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BA Hotel Management

University of Essex
2 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
October 2023

About this program

BA Hotel Management

Dream of working in a 5* hotel in London? Or maybe on a Caribbean resort? From weddings and conferences to restaurants and catering – our Hotel Management degree can take you all over the world.

The two-year accelerated Hotel Management degree is a one of a kind course in the UK. The course combines hotel experience in Wivenhoe House , a 4* country house hotel on Essex’s Colchester campus, with industry-relevant business management lectures to prepare you to become a successful manager.

With a student experience unlike any other, it may come as no surprise that the Edge Hotel School is ranked 3rd in the UK for overall student satisfaction for Tourism, Transport and Travel in the National Student Survey 2021. This result follows the previous ranking of 1st in the UK in the NSS2020, demonstrating a consistent level of excellence in delivering an exceptional student experience.

The BA Hotel Management is only available to students who do not require a VISA to study in the UK. Our three-year BA Hospitality Management has very similar course content, but is structured differently to allow applications from student of any fee status or VISA requirement.

With around 45 weeks of study per year and up to six weeks of annual holiday you will be able to fast-track your degree and start your career sooner. You will study topics including:

  • Customer experience and culture
  • Gastronomy and food trends
  • Finance management
  • Human resources management
  • Marketing and sales
  • Entrepreneurship and business strategy

Admission requirements

Clearing entry requirements

Specific entry requirements for this course in Clearing are not published here but for most of our degree courses you will need to hold a Level 3 qualification. If you are interested in applying and have already received your results, use our Clearing application form to apply for 2022 entry and find out if you are eligible. You will be asked to provide details of your qualifications and grades.

English language requirements

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 6.0 overall. Different requirements apply for second year entry, and specified component grades are also required for applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Industry Context 1
  • Hotel Operations 1
  • Delivering Hotel Operations 1
  • The Customer Experience 1
  • Delivering the Customer Experience 1
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Industry Context 2 (Assessed in Future Year)
  • Hotel Operations 2 (Assessed in Future Year)
  • Delivering Hotel Operations 2 (Assessed in Future Year)
  • The Customer Experience 2 (Assessed in Future Year)
  • Continual Professional Development (Assessed in Future Year)
  • Delivering the Customer Experience 2 (Assessed in Future Year)

Final Year

  • Industry Context 2
  • Hotel Operations 2
  • Delivering Hotel Operations 2
  • The Customer Experience 2
  • Delivering the Customer Experience 2
  • Continual Professional Development
  • Industry Context 3
  • Hotel Operations 3
  • The Customer Experience 3
  • Human Resource Management
  • Dissertation
  • Consultancy Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.


  • Home/UK fee: £11,150
  • International fee: £21,231

Career paths

The skills you will gain throughout your Hotel Management degree will be transferable to a range of working environments within the hospitality industry including hotels, restaurants, resorts and event management. There are opportunities throughout the course to meet hotel general managers and recruitment managers to further your professional network.

Graduates of the Hotel Management Program have gone onto careers in:

  • Hotel management
  • Food and beverage management
  • Housekeeping
  • Guest experience
  • Interior design
  • Marketing and sales
  • Restaurant management
  • Events management
  • Airlines and airport operations

About this institute

University of Essex

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Contact info

University of Essex

Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester

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