels for example – which will offer a great chance to jump start your career.

Other opportunities upon graduation from hospitality and tourism include catering manager, event organiser, hotel manager, restaurant manager, tourism officer and much more.

What are the entry requirements for Hospitality and Tourism?

Undergraduate Hospitality and Tourism courses at UK universities are generally 3-4 years in duration and lead to either a BA or BSc honours degree. 4-year courses include a period of paid industry work experience. Postgraduate hospitality and tourism courses include both taught and research degrees in a wide variety of fields. Taught Masters degrees are usually 1 year in length and Doctoral degrees are usually 3 years. If you have fewer than 13 years of High School education or a low GPA you may need to take a foundation Course.

For international students wishing to study Hospitality and Tourism at undergraduate level, an IELTS score of no less than 5.5 across all four categories - reading, writing, speaking and listening – with an overall 6.5 score generally required at most universities.

If you need to improve your IELTS score, why not join us in London and sign up to one of our courses? A range of study options are available to suit your needs.

Where can I study Hospitality and Tourism in the UK?

To learn more about some of the best Hospitality and Tourism universities in the UK, please find details on the top ten ranking Hospitality and Tourism universities:

How SI-UK can help with your application

If you are interested in learning more, arrange a free consultation with our highly skilled and experienced counsellors today. Our full range of services offers something for everybody, while the Premium service will guarantee you an offer from a UK university.

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