From a 5* hotel in London to the local pub to a Caribbean resort, weddings and conferences to restaurants and contract 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, and industry knowledge to develop the specialist skills required of future hospitality managers.
This is a two-year intensive course involving around 45 weeks of study per year with around six weeks of annual holiday which will enable you to fast-track to your career.
The Edge Hotel School experience is unlike any other student experience. Based on the University of Essex Colchester campus, you will have the best of both worlds. Not only will you graduate from a leading university* - you will develop your industry knowledge and professional skills by working within Wivenhoe House, a real-life 4* hotel, alongside your studies.
*The University of Essex is ranked Top 30 in The Times Good University Guide 2019.
The Hotel Management degree is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality.
Our staff includes lecturers with both professional as well as academic backgrounds to ensure you are taught by people with industry-relevant experience themselves. Among our academic staff is a former hotel general manager, an organiser of London Fashion Week and a cruise ship food and beverage manager.
The skills you will gain throughout your Hotel Management degree will be transferrable 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 programme have gone onto careers in:
“The two-year degree has been great. I’ve been able to start earning money before my friends and it’s prepared me for working life.”
Toby, BA (Hons) Hotel Management (2018) now Deputy General Manager with BaxterStorey
UCAS tariff: 96 points
A Levels: CCC
GCSE: Mathematics and English C/4
IB: 26 points, including Standard Level English and Mathematics grade 4, if not taken at Higher Level. We are also happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programmes at both Higher and Standard Level. Exact offer levels will vary depending on the range of subjects being taken at higher and standard level, and the course applied for. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.
Please note that English and Maths in the IB is not required if you have already achieved GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or above (or 4 in IB Middle Years Maths).
Grades given are an example only of the required tariff points, other combinations of A-level and other qualification grades can be accepted to achieve the required tariff total
All applicants must be aged 18 or over at the point of registration.Unfortunately we are unable to accept applications for this course from international students.
We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.
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English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each component.Other English language qualifications may be acceptable so please contact us for further details. If we accept the English component of a non-UK qualification then it will be included in the information given about the academic levels listed above. Please note that date restrictions may apply to some English language qualificationsIf you do not meet our IELTS requirements then you may be able to complete a pre-sessional English pathway that enables you to start your course without retaking IELTS.
Below is just a example of some of the modules from the current academic year. Our research-led teaching is continually evolving to address the latest challenges and breakthroughs in the field, therefore all modules listed are subject to change. To view the compulsory modules and full list of optional modules currently on offer, please view the programme specification via the link below.
Please note the two-year accelerated degree course is divided into 8-month levels (Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6) instead of years - the below shows examples for Level 4 (year 1), Level 5 (year 2) and Level 6 (year 3) modules. Due to the accelerated nature of our two-year degrees the modules have broader titles as your learning experience is fully integrated with your work experience in the hotel. Throughout the course you will cover industry relevant topics such as marketing, finance, human resources, entrepreneurship and business strategy.
Your Hotel Management degree has been designed to provide a mix of assessment approaches, including:
£15,000This course is only available to applicants from the UK or EU
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