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

Overview

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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Mode of Study:

Full-time

Duration:

2 years

Start date:

Sep

UCAS code:

N894

Placement:

Yes

Study Abroad:

Yes


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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.

Lead Academics

Dr Paul Barron is Professor in Hospitality and Tourism Management at Edinburgh Napier University. Upon completing his first degree in Hotel Management, Paul embarked on a successful, 8 year, management career in the Hospitality industry. Paul commenced his academic career as a lecturer in Hospitality Management at Glasgow Caledonian University and completed his MSc in Human Resource Management. Paul then spent 11 years as Senior Lecturer The University of Queensland, Australia and was awarded his PhD in 2003. This study formed the largest examination of international students' educational experiences in Australian universities and is held as a key element of research in the field of hospitality management education. Paul joined Edinburgh Napier University in 2007 as Reader in Hospitality Management and gained his Professorship in August 2015. Paul continues to study the education experience of students studying hospitality, tourism and events at university and, more recently has undertaken funded research that examined the emerging Generation Y consumer in the UK, Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore. Current projects are regarding employee engagement, knowledge transfer and an analysis of career destinations and aspirations of festival and event graduates.

Dr Ahmed Hassanien's professional experience includes both practical and academic roles in the tourism industry. He has more than 22 years of teaching experience at a number of international Universities. He has reviewed many academic articles for international academic periodicals. In 2004, he won the 'Teacher of the Year' award from the University of Wolverhampton. Also, he was awarded the 'Caparo Prize' for the most outstanding piece of pedagogic research in 2006. He is currently an associate editor of the International Journal of Customer Relationship Marketing and Management and is on the editorial board of The International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals. Ahmed has published widely in international refereed conferences and periodicals. Most of his research work is done in collaboration with international colleagues and research students.

Dr Stephen Taylor is Programme Leader for the MSc Tourism and Hospitality Suite which covers four named MSc awards (International Tourism Destination Management; International Tourism Marketing; International Hospitality Management; International Heritage & Cultural Tourism Management). His main teaching is Natural Area Tourism which is available as a third year (Level 9) module and as a postgraduate module (Level 11). In addition, he teaches Global Service Management (Level 9) and contributes to three further modules: Leadership & Innovation (Level 10); Global Hospitality Management (Level 10); and Management of International Hospitality Organisations (Level 11). His main research interests centre around the natural environment. This includes the governance of natural areas (e.g. national parks) and the recreational use of natural areas. In respect of the latter, a specific focus is upon adventure tourism, and in particular, mountain tourism. Current research is focused upon the economic and environmental impacts of mountaineering tourism on Kyrgyzstan's 7,134 metre Peak Lenin. 


  • 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

Disclaimer

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

HND

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

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 2020/21 2021/22
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland (RUK) £9,250 £9,250
Overseas £13,360 tba
Students from England, Wales, and Northern Ireland starting in 2020/21 will be invoiced the 2020/21 fee for 3 years of their 4 years of study.

Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next.
For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees

Click this link for Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

If additional compulsory costs other than the tuition fees are applicable, these will be detailed in the course details.


Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Careers

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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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