Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

International 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**

  • Study a robust programme of hospitality-specific and business modules and gain a qualification that combines research, business acumen and real-world work experience.
  • Prepare for a wide range of exciting hospitality management roles and become globally, socially, and ethically aware of the contemporary business environment within which the industry operates.
  • Have the opportunity to work across the UK and abroad through internship and placement opportunities with world-renowned brands, as well as opportunities to learn a language or study abroad.
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.
  • 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 (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme. **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.

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 Principles And Practices 20 Coursework Exam Hospitality Process And Decision Making 20 Coursework Marketing Communications 20 Coursework Elective modules Foreign Language 20 Coursework Global Food, Drink And Society 20 Coursework Year 2 Compulsory modules Academic Research Skills 20 Coursework Managing Food And Beverage Operations 20 Coursework People And Organisations In Context 20 Coursework Revenue Management 20 Coursework Elective modules Enterprise And Small Business In Tourism, Hospitality And Events 20 Coursework Foreign Language 20 Coursework Hotel And Resort Outlet Management 20 Coursework Managing Hospitality Resources 20 Coursework Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year - Final year Compulsory modules Critical Approaches In Hospitality Marketing, Experiences And Analytics 20 Coursework Hospitality Management Consultancy 40 Coursework Research Project 20 Coursework Strategic Management In International Hospitality And Tourism 20 Coursework Elective modules Food Supply Chain Management 20 Coursework Practical Foreign Language 20 Coursework Hotel Operational Analysis 20 Coursework

Assessment method

Coursework Exam Practicals

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How to apply

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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 or over at the point of enrolment.

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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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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.

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International Hospitality Business Management at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS