AP Degree Hospitality and Tourism

Mie Parby

Build a professional network in the tourism and hospitality industry. 

Career prospects:

  • Restaurant/Hotel Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Event Coordinator
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Consultant
  • Hotel Reception Manager
  • Tourism Manager
  • Guest Relation Manager
  • Conference Manager

 
 

AP Degree Programme in Hospitality & Tourism Management 
The two-year programme is divided into four semesters

The education consists of the following subjects:

Compulsory Modules (75 Credits)

  • Methodology – 5 ECTS
  • Service Industry - service management, law – 15 ECTS
  • Organisational Development - leadership and organisation – 15 ECTS
  • Development - marketing, strategy, innovation - 15 ECTS
  • Service Economics - global economy, financial management - 15 ECTS
  • Communication - business English, intercultural management – 10 ECTS

Specialisation Modules (15 Credits)

Choose one of these:

  • Tourism & Hospitality Management
  • Hotel & Restaurant Management

Internship (15 Credits)

The first part of the third term consists of a three-month internship in a relevant company in Denmark or abroad, taking place in the period between the beginning of June and the middle of October. Based on this internship, each student must hand in a written report.
Please note that it may be difficult for international students who do not speak Danish to be accepted into a Danish company. Furthermore, non-EU citizens should be aware that it may be difficult to obtain a visa for non-Schengen countries (the UK and Ireland) in connection with an internship. Foreigners holding a Danish residence permit may on the other hand stay in all Schengen countries for up to 3 months without applying for a visa.
Normally, students do not receive a salary during internships. If you are doing your internship outside of Denmark, you may be eligible to receive an Erasmus mobility grant.

Final exam project (15 Credits)

In the fourth semester, all students must complete a final exam project, handing in a more extensive report that is also usually based on the company where the internship took place.

For the official AP Degree Hospitality and Tourism Management Curriculum click here

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Are you service-minded? Do you enjoy project work in international teams? Do you want to build a professional network in the tourism industry? Then our Hospitality & Tourism Management Programme is the education you are looking for.

This Program is in English

Degree obtained
AP Degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management
 
Duration and ECTS credits
The education is a two-year, full-time programme i.e. 120 ECTS Credits. The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is a common European standard.
 
Purpose
The purpose of the programme is to qualify graduates to independently develop, plan and implement tourism and travel services for companies operating in national and international environments. The programme is the perfect education for students who are planning a middle-management career in the tourism, travel and lodging industries.
 
Teaching Methods
The teaching methods aim at developing students’ independent, innovative and cooperative skills. The classes are small (typically between 20 and 32 students) and students are encouraged to contribute actively in classroom discussions. Project work and group work are essential parts of the studies. 

Attending lectures is compulsory. During the programme a number of tests and exams must be passed to move on to the next term.

Course Curriculum
Please read the official course curriculum for AP Degree in Hospitality and Tourism here. 
 

The aim of the speciality is:

for the student to gain the knowledge and understanding, skills and competencies, to be able to carry out coordinating and advisory functions in tourism companies and organisations.

From an understanding of the destination as a central element, the student must gain an understanding of the tourism companies’ and organisations’ roles in the tourism industry.

Focus is on giving students a holistic understanding of the cooperations and the transactions taking place between the tourism actors in the industry.

The specialisation is based on the theory of the field of tourism, and therefore based on a natural collaboration with the compulsory modules of the programme.

 

The aim of the speciality is:

for the student to be qualified to independently plan and carry out significant management related and specialized work tasks in hotel, conference and restaurant companies.

The student should obtain a deeper understanding of the industry and therefore the ability to put the guest at the forefront as well as evaluate the business methods and revenue generation capacity.

Focus is put on the holistic understanding of the central working processes that take place in and between the hotel and restaurants’ different departments. Furthermore the student should develop knowledge of national as well as international hotel and restaurant concepts.

The specialisation module is based on service management, the experience economy and related theories and is therefore based on a natural interplay with the compulsory modules of the programme.

 

You need to choose from our two specialities, Hospitality & Tourism Management or Hotel & Restaurant Management

 

The first part of the third semester consists of a three-month internship in a relevant company in Denmark or abroad, taking place in the period between July and October. Based on this internship, each student must hand in a written report.
Please note that it may be difficult for international students who do not speak Danish to be accepted into a Danish company. Furthermore, non-EU citizens should be aware that it may be difficult to obtain a visa for non-Schengen countries (the UK and Ireland) in connection with an internship. Foreigners holding a Danish residence permit may on the other hand stay in all Schengen countries for up to 3 months without applying for a visa.
Normally, students do not receive a salary during internships. If you are doing your internship outside of Denmark, you may be eligible to receive an Erasmus mobility grant.

