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International: £13,650 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
- Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
- Study a robust programme of business modules.
- Develop your understanding of the challenges confronted by the international hotel sector.
- Gain a qualification that combines research, theory, general business acumen and real-world work experience.
Develop your cultural awareness by studying a language or spending a semester abroad through the ERASMUS exchange or our Learning in the Workplace initiative.
Our flexible, responsive programme is designed for you in collaboration with our industry partners to meet the need for forward-thinking, innovative hospitality graduates who can strategically manage complex hotel operations.
How you learn
The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) International Hotel Management course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree.
You are taught by lecturers with a rich industry background – having held management positions in chain and independent hotels in the UK and abroad – who infuse teaching with research, industry expertise and passion for the hotel industry. You will be provided with a challenging and supportive learning environment where you will experience 'hands-on' practical learning combined with a traditional classroom environment.
You learn through
- video conferences with international partners
- a consultancy project with a real-world hotel organisation
- field trips
- site visits
- work with external organisations
In the foundation year, you’ll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You’ll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you’ll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study.
Course leaders and tutors
Your future employability is at the heart of everything we do and the course includes an optional placement year. Through our relationships with local, national and international employers we can help you to secure a great placement year and support you while you are there. Recent placements have taken place at Holiday Inn in Sheffield, JW Marriott in London, Disney World Resort in Florida, and Hilton Worldwide in Shanghai.
Alternatively you can pursue an accelerated degree by participating in our Learning in the Workplace programme where you combine your studies with a semester spent working overseas. These opportunities will help you to build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers.
Your final year requires you to consult directly with a hotel business to resolve a real-life business issue. There is also a focus on business development, with students planning and pitching a hospitality venture to industry collaborators. This course also incorporates computer simulation to assist students in understanding how to develop and manage a hotel property.
Industry interaction comes formally through visiting speakers and informally through our association with the Institute of Hospitality, our strong alumni network and the activities of our hospitality society. We're proud to be one of the founding partners of the Classroom to Boardroom event, which introduces you to a variety of stakeholders through the medium of round table discussions and networking activities.
You will frequently engage with the sector and with industry partners throughout your studies. This is done through modules where industry speakers and visits are a prominent feature, and also comes informally through our association with the Institute of Hospitality, our strong alumni network and visiting fellows and the activities of our hospitality society.
You are encouraged to participate in competitions which celebrate success within the industry. Previous students have been winners or finalists of The Young Guns competition, an industry award that recognises those who have excelled during their placement year. Students have also participated in Passion 4 Hospitality, Young Hoteliers Summit and Zest Quest Asia and many others.
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The hospitality industry is thriving and employers are eager for our graduates. This course will prepare you for managerial roles in organisations such as
- multinational hotels
- leisure groups
- conference venues
- pubs, bars and restaurants
Previous graduates of BSc (Honours) International Hotel Management have gone on to careers in industries such as
- real estate
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
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Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- a state-of-the-art kitchen and restaurant space
- specific software applications
- computer simulations of hotel operations
This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications excluding general studies For example:
- CC at A Level
- MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.
- English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalent
- Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent
• Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3. 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 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
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. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
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 can take an optional placement in year three.
|Module: Contemporary Issues||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Business||Credits: 20||
|Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1||Credits: 20||
|Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2||Credits: 20||
|Module: Self And Stakeholder Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: The Practice Of Business In The Events, Food, Hospitality And Tourism Industries||Credits: 20||
|Module: Academic And Professional Skills||Credits: 20|
|Module: Business Analysis For The Service Sector||Credits: 20|
|Module: Hospitality Principles And Practices||Credits: 20|
|Module: Hospitality Process And Decision Making||Credits: 20|
|Module: Marketing Communications||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Global Food, Drink And Society||Credits: 20|
|Module: Academic Research Skills||Credits: 20|
|Module: Hotel Outlet Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: Managing Food And Beverage Operations||Credits: 20|
|Module: People And Organisations In Context||Credits: 20|
|Module: Revenue Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Philosophy Of The Restaurant||Credits: 20|
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Hotel Management Consultancy||Credits: 40|
|Module: International Hotel Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: Research Project||Credits: 20|
|Module: Strategic Management In International Hospitality And Tourism||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Hotel Operational Analysis||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 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.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
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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)
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