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Hospitality with Tourism Management MSc

Hospitality with Tourism Management MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Hospitality Management Tourism Management

Course type


Course Summary

This Hospitality with Tourism Management MSc is challenging, dynamic and expanding rapidly. It also offers a wide range of exciting employment opportunities. On this course, you will choose the pathway that best suits you – one that is tailored to suit your previous qualifications and experience. Pathway A: If you are new to the industry and your qualifications are not related to hospitality or tourism, then you will take this pathway. This course will teach you about managing the operational aspects of the industry and incorporated the study of related tourism and events environments. Pathway B: If you have an undergraduate degree in hospitality or tourism management and you wish to continue your studies then this will be your pathway. In addition to operational management, you will focus on the long-term strategic development of hospitality operations and will equip you to engage in continuing development using a broad range of intellectual and study skills; 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, Seville, Palma, Amsterdam and Rome. The cost of this residential visit it include in the course fees.

In this course you will develop your professional career, specialising in the dynamic and exciting sector of hospitality; UCB is a well-established and internationally-renowned provider of hospitality courses; You will learn advanced hospitality functions and how to apply them to the industry; This course is accredited by the University of Birmingham. You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative hospitality and managerial approaches and appreciate the changing nature of the contemporary hospitality environment. Teaching & assessment: Lectures, seminars and fieldwork will provide opportunities for you to explore concepts relevant to your study and you will also be analysing case studies as a way to understand the link between theory and sector practice. You will be assessed in a variety of ways to encourage you to develop a range of skills. These include essays and reports, investigative fieldwork, case study analysis, presentations and simulation using industry-specific software.

Work Placement: If you want to get your foot in the door of a hospitality organisation, then this optional three to six-month placement will give you valuable experience, enhance your CV and may help your future employment prospects. Whether your ideal work environment is overseas or somewhere in the UK, there is an extensive choice available. At UCB, we understand the importance of work placements within academic study, and our employer contacts say they give preference to students with qualifications who also have experience within the field. Employability : Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to move into a wide variety of areas within the industry, specialising in areas such as human resources, marketing, public relations and financial management within hotel, resort and event management organisations; Graduating with this degree will enable you to pursue a career path in: Attractions management; Conference and exhibition management; Tour operations; Travel consultancy; Resort management.

Different course options

Full time | University College Birmingham | 18 months | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


18 months

Start date



This module will provide students with an in depth understanding of tourism development and the various theories that help to understand the development process in tourism. It also develop the knowledge and understanding of the key issues associated with international tourism development and globalisation. It will provide a critical appreciation of the nature of public policy and planning in relation to tourism development. In addition, students will evaluate the role and relevance of the various organisations involved in the development of the tourism destination. They will also evaluate the critical importance of the various stakeholders in international tourism development. As part of this module students will partake in a tourism residential field study. This module comes under Pathway B.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To Be Confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To Be Confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will require a relevant undergraduate degree (or equivalent) from a recognised institution. Students with relevant experience will also be considered.