BA (Hons) Hotel and Hospitality Management

Built on the principles of ‘real world learning’, this is the only hotel and hospitality management degree in the UK that is run in direct partnership with a five-star hotel, The Celtic Manor Resort. Our ground-breaking partnership with the Celtic Manor Resort and Welsh Rarebits aims to produce the next generation of hotel and hospitality managers.

Through a combination of classroom-based learning and practical experience, you’ll gain a detailed understanding of every aspect of the hotel business, as well as exposure to the workings of a five-star venue. You will have the opportunity to develop practical and professional skills from the ground up. This includes exposure to industry experts from all areas of the hotel and hospitality industry, through on-job training, interactive workshops and individual coaching sessions. This practical learning is underpinned by theory, so you will also learn about concepts of hospitality operations and management at USW Newport.

UCAS Code Study Mode
2018
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
6S3H Full-time 3 Years September Newport City C
UCAS Code Study Mode
2019
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
6S3H Full-time 3 Years September Newport City C

TThe first year focuses on the fundamentals of hotel business, sustainable food and beverage management, and work and organisational behaviour. The second year will prepare you for managing the overall operations of a hospitality business effectively. As well as spending a significant amount of time working in one of our partner hotels, your studies will cover room division management, revenue management and digital marketing for hotels. During the third year, you will learn about sustainable hotel operations, managing diversity, and global trends. In addition to further work placement opportunities, you will complete a dissertation.

Please note that work-based learning modules will include evening and weekend shifts.

Year One: Hotel and Hospitality Management Degree

In Year One you will study the following specified modules, alongside undertaking a work placement at the Celtic Manor.

  • Learning in the workplace - Celtic Manor
  • Work and organisational behaviour
  • Sustainable food and beverage management
  • Customer service and quality systems

Year Two: Hotel and Hospitality Management Degree

In the second year, you will continue a work placement with The Celtic Manor, as well as undertaking a 10 week block placement with Welsh Rarebits. Other modules studied will include:

  • Work based learning – 10 week placement with Welsh Rarebits
  • Professional Practice - work placement at The Celtic Manor
  • Digital marketing for hotels
  • Rooms division management
  • Strategies for revenue management
  • Research methods for business

Year Three: Hotel and Hospitality Management Degree

Year Three will allow you to specialise in a particular area/department as part of a 10 week placement at The Celtic Manor Resort. Other taught modules will include:

  • Professional Practice with Specialisation
  • Critical reflections on learning in the workplace
  • International culture and communications
  • International Business
  • Sustainable hotel operations
  • Hospitality consultancy project


The hotel and hospitality management degree course includes a significant number of work-based learning modules, meaning students will be required to work evenings and weekends, as well as potentially staying away from home as part of the 10-week block placement. This may impact on students with disabilities and/or family commitments. Please contact course leader Guarav Chawla to discuss further.

Assessment

Assessment methods replicate activities required in the workplace. You will also be assessed using a variety of methods, including essays, group work, presentations and online applications.

Lecturers

Gaurav Chawla, course leader

The entry criteria below shows the qualification range within which the University will make offers. Most offers we make are at the top of the range, but we take all aspects of an application into consideration and applicants receive a personalised offer. Combinations of qualifications are acceptable and other qualifications not listed here may also be acceptable.

Typical A-Level Offer

BCC - CDD (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical Welsh BACC Offer

Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C/D in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC - CD at A Level (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical BTEC Offer

BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit - Merit Merit Pass (this is equivalent to 112-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical IB Offer

Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with higher grades of between 655-445(this is equivalent to 112-80 UCAS tariff points)

Typical Access to HE Offer

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits overall – the credits should equate to between 106-80 UCAS tariff points (examples below)

45 Level 3 credits equating to 15 Distinctions, 24 Merits and 6 Passes in a relevant subject (106 UCAS Tariff Points)

45 Level 3 credits equating to 12 Distinctions, 6 Merits and 27 Passes in a relevant subject (80 UCAS Tariff Points)

Additional Requirements

GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances

International Entry Requirements

We also welcome international applications with equivalent qualifications. Please visit the country specific pages on our “international website”:international website for exact details.

English Requirements

In general, international applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.

However, if you have previously studied through the medium of English IELTS might not be required, but please visit the country specific page on our international website for exact details. If your country is not featured please contact us.

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2018 - July 2019 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU:  £9000 
  • Full-time International: TBC

August 2019 - July 2020 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Full-time International: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

* Obligatory

Item Cost
Travel costs * £1200
Students will be required to fund their own travel costs to and from their place of work, usually the Celtic Manor Resort. Second year students will also undertake a non-local work placement with Welsh Rarebits, and will be required to cover any travel costs arising as a result.
Kit and equipment: Uniform * £200
Students will need to contribute £200 to the cost of their uniform that they will be wearing during their time at the Celtic Manor Resort. The uniform can be worn for all three years of the course, so the cost is a one-off payment.

UK and EU students

Apply via UCAS if you are a UK/EU residing applicant, applying for year one of a full-time undergraduate degree, Foundation Year, Foundation Degree or HND and you have not applied through UCAS before. If you are applying to study part-time, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution, please apply directly

International students

Apply directly to the University if you live outside the UK/EU. 

Admissions statement

Graduates can expect to enter employment or graduate training schemes within the industry. The hospitality and hotel sector operates all over the world, so you can go as far as your ambition and your talents will take you.

You’ll also graduate with key skills that employers in any sector will value, such as communication, reporting and presentations, as well as a significant amount of work experience on your CV.

Our Careers and Employability Service

As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.