UCAS code N221
This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality.
About the course
As one of the most established and internationally recognised programmes available, this course is renowned for teaching excellence, student achievement and graduate success. It is regularly reviewed in consultation with industry and covers all the key academic elements of the hospitality sector.
As part of your studies you will be able to utilise the Culinary Arts Studio - a unique facility, providing an opportunity to observe and record social interactions and demonstrations within a contemporary hospitality setting.
The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014. Entry requirements for students thinking about starting a course in 2013 can be found in the online prospectus. Individual offers may vary
BBB (typically translates to 300 points in the UCAS tariff with additional qualifications.)
Access to HE Diploma
pass (at least 45 credits at level 3), with 18 credits at merit or above. Must include level 3 units in business or management.
GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
at least three subjects including English language and mathematics.
/HNC may enable you to start the course in year 2 or 3. Contact the course team for specific requirements.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
For equivalent international qualifications
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Teaching staff with practical, research and professional experience in hospitality management use a blend of lectures, seminars, workshops and group activities to ensure an engaging and stimulating learning experience.
You can opt to undertake a 48-week work placement after your second year. We offer a wide range of opportunities (including many overseas) enabling you to obtain valuable work experience and also a hands-on understanding of the industry. You will also develop industry links and many of our students then go on to full-time employment with their placement company after graduation.
Areas of study
Year 1 focuses on the operational aspects of the international hospitality business together with management principles. Year 2 concentrates on gaining knowledge of service quality and consumer management.
During the final year you will evaluate contemporary issues in the international hospitality industry and adopt a strategic approach to management. A wide range of options is also offered, enabling you to focus on your particular areas of interest.
International Hospitality Business
Food and Drink Operations
Economics and the Business Environment
Hospitality Design and the Environment
Hospitality Resourcing and Business Performance
Hospitality Management in Action
Understanding and Managing People
Optional placement year
Contemporary Issues in International Hospitality
Dissertation or placement project
Options may include:
Customer Relationship Marketing
Financial Issues in the International Hospitality Industry
Food, Society and Culture
You can view the programme specification for this course as a PDF file by clicking on the link below:
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2013-14. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.
What's included in the fee?
When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.
You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.
Our website www.brighton.ac.uk/money provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.
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|UK/EU (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|Island Students (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|International (Full Time)||10,900 GBP|
Eastbourne is a thriving town which offers traditional seaside attractions, modern nightlife, good shopping and a wide range of sporting activities. It’s one of the sunniest places in the UK.
Our Eastbourne campus is located at the foot of the South Downs National Park, about ten minutes walk from the seafront and 20 minutes from the pier and Eastbourne town centre. Almost 3,000 students are based here.
Living in Eastbourne
Eastbourne’s buzzing university community and compact town gives it a laid back and friendly feel. The town combines the traditional seaside attractions with modern nightlife, a wide range of sporting activities and an exciting arts scene.
The student community in Eastbourne ensures it has a thriving social scene, with dedicated student nights at many of the town’s pubs and clubs. Eastbourne’s expanding nightlife includes trendy cocktail bars, laid-back country pubs and modern nightclubs.
The striking Towner contemporary art museum in Eastbourne features international exhibitions as well as a permanent art collection. Eastbourne's six theatres give you a chance to see West End musicals, touring shows, live music and comedy.
Eastbourne has long been the home of pre-Wimbledon tennis tournaments at Devonshire Park. Eastbourne also hosts an extreme sports festival and the Beachy Head Marathon that takes place across the South Downs National Park.
Hospitality course leader and placement tutor
My career in the hospitality industry began with a graduate training programme in Switzerland with the luxury Sunstar group. Following periods in London hotels, I joined the De Vere Hotel group as a duty manager in their Bournemouth and Eastbourne hotels, specialising initially in the conference and sales sector and latterly as human resources manager.
I opened my own restaurant in Eastbourne, and managed this with my husband until joining the hospitality team at the university.
My areas of teaching include all aspects of food and drink service, accommodation services management, environmental issues in hospitality and applied learning techniques.
My personal interests are in the development of effective student learning and study skills.
Ken has a strong academic background in Food, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, with a vocational awareness and innovative focus. He combines his personal culinary research, successful management experience in a culinary context with his work in the Culinary Arts Studio.
His consultancy and leadership skills enabling him to encourage, lead and steer undergraduates and Masters students to develop their own managerial styles and standards.
He encourages students to have the vision to be creative and develop the drive to maximise their potential.
At present he is developing a research proposal to make short documentary programmes in digital format of senior or retired chefs making their chosen dishes or performing specialist culinary tasks and talking about their work.
