BSc (Honours) International Hospitality Business Management

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Year of Entry 2024/25
BSc (Honours)

International Hospitality Business Management

Learn how to manage memorable customer experiences by embracing emerging trends and balancing the needs of people, profit and the planet.

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What is the fee? Home: See fees section below
International/EU: £16,655 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112-120 UCAS points
What is the UCAS code? N221
When do I start? September 2024
Placement year available? Yes

Teaching Quality

Sheffield Hallam University is ranked 6th amongst UK providers for hospitality, event management and tourism in the Guardian University Guide 2023 league table.

Course summary

  • Study the management of food, beverages, hotel tactics and revenue.
  • Develop vital skills in marketing, leadership and project management.
  • Take opportunities to study abroad, gain experience and study a language.
  • Collaborate with a hospitality business on a consultancy project.

On this course you’ll study all aspects of hospitality operations – from enhancing your customer service skills in our professional kitchen and restaurant space to developing your strategic thinking. You’ll develop into a socially conscious hospitality professional who’s able to meet the sustainability needs of tomorrow’s customers.

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Accredited by
  • Institute of Hospitality (IoH)
  • EFMD Accredited

This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, the international hospitality professional membership body for managers and aspiring managers who work and study in the hospitality industry.

This course is accredited by EPAS.  Only three universities hold this accreditation at undergraduate level, which 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.

Sheffield Business School accreditation

Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 5% of business schools globally.

How you learn

Watch lecturer Richard Telling talk about this course.

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

From serving Her Majesty The Queen to running their own consultancy businesses, our award-winning teachers have held key management roles in some iconic hospitality venues. They’re now involved in impactful research. So you’ll be able to understand the latest industry trends and have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to live projects in collaboration with industry partners – making you stand out to employers.

In each year of study you’ll have the opportunity to engage with the industry. You can apply to access placements, volunteering opportunities and work experience through our vast network of industry links.

You learn through

  • lectures, seminars, and workshops
  • sessions led by industry-leading expert guests
  • live projects with external organisations
  • field trips and site visits
  • talks and resources developed by accrediting bodies
  • independent study and group work

You’ll develop your understanding of the guest experience and using key hospitality metrics to make sound pricing and business decisions. You’ll also gain the strategic skills you’ll need to shape tomorrow’s hospitality industry – including crisis management and the smart use of disruptive technologies, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. This will complement a core business focus – including marketing, people management and finance – to ensure you’re industry ready. 

You will be supported in your learning journey towards highly skilled, graduate level employment through

  • access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development
  • access to our Skills Centre with one to ones, webinars, and online resources, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments

Course leaders and tutors

Shqiperim Reka
Shqiperim Reka
Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Course Leader


Applied learning

Work placements

You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you industry experience to prepare you for your future career – and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV. 

Our previous students have undertaken placements with hotels (Hilton Worldwide, Ritz Carlton, Intercontinental, Marriott etc), contract caterers (Chartwells, Compass group), visitor attractions (Disney World, Alton Towers), restaurants (Mitchells and Butlers, Pizza Express) or launched their own businesses (Rob’s All Day Dining).

Live projects

In every year of your course, you’ll get the opportunity to work on live projects to build your skills and professional experience. Recent students have worked on analysing and developing the hospitality offer of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park – which is the leading international centre for modern and contemporary sculpture. 

Field Trips

Field trips are an important part of your studies – allowing you to put theory into practice and connect with your peers and tutors. One of the most popular field trips for our hospitality students was a two day visit to Malton's food market and York – including talks from the hotel manager and a ghost tour.

Networking opportunities

Throughout the course, you’ll have opportunities to develop your own professional network. You’ll meet graduates who work in the hospitality industry and engage with professional bodies such as the Institute of Hospitality.


We encourage and support you to take part in external competitions. 

Recently our students won the debating competition at Passion for Hospitality, a competition in London. Another student was recently on the winning team for the prestigious Young Hoteliers Summit – organised by the École Hôtelière de Lausanne and including a challenge provided by Marriott International. Using the work she completed for her final year Research Project, another student recently won the Young Chef Olympiad Diamond Research Award hosted by the International Institute of Hotel Management.

Future careers

The hospitality industry is the UK’s third largest employer – accounting for 9% of total UK jobs. The course prepares you for managerial roles in

  • hotels and accommodation
  • restaurants and food service
  • pubs, bars and coffee shops
  • meetings, exhibitions, conferences and events
  • theme parks and visitor attractions

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Marriott International
  • Hilton Hotels and Resorts
  • Intercontinental Hotels Group
  • The Red Carnation Hotel Collection
  • Four Seasons
  • Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
  • Bill’s Restaurant and Bar
  • Pizza Express
  • Mitchells and Butlers
  • Baxter Storey
  • Compass Group
  • Sodexo

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • a state-of-the-art kitchen and restaurant space
  • specialist industry software to manage restaurant operations and elaborate pricing strategies
  • specialist hotel operation management software and food costing and menu management software

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112-120

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:

  • BBC-BBB at A Level
  • DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • Merit overall from a T level qualification
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies


  • English language or literature at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade D or 3

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• 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.

• entry with prior credit - we consider applications for direct entry to the final year from those holding Higher National Diplomas or equivalent qualifications

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

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.

We also welcome applications from people studying craft-based courses. For example: Level 3 Advanced Professional Cookery; Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Supervision in Food & Beverage Services.

Additional information for EU/International students

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.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Academic Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Finance And Data Interpretation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Marketing And Digitisation Of The Hospitality Industry Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Research Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sustainability Management For Hospitality Businesses Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: International Food And Beverage Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Learning In The Workplace Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Personal And Professional Development Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Consultancy And Enterprise Challenge Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Hospitality Analytics And Revenue Management Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Strategy And Crisis Management In International Tourism And Hospitality Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Research Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/2025 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Tourism and hospitality courses (PDF, 262.7KB)

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

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