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International Hospitality Management (MSc)

Course Description

Are you aiming for an influential role in one of the fastest growing global industries? Through our Institute of Hospitality accredited programme, you’ll develop an international perspective on hospitality management and the contemporary issues that shape it. Sharpen your knowledge of business and marketing theory and gain strategic and operational insights into the hospitality sector through our strong industry partnerships.

Key features

Learn to meet the changing needs of the hospitality industry and the varying demands of both society and the economy.
Benefit from established industry contacts with international corporations like Hilton Worldwide, helping you network your way to a graduate career.

Take an international perspective on one of the fastest growing sectors in the world and learn first-hand from industry experts. Our lecturers are active in research areas such as sustainable practices, consumer behaviour, motivation and satisfaction, and staff retention.

Gain a competitive advantage on a course accredited by the Institute of Hospitality.

Investigate a topic you’re passionate about and sharpen your research skills, by undertaking an independent postgraduate dissertation.

Explore key topics within International Hospitality Management, such as luxury, service, customers and innovation, through diverse and relevant fieldwork.

Course details

Throughout this programme, you’ll familiarise yourself with key marketing theories and business strategies within the context of the hospitality industry. You’ll study a diverse range of current topics from business development and service operations, to e-commerce strategies and people management. The programme features fieldwork, guest speakers from industry and lectures led by research active academics. Every aspect of your studies will be grounded in current trends and emerging practices, culminating in an independent research project and dissertation. Benefit from a strong focus on international management, while building on the regional strengths of the south-west of England.


The University aims to make the application procedure as simple and efficient as possible. Our Postgraduate Admissions and Enquiries team are on hand to offer help and can put you in touch with the appropriate faculty if you wish to discuss any programme in detail. If you have a disability and would like further information about the support provided by Plymouth University, please visit our Disability Assist Services website. Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email .

Visit the International Hospitality Management (MSc) page on the Plymouth University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree (2:2) from a UK university or equivalent award from an overseas institution. Other qualifications and/or experience may be considered, if you have demonstrated acquired knowledge and skills sufficient to meet the challenges and demands of this programme. Where the applicant does not have a degree then a minimum of three years relevant managerial level work experience is required. International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability, for example by achieving an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent.

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