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Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

International Hotel Management

The aspiring hotel manager in you will develop the strategic, commercial and operational skills needed to run a successful property in the global hotel industry.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 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? 96 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? N8M7
When do I start? September
Placement available? Yes

Course summary

  • 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.


Student View

Watch student Zoe Wesson talk about what it’s like to study on this course

How you learn

Watch lecturer Richard Telling talk about this course.

Work placements

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.

Live projects

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.

Networking opportunities

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 roundtable discussions and networking activities.

Competitions

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.

Course leaders and tutors

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Philip Murray
Senior Lecturer

Applied learning

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

Future careers

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 this course have gone on to careers in industries such as

  • real estate
  • facilities
  • retail
  • automobiles
  • manufacturing

Accreditation

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.

Student success story
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As part of the learning in the workplace scheme, student Amy Scott travelled to Colorado in the USA to spend nine months working for the famous Stanley Hotel. Find out more about her experience.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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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


Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 96

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

  • BBC at A Level
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies

GCSE

  • 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.

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.

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'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Academic And Professional Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Business Analysis For The Service Sector Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Hospitability Process And Decision Making Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Hospitality Principles And Practices Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Marketing Communications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Global Food, Drink And Society Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Academic Research Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Hotel Outlet Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing Food And Beverage Operations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Revenue Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Philosophy Of The Restaurant Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Hotel Management Consultancy Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Hotel Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Research Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Strategic Management In International Hospitality And Tourism Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Hotel Operational Analysis Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 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 students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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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