This degree covers everything from hotels and restaurants to cruise liners and theme parks, integrating these disciplines will ensure you have a truly global understanding of the hospitality industry. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? The University has been awarded Recognised University Status from the Institute of Travel and Tourism - this professional accreditation demonstrates the quality of our hospitality programmes. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE This degree is packed with practical experiences, training in specialist environments and customer-facing scenarios so you gain a real taste of what it is like to work within all areas of hospitality. The University of Portsmouth is ranked 30th out of 117 UK universities for Business, Management and Marketing in The Guardian's University League Tables 2018. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This degree covers would suit those interested in pursuing a career in tourism and/or the hospitality industry. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCED GAINED Complete a one-year compulsory placement working in a hospitality role, either in the UK or overseas, gaining frontline experience of an aspect of the industry that interests you. Previous students have gained invaluable experience and contacts through their placements at the likes of Red Carnation Hotels, Disney and Hilton Hotels. There is also the opportunity to study a foreign language, options include French, German, Italian, Spanish or Mandarin. AFTER THE COURSE The University of Portsmouth is the UK's number 1 for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist 2017). Some routes that our graduates have pursued are event management, leisure, operations management, marketing and setting up their own business.