BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management and Tourism

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Develop your practical skills, gain industry experience and an understanding of the management and operation of international hospitality and tourism industries.

  • Napier code:

    34312BH

  • UCAS code:

    N892

  • Course type:

    Full-Time

  • Duration:

    4 years

  • Award:

    BA (Hons)

  • Location:

    Craiglockhart campus

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Course introduction

Edinburgh offers an ideal place to study hospitality. With its rich history, abundance of attractions and world-famous festivals, the city is a centre for travellers and tourists from all over the world. Hospitality and tourism businesses flourish here, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to gain work experience.

Develop your skills in the design, delivery and management of food, beverage and accommodation to top industry standards within a global business environment.

You'll gain a sound understanding of the management and operation of international hospitality and tourism industries.

This course contributes towards professional accreditation with the Institute of Hospitality and will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully pursue a career in hospitality and tourism management.


Tables set up for an event

This course allows you to pursue a career in both the hospitality and tourism industries. It reflects the international character of hospitality management and has been designed to meet the needs of the industry.

Similar to our BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management, you’ll study the principles of hospitality management, specialising in tourism management. You’ll apply this knowledge to practical situations on an industry-based work placement or live project, preparing you for a career in the hospitality and tourism industries.

Alternatively you can choose to study abroad through our international exchange links in Europe and the USA.

You’ll learn practical skills in hotels and restaurants, as well as developing transferable skills in research, academic writing, communication and interpersonal relations, presentation and time management.

This course is studied full-time over four years. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study. There is a work placement option in Year 3.

We offer tuition that is supported by highly experienced teaching staff and strong industry links.

What you study

Below is an indication of the modules you may study. These will be supplemented with choices from a course-specific option pool.

Year 1

  • Introduction to International Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Intercultural and Organisational Management
  • Marketing 1
  • Hospitality Operations Management
  • The Global Tourism Industry
  • Accounting for Business

Year 2

  • The Management of Hospitality Systems
  • Tourism Impacts
  • The Study of Food, Wine and Gastronomy
  • Facilities Planning for Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Visitor Attraction Management
  • One option 

Year 3

  • International Tourism Policy and Planning
  • Global Service Management
  • Hospitality Business Development
  • Live Project and one option, or Work-Based Learning (24-week work placement)

Year 4

  • Leadership, Innovation and Technology for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Global Hospitality Management
  • International Destination Management
  • Dissertation
  • One option 

Work placement

An optional 24-week work placement is available in trimester two of your third year.

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Your qualification acts as a stepping stone to graduate management training schemes with major multinational hotel groups, or can be a route into junior management positions in a range of sectors.

This course offers excellent preparation for employment in:

  • food and beverage management
  • accommodation services
  • human resources management
  • financial management
  • sales and marketing
  • tourism management
  • retail management


Minimum year 1

SQA Higher

BBBC

National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

A Level

BCC 

GCSE grade C in Maths and English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre-2017 Grading System:

B1, B3, B3, B3 at Higher Level and grade C2 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.

New Grading System:

H2, H3, H3, H3 at Higher Level and grade O4 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

Minimum grades MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. 

GCSE grade C in Maths and English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Award of Diploma with 27 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4.

Grade 4 in SL Maths and English.

European Baccalaureate

Pass at 70% or above with grade 7 in three subjects.  

Grade 6 in Maths and English.

Minimum year 2

HNC

Pass in a related subject with grade B in the graded unit.

SQA Advanced Higher

   

BBC

Basic Food Hygiene Certificate required.

A Level

AAB

Basic Food Hygiene Certificate required.

Minimum year 3

HND

Pass in a related subject with grades BB at SCQF Level 8 in the graded unit(s).

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students.Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:

BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)

BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We're committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.


Tuition fees
Students from 2016/17 2017/18
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland £9,000 £9,000
Overseas £11,840 £11,950