Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Hospitality Business Management

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Course summary

Course summary

  • Study a robust programme of business and hospitality-specific modules.
  • Gain a qualification that combines research, theory, general business acumen and real-world work experience.
  • Study a course that scored 95% for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017.
  • Have the opportunity to work abroad — with the possibility of Erasmus funding being available for European placements.
This course has a reputation for producing high-calibre, well-rounded graduates. You can tailor the course to suit your career aspirations, with options to specialise in hospitality, culinary arts, conferences or events, and opportunities to learn a language or study abroad. How you learn You are taught by lecturers with a rich industry background – from serving the Queen to opening new hotels and owning catering businesses – who infuse teaching with research, industry expertise and passion for hospitality. You will be provided with a challenging and supportive learning environment where you will experience 'hands-on' practical learning combined with a traditional classroom environment. You learn through
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • problem-solving exercises
  • presentations
  • workshops and practical sessions in our state-of-the art facilities
  • field trips
  • site visits
  • work with external organisations
There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period). Applied learning Work placements Your future employability is at the heart of everything we do and the course includes an optional placement year. Through our relationships with local, national and international employers we can help you to secure a great placement year and support you while you are there. Recent placements have taken place at • Fischers Restaurant, Baslow • Derby Conference Centre, Derby • Westin Resort, South Carolina • Hilton Worldwide, Shanghai. Alternatively you can pursue an accelerated degree by participating in our Learning in the Workplace programme, where you combine your studies with a semester spent working abroad. These opportunities will help you to build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers. Live projects Broaden your experience in the workplace 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. Opportunities for learning are not just limited to the classroom. Your final year requires you to consult directly with a hospitality business to resolve a real-life business issue. Depending on the specialist route you have chosen you may: plan and deliver a hospitality event, engage in culinary product development or design and analyse a hospitality marketing campaign. Networking opportunities Industry interaction comes formally through visiting speakers and informally through our association with the Institute of Hospitality, our strong alumni network and the activities of our hospitality society. We're proud to be one of the founding partners of the Classroom to Boardroom event, which introduces you to a variety of stakeholders through the medium of round table discussions and networking activities. Competitions You're encouraged to participate in competitions which celebrate success within the industry. Previous students have been winners or finalists of The Young Guns competition, an industry award that recognises those who have excelled during their placement year. Students have also participated in Passion 4 Hospitality, Young Hoteliers Summit and Zest Quest Asia and many others.

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 can take an optional placement in year three. Year 1 Compulsory modules Academic And Professional Skills 20 Business Analysis For The Service Sector 20 Hospitality Principles And Practices 20 Hospitality Process And Decision Making 20 Marketing Communications 20 Elective modules Foreign Language 20 Global Food, Drink And Society 20 Year 2 Compulsory modules Academic Research Skills 20 Managing Food And Beverage Operations 20 People And Organisations In Context 20 Revenue Management 20 Elective modules Current Trends In International Culinary Arts And The Service Experience 20 Enterprise And Small Business In Tourism, Hospitality And Events 20 Foreign Language 20 Hotel Outlet Management 20 Managing Hospitality Resources 20 Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year - Final year Compulsory modules Critical Approaches In Hospitality Marketing, Experiences And Analytics 20 Hospitality Management Consultancy 40 Research Project 20 Strategic Management In International Hospitality And Tourism 20 Elective modules Food Supply Chain Management 20 Foreign Language 20 Hotel Operational Analysis 20 Strategic Event Design 20

Assessment method

Coursework Exam Practicals

Professional bodies

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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)6With a minimum score of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13995 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 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 Hospitality Business Management at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS