International Tourism and Hospitality Management
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What impact does tourism have on residents and the environment? Who are the stakeholders you need to think about when developing destinations? How can the sector deal with digitisation and automation? Join our BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management to address the challenges faced by global tourism businesses and discuss the impact of the digital world on the sector.
You’ll experience first-hand how professionals deal with these challenges successfully. We organise guest lectures and visits to organisations such as St James Court Hotel, Hilton, Mandarin Oriental, Royal Albert Hall, Oxford Artisan Distillery, Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons.
Our teaching team are leaders in this field. They’ll share their research findings, consultancy projects and working experience. You’ll meet other professionals and create your own network by working with our industry mentors and completing a placement in the UK or further afield.
If you want to focus on leading and professional experience, our BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hotel Management is the right choice for you.
Why Oxford Brookes University?
Our students develop insights of the tourism and hospitality industry at destinations in the USA, Europe and Asia.
As a major tourist city, with prime destinations such as Blenheim Palace nearby, Oxford is a great place to study tourism. And you’ll be close to other tourism hubs, like London, too.
Our top priority is preparing you with live projects and opportunities to apply your knowledge to real challenges.
The Bacchus Society offers opportunities such as mentoring, careers advice and industry engagement events, led by professionals from leading hotel groups.
Work with those who are leading internationally through their research, for example how to address overtourism or to use tourism to support sustainable development.
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 global industry knowledge and provide training in areas like finance and HR.
Throughout the course, we’ll set you real, live projects to help you put your skills into action. Perhaps you’ll design a destination concept or put together a journey plan.
As you progress on the course, you’ll explore destination product development and digital marketing for tourism from a global perspective. With our choice of optional modules, you might also decide to look at tourist behaviour, explore business strategy or study processes around innovation.
To apply what you’ve learned so far, you’ll have the chance to go on placement. Past students have gained work experience at big names like Marriot, Mandarin Oriental and Four Seasons. There are also opportunities to work with smaller operators too.
In your final year, you’ll get ready to move from student to professional. You’ll focus on sharpening your skills and completing 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 offer written feedback on at least one module at each level.
The hospitality and tourism industry is booming. But there’s a big issue – a lack of professionals with the right skills. At Oxford Brookes, we’ll give you the know-how to fill exciting roles around the world.
While you’re with us, we’ll also help you become entrepreneurial. This isn’t about starting your own business, it’s about being enterprising – thinking innovatively, taking responsibility and feeling confident in making decisions. However, if you do want to start your own enterprise, you’ll be in a great position.
Some graduates secure spaces on hospitality management employer graduate schemes, but you’ll also be a great fit for a range of roles like:
- operations manager
- visitor experience manager
- hotel manager
- events 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 did a work placement during my second year. I gained more business skills, leadership, teamwork and I also did learn how to manage my time well. We learned this module about developing yourself personally and professionally and I was able to use those competencies to adapt to a real-life working scenario"Read more about Sabrina
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.