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Courses in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Andrew Hollingsworth & Neil Symon Principal Lecturers Department of Food and Tourism Management. The European hospitality industry: some facts & figures. Over 9 million workers employed in the EU in 2007

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Courses in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Andrew Hollingsworth & Neil Symon

Principal Lecturers

Department of Food and Tourism Management


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The European hospitality industry: some facts & figures

  • Over 9 million workers employed in the EU in 2007

  • One of the fastest growing employment sectors in Europe

  • Young and dynamic industry

    – approx half of workforce

    under 35


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Key hospitality sectors

  • Bars, pubs & clubs

  • Conferences & events

  • Entertainment & leisure

  • Food & beverage

  • management

  • Hotels

  • Restaurants


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The tourism industry: facts and figures

  • 898 million international tourist

  • arrivals in 2007 & 1.6 billion

  • forecast by 2020

  • 8 million people employed in the EU

  • tourism sector

  • London Olympics 2012 will bring in more

  • than 500,000 visitors


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Key tourism employers

  • Tour operators

  • Travel agents

  • Tourist boards

  • Local authorities

  • Airports and airlines

  • Visitor attractions


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Hospitality courses

  • Management skills - managing people & operations

  • Finance - measuring & forecasting performance

  • Strategy - planning & leadership

  • Food & Beverage management

  • Marketing techniques

  • Specialist studies in key areas of hospitality

  • e.g. culinary arts, licensed retail


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Hospitality courses at MMU

  • BSc (Hons) Hospitality Management

  • BA (Hons) Hospitality Business Management

  • BA (Hons) Hospitality Management with Culinary Arts

  • BA (Hons) Hospitality with Event Management

  • BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management

  • BA (Hons) Hospitality and Licensed Retail Management

  • BA (Hons) Hospitality Management with Tourism

  • Foundation Degree in Hospitality Management


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Hospitality courses at MMU

  • Degrees = 4 year sandwich courses

  • Year 3 spent on paid work placement

  • Foundation Degree = 2 years full-time

  • Transfer to final year of Degree course possible


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Tourism courses

  • Domestic & international tourism industry

  • Management of tourism environment, people, operations, destinations

  • Strategy, finance & marketing

  • Current issues – eTourism, niche tourism, sustainability


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Tourism courses at MMU

  • BA (Hons) Tourism Management

  • BA (Hons) Tourism Management with Events

  • Foundation Degree in Tourism Management

  • Foundation Degree in Tourism Management with Events


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Tourism courses at MMU

  • Degrees = 4 year sandwich or 3 year full-time

  • Foundation Degrees = 3 year sandwich or 2 year full-time

  • Year 3 sandwich course = paid work placement

  • Foundation Degree - transfer to final year of Degree course possible


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Postgraduate programmesMA

  • MA Strategic Consumer Marketing

  • MA Strategic Hospitality Management

  • MA Strategic Tourism Management

    For students with a relevant first degree who wish to advance their careers

    One year full-time (2 days per week), two years part-time (one day per week).


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Postgraduate programmesMSc

  • MSc Events Management

  • MSc Food Management

  • MSc Food Marketing Management

  • MSc Hospitality Management

  • MSc International Tourism and eBusiness

  • MSc International Tourism Management

    For students who have a first degree in a non-related subject and who wish to enter into a management career in these industries. One year full-time (2 days per week), two years part-time (one day per week).


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Placement companies 07/08

  • First Choice – national sales centre,

  • Manchester

  • Greenwich Country Club – USA

  • Gleneagles Hotel – Scotland

  • Hotel chains in UK, Europe

  • and beyond – Crowne Plaza, Hilton,

  • Malmaison, Marriot, Radisson


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Placement companies 07/08

  • Intercontinental Regency Hotel

  • – Bahrain

  • Rolling Hills Country Club – USA

  • Servisair – Manchester Airport

  • Tui Ski Lakes and Active – across Europe

  • Walt Disney World - USA


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Entry requirements

  • Hospitality degrees – 200 points from at least 2 A Levels/AVCE’s or equivalent

  • Tourism degrees - 240 points from at least 2 A Levels/AVCE’s or equivalent

  • Foundation degrees – 100 from at least 1 A Level/AVCE or equivalent


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About Hollings Faculty

  • 3 miles south of Manchester city centre

  • Regular buses

  • Close to Halls and private

  • accommodation

  • Library and computing

  • facilities


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  • Department of Food and Tourism Management

  • The Department has been officially recognised as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for teaching and strong links with industry and professional bodies helps to ensure that our programmes and research projects are relevant to the needs of industry.


