University of West London, London School of Hospitality and TourismBy Asian Correspondent Feb 21, 2013 6:24PM UTC
Operated under the University of West London, the School of Hospitality and Tourism is ideally positioned in the heart of a global nexus of hospitality, where roughly 10 per cent of the workforce is employed by the industry. Some of the leading hospitality professionals in the world teach at the school and work closely with local and regional industry players to create placement opportunities for students.
The University of West London was recently ranked by The Guardian University Guide as London’s premier university. Furthermore, the School of Hospitality and Tourism has received a host of awards and recognitions, as well, including the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize.
The School of Hospitality and Tourism offers an impressive range of postgraduate courses across the following five subject areas.
Airport and Airline Management
This sector is indispensible to the modern hospitality industry. Students at the University of West London are positioned close to Heathrow, one of the world’s busiest international airports. Courses take a comprehensive approach to the structure, nature and operation of the global aviation industry.
Culinary Arts and Professional Cookery
Graduates of the London School of Hospitality and Tourism’s culinary arts courses go on to high-profile careers around the world. The school has been recognised by the Academy of Culinary Arts, the Association Culinaire Fraincaise, the Craft Guild of Chefs and the Master Chefs of Great Britain.
Following the 2012 Olympic Games, there is no question that London knows how to plan and manage a world-class event. There are many other world-class annual events hosted here as well, giving postgraduate students ample opportunity to get involved in their planning and execution.
As an overarching field of study, hospitality extends to cover everything from housekeeping skills to operations management – with a variety of fields in between. Students develop skills in leadership while learning to manage accounts, facilitate effective marketing campaigns and deliver world-class customer service.
Travel and Tourism
Tourism continues to grow as a dynamic and global industry, particularly across much of Asia. Programmes offered under this division target students who want to study under the experts in London, one of the world’s leading travel and tourism destinations. Practical, industry-focused study complements the academic component of the coursework.