BA (Hons) International Hospitality & Service Management

Undergraduate, Full-time

International Hospitality & Service Management BA (Hons)

We've designed our course for students considering hospitality as a career, but who want options open to them in other service sectors


Employers are increasingly selecting graduates with technical and management knowledge and expertise to fill professional entry level positions within the hospitality, tourism and travel industries.

This advanced entry course is designed to meet this growing demand for the thriving tourism industry by producing students who are capable of managing the design, delivery, management and development of food, beverage and accommodation services, or other forms of related provision, in the challenging global business environment.

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2 years

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Course details

Designed for students who wish to build on their previous learning, you can enter directly into Year 3 or 4 depending on your prior qualifications. You may transfer in from another degree course, even if it's from another university, or you may have successfully completed an HND in a related area at college.

You'll develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of the practices and principles appropriate to a career in the hospitality and service industry. You'll develop your practical, critical and analytical abilities enabling you to compete effectively for employment.

  • calendar How you’ll be taught You'll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study. There is a work placement option in Year 3.
  • briefcase Work placement

    You're in the right place if you want real life, hands-on experience. Our strong links to industry allow us to offer an optional 24 week work placement available across all three of the subject areas: hospitality, tourism and festival & events.

  • study abroad Study abroad You can choose to study abroad through our international exchange links in Europe and the USA.

Popular modules

Year 3

  • Hospitality Business Development
  • Global Service Management
  • The Management of MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) Events
  • Live Project

Year 4

  • Leadership, Innovation and Technology for Tourism, Hospitality & Events
  • Global Hospitality Management
  • Business Tourism
  • Dissertation



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.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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.

Minimum year 3


Pass HND Hospitality with grade B at SCQF Level 8 in the graded unit.

Alternative Entry Requirements

You may transfer in from another degree course with 240 SCQF credits, even if it is from another university.

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.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by 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 admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2019/20 2020/21
Scotland/EU £1,820 tba
England Wales and Northern Ireland (RUK) £9,250 tba
Overseas £12,845 tba
RUK Students starting in 2018/19 will be invoiced the 2018/19 fee for 3 years of their 4 years of study. Students starting in 2019/20 will be invoiced the 2019/20 fee for 3 years of their 4 years of study.

Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships


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Our graduates enter a wide variety of positions within hospitality, tourism and the wider service industries, including:

  • Assistant Food and Beverage Managers
  • Conference and Banqueting Coordinators
  • Customer Service Managers

Additionally, the course provides you with a firm foundation upon which to gain further professional and academic qualifications following graduation.

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