This MSc International Hospitality Management degree is ideal for industry professionals looking for career progression in international hospitality management. We focus on application, assimilation, attitude and providing answers - practices that are central to hospitality leaders.
You will develop your understanding of the management of cultural diversity, the internationalisation of the industry, marketing, finance and strategy in a wide variety of contexts, including hotels, exhibitions, festivals, product launches, trade shows and sporting events.
Real world learning
As part of the international hospitality management masters course, you will be involved in consultancy work with our industry partners who regularly collaborate with us including; Hilton International, Skibo Castle, Gleneagles and Marriott Hotels.
Links with employers and industry
We offer a range of events and activities including guest speakers from industry, employer days and the chance to work on real life problems where you’ll combine theory and practice and develop the skills and confidence you need to fast track your career.
Our passionate, award-winning academic team are experienced scholars and leading practitioners in the hospitality industry. They are active members of national and international professional bodies such as the Institute of Hospitality and research networks such as ENAT, EDeAN, ATLAS, CHME.
Placement - available to UK/EU students only
Study full time and you have the option to include an integrated work placement of up to 12 months as part of your international hospitality management Masters qualification. By choosing this option you will study your Independent Scholarship module ‘on-the-job’, allowing you to research real world issues faced by your company.
If you are not currently employed, we can support you to find a suitable placement. Placements often lead to permanent employment opportunities.
Study while you earn
Our teaching and learning strategy allows you to study while you remain in employment. You’ll complete ‘blended learning modules’ where most of your learning is undertaken online with the support of module tutors.
Programme leader - Dr Eleni Michopoulou
Dr Eleni Michopoulou is a published writer and active researcher in the international hospitality industry as well as Programme Lead for the MSc International Hospitality Management course at the University of Derby. She is an experienced practitioner and has held several senior operational management and project management positions. She was a member of the Olympic Games organising committee in Athens 2004.
The teaching and learning methods used are diverse and may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, practical fieldwork exercises and online learning materials. Assessments include briefing reports, pitches, presentations, essays, unseen examinations, and case studies.
Applicants will normally be in possession of:
- A UK 2.2 (or above) Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised British or overseas Institutions. All subjects are considered, but possession of degrees or relevant experience in related subjects will be advantageous
- A significant portfolio of work at appropriate level or relevant professional qualifications.
Students applying for the MSc International Hospitality Management course with integrated work placement will need to attend an interview with a prospective industry organisation.
English language requirements
- International applicants will also need to be able to show they have a good standard of English
- IELTS minimum overall: 6
For more information, please visit our postgraduate application page.
2018/19 Fees (August 2018 - July 2019)
£825 per 20 credits*
£825 per 20 credits*
£13,500 for the full programme
*Note – at postgraduate level, you’ll need to gain the following number of credits in total to obtain the awards below.
|Postgraduate Certificate||60 Credits|
|Postgraduate Diploma||120 Credits|
|MA or MSc||180 Credits|
This means you will gain 180 credits in total to complete the full MA or MSc. If you are studying part time you will normally complete your studies over two or three years, depending on the course structure.
Please note that all fees may be subject to annual increase.
Funding your studies
Find out more about fees, postgraduate loans and support you may be entitled to.
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Alumni discount for Derby graduates
We offer a discount on postgraduate course fees for all Derby alumni.
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Scholarships and bursaries
We also offer a number of funding opportunities for all International students, including discounts, scholarships and bursaries.
Find out about scholarships and bursaries
Whether you are a recent graduate, or an industry practitioner, the MSc International Hospitality Management will help you develop the knowledge, skills and experience you need to apply for management positions in the international hospitality industry and related sectors.
Some of our students have started their own hospitality business or have accessed senior management positions in 4 and 5 star international hotel chains; while others have moved into academia and the research arena.
If you need any more information from us, eg on courses, accommodation, applying, car parking, fees or funding, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.Contact us
† Additional information about your studies
Up to 20 months with integrated placement (UK/EU students only).
Up to 6 years (UK/EU students only)
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Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.
Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.