Everything you need to know...
- 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.
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.
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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 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
- site visits
Course leaders and tutors
The work experience route involves a 6-12 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.
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.
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
- British Airways
- The Compass group in the USA, Australia, Spain, China, Malaysia and the UK
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.
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 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 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
This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.
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: Business And Management Strategy||Credits: 30||
|Module: Consumer Behaviour, Marketing And Technology In Hospitality||Credits: 15||
|Module: The Global Hospitality Experience||Credits: 15||
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 45||
|Module: Leadership And Management Skills Development||Credits: 15||
|Module: Research Methods||Credits: 15||
|Module: Sales And Revenue Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: Work Related Learning||Credits: 15||
|Module: International Cultural Events||Credits: 15||
|Module: Live Event||Credits: 15||
|Module: Major Event Policy And Practice||Credits: 15||
|Module: Outdoor Experiential Events||Credits: 15||
|Module: Safety And Security Management In Tourism||Credits: 15||
|Module: Tourism And Globalisation||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.
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.