Why choose this course
Checking you in – prepare to become a hospitality leader
In our globalised world, hotels are in increasing demand and compete to set the benchmark for customer experience while, at the same, catering to all cultures and tastes. Our MSc International Hotel Management course provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a manager within the industry.
A combination of our academic expertise and impressive network of industry connections will equip you with what you need to develop an advanced level of understanding of the operation, management and strategy that success in modern, global hospitality demands.
What you will study
Growing numbers of competitive, successful hotels realise the importance of focused, highly-effective management. We’ll train you in the competencies that the big names in the hospitality business are looking for, focusing on operations, service delivery systems and the best management practices in operation around the world.
Throughout the course, you’ll study hospitality management from different angles. We’ll teach you how to identify trends, take ethical considerations into account, the importance of revenue maximisation and how to create effective systems.
You’ll learn about the important decisions that face modern hotel managers today and how to consider the value of alternative approaches to business. By the time you graduate, you’ll be equipped to make your own mark on the industry.
Study and work abroad
There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.
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 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.
Year 1 (full-time)
|Hospitality and Tourism Operating Systems||Compulsory||1|
|Services Marketing for Events, Tourism and Hospitality||Compulsory||1|
|Accounting & Finance for Business||Compulsory||2|
|Business Plan for Hospitality, Tourism and Events||Optional||2|
|Current Issues in Hotel Development and Management||Optional||2|
|Ethics and CSR||Optional||2|
|Start-up Ventures in Hospitality||Optional||2|
|Strategic Human Resource Management||Optional||2|
|Strategic management of Int'nl Hotel Companies||Compulsory||2|
All modules compulsory in Semester 1, choice of two optional modules in Semester 2, from the listed optional modules
A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.
About the School
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