Available start dates
- September 2017
- January 2018
- September 2018
- Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane
- Full time: Full-time: MSc: 12 months or 24 months in sandwich mode
- Part time: Part-time: MSc: 24 months for UK and EU students (teaching normally structured to provide one day or two half days each week in the semester)
This course will prepare you for a successful management career in the international hospitality, events and tourism industry. You will be introduced to key concepts, including the psychology of tourism behaviour, how to create a marketing plan, hospitality operations and strategic financial management. You don’t need to have previously studied hospitality, events or tourism management and prior work experience is not required. After completing the second semester you will have the option to undertake a one-year paid work placement as part of the course. You will be fully supported in finding a placement and supervised throughout. The School holds a range of events that provide you with opportunities to interact with professionals, employers, academics, students and alumni. This helps you to develop your networking skills and gain useful, global contacts for the future.
Why choose this course?
The Oxford School of Hospitality Management is ranked top in the UK for hospitality management education (CEOWorld magazine, 2015). In a recent survey, 86% of our students indicated that they were satisfied with their experience as a student (PTES, 2015). Our unique Bacchus Mentoring Programme gives you one-to-one support from a senior professional, who will help you to develop your professional skills and advise you on your future career. You will learn from recognised experts in their fields – those who write the books that support your learning. Additionally, you will frequently engage with industry experts through our range of events and international visiting speaker programme. You will become a member of the school’s Bacchus Society, which will give you the opportunity to meet successful alumni and industry experts at exciting events such as the Bacchus Alumni Awards. Learning and teaching is student-centred, participative and interactive. You will take part in workshops, seminars, lectures, case study analysis and one-to-one tutorials. Practice and theory is integrated into your learning and assessment: a computer-based hotel simulation project will introduce you to the crucial links between financial, human resource, marketing and operations management. Our students and staff come from all over the world. This gives you a multicultural learning and social environment in Oxford, one of the world's great student cities.
Normally a minimum of a second-class honours degree or equivalent in any subject. Entry will be subject to two satisfactory references (one of these must be an academic reference). Please note that although useful, prior work experience in the hospitality and tourism industry is not a requirement for this course. English language requirements If English is not your first language you will need to satisfy the university's English language requirements:
- Minimum 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing and 5.5 in listening and speaking)
- If you have completed your undergraduate degree in the UK (at least one full year of study) you will automatically meet our English language requirements
Preparation courses for International and EU students We offer a range of courses to help you to meet the entry requirements for this course and also familiarise you with university life. You may also be able to apply for one student visa to cover both courses.
- If you need to take a pre-master's course to help you to meet both the English language and academic entry requirements for your master's course, you can take our two year master’s course. This course combine the pre-master's diploma and your master's in one application. You can apply for one visa for the two years of study.
- If you need to improve your English language, we have pre-sessional English language courses available to help you to meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s
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Last updated October 12, 2017