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International Hospitality and Tourism Management

BSc (Hons)

Key facts

UCAS code


Start dates

September 2022 / September 2023



Course length

Full time: 3 years, or 4 if a work placement is chosen

Part time: up to 8 years

UCAS Tariff Points



If you have a passion for hospitality and the determination to succeed, our International Hospitality and Tourism Management degree is for you.

This course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes to become an effective and ethical manager.

You can develop valuable work experience with a one-year optional paid work placement. Past employers have included:

  • Marriott
  • Four Seasons
  • Dorchester Collection
  • BaxterStorey
  • British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)
  • D&D London.

Our Bacchus Mentoring Programme links every final-year student with a senior figure from the industry. A mentor can provide invaluable advice on taking your career forward. We have 200 mentors contributing to the programme.

We host a series of careers and visiting speaker events. You will have many opportunities to network and secure an exciting graduate role.

The Oxford School of Hospitality Management is ranked in the top 5 best hospitality schools in the country (Guardian League Table 2020).

How to apply

Wherever possible we make our conditional offers using the UCAS Tariff. The combination of A-level grades listed here would be just one way of achieving the UCAS Tariff points for this course.

Standard offer

UCAS Tariff Points: 104

A Level: BCC

IB Points: 29


Contextual offer

UCAS Tariff Points: 88

A Level: CCD

IB Points: 27


Further offer details

Applications are also welcomed for consideration from applicants with European qualifications, international qualifications or recognised foundation courses. For advice on eligibility please contact Admissions:

If you don’t achieve the required tariff points you can apply to join a foundation course or international foundation course to help to reach the required level for entry onto this degree.

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

Part-time/holiday work within the industry is advantageous, especially for those who wish to undertake work experience abroad.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

International qualifications and equivalences


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.

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.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Many of our courses consider applications for entry part-way through the course for students who have credit from previous learning or relevant professional experience.

Find out more about transferring to Brookes. If you'd like to talk through your options, please contact our Admissions team.

Application process

Full time Home (UK) applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home (UK) applicants

Apply direct to the University

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International full time

International sandwich (placement)

Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International full time

International sandwich (placement)

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2022 / 23
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International full time

International sandwich (placement)

2023 / 24
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International full time

International sandwich (placement)

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 483088

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. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

The published course and module descriptions were accurate when first published and remain the basis of the course, but the University has had to modify some course and module content in response to government restrictions and social distancing requirements

Learning and assessment

With a wide range of modules, you can choose topics to suit your interests and career aspirations.

In Year 1 you will learn about management and organisation behaviour.

You will be assigned a student mentor from our final-year Leadership and Professional Development module.

During Year 2 you can spend your time on an optional paid work placement either in the UK or abroad. Our dedicated team of tutors will ensure you are matched to a placement that is suitable for you.

The Bacchus Mentoring Programme matches all final-year students with professionals from the international hospitality and tourism industry. You will have a dedicated mentor who provides realistic insights into the challenges and opportunities in hospitality and tourism.

Students in lecture hall

Study modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Employability Skills for Hospitality & Tourism (Non - Credit)

Foundations in Marketing

Management in International Tourism, Hospitality & Events

Context of International Tourism

Management of Lodgings Operations

Management of Food & Beverage Operations

Operational Finance for Hospitality and Tourism

Personal and Professional Development

Optional modules

Choose 2 optional modules from this list

Foundations of Marketing, Developing and Planning Events, Digital Technology and Maths for Business, Plus language options.

Year 2 (optional placement year)

Optional modules

Optional Supervised Work Experience

In the second year of the course you will gain invaluable work experience on a optional one year paid work placement. Some of the most prestigious employers worldwide, including Marriot, Hilton, Dorchester Collection, Soho House, 'rhubarb' and The Savoy, offer work placements to our students. Our dedicated team will ensure you secure a placement that matches your aspirations and interests. There is a fee for your placement. This fee is the equivalent of a module. It covers the cost of your placement tutor, and the support we provide whilst looking for a placement position and during your placement role. Please see the finance section for details of this fee. During your placement year you will still be classed as a student. You will be paid a financially sustainable salary which will vary depending on your role, company and location. You will be responsible for all travel and living costs as part of your placement.

