Kick start your management career with a course that covers the length and breadth of the global hospitality industry. This course is based on the final year of our BSc (Honours) International Hospitality Business Management and allows you to top up your current qualifications to honours degree level.
What you study
Hospitality is not just about accommodation and foodservice. It covers a wide variety of service areas where there is a need to meet customer expectations and includes anything from coffee shops to cruise ships, casinos to contract catering. The course is designed to meet the challenges of the £71.8 billion UK hospitality industry and has a reputation for producing high-calibre graduates.
You study strategic management to gain an understanding of how you can lead hospitality organisations away from their current standing and towards their vision. You develop your general business acumen and problem solving skills through the business solutions module. This module requires students to work in small teams to develop a sustainable solution for a business issue faced by a real world hospitality organisation. In 2016, our students were actively engaged with several projects for the Massarella Catering Group – a leading organisation in retail catering.
Through specialist modules in marketing, you develop a critical and analytical approach to hospitality marketing considering the role and significance of technology, analytics and ethics in contemporary marketing practices. You also study the theoretical underpinnings of leadership and organisational behaviour. This module develops a distinctive profile of graduate attributes as well as the knowledge and skills required in leading and managing people in the hospitality workplace.
You also develop a theoretical understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation, recognising the need for these principles in existing organisations and among new venture creations. This module allows you to develop your entrepreneurial competencies and explore any self-employment aspirations . The course also requires learners to undertake a research project - an opportunity for students to investigate an area of the industry of their choosing.
How you learn
Your learning involves taking part in lectures, seminars, workshops and projects. You will be assessed using a variety of methods, ranging from more traditional exams and coursework, to more innovative methods such as Dragons Den-style elevator pitches.
Learn from our experts
You are taught by lecturers with considerable international industry experience in a wide range of roles, including research and consultancy, training and development, food and beverage operations, hotel management, banqueting and conferencing. Our academic staff have previously held key management positions with such high profile companies as the Savoy Hotel and Gordon Ramsay Holdings. Our staff's research is also used to inform teaching and regularly appears in book chapters, conference proceedings and academic journal articles.
This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, the international hospitality professional membership body for managers and aspiring managers.
2017 entry requirements
Normally one from
• a HND or foundation degree in a relevant subject, with an overall merit profile from year two modules
• equivalent qualification in a relevant subject
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.
International and European entry qualifications
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.
One year full-time
Typical modules may include
|For Home/EU students and for International students with IELTS scores of 6.5 or more with at least 6.0 in all elements.||
• strategic management in international hospitality and tourism • leadership and organisational behaviour • hospitality business solutions or English for business and academic purposes • critical approaches in hospitality marketing, experiences and analytics • enterprise for hospitality and tourism professionals • research project
|For International students with IELTS scores of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in all elements.||
• strategic management • leadership and organisational behaviour • english for business and academic purposes • critical approaches in hospitality marketing, experiences and analytics • academic and professional development • research project
You can find careers in management, consultancy and design in organisations such as • multinational hotels • leisure groups • independent restaurants • conference venues.
Our graduates work in roles and organisations including • human resources manager with Marriott Hotels • manager with Revolution bars • manager, Café Rouge • graduate trainee manager, MacDonald Hotels • front of house manager, Hilton Hotels.
You can also continue your studies on one of our postgraduate courses, which include
• MSc/PgDip/PgCert International Hospitality and Tourism Management
• MSc International Hospitality Management (distance learning)
• MSc/PgDip/PgCert International Hospitality Management (full-time)
Home / EU student
Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)
For the course fee and further information on scholarships and bursaries please visit our fees and funding pages.
2016/17 academic year
Typically £12,500 for the course
2017/18 academic year
Typically £12,750 for the course
Additional course costs
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