BA (Hons) International Hospitality & Service Management

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Build on your previous experience and skills and gain the expertise to progress your hospitality industry career on this advanced entry course.

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  • Duration:

    2 years

  • Award:

    BA (Hons)

  • Location:

    Craiglockhart campus

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Course introduction

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.

Tables set up for an event

This course addresses the increasing importance of well-designed and managed service delivery, and customer care and satisfaction, in the successful development and growth of hospitality and related service operations.

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.

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 3

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

Year 4

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

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.

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.

Minimum year 3


Pass HND Hospitality with grades 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.

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 2018/19 2019/20
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland £9,250 tba
Overseas £12,350 tba