This course will give you the opportunity to develop the specialist skills and knowledge needed for management within the global hotel industry. On this course you will learn about the management of hotel products and services in a global economy, and we will encourage you to develop a strategic approach to the ever-changing business, economic and social demands placed on the international hotel sector. All of our teaching staff are experienced hospitality practitioners, with many undertaking research, and others are recognised authors. Studying a joint honours degree will allow you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and to develop your growth as a student of hospitality. This approach will help you to develop into a high-calibre, motivated graduate, equipped with the confidence and flexibility to thrive in the diverse hospitality services industry. In the core and optional modules, we will enhance your understanding and appreciation of the complexities that surround management-level roles. You will acquire specific knowledge and more general skills, including global marketing, operations for room, food and drink, and issues facing the industry today. We aim to build your knowledge of restaurant management with food and beverage modules, as well as broadening your understanding of the service industry’s global operations. Additionally, you will gain valuable work experience in your one-year work placement. The placement can be in any area of the hospitality industry either in the UK or abroad, and allows you gain essential skills learned through working in an operating business. By developing a strong management background in the context of the international hospitality industry, you will also gain transferable skills for a range of careers in international or UK hotel groups, restaurants and catering firms. You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you’ve already studied, or to explore something new.