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International Hospitality Management

Start or develop a career in the international hospitality industry, gaining a broad range of professional, technical and transferable skills required by the industry. This course offers an optional work experience route including a 12 month work placement.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,500 or £8,780 for the course †
International: £13,250 or £14,750 for the course
How long will I study? 1 year/15 months/2 years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September, January

Course summary

  • Seek out and develop a depth of knowledge and understanding of management theories and specialised aspects of the hospitality business.
  • Critically evaluate and apply concepts to problems and issues in the international hospitality industry.
  • Explore your own value and belief systems and share ideas with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, thus promoting internationalisation.
  • Develop investigative research skills which will enable you to progress to research degrees or undertake consultancy.

The course is designed to provide you with the theoretical background, skills and experiences necessary to become successful leaders within the hospitality industry.


How you learn

The course is designed and delivered by an industry-experienced team of academic staff with an international focus attracting students from around the world. You are supported in developing a broad range of professional, technical and transferable skills required by the industry. You gain the theoretical background, skills and experiences to become a successful leader in the hospitality industry.

You learn through

  • face to face experiences
  • virtual or simulated active or experiential workshops
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • site visits

Course leaders and tutors

Norman Dinsdale
Norman Dinsdale
Senior Lecturer

Norman is a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Business School. His specialities are Entrepreneurship, Food and Beverage Management, International Culinary Arts, Food Safe … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

The work experience route involves a 12 month work placement in the UK or overseas. During your placement you improve your practical management skills and employability, gaining real experience in industry.

We help you secure a placement by running employability workshops and have a dedicated placement team to support you. Past students have had placements with world leaders in hospitality including Ritz Carlton, The Gleneagles Hotel, Hilton hotels, JW Marriott and Intercontinental Hotels Group, including Holiday Inns and Crown Plaza Hotels.

Live projects

The course includes guest lecturers from industry experts, the use and familiarisation with online and video technologies, field trips and the opportunity to participate in real life consulting projects.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • global hotel groups
  • restaurant and pub chains
  • contract catering companies
  • conference and event organisers
  • international leisure resorts
  • airline and entrepreneurial organisations

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Intercontinental Hotels
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Disney
  • British Airways
  • The Compass group in the USA, Australia, Spain, China, Malaysia and the UK

Accreditation

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

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
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

UK students

Normally an honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification

We welcome enquiries from people with substantial management experience but do not have the normal entry requirements. We may invite you for an interview to discuss your background, experience and qualifications. 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. 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

If you do not meet the above criteria you can apply for the Graduate Certificate International Pre-Masters in Business and English. After passing this certificate we automatically offer you a place on one of our business-related masters degrees.

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.

EU and 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.


Modules

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business And Management Strategy Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Consumer Behaviour, Marketing And Technology In Hospitality Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Dissertation Credits: 45.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Leadership And Management Skills Development Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 40%
60%
Module: Research Methods Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Sales And Revenue Management Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: The Global Hospitality Experience Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Work Related Learning Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues In Tourism Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Hospitality Service Excellence Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Managing Profitable Food And Beverage Operations Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Managing The Property Asset Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Strategic Financial Analysis Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Strategic Resort Hotel Management Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Sustainable Tourism And Hospitality In The 21St Century Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Talent Management Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Tourism And Globalisation Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
Practical:
&:nbsp; 50%
50%
Module: Tourism, Culture And Society Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Visitor Attractions Management Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £7,500 for the course without work experience placement or £8,780 with work experience placement.

† If your course is studied over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation and/or Government regulations. 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 2018/19 is £13,250 for the course without work experience placement or £14,750 with work experience placement.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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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)

Legal information

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

 

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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