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You’ll explore the processes happening behind the scenes of international hospitality and hotel management and learn what it means to become a responsible manager.
Working in hospitality is hands-on. You’ll be given real briefs to work on which will give you an insight into what it’s really like to take the lead and make sure everything runs smoothly.
You’ll be learning from a teaching team that knows the sector inside out, whether that’s from their professional experience or years of research. They’re leaders in the field and use their extensive network to help you make new connections.
But why study in Oxford? From sporting events to literary festivals, there is always something going on, as well as people visiting the city from around the world. It’s also easy to hop on the train to London too. You’ll meet professionals, often our alumni, who run hotels and restaurants here in Oxford and around the world.
If you want to focus on curating experiences and developing destinations, our BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management will be the right choice for you.
Why Oxford Brookes University?
As a major city, there’s always lots going on locally, and you’ll be close to other hospitality hubs like London too.
Mentoring from leaders
Our Bacchus mentoring program will introduce you to industry leaders who will offer you personal career advice.
Our students experience the hotel and hospitality industry at destinations in the USA, Europe and Asia.
Real Live projects
We prepare you for your career with real live projects and opportunities to apply your knowledge to real challenges.
Become confident running a hospitality business with our focus on key skills in finance, people management and HR.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
We’ll sharpen your academic skills, boost your industry knowledge and provide training in areas like finance.
With strong industry links, we invite professionals to speak to you. We arrange visits to hospitality sector organisations such as Taj Hotel, Hilton, Mandarin Oriental, Royal Albert Hall, Oxford Artisan Distillery and Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons. The highlight is putting it all into practice with live projects.
You’ll learn how to manage people, monitor revenue and create hospitality experiences. Your options also give you a chance to look at areas like planning events, food and drink, or consumer behaviour.
Want to add experience to your CV? Going on placement is your chance to do exactly that. Our students regularly land work experience at big names like Marriot and Four Seasons.
In your final year, you’ll keep learning more about the way the industry works and have the opportunity to work with your industry mentors. You’ll focus on your dissertation or consultancy project. For many students, this is inspired by challenges they encountered on their placement.
Learning and teaching
With a strong vocational focus the programme incorporates live projects and practitioner involvement in the delivery and assessment of the modules. There is a mix of academic and practitioner input into teaching, assessment and feedback where possible.
Practitioner involvement may work on a number of levels, through guest speakers, input into assessment task design, and assessing and feeding back to students on their problem-solving approaches and the practical viability of the solutions they devise.
Assessment tasks take a variety of forms, reflecting students’ varied learning styles, the programme’s learning outcomes, and the demands of an enquiry-based learning approach, including:
- individual and group assignments
- case studies
- participation in product design
- and occasionally, time-restricted assessments.
The need for formative assessment early on in the programme of study, and, indeed throughout the programme is recognised fully, together with the value of feed forward opportunities provided by the programme structure. Face-to-face feedback is used to supplement written feedback on at least one module at each level.
From hotels and restaurants to resorts and cruise lines, there are plenty of areas where you’ll be able to apply your skills. Employers across the world will value your practical experience and industry insight. You’ll also benefit from our links with:
- Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, a Belmond Hotel
- Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
- The Connaught.
Something else that will make you stand out is your enterprising attitude. You’ll know how to spot opportunities outside of your job description to add value, take responsibility and solve challenges.
You’ll be a great fit for graduate schemes in this area or even starting your own business, but you’ll also be ready for a range of roles like:
- hotel manager
- events manager
- catering manager
- food and beverage manager.
Want to continue your studies? We offer MSc International Hospitality, Events and Tourism Management and MSc International Hotel and Tourism Management.
"I enjoy the sessions which involve discussions on hotels and their operations and the different sub-sectors like marketing and sales. I also feel that the connection we have with the faculty and their responsiveness is a big factor."Read more about Chirag
Specific entry requirements
English language requirements
Pathways courses for international and EU students
If you do not meet the entry requirements for this degree, or if you would like more preparation before you start, you can take an international foundation course. Once you enrol, you will have a guaranteed pathway to this degree if you pass your foundation course with the required grades.
If you only need to meet the language requirements, you can take our pre-sessional English course. You will develop key language and study skills for academic success and you will not need to take an external language test to progress to your degree.
English requirements for visas
If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
International qualifications and equivalences
How to apply
Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS
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Questions about fees?
Please note, tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
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It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
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Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.