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Year of Entry 2020/21
BSc (Honours)

International Tourism and Hospitality Business Management

This degree provides you with a personalised and impactful learning experience, equipping you with the career management and employability skills to create your own future success.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,650 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? NNVF
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Explore the exciting and ever-growing industries of tourism and hospitality.
  • Develop your managerial skills through a live client experience with a real-life tourism or hospitality business.
  • Tailor your studies through a range of elective modules to suit your own personal career aspirations.
  • Put theory into practice during an optional placement year.

Develop a wide range of transferable skills on a course that has a track record for preparing graduates for careers in the dynamic and globally integrated tourism and hospitality industries. Guest lectures, placement opportunities, the Learning in the Workplace semester and consultancy projects all enhance your future employability.


Student View

Watch student Bianka Sau talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Your lecturer's view
Watch lecturer Adele Doran talk about this course.

Studying at Sheffield Hallam enables your academic, personal and professional development. You develop the knowledge, attributes and skills desired by employers for highly skilled employment. You learn from current developments in the international tourism and hospitality industries, often including your lecturers' research. You also develop research skills and digital skills, which will help you to work and study more effectively. You enhance your professional skills by working with employers through consultancy projects and reflecting on your performance.

Your learning will take place through a variety of methods such as

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • practical projects in world-class facilities
  • research projects
  • real-life consultancy experience
  • directed learning activities outside classes
  • diverse assessment tools (e.g. essays, presentation, report, e-portfolio, exam)
  • guest speakers
  • field trips

Learning in the workplace

Broaden your experience in the work place while developing your CV and gaining credits towards your degree. You can spend a semester in industry and complete your studies in three years, rather than four by continuing to study alongside your work placement.

'I've been provided with a life changing experience, both on a personal and professional level. In the workplace, I was treated as a potential manager and I have developed confidence and character which is crucial when managing a team effectively.'
Brian Gnanapragasam – BSc(Hons) International Hotel & Resort Management

Course leaders and tutors

Victoria Mellon
Victoria Mellon

Working in the tourism industry for large tour operators and hotels in the UK and USA has fuelled my enthusiasm for researching and teaching tourism, and I enjoy wor … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

This course offers a variety of opportunities to develop your employability skills for highly skilled employment in the international tourism and hospitality industries.

You will have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement in your third year of study. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.

Recent placements have included Disneyland in Florida, hotels and resorts across America, Canada, Spain, France, Dubai and the Maldives, and with national and regional destination management organisations such as the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions, the Isle of Man Department of Tourism, and Visit Peak District and Derbyshire, as well as for major tour operators such as TUI and Sunvil.

You can also complete a 'Learning in the Workplace' semester where you work and study at the same time, with academic lessons carried out remotely during allocated study periods while on placement. This is recognised by the University as a placement and offers you a quicker way to complete your studies and gain work experience in 3 rather than 4 years, while graduating with 'placement' in your degree title to boost your employment prospects.

Networking opportunities

You will frequently engage with tourism and hospitality industry stakeholders throughout the course. Many modules include industry guest speakers and you will benefit from a close relationship with the industry through our staff members' industry network, association with the Tourism Management Institute, and alumni network.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • customer service management
  • food and beverage management
  • front of house
  • product development and management
  • operations management
  • marketing and promotion

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work in

  • product development at Cosmos and Monarch Holidays
  • operations and contracting at All Leisure Holiday Group and Manchester International Airport
  • pricing analyst at Center Parcs and TUI
  • ground services management at Terminal 5 London Heathrow Airport and Jet2.com
  • sales management at Flight Centre
  • regional operations management at Jury's Inn
  • hotel graduate schemes

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.

This course is recognised by the Tourism Management Institute.

The Tourism Management Institute (TMI) is the professional body for destination management practitioners, with members drawn from all levels of the private and public sectors: national, regional,sub regional and local. TMI seeks to support professional development within the sector, for potential entrants as well as existing practitioners. Assessment and recognition by TMI means that students can be confident the course will provide them with knowledge, understanding, skills and experience which will fully prepare them for a career in tourism destination management.

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

  • fully-equipped professional kitchens

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 96

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

  • CCC at A Level
  • MMM 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

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.

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: Coursework
Module: Hospitality Process And Decision Making Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Tourism Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Marketing Communications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Food, Drink And Society Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Tourism Management: Principles And Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Academic Research Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing Hospitality Resources Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Tourism, Development And Society Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Digital Tourism Marketing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Enterprise And Small Business In Tourism, Hospitality And Events Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing Food And Beverage Operations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Research Project Credits: 20
Module: Strategic Management In International Hospitality And Tourism Credits: 20
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20
Module: Hotel Operational Analysis Credits: 20
Module: Tourism Destination Marketing Credits: 20

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

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.

International students

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.

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Financial support for home/EU students

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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