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International Hospitality Management MSc / PGDip

University College Birmingham
Program overview
1.5 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Open House
10/3/2020
Start dates
Birmingham
21 September 2020

Birmingham
25 January 2021

Program description

Hospitality with Tourism Management

Awarded by: University of Birmingham

Course overview

International hospitality is challenging, dynamic and expanding rapidly. It also offers a wide range of exciting employment opportunities. 

On this course, you will choose the pathway that best suits you – one that is tailored to suit your previous qualifications and experience. 

Pathway A:

If you are new to the industry and your qualifications are not related to hospitality or tourism, then you will take this pathway. This course will teach you about managing the operational aspects of the industry and incorporated the study of related tourism and events environments. 

Pathway B:

If you have an undergraduate degree in hospitality or tourism management and you wish to continue your studies then this will be your pathway. In addition to operational management, you will focus on the long-term strategic development of hospitality operations and will equip you to engage in continuing development using a broad range of intellectual and study skills. 

You will also take part in a five-day study trip to a European city destination in order to carry out research related to one or more of your course assessments. Previous study visits have taken students to Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Seville, Palma, Amsterdam and Rome. The cost of this residential visit is included in the course fees.

Why should I choose this course?

  • You will develop your professional career, specialising in the dynamic and exciting sector of hospitality.
  • UCB is a well-established and internationally-renowned provider of hospitality courses.
  • You will learn advanced hospitality functions and how to apply them to the industry.
  • This course is accredited by the University of Birmingham.
  • You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative hospitality and managerial approaches and appreciate the changing nature of the contemporary hospitality environment.

Work placement

If you want to get your foot in the door of a hospitality organisation, then this optional three to six-month placement will give you valuable experience, enhance your CV and may help your future employment prospects. 

If you choose to do this placement, you will be supported by our highly experiencedhired@UCBstaff members who organise presentations and meetings with employers to help you identify the kind of placement you want. Whether your ideal work environment is overseas or somewhere in the UK, there is an extensive choice available. 

At UCB, we understand the importance of work placements within academic study, and our employer contacts say they give preference to students with qualifications who also have experience within the field.

Open days

Our open days are designed to give you as much information as possible about UCB and the areas you are interested in studying. Come along and we may make you an offer on the day.

Duration for this course is 3 Years full-time / 2 years full-time with optional placement / 2.5 years part-time

Program content

Modules

  • Hospitality Operations Development
  • Leadership in Decision-making
  • International Live Project Management
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Strategic Financial Analysis

Options:

  • Global Solutions for Hospitality & Tourism Marketing
  • Management of Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events
  • Global Dynamic Environment

Research Option

  • Postgraduate Conference Research Project
  • Postgraduate Employability Project

Placement (Optional)

  • Postgraduate Work Placement

The Postgraduate Work Placement module provides students with the opportunities to further develop practical skills, relate theory to practice and to gain a sound base of experience. In addition, the module seeks to develop 'life skills' to assist students in progressing towards a career in management. The placement period offers the student the opportunity to experience work in the hospitality industry and to gain academic credit for their learning. It is important therefore that students are given the opportunity to work in an organisation which is both appropriate to their needs and has a professional approach towards training and development. Students' needs and any previous experience are taken into consideration, when introducing them to a suitable employer. The staff in the hired@UCB suite will draw on their extensive experience to ensure that the objectives are met as fully as possible.

Please note

The modules listed on the website for this course are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by industry as well as the latest teaching methods. Unless otherwise stated, the modules listed above for this course are for students starting in the academic year 2020/21. On occasion, we may need to make unexpected changes to modules and if this occurs, we will contact all offer holders as soon as possible.

Qualification

MSc International Hospitality Management 

Continuing studies

Employability

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to move into a wide variety of areas within the international hospitality industry as well as giving you access to any career that requires a management qualification. Graduates have also gone on to start their own events, catering or hospitality businesses. 

Graduating with this degree will enable you to pursue a career path in:

  • Hospitality and tourism planning
  • A managerial position in a hospitality organisation
  • Tourist attractions management
  • Conference and exhibition management
  • Events management
  • Travel services management 

hired@UCB

hired@UCBis our new student and alumni support service designed to provide a single reference point for information, advice and guidance regarding opportunities to develop and demonstrate employability and enterprise skills. 

Based on the 7th floor of our Summer Row campus, in newly refurbished facilities, the hired team comprises of specialist and qualified staff with knowledge and experience of: 

  • Careers advice and guidance
  • Placements, work experience and volunteering
  • Employer engagement
  • Part-time and seasonal work
  • Internships, apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Graduate schemes and alumni support
  • Unitemps – UCB's recruitment agency 

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Reviews

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Based on 3 reviews

Zoe
(5)
I'm from France and I felt I wanted to study in another country to gain a different experience. I found a university in France that has a partnership with UCB and I discovered UCB had a good international reputation for its hospitality courses. I really wanted to discover how things are taught in England (it is extremely different from universit...
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Rahul
(5)
I chose UCB because it is a leading university for hospitality courses. My whole course was very enlightening, but the best part was finding real life industry examples to use within my studies. The university also has a well-stocked library and plenty of modern study facilities to enable students to find the resources they need. I have foun...
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Marta
(5)
I chose to study at UCB because of its reputation and the way the staff and students conducted themselves prior to enrolment. All of my enquiries were handled really efficiently by the staff. When I finally came here to study, the standards they had set beforehand were kept very high. I would say my favourite element of the course is that ...
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University College Birmingham

UCB; Summer Row
B3 1JB Birmingham
United Kingdom

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