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International Hospitality Management MSc / PGDip

University College Birmingham Postgraduate Courses

Full time & Part time September, January MSc, PgDip, PgCert (MA: 1.5yrs ft, 2.5yrs pt) (PgDip: 1yr ft, 2yrs pt) (PgCert: 0.5 ft, 1yr pt)

About the course

The hospitality industry is a vast, global and dynamic industry which is constantly developing and expanding. 

This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the hospitality industry and the environment in which it operates and increase your critical awareness of current issues and new insights into this area of professional practice. Our previous graduates can be found all over the world, working in a variety of senior management positions in many different sectors of the industry. 

You will also take part in a five-day study trip to a European city destination in order to carry out research related to one or more of your course assessments. Previous study visits have taken students to Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Florence, Barcelona, Krakow and Rome. The cost of this

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Entry Requirements

Academic: You will require a relevant undergraduate degree (or equivalent) from a recognised institution (if your degree is not related to International Hospitality Management, please contact ).

Work-based: We also consider applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to UCB. To apply, you must have 5 years of relevant managerial work experience, demonstrating in depth knowledge of the sector of interest. A reference detailing your roles and responsibilities from your line manager and a meeting with the programme team will usually be scheduled prior to a place being offered.

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Student Profile(s)

Zoe Bernos

I'm from France and I felt I wanted to study in another country to gain a different experience. I found a university in France that has a partnership with UCB and I discovered UCB had a good international reputation for its hospitality courses. I really wanted to discover how things are taught in England (it is extremely different from university study in France).

My time at UCB was enriching and I will remember it forever. The lecturers at UCB really care for their students and they helped me discover new ways of working.

After my MA, I took a receptionist job back in France. Thanks to what I learned at UCB, I was quickly promoted to head receptionist and became their Guest Relations Agent, training new staff and supporting the managerial team. I then decided to look for a new career in the UK as my time at UCB had made me passionate about hospitality in England. I became a Shift Leader in a Crowne Plaza with the opportunity to become a Guest Relations Manager in their new department, so I have finally found a job that I am completely happy with. One day, I would like to make General Manager and run my own hotel.

My advice to students is to work hard and show your employers what you can do. You might have to start at the bottom, but this is where you learn everything about the real hospitality industry.

Marta Suchomska

Marta chose to study at UCB because of its reputation and the way the staff and students conducted themselves prior to enrolment.

“All of my enquiries were handled really efficiently by the staff,” said Marta, who currently works in a conference centre, but has a long-term goal of becoming an independent hospitality advisor.

“When I finally came here to study, the standards they had set beforehand were kept very high.

“I would say my favourite element of the course is that you are able to interact with and learn from UCB’s intelligent and highly experienced lecturers.

My main piece of advice to anyone thinking of taking this course is to just give it a go."


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