BA (Hons) International Hotel Management

Course summary

Accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, this course will give you the opportunity to develop the specialist skills and knowledge needed for management within the global hotel industry.

This course will give you the opportunity to develop the specialist skills and knowledge needed for management within the global hotel industry. In your final year, you will develop a strategic approach to hotel management within a constantly changing global environment.

To complement your academic studies, you will complete a work placement, which should be undertaken with an international hotel or hospitality company, in a country other than your own. The work placement will provide you with essential experience and knowledge that will be valuable to your future career and will give you the opportunity to experience other cultures.

If students already hold a related HND qualification, they may enter directly into the Final Year of the degree. Other qualifications may also exempt them from part of the course.

Course detail

Course overview
On this course, you will learn about the management of international hotel products and services. You will study both practical and theoretical subjects with many opportunities to get involved with the hospitality industry through competitions, guest speakers, industry mentoring programmes and external and internal events.

You will also complete a work placement, which should be undertaken with an international hotel or hospitality company, in a country other than your own. Prior relevant work experience may be accredited towards this.

Modules

Year One

  • Restaurant and Kitchen Studies
  • Hotel Accommodation Operations
  • Business Environment
  • Personal and Professional Development for Managers
  • Management Information
  • Introduction to Tourism Management.

Year Two

  • Hotel Accommodation Management
  • Restaurant and Food Management
  • Management Accounting and Decision-making
  • Managing People in Practice
  • Hotel Sales and Client Relations.

Plus one option from:

  • Small business
  • Tourism Industry Issues
  • Corporate and Event Management
  • PR and Reputation Management
  • Food, Society and Culture
  • International Beverage Management.

Year Three

  • Strategic Hospitality Management
  • Contemporary Issues and the Management of Change
  • Hotel Project Management
  • Service Industries Dissertation or Industrial Project.

Plus one business option from:

  • Global Marketing
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Strategic Facilities Management
  • Business Leadership and Professional Development.

And one option from:

  • Consultancy Project
  • Hospitality Information Technologies Strategy
  • Experiential Fundraising Events
  • International Gastronomy for Food Production Managers
  • EcoTourism
  • Food and Beverage Management.

Please note: some options require prerequisite knowledge.

Entry requirements

260 UCAS points normally in a minimum of two subject areas, plus GCSE English and Maths at grade A*–C, or equivalent.

International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/your-country to check for local equivalencies.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses

Fees

UK fees

Main fee
GBP9,000

International (non-UK/EU) fees

Main fee
GBP10,650
Find out if you are a home or overseas student.

Funding

Find out more about funding, scholarships and bursaries

Please note that fees given are per academic year unless otherwise stated, and may be subject to change. Costs can increase each year.

How to apply

Tips on applying

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During the course

Notable aspects

The course is taught by experienced industry specialists and offers a practical insight into the international hotel business.

Work experience during the course

This course includes a one-year placement working in industry. If students have appropriate work experience, they may be exempted from the placement.

What our students say

Muhammad Rizwan, BA (Hons) International Hotel Management graduate from Pakistan

"I acquired knowledge and a practical approach through my degree, which will help me to develop my business, an entrepreneurship start up project sponsored by UWL. This is a great opportunity for International students."

Jobs and placements

Career and study progression

On completing this course, you may choose to specialise in a specific business function such as operations, marketing, finance or human resources either through in-company management training schemes or specialised study. You can also choose to progress onto one of our MA courses in the field.

Study progression

If you are interested in continuing your studies, you can choose to progress onto our MA in Luxury Hospitality Management or our MA International Tourism and Aviation Management .

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