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BSc Cruise Management

The BSc Cruise Management degree is designed to educate and give students a variety of skills and experiences they can use during and after their time at university. It also aims to help students to thrive in their work and realise their potential to succeed in a career at sea. Below are the modules available to students each year.

Stage 1: Familiarise yourself with key issues of todays maritime tourism industry including cruise hotel operationsPisa, On board, Ventura Collage

HTM102 Cruise and Maritime Operations
HTM118 Front Office and Facility Operations
HTM124 Management for Hospitality, Tourism and Events
HTM126 Food and Drink Operations
HTM127 Hospitality Industry Engagement 

Stage 2: Practice operational skills in various management contexts. Learn practicalities of what it takes to be a manager in the cruise business

HTM206 Cruise Operations and Passenger Services
HTM229 Managing Facilities
HTM232 Food and Drink Management
HTM234 Contemporary Business Management for Hospitality Organisations
HTM238 Tourism, Hospitality and Events Research Methods
HTMP200 Work Placement Preparation

Stage 3: Optional placement year. Practice new skills on a cruise ship.

EPIE300 Placement Year
EPIE301 The Placement Year Project 

Stage 4: Scrutinise strategy, business planning and quality from cruise industry perspective

HTM311 Cruise Operations and Continuity Planning
HTM314 Honours Project
HTM322 Managing Service Innovation
HTM325 Business Strategy for Tourism and Hospitality

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A level/AS level: 240 points (including a minimum of 140 points from two A levels)

There is only 30 places on the Cruise Management BSc each year and so candidates will be interviewed


Course Type: Full Time                                   Faculty: Plymouth Business School

Duration: 3 Years (optional placement)       School: Tourism & Hospitality

Award: Bachelor of Science – BSc (Hons)     UCAS Code: Course- N854, Institution P60



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