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Course summary

If you have an interest in the hospitality industry generally and are keen to focus on this dynamic field, this programme is for you. It combines practical elements of hospitality management with an in depth understanding of the potential impacts of the hospitality industry and its role within both the UK and internationally. As part of the Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME), you’ll benefit from our connections to the industry, and have opportunities to gain work experience and build your professional network. Why study this subject? If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career within the service industry, our international hospitality management course can help you gain the skills you’ll need to succeed. It is designed to include the right balance of transferable skills, specialist knowledge and work-based experience that will help prepare you for your future career and give you the skills employers are looking for. During your time on this course, we’ll give you the teachings you’ll need to ensure businesses are sustainable, profitable and provide a high-quality experience for both customers and staff. Modules are designed to consider the link between the skills development required, the career paths open to you and the needs of employers within the industries. You’ll develop the competencies, skills, and capabilities to take over the management of an existing business, start a leadership position or even your own business. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? Teaching will take place at our High Wycombe Campus, where you can immerse yourself in student life and take full advantage of everything our Campus has to offer. Our Students’ Union is frequently rated in the top five SUs in the UK by our students in the National Student Survey. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to a huge range of events and entertainment, CV building activities, as well as competitive and recreational sport and wellbeing activities to enrich your time with us as part of our ‘Big Deal’. You will benefit from placement opportunities within a range of organisations during the programme, including at our beautiful Missenden Abbey, in Great Missenden. A 12th century former medieval abbey, set within 10 acres of beautiful grounds in the heart of the Chilterns, blends a historic building with a purpose-built conference and training facility. Your placements will be practice-led, creating an innovative approach to hospitality education and training. This approach will allow you to gain work-based experience, real-world learning and vital knowledge in international hospitality management, combined with professional and technical skills. On your placements you’ll work, and gain experience, at an operational level in your first year and will move to more supervisory and managerial roles and capabilities in your second and third year. All areas and departments of the Abbey will be utilised during your placements, including front of house and back of house operations. Our strong links with employers, professional and trade associations, representing a range of business environments across the hospitality industry, will provide you with a practical and an outstanding student experience. You will develop your industry knowledge and professional skills by gaining valuable experience in a fully commercial hotel and other industry partner hotels alongside your studies. You’ll also be able to create connections with experts and build valuable networks. With this degree, you’ll be able to hit the ground running once you leave BNU and apply your newly acquired skills to your dream career in international hospitality management.

Assessment method

You will be assessed in a variety of ways and these are spread out across the year to help make the workload manageable. Assessment methods include group works and individual work, such as: essays, presentations, pitches, Dragons Den style assessments, case studies, professional development, industry briefs and projects and practical activities.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

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