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International Hospitality Management

BSc (Hons)

Key facts


UCAS code

N201

Start dates

September 2019 / September 2020

Location

Headington

Course length

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

Part time: up to 8 years

Department

Oxford School of Hospitality Management

UCAS Tariff Points

112

Overview


If you have a passion for hospitality and the determination to succeed, our International Hospitality 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 three best hospitality schools in the world (Worldwide Hospitality Schools Award, 2016).

How to apply


Typical offers

UCAS Tariff Points: 112

A Level: BBC

IB Points: 30

BTEC: DMM

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

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

GCSE: Mathematics and English (grade C/grade 4 or above)

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

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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 with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutors. 

If you would like more information about whether or not you may be eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree or foundation degree, please contact our Admissions team.

We operate the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Application process

Full time Home / EU applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home / EU applicants

Apply direct to the University

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time applicants can also apply through UCAS

Tuition fees


Please see the fees note
Home/EU full time
£9,250

Home/EU part time
£750 per single module

Home/EU sandwich (placement)
£1,380

International full time
£13,630

International sandwich (placement)
£4,000

Home/EU full time
£9,250 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

Home/EU part time
£1,155 per single module

Home/EU sandwich (placement)
£1,380 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

International full time
£14,100

International sandwich (placement)
£4,000

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees


2019/20
Home/EU full time
£9,250

Home/EU part time
£750 per single module

Home/EU sandwich (placement)
£1,380

International full time
£13,630

International sandwich (placement)
£4,000

2020/21
Home/EU full time
£9,250 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

Home/EU part time
£1,155 per single module

Home/EU sandwich (placement)
£1,380 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

International full time
£14,100

International sandwich (placement)
£4,000

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Please note tuition fees for Home/EU 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 and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

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.

Financial support and scholarships

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

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

Context of International Tourism

Hospitality Operations (2 module credits)

Management in International Hospitality and Tourism

Operational Finance for Hospitality and Tourism

Personal and Professional Development

Optional modules

Choose 2 optional modules from this list

Foundations of Marketing, Global Business Communications, 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

Financial Management in Hospitality and Tourism

International Marketing of Hospitality and Tourism Services

Managing the Customer Experience

People Management in Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Revenue Management and Pricing

Optional modules

Choose 2 optional modules from this list

Creativity and Innovation, Digital Marketing for Service Businesses, Environmentally Sustainable Business, Festival and Cultural Events Managment, Food, Drink and Culture, Independent Study, Research Methods, Tourist Behaviour, Plus language options.

Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement taken)

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, Intercultural Management for Hospitality and Tourism, International Business Strategies in Hospitality and Tourism, Research Project (2 honours module credits), Tourism Impact Analysis.

Choose 2 optional modules from this list

Creativity and Innovation, Digital Marketing for Service Businesses, Environmentally Sustainable Business, Festival and Cultural Events Managment, Food, Drink and Culture, Independent Study, Research Methods, Tourist Behaviour, Plus language options. Or from these honours modules: Coaching in the Workplace, Entrepreneurship and Creativity in Hospitality and Tourism, Financial Decision Making for Hospitality and Tourism, Independent study, Intercultural Management for Hospitality and Tourism, International Business Strategies in Hospitality and Tourism, Research Project (2 honours module credits), Tourism Impact Analysis.

Hospitality Events Management (2 honours module credits)

Leadership and Professional Development (2 honours module credits)

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.

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.

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Placement
  • Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.)

Year 1

  • Lectures and seminars - 27%
  • Placement - 0%
  • Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.) - 73%

Year 2 (optional placement year)

  • Lectures and seminars - 1%
  • Placement - 91%
  • Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.) - 8%

Year 3 (or year 2 if no placement taken)

  • Lectures and seminars - 17%
  • Placement - 0%
  • Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.) - 83%

Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement taken)

  • Lectures and seminars - 23%
  • Placement - 0%
  • Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.) - 77%

Learning and teaching percentages are indicative. There may be slight year-on-year variations.

Assessment

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.

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams

Year 1

  • Written exams - 8%
  • Coursework - 77%
  • Practical exams - 15%

Year 2 (optional placement year)

  • Written exams - 0%
  • Coursework - 100%
  • Practical exams - 0%

Year 3 (or year 2 if no placement taken)

  • Written exams - 25%
  • Coursework - 75%
  • Practical exams - 0%

Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement taken)

  • Written exams - 0%
  • Coursework - 100%
  • Practical exams - 0%

Assessment method percentages are indicative. There may be slight year-on-year variations.

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.

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