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Course summary

This course is accredited by the University of Warwick OVERVIEW International hospitality is a challenging and dynamic industry offering a wide range of exciting employment opportunities. Our Hospitality with Tourism Management postgraduate course combines study of these sectors to open the doors to a variety of career paths, from hotel, resort and attractions management to meetings and events, tour operations and travel consultancy. Our hospitality and tourism course offers two different study pathways to suit your previous qualifications and experience. If you are new to these industries and do not already have related qualifications, Pathway A will introduce you to managing the operational aspects of hospitality while incorporating the study of related tourism and events environments. Alternatively, if you already have an undergraduate degree in hospitality or tourism management, Pathway B will focus on teaching you long-term strategic development of hospitality operations and equip you to engage in continuing development using a broad range of skills. In addition, you will have the chance to travel to a European destination for a residential study trip, with the essential costs covered by University College Birmingham. On our hospitality and tourism master’s course, there is also the option of taking on a placement for three to six months, boosting your experience to help you get your foot in the door of tourism and hospitality organisations. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • Specialise your studies – We offer two different study pathways and a range of optional modules, tailoring your learning to suit your previous background and career aims in the hospitality and tourism industries
  • Residential visit – Travel abroad for a research trip – past destinations have included Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Seville, Amsterdam, Rome and Palma
  • Work placement (MSc only) – Gain valuable experience before you graduate with an optional placement of three to six months in the industry
  • Practical application – Develop strategic decision-making skills using industry simulation software and virtual reality technology
  • Award-winning university – Study at the highest-ranking university in the region according to student choice (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023)
FACILITIES Students on our postgraduate courses have exclusive access to our dedicated postgraduate suite in McIntyre House, providing study and meeting spaces, PCs and other facilities. PLACEMENTS Our master's course offers the option of a work placement for three to six months. You will be supported by our experienced Hired employability team to identify the kind of placement you want, with options available around the UK and overseas. Employers we have worked with include Wequassett Resort and Golf Club (USA), Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa (USA), Pushkar (Birmingham), Marriott (Birmingham), Amber Hotel (London) and Hotel Dream Gran Tagoro (Lanzarote). Note: Students on the PGDip course, or those planning to top-up from a PGDip to a master's degree, will not be eligible for a placement during the course. CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
  • Conference centre manager
  • Theme park manager
  • Operations manager
  • Tour manager
  • Travel agency manager
  • Tourist information centre manager
Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course

Modules

PATHWAY A

  • Hospitality and Tourism Dynamics
  • Strategic Hospitality Operations Management
  • International Live Project Management
  • Leading Across Cultures
  • Strategic Financial Analysis
  • Applied Masters Project (MSc only)
Choose one optional module:
  • Event Strategy
  • Strategic Digital Marketing
  • Innovative Enterprise
  • Strategic Human Resource and People Development
  • Risk, Disruption and Future-proof Management
  • Performance Data Analysis
Postgraduate Work Placement (optional - MSc only) PATHWAY B
  • Sustainability Leadership
  • Strategic Hospitality Operations Management
  • International Live Project Management
  • Leading Across Cultures
  • Strategic Financial Analysis
  • Applied Masters Project (MSc only)
Choose one optional module:
  • Event Strategy
  • Strategic Digital Marketing
  • Innovative Enterprise
  • Strategic Human Resource and People Development
  • Risk, Disruption and Future-proof Management
  • Performance Data Analysis
Postgraduate Work Placement (optional - MSc only)

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT Lectures, seminars and fieldwork will provide opportunities for you to explore concepts relevant to your study. You will also be analysing case studies as a way to understand the link between theory and sector practice. You will be assessed in a variety of ways to encourage you to develop a range of skills. These include essays and reports, investigative fieldwork, case study analysis, presentations and simulation using industry-specific software. Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.


Entry requirements

**Masters Entry Requirements** - A good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in any/relevant subject. - We will also consider your application if you have significant, relevant experience (3-5 years) with degree-equivalent professional qualification. - English Language - IELTS Score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component **Postgraduate Diploma Entry requirements** - A minimum of a third –class honours degree - An equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution - We will also consider an equivalent professional qualification - English Language - IELTS Score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2MA/MSc/PGDip - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill
IELTS (Academic)6MA/MSc/PGDip - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component
Institution's Own TestMA/MSc/PGDip - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component

To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.

UCB English Language Requirements

https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/english-language-requirements/english-language-requirements-table.aspx


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

UK Students English students studying a full master's degree are eligible for a postgraduate loan from Student Finance. Please note, if you are planning on studying the Postgraduate Diploma, these courses will not be eligible for a postgraduate loan. For more information please visit https://www.ucb.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/postgraduate-fees/ EU and International: A £500 discount is applied if the fees are paid in full at enrolment. For more information please visit https://www.ucb.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/international-tuition-fees/
Hospitality with Tourism Management at University College Birmingham - UCAS