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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    See website for details

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    For information on course fees, please visit our website.

  • Last Updated

    06 August 2019

We are one of the top universities in the world for the study of tourism and hospitality, 10th in the world for hospitality and leisure management according to the QS University Rankings 2019 and 2nd in the UK (12th in the world) for hospitality and tourism management according to the Shanghai Rankings of Academic Subjects 2018.

This Master’s degree is intended to provide you with an advanced understanding of the hotel and food services industries and a managerial perspective of how to run such organisations. It is a conversion course – meaning it is intended for students who have not studied the subject previously – and is ideal for graduates who would like to change subjects or career direction.

It is anticipated that after completing this course, you’ll have the capacity to be involved in more analytical, developmental and strategic perspectives of the industries and will develop insights into the issues affecting these industries than at undergraduate level.

The emphasis of this course is on accommodation management, food & drink, and the food service sector. As such, this is a course with an operational management focus, although it will also provide you with the opportunity to identify and engage with selected areas of specialism within these industries such as revenue management, IT applications, and human resource management.

You will also have access to a wide range of extra curricula activities and qualifications, such as our visiting speakers programme including representatives from Hilton International, Shangri-la Hotels, Fairmont Hotels, Le Manior aux Quat Saisons and many more. You will have the opportunity to attend our annual hospitality student conference and to undertake added value courses such as the Wine and Spirits Trust Award, trips to the World Travel and Tourism Market, London and to participate in the HOTS Hotel Simulation package.

Gain a more detailed insight about this course by watching our online presentation delivered by Senior Lecturer, Dr Susanna Curtin.

Core units

  • The Tourism & Hospitality Industries: This unit will provide you with a comprehensive appreciation of the tourism and hospitality business ecosystem. Based on Leipier’s tourism system, the module analyses the value chain of the industry and examines the role of each stakeholder in the tourism and hospitality value system and identifies linkages, interrelations and collaboration requirements. The unit will be delivered through a series of industry guest lectures.
  • Food Production & Innovation Management: The unit is designed to extend your critical knowledge and understanding of food and consumer sciences and food chain management, with some emphasis on nutrition. You will be introduced to food production with a focus on global issues in food. It will also provide you with the relevant detailed knowledge on innovation management in the food service industry.
  • Food Operations Management: The dynamic and complex environment of the food industry requires managers to be able to manage effectively the core part of the business which is the operations function. This unit seeks to address the issues which distinguish food operations from those in other fields. It will also provide you with the opportunity to practice operational management skills and apply theoretical concepts in a food context.
  • Global Food & Drink: The unit will provide an in-depth analysis of the role of food and drink in the international hospitality, tourism, retail and events business environment. An understanding of the nature of our relationship with food socially, economically, politically, environmentally and in terms of technology is a valuable addition to other strategic and operational areas of expertise.
  • Business Strategy & Finance: The foundations of strategic analysis and choices that tie into an organisation’s business decisions. This includes private, public and third sector. You’ll study the corporate finance sources of organisations, reporting and interpreting financial data. This will help you understand the dynamics of the tourism, hospitality and leisure sectors.
  • Destinations: Contexts for Tourism & Hospitality: Placing the tourism destination at the heart of discussion, this unit explores the physical, conceptual and administrative spaces in which tourism and hospitality activities occur, and as such provide the context for an exploration of the complex and interrelated activities of tourist activities. The unit will be international in nature, drawing on examples and practices from developed and developing nations.
  • Dissertation: An opportunity to study a subject in-depth, showing your understanding of it. The dissertation is the conclusion of your learning experience, where you’ll carry out a research project. You’ll use appropriate research methodology to collect and analyse data and present your findings. Your dissertation will be 15,000 words, and you’ll be taught about research methods.

Placement opportunities

An exciting and valuable part of your studies with us is the opportunity to gain valuable experience through full-time paid industrial placements, for a minimum of 30 weeks.

You will have the option to start your placement when the taught units of the course are finished, before you start your dissertation.

Careers

This course will provide you with the opportunity to identify and engage with specialisms within the revenue management, IT applications and human resource management industries.

Graduates from this course have found a range of positions in international hotel groups and food service organisations in the UK, the USA and in their home countries (such as Thailand, China and India).

As a Hotel & Food Services Management graduate, you will be prepared to undertake roles such as:

  • Customer Service Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Public House Manager.

Visit the MSc Hotel and Food Services Management page on the Bournemouth University website for more details!

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