Why choose this course
As digital technologies evolve, they bring fundamental transformation affecting organisations, people, and society. Managing the complexity of this transformation requires an opportunity-centred mindset and the ability to make well-informed and timely, tactical and strategic decisions to leverage change.
Studying our MSc in International Hospitality Management with Digital Innovation will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and tools to develop into a professional who understands business challenges and can manage technology-dependent solutions, leading hospitality organisations to thrive in the age of digital disruption.
This course will give you access to our influential industry connections and our unique, cutting-edge research, courtesy of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Providing excellent graduate employment prospects, the School was ranked:
3rd in the Complete University Guide 2020
Top 5 for hospitality, leisure and tourism in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
Top 10 for hospitality and leisure management in the QS World University Rankings 2020.
What you will study
Relying on a deep understanding of the complex interplay between people, organisational processes, and digital technologies, this course will prepare you to lead, manage, strategise, develop, and implement innovative digital business solutions for the hospitality industry.
This course will take you on a unique journey through the different aspects of the hospitality industry and the intriguing intertwined relationships between them.
We’ll make sure you graduate from our course with outstanding knowledge of the managerial, operational and organisational best practices within the hospitality industry and more.
You will be able to tailor our course to suit your career aspirations by choosing engaging optional modules and creating a thought-provoking dissertation.
We aim to prepare you for a successful career at the heart of one of the world's most exciting industries. The hospitality sector is a broad and resilient one, and our graduates are highly employable across a wide range of organisations.
Some of our graduates have gone on to start their careers in the following roles:
Conference Services and Facilities Manager
Senior Executive (in destination management services).
Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.
The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45 or 60, 75 and 120 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.
The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes:
This course is subject to validation therefore no modules have been confirmed at this moment in time. These modules will appear once the course has been validated.
Year 1 (full-time)
Research Methods for the Digital Age
Hospitality Operations Analysis
Digital Marketing for Hospitality
Technology, Change, and Innovation
Accounting and Finance for Service Industry
Hospitality Information Systems
Designing Digital Hospitality Services
Business Plan for Hospitality, Tourism & Events
Strategic Management of International Hospitality Companies
Strategic Human Resource Management
Dissertation, Applied Research Project, or Business Plan
Careers and graduate prospects
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.
A 2:1 UK honours degree in Hospitality or Management or a recognised equivalent international qualification.
English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element.
If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.