Year 3 (or year 2 if no placement taken)

Compulsory modules

Evaluating Professional Practice

Managing People in Tourism, Hospitality & Events

Financial Management in Hospitality and Tourism

Digital Marketing for Customer Service Industries

Tourism Product Development

Revenue Management and Pricing

Optional modules

Choose 2 optional modules from this list

Creativity and Innovation, Environmentally Sustainable Business, Festival and Cultural Events Management,  Independent Study, Tourist Behaviour, Celebratory Events, Managing the Customer Experience. Plus language options.

Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement taken)

Compulsory modules

Business Analytics for Hospitality & Tourism

Business Planning for Innovation in Hospitality & Tourism

Leadership and Professional Development (2 honours module credits)

Optional modules

Choose 2 honours modules from this list

Coaching in the Workplace, Entrepreneurship and Creativity in Hospitality and Tourism, Financial Decision Making for Hospitality and Tourism, Independent study, International Business Strategies in Hospitality and Tourism, Research Project (2 honours module credits), Tourism Impact Analysis, Food, Drink & Culture, Perspectives on International Management, Business Ethics.

Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from that shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.

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Learning and teaching

You will develop skills in critical enquiry along with a firm grounding in business practice. This will enable you to confidently take on the demands of a graduate role.

You will be encouraged to take an active approach to your studies. You will participate in a range of stimulating learning and teaching experiences, including:

  • lectures
  • live case studies
  • seminars
  • project management
  • face-to-face tutorials
  • role plays
  • field trips*.

You can join extra-curricular activities such as alumni networking events hosted at the University. You can also participate in our very active Bacchus Society.

We have a strong and collaborative research culture. You will benefit from teaching delivered by lecturers who are experts in their field. They publish leading textbooks and academic articles which are used by hospitality schools around the world.

*Field trips are optional and may incur a cost.


Assessment methods used on this course

You will be assessed in a range of ways that monitor all aspects of your personal, professional and intellectual development.

For example:

  • problem based learning and assessments
  • Dragons’ Den-style assessments involving entrepreneurial employers
  • working with industry mentors to develop presentation and professional skills.

We want you to enjoy developing the skills you will need to succeed in a competitive global business world.

The majority of teaching and assessment activities take place between Mondays and Fridays, 9am to 7pm. There may be occasions when such activities fall outside of these hours.

Study Abroad

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.

After you graduate

Career prospects

At the Oxford School of Hospitality Management, we have an outstanding record of students securing high-level employment on graduation. Many prestigious employers are invited on campus each year to recruit directly from the School. So you will benefit from this direct access to the best employers from around the world including:

  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Four Seasons
  • Marriott
  • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
  • Malmaison
  • D&D Restaurants.

Our graduates go into roles in a wide range of sectors. Our outstanding worldwide reputation and links with industry ensure students have unparalleled opportunities to secure the very best careers in the international hospitality industry. Some examples of recent positions taken by our graduates include:

  • Director of Sales – Marriot Hotel, Sydney Harbour
  • Special Events Sales Executive – Thistle & Guoman Hotels, London
  • Manager Corporate Communications – Hilton Worldwide, UK
  • Revenue Manager – Radisson Blu Park Hotel, Oslo
  • Human Resources Manager – Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Oxfordshire
  • Events Manager - Richmond Creative Events, London
  • Sales and Marketing Project Analyst – Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
  • Sustainable Development Researcher – Kittian Hill, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • Floor Manager – Soho House, London
  • Director of Revenue and Management – Scandic, Sweden.

Our Staff

Dr Kate Mingjie Ji

Prior to my academic position, I worked in PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior auditor. My professional expertise is auditing, accounting and applied finance.

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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.

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Programme Changes:

On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.