• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Ranked by the Guardian as a top 10 university for hospitality, the International Hospitality Management (Hons) at University of Derby equip you for careers at the industry’s highest levels. You’ll benefit from real-world projects, fieldtrips and one-to-one mentoring. 

About

Highly skilled hospitality managers are in demand across the world right now. The International Hospitality Management (Hons) BA offered by University of Derby will help you seize all the opportunities on offer in this exciting and fast-moving industry.

Hospitality is now one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the global economy. Few other industries can offer you such a fast ascent up the career ladder from an early age: many hospitality professionals have reached their first managerial role before the age of 30.

With its powerful mix of real-world learning, industry insights, theoretical understanding, academic rigour and a truly international curriculum, the BA (Hons) course gives you a competitive edge.

As the role of the hospitality manager becomes ever more complex and demanding, we cover all the crucial topics to help you hit the ground running in your career. You will gain skills in leadership, finance, IT and human resources to go with your in-depth knowledge of hospitality operations.

The course captures the major trends which are transforming the industry today – from a greater emphasis on sustainability to technological advances, from changing customer expectations to new concepts of luxury.

Careers

As a BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management graduate, you will stand out as a versatile, confident and forward-looking professional. Throughout the course, you will be introduced to the many different strands of this hugely varied industry, helping you to explore career opportunities you might never have considered before.

The unique real-world learning we deliver means that you will be highly employable, ready to drive the future of the industry. You could progress to roles such as food and beverage or event supervisor, front office or housekeeping supervisor, assistant restaurant manager, graduate trainee hotel manager, sales executive, licensed retail manager or contract catering specialist. 

Major hospitality employers regularly look to our students when recruiting to prestigious graduate training programmes. Often our students have secured jobs before they even graduate from the course.

Graduates of this 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. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marketing and Communication
  • Hospitality Concepts
  • Rooms Division Operations
  • Introduction to Higher Education and Professional Development for Hospitality Managers 
  • Hospitality Operations
  • Finance and Control in Hospitality Operations
  • Research Skills
  • Business Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Management and Leadership
  • Hotel Revenue Management
  • Supervising the Guest Experience
  • Planning and Leading Hospitality Event Operations
  • Independent Study 
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing the Guest Experience
  • International Resort Management
  • Event Tourism

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

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

  • International Applies to you

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 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.

Funding

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.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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