 

 

There are several career opportunities if you choose to study Hospitality and Toruism. The list is long but it also depends on your industial experiences. Here are some job titles that our former students are having today:

  • Hotel Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Tourism Manager
  • Event Coordinator
  • Hotel Reception Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Consultant
  • Self Employed
  • Sales Manager
  • Conference Manager
  • Guest Relation Manager
 

What qualifications do I need to apply?
To apply for one of Dania's AP Degree Programmes, you need to have relevant vocational training or an upper secondary education with English at Danish C-level (lower intermediate level). For the Hospitality and Tourism Management Programme you need Mathematics / Business economics at Danish C-level (lower intermediate level), and for the Marketing Management Programme you need Mathematics / Business economics at Danish B-level (intermediate level).

If you are not familiar with the Danish Educational system, you can contact our international Liaison Officer Mr. Nikolaj Zethner on the telephone: +45 7229 1100 or via e-mail: nz@eadania.dk before applying to check if you have the right qualifications.

Do I need to take a TOEFL / IELTS test to apply?
Yes. All students applying from non-EU countries must attach a IELTS test with a minimum score of 6.0. The test result document must either be an original, or a copy no more than six months old. TOEFL or Cambridge CAE, Certificate in Advanced English, tests are also accepted with equivalent levels of proficiency. EU applicants must be able to document good grades in English.

Does it cost anything to apply?
No. There is no application fee at Dania.

How do I get the application form?
The application form can be downloaded here.

Should my school-leaving certificate and other documents all be translated into English and who should do this?
•    Students from EU / EEA countries: All copies of your school-leaving certificates and grade transcripts must be certified by the school of origin. If we find it necessary, we can require that you get the certificates translated into English by an authorized translator or issued by the school of origin in English.

•    Students from countries outside the EU / EEA: All certificates and grade transcripts must be translated into English by an authorized translator or issued by the school of origin in English. All translations must be accompanied by a copy of the original document, certified by the school of origin.

•    All students: Other documents like job references etc. will only be taken into consideration if they are translated into English by an authorized translator.

Can I send my application by fax or e-mail?
Yes, you can send the application form and relevant documentation by e-mail: international@eadania.dk or fax: +45 7229 1100.

Should I bring my original school-leaving certificates with me to Denmark?

Yes, you must always bring the original school-leaving certificates and other documentation submitted with the application and show them on request upon arrival at Dania.

When should I submit my application form?
The application deadline is March 15 for students from EU/EEA countries and 1 April for students from non-EU countries. But the sooner you apply, the faster we can process your application. Applying before the deadline can also help if you forget to send a transcript or other documents with the application form. That way we will have time to contact you, and you will have time to fix the problem before the deadline.

What will happen when I have submitted my application form?
When we receive your application form, we will send you an e-mail or a letter of receipt. Then we will consider your application, paying attention to your academic abilities, your work experience and your personal motivation statement. If we find your entry qualifications sufficient, we will contact you in order to make a telephone or personal interview. We aim to contact you within twenty workdays of receiving your application. We prefer to contact you by e-mail, so it is important that you write your e-mail address very clearly on the application form and check your inbox on a regular basis. If your entry qualifications are not sufficient, you will receive an e-mail or a letter of rejection.

What is the objective of the telephone or personal interview?
A compulsory part of the application procedure is an interview with you in English by telephone or in person. The interview, which takes approximately 15 minutes, helps us to assess your English skills. You don’t have to speak English fluently, but you have to be able to understand lectures and take part in classroom discussions as well as to write papers in English. During the interview you should also tell us about your motivation for choosing Dania.

When will I know whether I have been admitted?
Within five workdays after making the telephone or personal interview, we will send you an admission letter or a letter of rejection by e-mail or surface mail.

What will happen after I have received the admission letter?
By mid-August you will receive a Welcome package with information about the semester start, books, student jobs, activity plan for the 1st study year etc.

I have submitted my application form, but I haven’t heard from DBAM for a while. What should I do?
You can always contact our STudy Counsellor Officer Mr. Nikolaj Zethner on the telephone: +45 7229 1100 or via e-mail: nz@eadania.dk to check the status of your application.

The application deadline for EU students is March 15, but by that time I haven't got my school-leaving certificate yet. What should I do?
You should send us a transcript of your most recent grades/marks. If this transcript does not include your grades in English and Mathematics / Business economics, you must also send us the most recent transcript showing your grades/marks in these subjects. When we receive your application form, we will follow the application procedure as described above. If we find your entry qualifications sufficient, you will receive a conditional admission letter. As soon as you receive your school-leaving certificate you must send a copy to us, and then your admission will be confirmed.

Do I have to pay a tuition fee?
Students from the EU/EEA countries don’t pay any tuition fee. Due to Danish legislation all other students have to pay a tuition fee – at The Danish Business Academy Minerva this fee is EUR 8200 per year (full-fee students). Full-fee students must pay a deposit of 50 % of the tuition fee no later than two weeks after receipt of the admission letter.


