BA (Hons)

International Hospitality Management

3 Years
September 2024
In Person
Foundation entry

Our International Hospitality Management course will equip you with the skills you need to be an effective manager within the global hospitality industry.

Why study with us

  • 1st
    in the North West for graduate prospects (on track)
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  • 1st
    in the North West for student satisfaction
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  • 1st
    in the UK for teaching on the course
    National Student Survey (Tourism, transport and travel) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • 1st
    in the UK for overall positivity
    National Student Survey (Tourism, transport and travel) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • Develop your supervisory and managerial skills so that you’re able to thrive in the industry. Whether you aspire to work in hotels, resorts, conferences, restaurants or bars based in the UK or all over the world.
  • Explore the hospitality industry and its development from an international perspective, including customer service, food and beverage operations, human resource skills, and marketing.
  • We offer employability-based modules and encourage you to develop your intercultural communication skills; this is particularly important in today’s global industry.
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What our students say

The course has offered me frequent opportunities to gain practical work experience. I have worked as an International Student Ambassador, giving advice to students from around the world and I am currently organising an event as part of my module assessment which is a large-scale Graduation Ball.
Romesa Kamran
International Hospitality Management, BA (Hons)
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What you’ll do

  • You’ll have the option to undertake a 48-week paid placement in the hospitality industry, giving you vital insights into the role of an events manager in a real-life situation. Our students have previously worked in four and five-star hotels all over the world.
  • We offer practical modules which allow you to take up additional certificates and qualifications needed within the international hospitality industry.
  • We keep class sizes small, so your tutors will get to know you individually.


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.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

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.

Best Entrepreneurial University of the Year

We won Best Entrepreneurial University at the Educate North Awards 2023. This recognised our work with thousands of student start-ups and businesses in the North West.

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Academic expertise

Headshot of Mark Fairhurst in a suit.
Mark Fairhurst
Senior Lecturer
School of Business

Mark is the Course Leader for the BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management Degree. He has extensive and varied Hospitality experience at operational, supervisory and management level gained in the US, UK, and Singapore. Mark lived out in South East Asia for 7 years gaining…

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Pam Monks
Lecturer in Hospitality Operations and Management
School of Business

Pam teaches a range of subjects across our International Hospitality and Tourism Management programmes. She has particular expertise in Hotel Operations and Management and People Development.

Entrepreneurs in Residence

Our Entrepreneurs in Residence bring you real-world expertise and entrepreneurial practice. They contribute to teaching, learning and employability.


  • 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.

Industry links

  • We've been awarded the Small Business Charter (SBC) in recognition of our commitment to supporting student entrepreneurship, small businesses and the local economy. The SBC is an award for the UK’s world-class business schools.

Future careers

Many of our graduates are now working for large international organisations. The skills you develop on this course will equip you for management roles across the thriving hospitality industry, from major hotel chains to cruise ships, casinos, restaurant groups and nightclubs. Some graduates have moved into careers in marketing or human resources.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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


This course is based in the School of Business

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