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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

International Hospitality and Tourism Management

UCAS Code: N890

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Maths and English at GCSE level are preferred

Various Access courses are considered, such as: Access to University Study Access to Community, Education & Humanities Access to Arts, Social Sciences & Primary Teaching Access to Languages, Arts and Social Sciences Access to Languages with Business Access to Humanities/Primary Education Access to Degree Studies Access to Arts & Social Science Access to Humanities Access to Social Sciences Access to Teaching

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3

Maths and English at Ordinary level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Scottish HNC

Pass

Successfully pass the HNC with a B in the graded unit. HNC Hospitality Management with a B in the graded unit allows entry to year two

Scottish HND

Pass

HND Hospitality Management with CB in the graded units allows entry to year three

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

Maths and English at National 5 are preferred

UCAS Tariff

102-104

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

94%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

International hospitality management

An explosive growth of leisure, travel and tourism over the past decade has led to an inevitable global expansion of the hospitality and tourism industries which has made a significant contribution to national and global economies. This, in turn, has identified the need for well educated and innovative managers. The hospitality and tourism industries have evolved in many different ways and are characterised by growth, diversity, vitality and volatility within an ever-changing world.

This course offers you an understanding of the nature of the product itself; an understanding of the political, economic and social context within which the production and consumption of these products and services take place; an understanding of the management and organisations involved in the provision and consumption of hospitality and tourism products and services; and a range of specialist applications and skills such as law, and an understanding of the research process.

In Year One you will study a range of modules which provide the opportunity to engage in high-level food service and preparation skills, which will be delivered at the prestigious Edinburgh New Town Cookery School, and hospitality skills with the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, as well as practical tourism skills such as tour group leadership.

In Year Two, you will study a range of management modules and you will also receive preparation to enter industry for a challenging six-month internship. This may take place in the UK or overseas.

In Year Three, you will study a broad range of management techniques that are contextualised to the successful operation of a hospitality or tourism business.

In Year Four, you will study strategic issues and contemporary challenges for managers and complete a dissertation in an area of your choice.

Modules

Year One modules
•Introduction to Marketing
•Introduction to Tourism
•Introduction to Hospitality
•Introduction to Finance & Accounting
•Foundations of Hospitality and Tourism Development
•Foundations of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Year Two modules
•Operations Management
•IHTM Internship
•Market Diversification in Hospitality and Tourism
•Human Resources Management
•Digital Business and E Commerce Futures
•Revenue Management in Hospitality and Tourism

Year Three modules
•New Enterprise Creation
•Business Research Methods
•Hospitality and Tourism in Developing Economies
•People, Planet and Profit
•Design for Hospitality and Tourism
•plus one elective module

Year Four modules
•Strategy
•Dissertation
•International Destination Management and Marketing
•International Leadership for Hospitality and Tourism
•Contemporary Issues in Hospitality and Tourism

The modules listed here and placement information is subject to validation at time of print (Feb 2018) and may differ slightly to those offered in 2019. Please check the website for any updates.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Department:

School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
International hospitality management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

71%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
45%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

AD
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
11%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

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