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

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

  • 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

    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
  • 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 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 to include grade B in the language to be studied.

National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

Adjusted Offer Entry Requirement

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

National 5 grade C in Maths and 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 to include the language to be studied.

GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English.

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 Maths and English.

New Grading System:

H2, H3, H3, H3 at Higher Level to include the language to be studied 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.

A Level grade C in the language to be studied.

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 to include grade 5 in the language to be studied.

Grade 4 in SL Maths and English.

European Baccalaureate

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

Grade 6 in Maths and English.

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.

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 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

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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