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BSc (Honours) International Hotel Management

Four years full-time (including one year work placement) or three years full-time
UCAS code • N291 | Location • City Campus

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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.

Key points
• 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.


Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality.

This course is accredited 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.

Institute of Hospitality EPAS

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 further information see our fees and funding pages.

For the course fee see our fees page.

2014/15 academic year

For 2014 entry, membership of professional bodies and mandatory UK field trips are included in the course fee.

Fees – international students

We do not charge course fees during a placement year.

Course fees may be subject to annual inflationary increase. For further fee information see our international fees or scholarships and bursaries pages.

2014/15 academic year

Typically £11,880 a year

2015/16 academic year

Typically £11,900 a year

Course description

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.

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 hotel. 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.

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. This is the only hospitality course at Sheffield Hallam that offers this.

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.

Once you have spent two years studying the skills required for international hotel management, you have a chance to apply what you’ve learn on a placement. This placement helps to increase your employability and improve your starting salary. We help you find a suitable placement at prestigious hotels, such as • Hilton Oceanfront Resort, USA • Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire • St Pancras Renaissance Hotel • Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel • Waldorf Astoria • Marriott County Hall • Accor.

Key areas of study
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.

 

Assessment

• coursework • examinations • work placement by written report

Institute of Hospitality EPAS

Entry requirements

2015 entry requirements

Normally five GCSEs at grade C or above including English language and mathematics, plus one of the following

• 240–280 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.

2016 entry requirements

Normally five GCSEs at grade C or above including English language and mathematics, plus one of the following

• 240–280 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.

Course content

Year one core modules

• introduction to finance • introduction to marketing • contemporary business environment • the human side of organisations • professional and academic development • understanding food and beverage operations • understanding hospitality resources

Year one options

One from • corporate hospitality • appreciating food and wine • foreign language

Year two core modules

• operations and project management • management accounting • contemporary thinking in marketing • human resource management • research for industry • food and beverage operations management • managing hospitality resources

Year two options

• European culinary arts and wines • hospitality events management • products and supply (food) • foreign language

Year three

• optional work placement

Final year core modules

• strategic management • hospitality service and facilities management • international hotel management • international culinary arts and wines • project • career management and professional development (four year route only)

Final year options

One from • international hospitality and tourism marketing planning • foreign language

Careers

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.

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