A world of opportunities is waiting for you. Graduates of this programme could go onto careers in the UK or overseas in hotels, restaurants, spas, cruise ships, airlines, events and visitor attractions.
The course includes an integrated work experience placement in Wivenhoe House, a 4* country house hotel on Essex’s Colchester campus.
After completing the FdA you will have the opportunity, subject to satisfactory performance, to continue with your studies and finish with a BA degree.
At Essex you will gain the knowledge and industry connections to launch your career in hospitality management. You will develop your hospitality skills and business management understanding to open up a world of opportunities in this growing industry. You will study topics including:
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.
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 are authors of several books, as well as a former hotel general manager, an organiser of the BRIT Awards and London Fashion Week and a cruise ship food and beverage manager.
The skills you will gain throughout your Hospitality 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 this programme can go onto careers, in the UK or internationally, in areas such as:
"During my time at Edge Hotel School I took part in a variety of conferences and networking events which played a huge part in allowing me to explore and identify the aspects of the industry I favoured as well as networking with professionals. The practical aspect of my hands on experience at Wivenhoe House also meant that I gained a better understanding of the industry and how all the departments work in reality to accompany my theory."
Ellie (2018 graduate) now Sales and Marketing Executive at Georgian House Hotel, London
GCSE: English and Mathematics C/4
UCAS tariff: 64 points
Access to HE Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits at Pass or above
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. Applicants with vocationally relevant level 3 or above qualifications will be considered on individual merit for the Foundation degree.
All applicants must be aged 18 or over at the point of registration.
Subject to satisfactory academic and professional assessment, candidates will have the opportunity to progress to the BA (Hons) degree after 2 years.
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.
Your Hospitality Management degree has been designed to provide a mix of assessment approaches, including:
£16,050While the BA course is available to all applicants, the FdA course is only available to applicants from the UK or EU.
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Home to over 13,000 students from more than 130 countries, our Colchester Campus is the largest of our three sites, making us one of the most internationally diverse campuses on the planet - we like to think of ourselves as the world in one place.
The Campus is set within 200 acres of beautiful parkland, located two miles from the historic town centre of Colchester – England's oldest recorded town. Our Colchester Campus is also easily reached from London and Stansted Airport in under one hour.
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