Full-time: One year, Part-time: Two years
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
Postgraduate International Hospitality and Event Management provides management education for existing managers and those with a relevant undergraduate education who want to develop a career in the dynamic area of international hospitality and event management. The growing size and dominance of hospitality as the major employer around the world means that companies and organisations are continually seeking individuals with the knowledge and capabilities of managing a variety of aspects throughout this dynamic and expanding industry. Current hospitality trends and market analysis are used to illustrate the competitive environment within which changing event provision and expansion can be successfully delivered. Therefore the emphasis throughout this postgraduate course is on the development of a wide range of professional and managerial skills linked to key themes within the area of international hospitality and event management.
Students require a good honours degree (or equivalent) in a subject related to tourism, business or service sector management. It would normally be expected that this degree be awarded at the level of lower second class or above. Other graduates who can demonstrate a commitment to the study of tourism management or who have significant industrial background will also be considered for entry.
The modules have been selected to ensure a blend of theoretical and practical issues within both a managerial and a subject specific context. Furthermore, the application of key management skills throughout the hospitality sector is considered from an organisational viewpoint whilst also seeking to aid personal growth and development.
MSc - Nine modules
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This is a year-long course comprises three parts. The first two parts include a taught element which focuses on key aspects of Hospitality and Event Management. The final part consists of a research element leading to writing a Dissertation or a Management Consultancy Project. For full-time students, the taught element is normally completed over a nine month period, starting in September. Part-time students will normally attend on a one-day-a-week basis and complete the taught element in two to three years.
Students who complete the taught element of the programme, in part or in its entirety, may graduate with either a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in International Hospitality and Event Management. Students wishing to complete the MSc in International Hospitality and Event Management must complete the research element, which comprises of a Dissertation or a Management Consultancy Project. Full-time students will normally complete this in the three months that follow the taught element, whilst part-time students complete this during the course of an academic session.
Work experience opportunities are available for students during non-teaching time within a range of different roles in the service sector management industry. Students are expected to secure their own work experience with a suitable employer with the support and guidance of the School.
I’d recommend this course as it provided opportunities to meet like-minded and passionate graduates who wanted to progress within the hospitality industry. There was a high level of interaction in lectures, encouraging group work activities. The support and encouragement from lecturers to achieve the best possible results was excellent and they were all vastly experienced in their specialist areas.
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
Teaching and Learning Methods - Knowledge is acquired through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, simulation exercises, research posters and guest speakers. Directed reading and self-study will enhance both knowledge and understanding.
Teaching and Learning Methods - Individual modules involve students developing and utilising one or more of these skills in preparing material for seminars, participating in activities and preparing assignments. Some modules have an emphasis on the political, sociological and philosophical aspects of the subject, whilst the major emphasis is on the management and practical application of hospitality and events in a global context.
Teaching and Learning Methods - Students are encouraged to question and present alternative approaches to different management concepts within hospitality and event management. In particular students are expected to be able to contextualise management practice within a range of appropriate concepts and theories.
OTHER SKILLS RELEVANT TO EMPLOYABILITY AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Teaching and Learning Methods - This will be part of an on-going process on the postgraduate modules but will be developed specifically through the Management Development module that will be taught in a workshop session.
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Full-time: £6,700 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £3,345 per year for first 2 years (UK/EU)
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
Details of the UK Government postgraduate loan scheme for students commencing a Masters Postgraduate programme for the 2017/18 academic year.
We have great links with a range of varied employers across the service sector, both within the UK and overseas. The School enjoys all the benefits of cross industry participation and employability support and guidance for students. In addition to this, we remain affiliated to the Association of Tourism in Higher Education – a tourism led body that both informs the curriculum and future developments across tourism education today.
Students will find the teaching and learning environment worthwhile and challenging. The learning environment is organised to ensure that key concepts, theories, and where appropriate, practices relevant to management in the hospitality and event industry form a central role in teaching and learning.
Assessment includes reports, essays, presentations and seminar papers and for those completing the Master of Science Programme, a Dissertation or a Management Consultancy Project.
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