BSc (Honours) International Hotel and Resort Management
Four years full-time (including one year work placement) or three years full-time
UCAS code • N8M7 | Location • City Campus
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International Hotel and Resort Management degree overview
Gain the skills required to become a leader in the hotel industry with a global perspective and expand your career horizons by learning a language during your course. You can put these skills to the test with a placement at prestigious international hotels such as Hilton Oceanfront Resort, USA and Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland.
Gain the skills and knowledge required to become a leader in the hotel industry.
Improve your employability internationally by learning a language.
Train in award-winning specialist facilities.
Complete a placement with organisations such as Hilton Oceanfront, USA and Sea Pines Resort, USA.
This course is awaiting accreditation by the Institute of Hospitality.
This course is awaiting accreditation by EPAS. This accreditation recognises the academic rigour, employability, internationalisation and research that underpins the course. The continuous improvement that EPAS requires means that you will benefit from international partnerships, and more opportunities to work study and aboard.
Fees – home and EU students
We do not charge course fees during a placement year.
Course fees may be subject to annual inflationary increase.
For the course fee and further information on scholarships and bursaries please visit our fees and funding pages.
One of our students Andy Swinscoe won the 2010 Young Guns hospitality competition. The industry awards recognise students who have performed well in the workplace as part of their degree course. See his winning video where he explains what he learnt on placement in industry.
What you study
Gain the knowledge and skills required to become a leader in the hotel industry with a global perspective. You gain an understanding of the industry and learn how to identify and act on changing patterns of customer demand to run a profitable business in a wide range of different types of hotels. We provide you with the mix of strategic and operational skills you need to succeed in the role, including cultural awareness, HR, revenue management, finance and marketing.
Key areas include business and management hotel management food and drink management facilities management finance hospitality and tourism marketing operations management human resources management skills.
Learn a language
To help build your international employability, we give you the option to learn a language during every year of your degree. You can choose from Spanish, German, French, Portuguese and Chinese, from beginner through to beyond A level.
You study in our first class facilities based at City Campus, where you take part in lectures seminars workshops practical projects laboratory sessions. Specialist facilities include our restaurant training area with its industry-standard EPOS management system which won a Savoy Educational Trust grant.
Work placements in the UK and overseas
In year three, you have the opportunity to apply the skills youve gained by taking a one-year paid work placement. This is a great way to improve your industry knowledge with real insight and experience. It also enables you to build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers, and many students find jobs with their placement companies after graduating.
Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there. There are no tuition fees for the placement year and salaries of up to £22,000 are possible.
Previous students have gained placements with organisations such as Hilton Oceanfront Resort, USA Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London Intercontinental, Shanghai Waldorf Astoria Marriott County Hall Accor.
coursework examinations phase tests work placement by written report
2016 entry requirements
Normally five GCSEs at grade C or above including English language and mathematics, plus one of the following
240280 points including at least 160 points from two GCE/VCE A levels or BTEC National qualifications. We accept general studies. AS levels may count towards these points but Key Skills qualifications are not included. To be considered for a 240 points offer you must have more than nine months of relevant work experience in the hospitality industry and a reference from a current employer.
Access an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.
We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.
International and European entry qualifications
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.
Year one core modules
business analytics marketing communications management of hospitality resources management of food and beverage operations international food drink and society academic and professional skills
Year one options
Year two core modules
the international business environment people and organisations in context managing food and beverage operations managing hospitality resources international resort culinary arts and service management behavioural studies in the consumption of food and drink
Year two options
foreign language option of joining the Erasmus scheme to study abroad for a semester or the whole year
optional paid work placement
Final year core modules
strategic management in international hospitality and tourism hospitality business solutions enterprise for hospitality and tourism professionals international hotel management international resort management research project
Final year options
There is a growing demand for graduates with management skills in global hospitality organisations, such as multinational hotels and independent restaurants.
After graduating, our students have found careers with Hilton International Marriott International Q Hotels, as well as graduate internships.
Three to five years after graduation, our students have secured roles such as human resource manager and sales and marketing manager in global companies.
- MSc International Hospitality Management (Full-time)
- MSc International Hospitality and Tourism Management (Full-time)
Prepare for your future career
We can help you gain the skills and experience employers are looking for and prepare you for your future career. We offer you
- opportunities to become more employable by gaining hands-on experience and developing work-ready skills that will impress employers
- expert careers advice and guidance through one-to-one adviser appointments, workshops, events, recruitment fairs and literature
- specialist support with becoming self-employed including free access to specialist business advice and office resources to improve your chances of success