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International Hospitality & Tourism Management

1 Year
September 2022
Campus Taught

Our MSc International Hospitality and Tourism Management programme enables you to gain deeper understanding of different cultures, working in a tourism and / or hospitality environment, in a country that may be different to your own.

MSc International Hospitality and Tourism Management is offered in two variants - with placement the course lasts two years and without a placement it lasts one year.

Hospitality and tourism tend to be a major employer around the world, which means that companies and organisations are continually seeking individuals with the knowledge and capabilities of managing various aspects throughout a dynamic and progressive industry.

The MSc in International Hospitality and Tourism Management course is designed to meet such challenges and provide a curriculum to enhance your knowledge and skills and ensure you’re able to succeed as a hospitality and tourism manager.

The vocational, personal and intellectually stimulating postgraduate course will enhance your knowledge and skills of hospitality and tourism management within a global context.

This course is being reapproved under the University’s normal cycle of review. As such, the course structure and content may be changed to enable the University to deliver a better quality of educational experience to students.

Why study with us

  • We are affiliated to the Association of Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE)
  • We have extensive industry links across the service sector, both in the UK and overseas
  • An optional placement enables international students to gain deeper understanding of working in a tourism and / or hospitality environment, in a country that may be different to their own.

What you'll do

  • An option to complete a work placement is open to students who successfully complete six taught modules and a research element.
  • You’ll be prepared for a career in tourism and/or hospitality, or a related occupation by developing professional and transferable skills. Students who successfully complete a Professional Work Placement in Tourism, Hospitality, Events, in addition to meeting the requirements of the award, will have the award “with Placement”.
  • The programmes offer an opportunity to develop your ability to undertake independent, critical and substantive research and investigation within the area of international hospitality and tourism.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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  • Our course has been accredited by the Institute of Hospitality, the professional body for managers and aspiring managers in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry worldwide.

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.

Future Careers

You’ll be expected to secure your own preferred work placement with a suitable employer, with the support and guidance of the School and the Careers Services.

The supported process of searching for, identifying the right vacancy, applying for and securing it is a part of the professional development process.

Academic expertise

Fees and Funding

Full-time£7100 per year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Full-time£13500 per year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Full-time£13500 per year
Full-time£7800 per year
Part-time£867 per 20 credits
Full-time£14500 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise located in the Faculty of Business and Justice

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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