This course is only available for entry into Year One and Year 3 in 2023. Applicants looking for Year 2 entry should still apply through this course, however the course available for direct entry into Year Two in 2023 is BSc (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management and any offers for Year 2 entry would be made for this course instead. You can find more information on this course is available here: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/undergraduate-study/2023/ba-ba-hons-international-hospitality-and-tourism-management/. Students who enrol onto Year 2 of the BSc (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management course will be switched onto Year 3 of the BSc (Hons) International Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management upon successful completion of Year 2 of the course. BSc (Hons) International Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management On this course you will learn the business management skills that the best employers in international hospitality, tourism and events are looking for, opening up a wealth of career opportunities. A twenty-week internship boosts your employability. Why QMU?
- We ranked in the top 20 UK universities for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism in the Times and Sunday Times Good Uni Guide 2022.
- The course has a Student Experience Fund that helps pay for a range of extra-curricular student activities across the four-years. Enjoy, trips to a range of visitor attractions and events and perhaps even taste the produce on a brewery and distillery tour as part of your studies at QMU.
- Smaller class sizes mean you will enjoy more personal engagement with lecturers. We will know you by name and help manage your learning from your first lecture to graduation.
- More people visit Edinburgh than any other UK city after London, and you will study on a campus that is six minutes from the centre of town. It is the perfect place to learn about the hospitality, tourism and events management trade in the world’s leading festival city.
- Our graduates are usually in employment or further training soon after graduating. Many are making names for themselves in highly respected hospitality, tourism and events businesses, in the UK and across the world, including Disney World, Hilton and Visit Scotland.
- At QMU we have a strong commitment to social justice and the environment. The academic team believe passionately that business can be financially successful, maintain a focus on employees and customers and play a positive role in the future of our environment. This ethos is woven throughout the course and the team believe that this approach leaves our graduates in a very strong position to manage businesses in the future.
- Gain a thorough theoretical understanding of the political, economic and social factors at work in the industry, and what they will mean for you as a manager of the future.
- Learn hands-on how to manage money, resources and talent in the fast-moving hospitality, tourism and events environment.
- Plan and deliver a live event.
- Acquire the skills to work in exciting and vibrant areas of increasing importance and relevance to a modern and socially just society.
BA (Hons) International Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management (entry in 2023) Degrees in hospitality, tourism and events have been offered by QMU for many years. We regularly review course content and options to ensure students are provided with an up-to-date learning experience which is relevant to current trends in hospitality, tourism and events management. At the time of posting (Feb 2022) we have not yet confirmed all final modules for 2023 entry. This information will be posted here when available. Year One: You will explore the key concepts that are the foundation of hospitality, tourism and events. Additionally, you will undertake a range of introductory modules around business management, for example, marketing and finance. The combination of theoretical concepts and the inclusion of practical and vocational skills prepares students for real-life situations. Visiting sites and venues will enhance your experience and understanding, and guest lectures by leading industry figures will bring your learning to life. You will engage with practical and vocational skills including food service and preparation and group leadership to prepare for the planning and delivery of a live event: culminating in a live event with our partner Edinburgh New Town Cookery School. Year Two: Year Two prepares you for a challenging and rewarding 20-week internship of your choice, in the UK or overseas, during which time you will be supported by the University. Additionally you will develop skills to think critically about hospitality, tourism and events within a number of different political and social settings. There will be a focus on management skills, by studying, for example, human resource management. Year Three: Year Three will deepen your understanding of a range of management techniques to assist in your chosen profession. You will study specialist modules about the hospitality, tourism and events sector and their contributions to the economy and society in the pursuit of social justice, for example, the subject of sustainability, and will choose an elective on a subject in this year to support your learning. In addition, you will have the opportunity to study for one semester at a university overseas. Year Four: In Year Four you will complete a dissertation in an area of your choice and engage with current topics in hospitality, tourism and events. Attention will be accorded to an evaluation of contemporary issues such as accessibility within a hospitality, tourism and events context. There will also be an emphasis on the strategic issues and challenges within business management. BSc (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management (entry in 2023). Year Two Modules
- Operations Management
- IHTM Internship
- Market Diversification in Hospitality and Tourism
- Human Resources Management
- Digital Business and eCommerce Futures
- Revenue Management in Hospitality and Tourism
- New Enterprise Creation
- Business Research Methods
- Tourism in Developing Economies
- People, Planet and Profit
- Design for Hospitality and Tourism
- plus one elective module
- Strategy and Practice
- International Destination Management and Marketing
- International Leadership for Hospitality and Tourism
You will be taught in lectures, seminars and practical workshops. Outside these timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning through self-study. You will be assessed by a variety of methods during each semester.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
*Please note successful applicants applying for Year 2 entry, will receive offers for the former course title International Hospitality and Tourism Management instead. International Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management will only be available for Year 1 and Year 3 applicants.* Year 2 entry: HNC in in Hospitality with a B in the graded unit Year 3 entry: HND in Hospitality Management/Travel & Tourism with 3 with CB in graded units
Standard Qualification Requirements
We accept many different qualifications, but cannot list them all here. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information or advice if you are thinking of taking a course of study. We welcome applications from international and EU applicants and you can find information on specific entry requirements by country here: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/international-students/information-for-your-country/. We also welcome applications from mature students, or people holding qualifications such as Access courses or OU modules. The Scottish Wider Access Partnership (SWAP) offers a range of local Access courses and those that are accepted for entry are listed here: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/college-qualifications
Minimum Qualification Requirements
English language requirements
IELTS with an overall score equivalent to 6.0 and with no individual component less than 5.5.
QMU English Language Requirements
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