Do I have to pay a book fee?
No, buying books via the Academy is not compulsory but all students (Danish, EU/EEA, non-EU) are urged to buy the book package at EUR 600 to cover the costs of books for the first year of studying. The book fee must be paid no later than two weeks after receipt of the admission letter together with the deposit (non-EU students) or administrative fee (EU students). You receive the books during the first week of your studies at the Danish Academy of Business & Technology, Dania. This is a non-profit service for you so the academy makes an effort to purchase the books at the best prices.

I speak Danish and would like to apply for one of Dania's educations taught in Danish. What should I do?
You should apply via the Danish KOT-system (Den Koordinerede Tilmelding). The application form can be found on www.optagelse.dk.

What will happen if I have been admitted but choose not to enroll after all?
If you have been admitted to one of Dania’s programmes but for some reason decide not to enroll, you should inform us about your decision at once. The administrative fee and book fee paid by EU/EEA students is not refundable. If you are a non-EU citizen your 50 pct. deposit and book fee will not be paid back to you unless you cannot enroll because your visa application was declined. 

Any other questions?
If you have any further questions about the application procedure, please contact our Liaison Officer Mr. Nikolaj Zethner on the telephone: +45 7229 1100 or via e-mail: nz@eadania.dk.

 

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Once you have been admitted to Dania, you must check whether you need a residence permit to study in Denmark. The procedures vary depending on your nationality.

Nordic countries Students from the Nordic countries : Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden can freely work and reside in Denmark. You are not required to obtain a visa or residence permit. You can find more information on the website of the Mobility Information Service of the Nordic Region www.hallonorden.org.
EU/EEA countries Students from all EU / EEA countriesas well as citizens from Switzerland must get an EU/EEA residence certificate. When you arrive in Denmark, you must apply for the EU/EEA residence certificate at the Regional State Administration.
The EU/EEA residence certificate application form must be delivered personally to the Regional State Administration when completed.
The time it takes to process an application depends largely on whether all necessary documents are enclosed with the application form.
Bring: • your passport  • a copy of your passport  • one passport photo  • an Admission Confirmation Letter from the Academy (you get this letter upon arrival at the Academy from our study counsellor Officer Nikolaj Zethner).
The Regional State Administration office closest to Randers is in the neighbouring city Aarhus. You will find the address of the office, information about opening hours and directions on how to get to the office here (pdf).
Countries outside the EU/EEA Students from countries outside the EU / EEA must obtain a residence permit before entering Denmark. As soon as you receive the admission letter from The Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences, you must send your application to the Danish Embassy or consulate general in your home country. You can find the Danish representative offices in your home country at the website of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

In order to be granted a residence permit you must document that you have been accepted for a study programme at Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences, and that you have paid the deposit of 50 % of the tuition fee. You will be granted a residence permit for the full duration of the programme.
It takes about three months to issue a residence permit, so it is important that you apply as soon as possible.
For more information, please consult The Danish Immigration Service.
 

Entry requirements

AP Degree Programme in Hospitality and Tourism Management Admission to this programme requires relevant vocational training or upper secondary education (university entry level) including: Mathematics or Business economics at lower intermediate level (Danish C-level) and English at upper level comparable to English level B of a Danish upper secondary examination.

Check this link to see if you are eligible for entry into Danish higher education.

English language profiency

International applicants must pass an internationally-approved test *. We accept these tests with the following minimum scores:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL Internet based: 80
  • TOEFL paper based: 550
  • Cambridge test: CAE: A, B or C grade
  • Oxford Placement test: 140 (min. 70 in each part)
  • Oxford Online Placement test: B2 (min. 70 in each part)
  • TOEIC: 700
  • PTE: min. 50

Applicants holding Nordic entrance exams, an International baccalaureate exam or applicants who have English as their native language are exempt from this requirement.

*(the test is taken in the applicant’s country of origin or residence – not at Dania). 

SKYPE Interview

When you have successfully applied for the international AP degree programme,  you will receive an invitation for a Skype interview with one of our staff members. It will be an informal meeting where our main goal is to test your English skills as well as your motivation for applying to the programme. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the programme and studying in Denmark. The interview is mandatory for all students who apply for the international AP degree programmes  

Important Information  
Name of institution                Dania Academy
Name of programme Hospitality and Tourism
Admission area no. 86165
Application deadline 15 March 12:00 at noon
Final letter of admission July
Semester start mid to late August

Foreign qualifications for entry to higher education        

English language proficiency All non-native speakers of English applying to study under one of our programmes must demonstrate adequate English qualifications prior to enrolment at Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences

Students must be able to read textbooks, understand lectures, take part in classroom discussions and hand in written assignments in English.

Find info about fees here

 
 
 

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"It gives you the freedom to create and innovate your own product and besides its more of common sense and applied knowledge. Tourism is about travelling and discovering new things "


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