International Leisure Resort Management (BA)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

International Leisure Resort Management (BA)

Experience working in luxury international leisure resorts including Aspen Ski Resort in Colorado USA as well as a resort hotel in the Middle East, Far East, Caribbean & on-board cruise ships.

This unique and exclusive program will develop a detailed understanding & knowledge of the management and operations of luxury International Resorts. Focusing on professional industry skills and academic learning the program embraces tourism, hospitality, leisure, events & sports management principles.

Students will experience luxury resorts and have the opportunity to develop the highest level of hospitality and guest service skills through Forbes training and empowerment principles. The learning experience is underpinned by specialist integrated placements will enable students to develop around the resort to gain a professional understanding of operations and management.

The program from the outset focuses on guest service excellence, marketing, operations and management. This is then developed through a series of integrated placements which are individually designed for the students to apply their learning in a range of specialist departments which may include hospitality, events, banqueting, conferences, spa, golf, cruise, winter sports, water sports, resort operations as well as rooms division.

Students will have the opportunity to apply for placements with Aspen Ski Company in the Colorado Rockies in the USA, and their specialist mountain resort properties including the Legendary Little Nell Hotel, The Limelight Resort in Snowmass, Aspen Ski Club, and possibly even Ski and Golf Operations. In addition, there will be opportunities to apply for positions with Cruise Ships, and other resorts including city destinations, convention centres, golf & desert complexes as well as waterfront beach resorts in the UK, Europe, the US, the Middle and the Far East.

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Admission requirements

100 UCAS points (BA)

As this is an exclusive program in partnership with luxury Resorts all students will be interviewed for their suitability for the program Grades are important however offers are not based solely on academic results, students will be assessed by the University and Aspen Ski Company to consider whether they possess the attributes, dedication and passion for the luxury resort industry.

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Program content

Level 6 (Award - BA)

  • Dissertation or Consultancy Project
  • Global Destinations and Resort Management
  • Heritage and Leisure Resort Management
  • International Meetings, Incentives and Convention Management
  • If studying Dissertation Students Select 1 option if studying Consultancy Project Students Select 2 Options
  • Global Sports Events Management (Tourism)
  • International Tourism Festivals and Events Management
  • Strategic Tourism Management
  • Sustainable and Ethical Tourism
  • The Global Student Conference (International Field Study Trip to Qatar, Malaysia and Singapore)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition fees for 2021/2022: £13,500

Career paths

Future career pathways may include

International Leisure Resort Management - Operations, hotel management, front of the house, hospitality, rooms division,, golf management, beach management, watersports management, sports management, ski resort management, spa & health management, convention centre management, banquets, festivals, events management, attractions.

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

UWTSD is the oldest University in Wales and was founded in 1822. It has campuses in rural and city locations in the UK. The University’s main campuses are situated in various locations in and around Swansea’s city centre as well...

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

College Road Carmarthen
SA31 3EP Carmarthen Carmarthenshire
United Kingdom

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