The school offers a wide range of modules from which you can construct a programme that suits your particular interests and career aspirations. You will study compulsory modules that progressively build your understanding and knowledge in core management disciplines of marketing, human resources management, finance and revenue management, and operations, alongside your research skills. Please note that your uniform for working in Brookes Restaurant is at an additional cost of £128.55.
In Year 1 you are introduced to the fundamentals of management and organisation behaviour and provided with the skills to evaluate the external environment in which international hospitality businesses function. In addition you will be introduced to basic financial management techniques, as well as information and communications technology, and learn how these are used by industry. A distinctive aspect is our focus on your professional development through all four years of the course. As part of your first-year Personal and Professional Development module, you will be assigned a student mentor from our final-year Leadership and Professional Development module. They will support your effective transition into university and help you understand what it means to be a professional in industry. Our first-year students will also spend time enhancing their practical skills in Brookes Restaurant and our modern kitchen.
During Year 2 you will spend your time on a paid work placement either in the UK or abroad, and our dedicated team of tutors will ensure you are matched to a placement that is suitable for you.
In Years 3 and 4 you will deepen your understanding of the core subjects of finance, marketing and human resources management, and we offer specialist core modules in Revenue and Pricing and Event Management, both of which have been recognised by industry for the invaluable skills they provide for our graduates. The Bacchus Mentoring Programme links all final-year undergraduate students with senior, experienced executives from the international hospitality and tourism industry. You will have a dedicated mentor who provides realistic insights into the challenges and opportunities in hospitality and tourism, and can help guide you when applying for graduate jobs. This programme has had a major impact on the learning experience of our students and many of these relationships are so strong that they continue long after students have begun their careers. Alongside the core modules, elective modules such as Planning a Successful Event, e-Marketing for Service Businesses and Intercultural Management provide an opportunity for students to tailor their programme and to expand their knowledge base into areas that reflect their own interests and that draw on the specialist expertise of faculty members. The modular course structure allows you to develop a personalised study programme that reflects both your personal interests and your career aspirations.
Foreign languages are an option for students who choose to develop their skills in this area and we offer languages from beginner's through to advanced level. You can view the detailed course structure and list of modules in the Downloads section.
As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the module list you choose from may vary from that shown here.
In the second year of the course you will gain invaluable work experience on a compulsory one year paid work placement.
Some of the most prestigious employers worldwide, including Marriot, Hilton, Dorchester Collection, Soho House, 'rhubarb' and The Savoy, offer work placements to our students.
Our dedicated team will ensure you secure a placement that matches your aspirations and interests.
The fee during the placement year is £1380 if you are a UK/EU student and £3,840 if you are an international student. This fee is the equivalent of a module. It covers the cost of your placement tutor, and the support we provide whilst looking for a placement position and during your placement role.
During your placement year you will still be classed as a student. You will be paid a financially sustainable salary which will vary depending on your role, company and location.
You will be responsible for all travel and living costs as part of your placement.
Applying for your placement
During the first taught year of your course, you and your tutors will discuss the type of placement that would best suit your interests and future career.
You will be given guidance by your tutors on how to apply for a position. This includes workshops on CVs and how to prepare for your placement year.
You can also receive advice through the Careers Centre including interview techniques and creating LinkedIn profiles.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the third year.
We have more than 100 agreements with partner universities worldwide in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, New Zealand, Thailand, the United States, Uruguay and Vietnam.
Studying abroad provides an amazing opportunity to add value to your studies by:
- Improving your employment prospects within an international market
- Boosting your language skills
- Building your confidence in adapting to new situations
- Improving your knowledge of different cultures
While on exchange you will gain credits which count towards your degree.
Funding is available through the Erasmus scheme, and also via some international programmes such as the Santander Student Awards.
For more information, visit our pages on studying abroad and exchanges.
Free language courses for students - the Open Module
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
Please note that the free language courses are not available if you are:
- studying at a Brookes partner college
- studying on any of our teacher education courses or postgraduate education courses.
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