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  • Staff have broad expertise in consultancy and research and this brings direct benefits to the learning experience.

  • The European funded North West Food Centre and the International Centre for Research and Consultancy for the tourism and hospitality industries are based in the Department. Both of these centres have had a major impact both nationally and internationally, by providing innovative solutions to their industry’s problems


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Additional Facilities and Support this brings direct benefits to the learning experience.

  • Personal Tutor

  • Learning support unit

  • Faculty Student Support Officer

  • Counselling service

  • Careers service

  • Nursery

  • Sporting facilities and teams

  • Student Union

Monday, March 10, 2014

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E-journal this brings direct benefits to the learning experience. Advances in Food, Hospitality and Tourism

  • discusses major trends and developments in a variety of disciplines as they apply to the food, hospitality and tourism industries.

  • The range of topics covered by the journal includes:

    • education and training;

    • current trends in food/nutrition;

    • hospitality trends;

    • niche tourism;

    • tourism management and planning;

    • sustainability;

    • events management;

    • and other relevant topics.


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Manchester Metropolitan University this brings direct benefits to the learning experience.

  • 34,000 students

  • 4th most popular university in the UK (2006 applications)

  • A broad cross section of students

  • 7 faculties on 6 campuses


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Mission Statement this brings direct benefits to the learning experience.

Manchester Metropolitan University is dedicated to the success of all with the ability and motivation to benefit, meeting the needs of the professional and wider communities it serves through the excellence of its teaching, learning, research and scholarship.


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  • University Values this brings direct benefits to the learning experience.

  • Respect the rights of individuals;

  • Value diversity;

  • Demand excellence in all of our provision;

  • Invest in the development of our staff;

  • Reward outstanding performance;

  • Encourage creativity and enterprise;

  • Value knowledge and learning;

  • Respond flexibly to the needs of learners.


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  • Vision this brings direct benefits to the learning experience.

  • A University of first choice which places students first;

  • A learning organisation which invests in the development of our staff;

  • An enterprising organisation with enterprising staff and students;

  • Developing a curriculum which is informed by high quality research and scholarship;

  • A University which places quality as our top priority;

  • A University which invests in strategic research within selective areas;

  • A University which aims to produce independent autonomous learners;

  • An international University with global brand and reach;

  • A University whose expertise, research and other resources supports the region.


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Manchester, UK. Average Temperature this brings direct benefits to the learning experience.


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Manchester, UK. Average Rainfall this brings direct benefits to the learning experience.


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  • How much will it cost? this brings direct benefits to the learning experience.

  • It's not just the course fees you have to take into account when costing your studies. Think about the cost of accommodation, food and general living too.

  • MMU scores well in all these respects. Our international fees are competitive. Plus the cost of living in our region is considerably lower than London and many other world cities.

  • At MMU, you'll also be part of a very large student population. Many shops, restaurants and services offer special student discounts, which all helps to keep costs down!


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  • Here are a few things to know straight away:- this brings direct benefits to the learning experience.

  • British people are generally relaxed and polite, although they're also quite reserved. This doesn't mean they're unfriendly!

  • If you're going to be late for a meeting call the person and let them know.

  • If you're invited to someone's home for a meal, it's customary to take a small gift – or you could invite them to your home in return.

  • It ‘s a good idea to bring photos of your country, as people will be interested.

  • If you're invited to a pub but don't drink alcohol, don't worry. Pubs sell non-alcoholic drinks.

  • Both men and women aged 18 or over are allowed into pubs. There's no waiter service and you normally pay for drinks when you order them.

  • People in the UK always form polite queues.


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  • From the thriving community of Chinatown, to the lively Canal Street, Manchester’s Gay Village

  • The city offers a dazzling nightlife and a host of cultural and entertainment

  • Just south of the city centre is Rusholme. Sometimes known as the Curry Mile, it features the highest concentration of eating establishments in Europe.


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  • There are world-class museums and famous comedy clubs, ballet and opera, theatre and international cinema.

  • Manchester also boasts of legendary sporting venues, from the hallowed grounds of Manchester United and Manchester City; Manchester Velodrome, Test Match Cricket to the Olympic-sized swimming pools of the Aquatics centre.


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