BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management with Language

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Prepare for a career in international hospitality management with the opportunity to develop your language skills while studying overseas.

  • Napier code:

    34322BH

  • UCAS code:

    N8RV

  • 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 study French, German, Spanish or English as a Foreign Language to prepare you for working in an international environment on this course which also contributes towards professional accreditation with the Institute of Hospitality.


Tables set up for an event

Similar to our BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management, this route allows you to specialise in French, German, Spanish or English as a Foreign Language.

The ability to speak a second language is a great advantage in the global economy and can open up many employment opportunities.

You'll study the principles of hospitality management and apply these to practical situations, alongside your chosen language. 

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.

You’ll complete at least one trimester overseas at a partner institution.

This course is studied full-time over four years. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study. You’ll study your main language throughout the course.

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. 

Year 1

  • Introduction to International Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Intercultural and Organisational Management
  • Hospitality Operations Management
  • Accounting for Business
  • Two Language modules

Year 2

  • The Management of Hospitality Systems
  • Facilities Planning for Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • The Study of Food, Wine and Gastronomy
  • Two Language modules
  • One option

Year 3

  • Hospitality Business Development
  • Global Service Management
  • One Language module
  • Study Abroad, or one Language module and two options

Note

Study Abroad is compulsory for all students studying French, German or Spanish as their main language and will take place in a country in which this language is spoken.

Only students whose main language is English as a Foreign Language may, with the agreement of the programme leader, choose to remain at Edinburgh Napier during the Study Abroad period. You would then study the appropriate English as a Foreign Language module plus two options.

Year 4

  • Leadership, Innovation and Technology for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Global Hospitality Management
  • Dissertation
  • Two Language modules

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 to include grade B in the language to be studied.

National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

A Level

BCC to include the language to be studied.

GCSE grade C in Maths and English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre-2017 Grading System:

B1, B3, B3, B3 at Higher Level to include the language to be studied and grade C2 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.

New Grading System:

H2, H3, H3, H3 at Higher Level to include the language to be studied 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. 

A Level grade C in the language to be studied.

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 to include grade 5 in the language to be studied.

Grade 4 in SL Maths and English.

European Baccalaureate

Pass at 70% or above with grade 7 in three subjects to include the language to be studied.

Grade 6 in Maths and English.

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