These accounts will become part of a National Culinary Archive (UK), a permanent record of their skills and techniques that are a vital part of our culinary heritage.
The recordings made will be placed in a digital on-line archive accessible to pupils, students and teachers in schools, colleges and universities with an interest in the history of food, food culture or cuisine and culinary practices.
His other interests are Food, Society and Culture,The Social meaning of Food, Sensory Evaluation of Food and Drink, Gastronomy and Molecular, Gastronomy, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Customer Service Management
Ioannis is a senior lecturer in Hospitality and Culinary Arts at the University of Brighton. He is passionate about hospitality research and teaching. Ioannis was born on the small island of Leros, Greece and comes from a family of hoteliers and restauranteurs.
In 2000 he embarked on an academic career, having previously worked in a number of hospitality businesses from small restaurants to 5 star chain hotels in Greece, Germany and the UK.
He prefers research that can see practical applications in industry. His PhD topic focuses on the personality of the hospitality consumer and technology acceptance.
Ioannis has a considerable amount of curriculum design experience and has developed and lead courses in hospitality management at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has served as external examiner or panellist for five different institutions both within the UK and abroad.
He is the co-author of the best selling text, Food and Beverage Management and has published and presented papers in numerous international conferences and established academic journals such as the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly. He is a member of the editorial board for three academic journals and is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
His research interests mainly lie in Food and Beverage Management, Technology in Hospitality and Consumer Behaviour in Hospitality.
International Hospitality Management BA(Hons)
From the instant warm welcome and friendliness I received on my first open day, I automatically knew the University of Brighton was for me. The thing I love most about the university is the connection between lecturers and us as students; we are able to go to them for work and also personal issues.
Facilities and modules
The facilities for hospitality management are amazing. There are really good research facilities such as the Culinary Arts Studio where we manage a restaurant in two different ways: silver service and a quick service style.
You get to study a wide range of modules such as marketing and accounting as well as your core hospitality modules. This gives a good overview of running a business as a whole which is what I want to do when I graduate.
The best thing about studying here is that you get the opportunity to do a placement year, which I will be going to do in June; I am flying out to America to work in a hotel for a year taking on some managerial roles, learning all the different aspects of the running of a hotel.
I have also worked for Walt Disney World in Florida in the summer and Ascot racecourse alongside my degree.
If you are thinking about studying here, you won’t regret it. It has been the best two years ever; from the university work to the social life I would not change a thing.
International Hospitality Management BA(Hons)
The opportunity to undertake a placement year was something that was important to me when looking for a university to attend.
As a mature student I was coming to university with some experience in the working world.
However I always felt that after two years of study it was always going to be important to get some more experience to help me identify different practices and theories within a working environment.
The opportunity to take a year’s placement in the middle of your studies to help complement everything you have learnt so far and enable you to come back with more ideas and knowledge for the final year is an opportunity that should be taken full advantage of.
Hopefully this will be the case with my 12 month placement as a temporary trainee with Parkdean Holidays Ltd, a major UK holiday park company.
This placement will give me the chance to work alongside the management team in numerous locations to gain as much experience as possible.
International Hospitality Management BA(Hons)
I chose Brighton because of its reputation and location.
It has a contemporary approach, an international atmosphere and extremely dedicated lecturers. There is great support for students through new technological approaches, tutorials and lectures.
Passion 4 Hospitality
By competing in the Passion 4 Hospitality competition, the team and I have made industry contacts.
The skills we have been taught by our tutor Dr Pantelides – research and speaking to a large audience – have clearly improved my chances in the job market.
Several graduates now hold very senior hospitality management positions and many run their own businesses, including restaurants and event planning organisations.
Our graduates have taken up positions with companies including Lord's Cricket Ground, Hilton hotels, De Vere hotels and Firmdale hotels.
This course gives you the option of taking a 48 week work placement between your second and final year of study.
The placement is a great way to get valuable practical experience in a workplace relevant to your degree.
Where can I go on placement?
Our placement team has links with employers throughout the UK and overseas and can help you find the right placement to suit your course.
Students have been placed with such diverse and prestigious employers including:
We also have a longstanding placement partnership with Walt Disney World. Each year students have a chance to do their placement with them in the USA.
Why should I go on placement?
You will gain contacts and a competitive advantage for when you graduate. Many placements pay a salary, as well as providing valuable recruitment and workplace experience.
While on placement you can apply the knowledge of your degree subject in a real-life work situation. Furthermore the knowledge you gain from the placement will inform your final year project and academic study.
Successful completion of your placement will also help you stand out from the crowd when you seek work.
We have limited places available on this course.
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