MSc International Hospitality Management

Year of Entry 2024/25
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MSc

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.

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £10,310 or £11,810 (with work experience) for the course
    International/EU: £17,205 or £18,705 (with work experience) for the course

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    1 Year / 15 Months

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024
    January 2025


Work Placement Route

For international students wishing to undertake a placement as part of this course, you must apply to the International Hospitality Management (work experience route). Transferring to the work experience route later will not be possible due to visa restrictions.

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.

This course offers an optional work experience route including a 6-12 month work placement for students starting in September.

Accredited by
  • Institute of Hospitality (IoH)

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.



Sheffield Business School accreditation

Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 6% of business schools globally.

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Darren Saunby

'This course has given me the skills and confidence needed to further develop my career in hospitality. I have now secured a position as a general manager.'
Darren Saunby, MSc International Hospitality Management, 2017 graduate

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How you learn

Watch lecturer Norman Dinsdale talk about Hospitality at Sheffield Hallam University.

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 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

This course is delivered face-to-face over three semesters - teaching is scheduled based on the length of your course and the academic calendar.

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 6-12 month work placement (September start only) 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

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

City Campus

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

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Entry requirements

All 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

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.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

Modules

Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page.

Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

Final year

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Business And Management Strategy
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Consumer Behaviour, Marketing And Technology In Hospitality
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Dissertation
Credits 45
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Leadership And Management Skills Development
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(40%) , Practical(60%)
Research Methods
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Sales And Revenue Management
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
The Global Hospitality Experience
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Work Related Learning
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Elective modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Contemporary Issues In Tourism
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Hospitality Service Excellence
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Live Event
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Managing Profitable Food And Beverage Operations
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Managing The Property Asset
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Safety And Security Management In Tourism
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Strategic Financial Analysis
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Strategic Resort Hotel Management
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Talent Management
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Tourism And Globalisation
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(50%) , Practical(50%)
Tourism, Culture And Society
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Visitor Attractions Management
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £10,310 for the course without work experience placement or £11,810 with work experience placement. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time.

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/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £17,205 for the course without work experience placement or £18,705 with work experience placement. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time.

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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, 335.5KB)

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.

You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry.

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