International Hospitality Business ManagementUCAS Code: N221
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Main entry requirements
• 112 UCAS Points, including at least 64 points from two A Levels or equivalent BTEC National Qualifications We accept AS levels and general studies. Where an applicant has not taken AS Level qualifications we may make a lower offer.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers93%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Hospitality is not just about accommodation and foodservice. It covers a wide variety of service areas in which there is a need to meet customer expectations and includes anything from coffee shops to cruise ships, casinos to contract catering. This course is designed to meet the challenges of the £71.8 billion UK hospitality industry and has a reputation for producing high-calibre graduates. Our students have been winners or finalists of The Young Guns competition, an industry award that recognises students who have excelled during their placement year, for the last 12 years. Each year you study key business development modules to increase your general business acumen and a blend of hospitality management modules. You develop your practical expertise using our dedicated state-of-the-art professional kitchen and restaurant space. The course also includes options to study conference and events management or culinary arts, allowing you to tailor your study towards the specialist areas of the industry that appeal to your individual career aspirations. To help build your international employability, we give you the option to learn a language during every year of your degree. You can choose from Spanish, German, French, Portuguese and Chinese, from beginner through to beyond A level. Key areas of study include • corporate hospitality • hospitality events business • conference and meetings • international hospitality • business and management • food and drink management • facilities management • finance • marketing • operations management. How you learn Your learning involves taking part in lectures, seminars, workshops, projects and practical sessions in our professional kitchen and restaurant space. You are assessed using a variety of methods, ranging from more traditional exams and coursework, to more innovative methods such as Dragons Den-style elevator pitches. Work placements in the UK and overseas Your future employability is at the heart of everything we do and in year three, you have the opportunity to apply the skills you’ve gained by taking a one-year paid work placement. This is a great way to improve your industry knowledge with real insight and experience. It also enables you to build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers, and many students find jobs with their placement companies after graduating. Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there. Salaries of up to £22,000 are possible. If you study abroad, or do your work placement, in another European country there may be funding available through the Erasmus programme. Previous students have gained placements at organisations such as • Leopold Hotel, Sheffield • Marriott Park Lane, London • Waldorf Astoria, Shanghai • JW Marriott Hotel, Beijing Learn from our experts You are taught by lecturers with considerable international industry experience in a wide range of roles, including research and consultancy, training and development, food and beverage operations, hotel management, banqueting and conferencing. Our academic staff have previously held key management positions with such high profile companies as the Savoy Hotel and Gordon Ramsay Holdings. Our staff's research is also used to inform teaching and regularly appears in book chapters, conference proceedings and academic journal articles. Professional recognition This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, the international hospitality professional membership body for managers and aspiring managers. Sheffield Business School is one of only four schools worldwide that have EPAS accreditation for undergraduate programmes in hospitality and tourism. EPAS is a world-renowned standard for the quality of business or management programmes which have an international perspective.
**Year one modules** • business analytics • marketing communications • management of hospitality resources • management of food and beverage operations • international corporate events and hospitality • academic and professional skills **Year one options** • foreign language **Year two core modules** • the international business environment • people and organisations in context • managing food and beverage operations • managing hospitality resources • the hospitality events business or current trends in international culinary arts and service management • current trends and research in international hospitality events and conferences or the philosophy of the restaurant **Year two options** • foreign language • option of joining the Erasmus scheme to study abroad for a semester or the whole year **Year three** • optional paid work placement **Final year core modules**• strategic management in international hospitality and tourism • hospitality business solutions • enterprise for hospitality and tourism professionals • leadership and hospitality organisational behaviour • critical approaches in hospitality marketing experiences and analytics • research project **Final year options**• foreign language
Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.
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