BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management With Language

Undergraduate, Full-time

International Hospitality Management With Language BA (Hons)



This course includes a compulsory 6 months placement abroad at a partner university and you will study in your chosen language

Overview

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.

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Mode of Study:

Full-time

Duration:

4 years

Start date:

Sep

UCAS code:

N8RV

Placement:

Yes

Study Abroad:

Yes


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Course details

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

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.
  • study abroad Study abroad

    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.

Popular modules

Year 1

  • Introduction to International Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Intercultural and Organisational Management
  • Hospitality Operations Management
  • Marketing 1
  • Accounting for Business

Year 2

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

Year 3

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

Year 4

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

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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 both Standard and 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

Standard Entry Requirement

BBBC to include grade B in the language* to be studied.

National 5 grade C in English.

National 5 Maths recommended.

Minimum Offer Entry Requirement

BCCC to include grade B in the language* to be studied.

National 5 grade C in English.

National 5 Maths recommended.

You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet our specified minimum entry requirements within our widening participation criteria, and outlined in our Contextual Admissions Policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies

A Level

CCC to include the language* to be studied.

GCSE grade C/4 in English.

GCSE Maths recommended.

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 English. OL Maths recommended.

New Grading System:

H2, H3, H3, H3 at Higher Level to include the language* to be studied and grade O4 in Ordinary Level English. OL Maths recommended.

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

Minimum grades MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit).

A Level grade C in the language* to be studied.

GCSE grade C/4 in English.

GCSE Maths recommended.

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 English

SL Maths recommended.

European Baccalaureate

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

Grade 6 in English.

Maths recommended.

Scottish HNC

Other HNC subjects may be considered for year 1 entry where a B in the graded unit is achieved.

To include SQA Higher grade B in the Language to be studied. The language qualification must be completed within the past 2 years. 


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 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland (RUK) £9,250 £9,250
Overseas £12,845 £13,360
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.
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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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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