BA (Hons) Hotel and Hospitality Management

BA (Hons) Hotel and Hospitality Management is a practical course, designed to prepare you for employment in the challenging arena of hospitality and hotel management.

Whilst you’ll learn about key parts of the industry and how it works at our Newport City Campus, you’ll spend the majority of your time gaining practical experience in the workplace, through our partnership with The Celtic Manor Resort, giving you the opportunity to learn 5* hospitality at this world renowned hotel. From housekeeping to front-of-house, this course will allow you to gain real experience of the hotel industry and what it takes to succeed. Book a place on one of our upcoming Hotel and Hospitality Management events.


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

Throughout the Hotel and Hospitality Management course, you will learn about the many business elements and systems that the hotel and industry rely upon to operate effectively. Tailored to the sector and by learning from real-life examples, you’ll be able to start using your new knowledge in the workplace straight away.

The practical element of this course is vital. On work placement at The Celtic Manor Resort, you’ll learn about 5 star hospitality and guest management from the ground up. This invaluable opportunity will not only inform what you learn in the classroom, but will help you be ready for the workplace when you graduate.

Year One

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

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

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

This 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 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.

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 2017 - July 2018 Fees

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

August 2018 - July 2019 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 1 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

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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.