This course which focuses on leadership and management is ideal for industry professionals and those looking to advance their career within the hospitality industry.
- This highly respected MSc International Hospitality Management masters degree is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality. It will enhance your leadership and management potential in the hospitality industry
- 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
- You will study with students from around the world, which will enhance your knowledge of global practices, a critical business management skill in the hospitality industry
- Flexible opportunities to study through 'blended learning modules', allowing you to earn while you learn
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.
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 allow 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.
Hear from our students
Hatty Green, MSc International Hospitality Management student, speaks about her experience on the course.
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.
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 an 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
- If English is not your first language, you will also need IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 in each skills area.
For more information, please visit our postgraduate application page.
2023/24 Fees (August 2023 - July 2024)
£8,750 for the full course or £975 per 20 credits*
£975 per 20 credits
£14,900 for the full course
Please note fees normally increase in line with inflation and the University's strategic approach to fees, which is reviewed on an annual basis. The total fee you pay may therefore increase after one year of study.
* UK full-time fees paid within one academic year are rounded down to the nearest £50 if applicable
Additional costs and optional extras
About postgraduate awards
Please note at postgraduate level, you’ll need to gain the following number of credits in total to obtain the respective awards. If you have any questions please contact us.
|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.
Funding your studies
Find out more about fees, postgraduate loans and support you may be entitled to.
Find out about funding your studies
Alumni discount for Derby graduates
We offer a discount on postgraduate course fees for all Derby alumni.
Find out about the Alumni discount
How to apply
Please look at our application deadlines before you apply.
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)
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.
Additional costs and optional extras
We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, excellent facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.
Please also note that due to the current Covid-19 situation, if your course offers fieldtrips, the location of these may change or be cancelled. If this happens, you will be communicated to in advance and we will do our very best to seek out other practical opportunities to ensure your experience is not affected.
The information provided on this page is correct at the time of publication but course content, costs and other individual course details do change from time to time and are updated as often as possible, so please do check these pages again when making your final decision to apply for a course. Any updated course details will also be confirmed to you at application, enrolment and in your offer letter.
Included in your fees
- Fieldtrips associated with modules
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.