University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

International Hospitality and Tourism Management

The course is designed for graduates from hospitality, tourism, business or related disciplines who wish to build a detailed understanding of international hospitality and tourism management.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree (2.2 Honours or above) in hospitality management, tourism, business, management or a related discipline. If you have an appropriate professional qualification or work experience you will be considered on an individual basis. If English is not your 1st language, you are expected to demonstrate English language ability at a level equivalent to IELTs 6.0 before commencing your studies.

Course modules

Management of International Hospitality Organisations: This module critically explores contemporary forces within the Management of International Hospitality Organisations. On completion of this course students will have the ability to synthesise and apply concepts in an informed and innovative way; with the objective of addressing plausible solutions to ongoing organisational dilemmas in the international hospitality industry, brought about by the management of discontinuous change. The assessments for this module are a 3,000 word report (50 per cent of module marks) and 3,000 word - Individual essay (50 per cent of module marks). Hospitality Operational Analysis and Planning: This module aims to increase your understanding and analytical skills when faced with performance management of the hospitality industry. You will investigate an international hospitality business and present an over view of your findings (worth 30% of module marks). How effectively operations are managed is also a key issue and so emphasis will be placed on extending the process of operational management. Building on from your presentation you will develop your case study in report format (worth 70 per cent of module marks). Strategic Management for the International Hospitality Industry: This module applies concepts, models and frameworks of Strategic Management to the international hospitality industry. You will assess a hospitality firm's approach to strategy by means of an individual case study and discuss a particular aspect of strategy for international hospitality businesses via a group assignment. International Tourism: The module involves an analysis of tourism and the structure of the tourist industry. Tourist destination and tourist market will be reviewed and the tourism marketing issues will be investigated. Impacts of tourism from economic, social, and environmental perspectives will be analysed in order to develop tourism products in the destination sustainably. This module will include lecture and student-led seminars. International Marketing: The international marketing modules focuses on the key decisions to be made by organisations when considering operating in international markets - whether to go international, which markets to select, how to enter the market and how to develop marketing programmes for the target market. This will be supported by study of the international environment and international and global customers. International Human Resource Management: This module explores human resource management emphasising the international dimension. Differing national cultures and an increasingly globalised economy are key aspects of the module. The module examines the wider context in which IHRM initiatives are set in a wide range of different countries and cultural contexts. There is a strong focus on the strategies and practices of multinational corporations as well as a range of public, private and voluntary organisations. Assessment is by an individual assignment. Niche Tourism: Niche Tourism may be defined as "a form of tourism which involves consumers whose holiday choice is inspired by specific motivations and whose level of satisfaction is determined by the experience they pursue" (Novelli, 2005). Niche Tourism can be considered as a tourism activity that do not involve large numbers of tourists within a staged setting (which is often referred to as "Mass Tourism") and has grown in popularity over the years as the tourist has become more sophisticated and discerning. As a result, numerous travel providers have developed products tailored to the needs of people requiring something "different" from the mass tourist. This module will examine the phenomenon of niche tourism and explore different niche tourism products, services, suppliers, destinations and consumer behaviour. Research Methods for International Hospitality: This module covers a wide range of research methods and techniques in order that you can select a method of investigation which is appropriate for your chosen research topic. You will present your research to other students and staff and write a feasibility report covering the rationale, aim and objectives, literature and methodology. International Hospitality Dissertation: The aim of this module is to develop your skills and ability to undertake an original investigation into a particular international hospitality management problem or issue. The module is underpinned by the Research Methods for International Hospitality module in which an appropriate dissertation topic will have been identified. You will receive regular weekly supervision from a supervisor who will provide further guidance on research design, literature, methodology, methods, analytical techniques and presentation requirements. The dissertation will normally be between 15,000 and 20,000 words.

Assessment methods

Essays, group assignment, individual assignment, and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH Yorkshire and the Humber

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