Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Tourism and Hospitality Business Management

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Course summary

Course summary

  • Explore the exciting and ever-growing industries of tourism and hospitality.
  • Develop your managerial skills through a live client experience with a real-life tourism or hospitality business.
  • Tailor your studies through a range of elective modules to suit your own personal career aspirations.
  • Put theory into practice during an optional placement year.
Develop a wide range of transferable skills on a course that has a track record for preparing graduates for careers in the dynamic and globally integrated tourism and hospitality industries. Guest lectures, placement opportunities, the Learning in the Workplace semester and consultancy projects all enhance your future employability. How you learn Studying at Sheffield Hallam enables your academic, personal and professional development. You develop the knowledge, attributes and skills desired by employers for highly skilled employment. You learn from current developments in the international tourism and hospitality industries, often including your lecturers' research. You also develop research skills and digital skills, which will help you to work and study more effectively. You enhance your professional skills by working with employers through consultancy projects and reflecting on your performance. Your learning will take place through a variety of methods such as
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • practical projects in world-class facilities
  • research projects
  • real-life consultancy experience
  • directed learning activities outside classes
  • diverse assessment tools (e.g. essays, presentation, report, e-portfolio, exam)
  • guest speakers
  • field trips
  • Learning in the workplace
Broaden your experience in the work place while developing your CV and gaining credits towards your degree. You can spend a semester in industry and complete your studies in three years, rather than four by continuing to study alongside your work placement. **Applied learning Work placements** This course offers a variety of opportunities to develop your employability skills for highly skilled employment in the international tourism and hospitality industries. You will have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement in your third year of study. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Recent placements have included Disneyland in Florida, hotels and resorts across America, Canada, Spain, France, Dubai and the Maldives, and with national and regional destination management organisations such as the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions, the Isle of Man Department of Tourism, and Visit Peak District and Derbyshire, as well as for major tour operators such as TUI and Sunvil. You can also complete a 'Learning in the Workplace' semester where you work and study at the same time, with academic lessons carried out remotely during allocated study periods while on placement. This is recognised by the University as a placement and offers you a quicker way to complete your studies and gain work experience in 3 rather than 4 years, while graduating with 'placement' in your degree title to boost your employment prospects. Networking opportunities You will frequently engage with tourism and hospitality industry stakeholders throughout the course. Many modules include industry guest speakers and you will benefit from a close relationship with the industry through our staff members' industry network, association with the Tourism Management Institute, and alumni network.

Course details


Year 1 Compulsory modules Academic And Professional Skills 20 Business Analysis For The Service Sector 20 Hospitality Process And Decision Making 20 International Tourism Business 20 Marketing Communications 20 Elective modules Foreign Language 20 Global Food, Drink And Society 20 Tourism Management: Principles And Practice 20 Year 2 Compulsory modules Academic Research Skills 20 Managing Hospitality Resources 20 People And Organisations In Context 20 Tourism, Development And Society 20 Elective modules Digital Tourism Marketing 20 Enterprise And Small Business In Tourism, Hospitality And Events 20 Foreign Language 20 Managing Food And Beverage Operations 20 Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Research Project 20 Strategic Management In International Hospitality And Tourism 20 Elective modules Critical Approaches In Hospitality Marketing, Experiences And Analytics 20 Foreign Language 20 Hospitality Management Consultancy 40 Hotel Operational Analysis 20 Sustainable Tourism Planning 20 Tourism Consultancy Experience 40 Tourism Destination Marketing 20

Assessment method

Coursework Practical

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How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13995 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13995 Year 1

Additional fee information

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

International Tourism and Hospitality Business Management at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS