Course details

Study options

Full-time: 1 year, Part-time:

UK/EU fee

£850 per 20 credits* (2019/20)

International fee

£14,250 for the full programme (2019/20)

Course level

Postgraduate

Qualification

MSc

Start date

September

Location

Derby Campus

Course description

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.

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.

What you will study

  • Operations and Project Management (20 credits)
  • Managing the International Hospitality Service Experience (20 credits)
  • Research Methodologies (20 credits)
  • Integrated Business Management (40 credits)
  • Strategic Directions (20 credits

Independent Scholarship - on this module you will develop your analytical and critical skills while investigating in detail a service sector topic of your choice. Independent study forms the entire Masters stage of the programme. 

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

How you will learn

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.

 

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be in possession of:

Or

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

For more information, please visit our postgraduate application page.

Fees and funding

2019/20 Fees (August 2019 - July 2020)

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£850 per 20 credits*

£850 per 20 credits*

International

£14,250 for the full programme

N/A

*Note – at postgraduate level, you’ll need to gain the following number of credits in total to obtain the awards below.

Postgraduate Certificate60 Credits
Postgraduate Diploma120 Credits
MA or MSc180 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.

2020/21 Fees (August 2020 - July 2021)

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£875 per 20 credits*

£875 per 20 credits*

International

£14,700 for the full programme

N/A

*Note – at postgraduate level, you’ll need to gain the following number of credits in total to obtain the awards below.

Postgraduate Certificate60 Credits
Postgraduate Diploma120 Credits
MA or MSc180 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.

Students chatting to each other

International student scholarship

We're offering a £2,000 scholarship for all eligible international students studying a full-time postgraduate taught programme (PGT). Terms and conditions apply.

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How to apply

Careers

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.

Our graduates

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.

Dr Iride Azara at the INC 2018 conference

Dr Iride Azara
Programme leader

Dr. Iride Azara is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Events, and active researcher across several University research groups and International recognised research associations. Dr. Azara has extensive experience in undergraduate and postgraduate MSc programme management in Tourism, Events, Hospitality and Spa.

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Contact us

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† Additional information about your studies

Up to 20 months with integrated placement (UK/EU students only).

Up to 6 years (UK/EU students only)

Teaching hours

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.

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