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Sheffield Hallam University

International Hospitality Business Management

UCAS Code: N221
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

• 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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

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 Hallam University

Adsetts Learning Centre

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.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 87%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
41% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
77% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
316 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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