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International Hospitality and Tourism Management

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Maths and English at GCSE level are preferred at grade C or 4.

Various Access courses are considered, such as: Access to University Study Access to Community, Education & Humanities Access to Arts, Social Sciences & Primary Teaching Access to Languages, Arts and Social Sciences Access to Languages with Business Access to Humanities/Primary Education Access to Degree Studies Access to Arts & Social Science Access to Humanities Access to Social Sciences Access to Teaching

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3

Maths and English preferred at Ordinary level O4 or Higher level H5.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Scottish HNC

Pass

Successful completion of your HNC in any subjects with a C in the graded unit

Scottish HND

Pass

Successful completion of your HND in any subjects with a CC in the graded units

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

Maths and English at National 5 are preferred at grade C

UCAS Tariff

102-104

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

International hospitality management

Want to be a leader in a fascinating and fast-growing global industry? On this course you will learn the business management skills that the best employers in international hospitality and tourism are looking for, enjoy close support and supervision from our staff and gain practical experience on a 20-week internship in the UK or abroad.

The hospitality and tourism sector is worth £11 billion to the Scottish economy alone, supporting 14,000 tourism enterprises. As a graduate of our international hospitality and tourism management degree you will be at the forefront of these exciting industries. You will gain a thorough theoretical understanding of the political, economic and social factors at work in the industry – and what they will mean for you as a manager of the future.

You will learn hands-on how to manage money, resources and talent in a fast-moving hospitality and tourism environment. Food continues to be a cornerstone of the hospitality industry. You will be working with a range of food professionals, creating menus, learning about food and, importantly, how you put profit on a plate. As a manager of the future you also need to appreciate the wider strategic picture, and the course develops understanding of the political, economic and social forces driving the hospitality and tourism industry forward.

In Year One you will study a broad range of modules that will enable you to not only learn a wide range of tourism theories and concepts, but also practical and vocational skills including food service and preparation and group leadership. You will connect with hospitality and tourism environments by visiting sites to enhance your experience.

In Year Two you will focus on management skills, both in theory and the real world. We’ll help you prepare for a challenging and rewarding 20-week internship in the UK or overseas.

In Year Three you’ll deepen your understanding of a range of management techniques and how they will help you run a successful business; from building a start-up company to designing a hospitality or tourism space. In addition, you will engage with the significant contemporary issues of sustainability and social justice within hospitality and tourism. The IHTM degree covers it all.

What are the biggest challenges that hospitality and tourism managers face today? How do you successfully lead people in a highly competitive sector? In Year Four, you will learn to understand wider strategic issues and will develop your ideas into a dissertation in an area that you are passionate about. You’ll have the flexibility and support you need to tailor your final year at QMU to progress to the next stages of your career, be that hospitality, tourism or academia.

At QMU we have a strong commitment to both social justice and the environment. The academic team believe passionately that business can make good profits, maintain a focus on the people they serve and play a positive role in the future of our environment. This ethos is woven throughout the course and the team believe that this approach leaves our graduates in a very strong position to manage businesses in the future.

Modules

Year One

Introduction to Marketing
Introduction to Tourism
Introduction to Hospitality
Introduction to Finance & Accounting
Management for Hospitality and Tourism
Entrepreneurship of Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Year Two

Operations Management
IHTM Internship
Market Diversification in Hospitality and Tourism
Human Resources Management
Digital Business and eCommerce Futures
Revenue Management in Hospitality and Tourism

Year Three

New Enterprise Creation
Business Research Methods
Tourism in Developing Economies
People, Planet and Profit
Design for Hospitality and Tourism
plus one elective module

Year Four

Strategy and Practice
Dissertation
International Destination Management and Marketing
International Leadership for Hospitality and Tourism
Contemporary Issues in Hospitality and Tourism

The modules listed here are correct at time of posting (April 2021) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2022. Please check back here for any updates.

Assessment methods

You will be taught in lectures, seminars and practical workshops. Outside these timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning through self-study. You will be assessed by a variety of methods during each semester.

Below you can read about Teaching and Learning Activities and Assessment Activities. We believe this will give you a good indication of what the course will be like, but the exact balance of activities may differ depending on the academic year and on the modules you choose.

Teaching and learning activities

Our Teaching and Learning Activities are focused on building your confidence, developing your problem-solving skills and preparing you for a successful career. Here you can read about how much time you should expect to spend undertaking these activities for this course along with a general description of the activity for all courses.

Teaching

You are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and in some cases practical workshops or laboratories. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups.

Year One: 28%
Year Two: 9%
Year Three: 15%
Year Four: 13%

Independent Learning

When not attending lectures, seminars, practicals or other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the Learning Resource Centre, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. You independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the Learning Resource Centre and the Hub.

Year One: 72%
Year Two: 52%
Year Three: 85%
Year Four: 87%

Placement

Courses with placements give you the opportunity to put what you are learning into practice and to observe and work with a wide range of individuals and groups of people in diverse settings. Some courses offer placement opportunities in the UK and overseas.

Year One: 0%
Year Two: 38%
Year Three: 0%
Year Four: 0%

Assessment Activities

Assessment Activities provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject and receive feedback on your performance. Here you can read about how much of your final mark is based on each type of formal assessment for this course along with a general description of the activity for all courses.

Exams

Assessment by written examinations normally takes place at the end of each module or semester, but they may also happen during modules.

Year One: 43%
Year Two: 8%
Year Three: 15%
Year Four: 10%

Coursework

Coursework assessments take place in a variety of ways, including assignments, essays, reports, portfolios, project output and your level 4 Honours project. We aim to provide you with feedback on your assessment within 20 working days of the submission date.

Year One: 25%
Year Two: 83%
Year Three: 65%
Year Four: 67%

Practical

Practical assessments can include oral presentations, performance, practical skills assessment, costume design and construction, film making, lab work or clinical practical skills depending on the nature of the course.

Year One: 33%
Year Two: 8%
Year Three: 20%
Year Four: 23%

NB This data is based on activity undertaken by students during academic year 2018/9. Updates will be made shortly.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£7,000
per year
International
£7,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen Margaret University

Department:

School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
International hospitality management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
60%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

66%
UK students
34%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
50%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
54%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
11%
Other elementary services occupations

This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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