Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Tourism and Hospitality Business Management

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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary**

  • Develop specific knowledge and skills of the behaviour and motivations of tourism service consumers.
  • Gain knowledge of planning and development of tourism in various contexts, contemporary growth sectors, food and beverage operations and the management of hospitality resources, services and facilities.
  • Become a hospitality or tourism manager who is globally, socially and ethically aware of the contemporary business environment within which the industry operates.
  • You learn personal, professional and transferable skills that equip you for a career in a dynamic and globally-integrated business environment. The Learning in the Workplace semester, visiting guest lectures, placement opportunities and consultancy project enhance your future employability.
How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. 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.

Course details


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 Compulsory modules Academic And Professional Skills 20 Coursework Business Analysis For The Service Sector 20 Coursework Hospitality Process And Decision Making 20 Coursework International Tourism Business 20 Coursework Marketing Communications 20 Coursework Elective modules Foreign Language 20 Coursework Global Food, Drink And Society 20 Coursework Tourism Management: Principles And Practice 20 Coursework Year 2 Compulsory modules Academic Research Skills 20 Coursework Managing Hospitality Resources 20 Coursework People And Organisations In Context 20 Coursework Tourism, Development And Society 20 Coursework Elective modules Digital Tourism Marketing 20 Coursework Enterprise And Small Business In Tourism, Hospitality And Events 20 Coursework Foreign Language 20 Coursework Managing Food And Beverage Operations 20 Coursework Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year - Final year Compulsory modules Research Project 20 Coursework Strategic Management In International Hospitality And Tourism 20 Coursework Elective modules Critical Approaches In Hospitality Marketing, Experiences And Analytics 20 Coursework Foreign Language 20 Coursework Hospitality Management Consultancy 40 Coursework Hotel Operational Analysis 20 Coursework Sustainable Tourism Planning 20 Coursework Tourism Consultancy Experience 40 Coursework Tourism Destination Marketing 20 Coursework

Assessment method


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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

We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

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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

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Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/2023 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK students starting this course in 2021/22 are £9,250 per year. Our tuition fees for International/EU students are also yet to be confirmed, however you can see the course page on the Sheffield Hallam Website for more information.

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