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International Hospitality Management MSc (PGCert PGDip)

Course Description

Course in brief

This course focuses on management development in the global hospitality industry - not only addressing core business and management subjects, but also hospitality as a global phenomenon and how it is consumed by cultures and societies.

The course is ideally suited for graduates wishing to increase their knowledge in a specialist sector, people in the early stages of their careers looking to develop them further, or for people seeking a change in career direction.

The university is one of the founding corporate members of the Institute of Customer Service, and currently remains the only university with membership. We are therefore able to access a very high-profile industry network, including many blue chip organisations.

Course structure

Full-time students attend workshops on two days per week with the part-time route usually requiring one day per week. Teaching methods include group work, case studies, presentations, and live projects. The course is delivered through a variety of approaches including lectures, presentations, tutorials and case studies, with an emphasis on interactive learning.

Areas of study

Management subjects address key issues of strategy, marketing, operations, human resources and financial planning, studied in parallel with international hospitality development. Options include consultancy and multi-unit management. Students acquire research skills, which they can apply to academic or industrial projects.


Critical Perspectives in Hospitality Management
Globalisation, Society and Culture
Management Strategy in a Global Business Environment
Managing Resources in Hospitality and Tourism Operations

Two from:

International Hospitality Development
Ethical and Social Responsibility: Theory and Application
Human Resource Strategy in Multi-Unit Service Organisations
Contemporary Issues in Cruise Management
Professional Enquiry
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
The Visual and Visuality: Performing Culture
Digital Marketing Strategies
Sport Tourism
Risk and Crisis Management
Anthropology: Critical Perspectives
Tourism, Landscape and Materiality
Events Project Management

Career and progression opportunities

Graduates are often fast-tracked into senior management, operational or consultancy positions within the hospitality industry, both in the UK and overseas.

Extended masters route

This course offers the extended masters route. This involves English language study for between two and sixth months at the university before starting the MSc. Visit https://www.brighton.ac.uk/international/study-with-us/courses-and-qualifications/brighton-language-institute/courses/extended-masters-route/index.aspx

Visit the International Hospitality Management MSc (PGCert PGDip) page on the University of Brighton website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

Typical entry requirements; individual offers may vary. Degree and/or experience: honours degree with a minimum 2:2 equivalent from a NARIC-recognised institution, or an HND equivalent plus at least 5 years of relevant industry experience. Other applicants with extensive industry experience will be considered on an individual basis. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

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