BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management

Undergraduate, Full-time

International Hospitality Management BA (Hons)



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Overview

Edinburgh offers an ideal place to study international 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.

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

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 international hospitality management.

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Mode of Study:

Full-time

Duration:

4 years

Start date:

Sep

UCAS code:

N220

Placement:

Yes

Study Abroad:

Yes


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Course details

You'll study the principles of international hospitality management and apply these to practical situations in hotels and restaurants, preparing you for a career in the hospitality and tourism industries.

You'll specialise in hospitality business with the opportunity to study modules in tourism, leisure, marketing and languages. 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 also have the opportunity to learn from within the industry via a work placement or live project. Alternatively you can choose to study abroad through our international exchange links in Europe and the USA.

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

  • 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.
  • note and pen Assessments You'll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study.
  • 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 1

  • Introduction to International Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Intercultural and Organisational Management
  • Marketing
  • Hospitality Operations Management
  • Accounting for Business
  • One option

Year 2

  • The Management of Hospitality Systems
  • Customer Care and Service
  • Introduction to HRM
  • The Study of Food, Wine and Gastronomy
  • Facilities Planning for Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • One option

Year 3

  • Hospitality Business Development
  • Global Service Management
  • Hospitality Supervision and Training Skills

A choice of:

  • Live Project and one option, or
  • Work-Based Learning (24-week work placement)

Year 4

  • Leadership, Innovation and Technology for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Sustainable Development in Hospitality
  • Global Hospitality Management
  • Dissertation
  • One option

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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 1

SQA Higher

Typical Entry Requirement

BBBC

National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

Adjusted Offer Entry Requirement

BCCC

National 5 grade C in English.

You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet specific widening participation criteria as outlined in our contextual admissions policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies.

A Level

CCC

GCSE grade C/4 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/4 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 HNC Hospitality with grade B at SCQF Level 7 in the graded unit.

SQA Advanced Higher

BBC

Basic Food Hygiene Certificate required.

A Level

BBB

Basic Food Hygiene Certificate required.

Minimum year 3

HND

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

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 2018/19 2019/20
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland (RUK) £9,000 £9,250
Overseas £12,350 £12,845
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

Careers

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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
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