MSc International Hospitality Management

Postgraduate, Part-time

International Hospitality Management MSc

Edinburgh is a great place to explore international hospitality management and to develop a successful career


With its high profile history and attractions and world-famous festivals, Edinburgh is a popular destination for travellers and tourists from all over the world.

Hospitality-based businesses flourish here, many of them with international connections – which is why it’s an ideal place to study MSc International Hospitality Management.

This higher degree will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully operate an international tourism business while integrating hospitality management skills and contributes towards professional accreditation with the Institute of Hospitality.

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Mode of Study:

Part-time (available as Full-time)


2 years

Start date:


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Course details

You’ll develop organisational and business management skills that are relevant to hospitality organisations. Through lectures, guest speakers and case studies, you’ll gain an advanced understanding of the issues and concepts involved in creating successful hospitality experiences.

You’ll learn broad skills, such as formulating policy and planning for the future, as well as developing your abilities in research, time management and presentation methods.


  • Management of Hospitality Operations
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Contemporary Issues in Hospitality Management
  • Experience Design and Management for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Two options
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

Lead academics

  • Professor Paul Lynch is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and is a member and former Chair (Research) of the Council for Hospitality Management Education Executive committee. He is Visiting Professor at the University of Stenden, Netherlands (2008- ) and Hotelschool The Hague, Netherlands (2012-). In addition to experience of working for a tourism social firm offering holidays to people with special needs, Paul has senior management experience in hospital management, and also in higher education where he has worked as a Head of Department.

  • 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.

  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    This is a part-time course is taught over 2 years.

    You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study.

  • note and pen Assessments

    You’ll be assessed in a combination of the following ways: Report writing, Project, Exams, Essays, Dissertation, Oral Presentation and Portfolio.


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

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry.

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, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). 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 n/a 2019/20
Stage 1 n/a £3,246
Stage 2 n/a £4,034
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Home EU - Total Fee n/a £7,280
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Stage 1 n/a £6,084
Stage 2 n/a £7,436
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Overseas - Total Fee n/a £13,520
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships


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  • Operations management
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  • Retail and hospitality sectors
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