Everything you need to know...
- Plan, manage and promote products, businesses and destinations in a competitive and sustainable manner.
- Critically challenge your understanding of the industries in practical contexts.
- Become equipped with employability skills necessary to enter or progress in the international hospitality and tourism industries.
Gain the skills and knowledge required to plan, to manage and to promote products and services, businesses and destinations in a competitive and sustainable manner in the international hospitality and tourism industries.
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.
Tourism subject group award
Our Tourism subject group is recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT), the membership organisation for tourism industry professionals and educators.
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How you learn
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.
The course helps you to start or develop a career in the international hospitality and tourism industries. You build a strong theoretical and practical foundation by studying both business management, hospitality and tourism modules.
You learn through
- face to face experiences
- virtual or simulated active or experiential workshops, seminars, tutorials and site visits
Course leaders and tutors
Emmie Deakin is a Senior Lecturer in Hospitality within Sheffield Business School
The placement option offers you an additional opportunity to develop your practical skills, either in the UK or abroad. We help you gain a 6-12 month placement by running employability workshops and have a dedicated placement team to support you.
Placement opportunities exist in organisations such as
- Omega Travel
- Visit Peak District and Derbyshire
- Anantara resorts
- Como resorts
- the Gleneagles hotel
- the Hotelbeds Group
Guest lectures from visiting academics, researchers and other professionals, and case studies will be utilised to further enhance your knowledge and understanding and to encourage contact with the industry, as well as field visits within certain modules.
This course prepares you for a career in
- management and senior management positions in a complex and dynamic industry
- further study by completing a PhD or Doctorate in Business Administration
Previous students have gone on to work for
- international tour operators
- transport operators
- visitor attractions
- resort management
- hotel corporations
- conference and event organisers
- national tourist organisations
- government agencies
- tourism consultancy firms
This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, the international hospitality professional membership body for managers and aspiring managers. It is also recognised by the Tourism Management Institute, the professional organisation for tourism destination managers. TMI has extended recognition to this course delivered in Hong Kong in partnership with SHAPE.
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Normally an honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification
We welcome enquiries from those who have substantial management experience but who do not have the normal entry requirements. We may invite you for an interview to discuss your particular background, experience and qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
Through accreditation of prior learning (APL), you may be able to claim entry with credit or exemptions based on your existing qualifications, knowledge and experience.
Work experience route
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in all skills or equivalent.
Non work experience route
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.
If your English language skill is currently below the required level we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
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.
|Module: Approaches To Tourism And Hospitality Business Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: Business And Management Strategy||Credits: 30||
|Module: Consumer Behaviour, Marketing And Technology In Hospitality||Credits: 15||
|Module: Destination Marketing||Credits: 15||
|Module: Live Event||Credits: 15||
|Module: Safety And Security Management In Tourism||Credits: 15||
|Module: Tourism And Globalisation||Credits: 15||
|Module: Visitor Attractions Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 45||
|Module: Enterprise And Entrepreneurship In Tourism And Hospitality||Credits: 15||
|Module: Research Methods||Credits: 15||
|Module: Work Related Learning||Credits: 15||
|Module: Leadership And Management Skills Development||Credits: 15||
|Module: Tourism Planning And Development||Credits: 15||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £9,620 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.
† 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.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
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, 247KB)
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