The hospitality sector employs 3.2 million people, representing 10% of all employment, 6% of businesses, and 5% of GDP, and yet the sector is continually unlocking its full potential as one of the biggest engines for growth in the economy. 2020 was a difficult year, with an uptick in 2021 and 2022 moving forward, consumers remain as eager as ever to visit hospitality venues, and the economy will look to the hospitality sector to spearhead the UK’s economic revival as the pandemic ends.
The structure of this course enables an understanding and evaluation of business concepts of management, whilst preparing graduates for the hospitality sector through the extensive use of contemporary case studies, guest speakers and off-site visits. This synthesis allows students to develop their knowledge whilst gaining commercial awareness and expertise within the industry.
*All students enrolled onto this degree will be able to access free membership into the Institute of Hospitality. Uniting professionals, Promoting excellence, Facilitating learning.
Structure and content
See below for the modules which you will study:
- Hospitality, Tourism and Events Environment
- Academic and Professional Skills
- Managing Quality in Hospitality, Tourism and Events
- Business Finance
- Global Hospitality and Tourism Issues
- Business Strategy
- Leadership and Change Management
- Hospitality and Venue Management
- Undergraduate Major Project (Integrated Case Study)
For a more detailed overview of the course modules you can view the Course Information Sheet here.
ARU London's standard offer is 96 UCAS tariff points from 3 A Levels, e.g. BCC.
Alternatively, ARU London asks for:
- Irish Leaving Certificate: BBCCC.
- Scottish Highers: BBCCC.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DMM in a business-related subject.
- International Baccalaureate Diploma: 24 points.
All applicants are required to have at least 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.
If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
Applicants studying for other qualifications should contact ARU London to discuss their circumstances.
We also welcome applications from mature individuals who can demonstrate appropriate, relevant work experience.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the course. We treat everyone as an individual which means we will look at your whole application including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances as well as your educational qualifications. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Teaching and assessment
We’ll assess your progress through a variety of methods from coursework, group assignments, activity-based assignments and exams. You can expect to part take in on-going problem-solving activities, projects and presentations. You’ll also be able to access support material through our ARU Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
All assignments are designed with your career progression in mind and give you opportunities to develop and improve transferable skills employers look for.
In today’s competitive jobs market, graduates need to stand out from the crowd to successfully secure that all-important first full-time job after university.
Your lecturers all have first-hand experience of business, and many continue to work in the hospitality sector. Therefore, the content of your degree will be directly relevant to the demanding, constantly evolving world of contemporary business. Furthermore, you will study business from a practical and academic perspective.
Our lecturers have a wealth of contacts and you’ll be studying alongside students from around the world, and we are a proud member of the British Hospitality Association. All great for networking and professional support.
Being one of the most important financial and business centres in the world, London is a world-class hospitality hub, offering the best examples of service and luxury accommodation. Our employability team can assist you to secure a part-time hospitality job, too.
During your studies, there will be opportunities to participate in our Employability Scheme with the specific objective of enhancing your employment prospects. This includes CV workshops, interview techniques, career counselling and visits from prospective employers.
We encourage all students to consider their future when choosing what degree to study. We don't expect everyone to know what they want to do after university, but it is important that the associated jobs interest you.
- Accommodation Manager
- Catering Manager
- Event Manager
- Hotel Manager
- Public House Manager
- Restaurant Manager
- Tour Manager
- Human Resource Officer