Oxford School of Hospitality Management

Why study at the Oxford School of Hospitality Management?

  • Why study OSHM
  • Studying at the Oxford School of Hospitality Management is a great experience. You will learn new things, meet new people, and thrive in a community that makes you the priority.

    Building careers

    At Oxford Brookes, your career is our priority. Our students develop the intellectual capacity, skills and experience that employers want and graduates go on to a wide range of careers. We have outstanding worldwide links with the industry and deliver unparalleled opportunities for you to network and secure an exciting graduate career.

    There are opportunities for term-time work experience through a network that has been developed by the school. The Oxford Brookes Careers Centre can provide advice with your applications and interviews when you start looking for a graduate job.

    International exposure

    The Oxford School of Hospitality Management welcomes students from 55 countries around the world. This international mix exposes you to a wide range of cultures, reflecting the global nature of the hospitality industry. Here, it’s not just about theoretical learning, as there are opportunities to visit locations as diverse as Spain, Romania and Kenya.

    Because the hospitality industry is global, if you decide to take the Professional Development module you may have the opportunity to undertake a one-year work placement position in organisations around the world.

    Excellence in teaching

    You will be part of a learning community that enables you to recognise and fulfil your potential, and what you learn will be cutting edge, reflecting the very best industry practice. From academic advisers and support coordinators, to specialist subject librarians and other learning support staff, we want to ensure that you get the best out of your studies. You will develop strong working relationships with your lecturers, which will help you get the most out of your course.

    Industry links

    One of the most valuable lessons you will learn is the importance of building and maintaining a professional network in order to achieve a smooth transition from education to the work place. You will have opportunities to attend many events involving hospitality professionals, some on campus and others in Oxford and London These provide the chance to interact with managers in industry, gain new insights and be better prepared for the professional world.

    We prepare you to be the future leaders of the hospitality, events and tourism industries. We invite a range of prominent industry executives to enrich your learning experience by sharing views on management and leadership in hospitality and tourism.

    The Bacchus Mentoring Programme

    Unique in the higher education sector, the Bacchus Mentoring Programme provides structured support for all postgraduate students by linking them with senior figures from the international hospitality, events and tourism industries. There are now more than 150 mentors participating in the programme. Your dedicated mentor will work closely with you during your time at university and many have helped guide our students into employment.


    As a famous and historic academic location in the world, Oxford is one of the greatest cities to be a student. With a reputation built on education, literature and the arts, Oxford attracts visitors from all continents, making it the perfect location in which to study hospitality and tourism. You will benefit from our close links with all sectors of the Oxfordshire hospitality industry, from hotels and restaurants, to museums and theatres. Oxford is a great base from which to travel further afield, located only an hour from London and international airports.

  • "The best thing about the course is the close industry links. The school has an outstanding reputation with a strong connection to the Alumni."

    Alexander Schick
    MSc International Hotel and Tourism Management