• Application Deadline
  • 72 months


As the role of the hospitality manager becomes ever more complex and demanding, a degree gives you a stronger professional platform for advancing your career. University of Derbye now offer the International Hospitality Management (Hons) (part-time) BA for anyone seeking real flexibility in their learning.

Hospitality is now one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the global economy and demand for graduate-level skills is running high. This course prepares you for senior roles through a powerful combination of technical and managerial skills, real-world projects and more traditional academic learning.

Informed by a deep understanding of the needs of guests, customers and employers, it develops not only your knowledge of hospitality operations but also your skills in leadership, finance, IT and human resources.

In addition, it reflects key developments which are changing the industry today – from a greater emphasis on sustainability to technological advances, from changing customer expectations to new concepts of luxury.

Your ambitions are in good hands with us. We have an international reputation for excellence: world-leading hospitality educators like the Swiss Hotel Management School have adopted our degrees.


At a time when there are concerted efforts to ‘professionalise’ the hospitality sector further still, a degree-level qualification will stand you in good stead. With the BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management on your CV, you will be able to present yourself as a versatile, confident and forward-looking professional ready to drive the future of the industry.

You will be ideally placed to progress in your role at work, securing promotions and taking on additional responsibilities. The knowledge you gain on the course could also help your organisation to improve its operations and the customer experience, to promote itself more effectively or to broaden the services it offers.

Graduates of the course are now succeeding in management roles in settings such as international hotel chains, five-star luxury resorts, consultancy firms and the retail industry.

Some have drawn on the entrepreneurial skills they gained during their studies to launch their own hospitality enterprises, including a gastropub and craft brewery, an off-site catering venture and a celebration cake making business. Others have gone on to develop teaching careers focussed on hospitality and food related subjects in the UK and overseas.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Higher Education and Learning Through Work
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Hospitality Concepts
  • Rooms Division Operations
  • Hospitality Operations
  • Finance and Control in Hospitality Operations
  • Making a Difference in the Hospitality Workplace
  • Research Skills
  • Business Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Management and Leadership
  • Hotel Revenue Management
  • Planning and Leading Hospitality Event Operations

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Typical entry requirements:

  • UCAS points - 112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)

Alternative entry qualifications:

  • BTEC - DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1155 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1155 GBP per module and a duration of 72 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


You may be eligible for one of the University of Derby bursaries or scholarships, which provide a small contribution towards the costs of studying with them. These can range from £100 to £5,000 and you usually have to meet certain criteria to get these. Scholarships and bursaries are available for both UK/EU and international students.

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