International Hospitality and Tourism Management

12 months
12950 GBP/year
6700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in International Hospitality and Tourism Management from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been designed to meet such challenges and provide a curriculum to enhance the knowledge and skills of its students and ensure that they are able to succeed as hospitality and tourism managers.

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The MSc in International Hospitality and Tourism Management from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a vocational, personal and intellectually stimulating postgraduate course which will enhance your knowledge and skills of hospitality and tourism management within a global context. A range of professional, managerial and transferrable skills will be developed on the course, alongside an extensive knowledge of management disciplines applicable to the hospitality and tourism industry.

A sandwich variant of the MSc International Hospitality and Tourism Management programme is also offered.  After successfully completing 6 taught modules and a research element (either a Dissertation, or Management Consultancy Project), a Professional Work Placement in Tourism, Hospitality, Events is an option for students who want to complete a year-long Work Placement.

Further Information

For full-time students, the taught element is normally completed over a nine month period starting in September. Part-time students will normally attend on a one day a week basis and complete the taught element in two years.

Students who complete the taught element of the course, in part or in its entirety, may graduate with either a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in International Hospitality and Tourism Management. Students wishing to complete the MSc award must complete the research element, which comprises of a Dissertation or a Management Consultancy Project. Full-time students will normally complete this in the three months that follow the taught element, whilst part-time students complete this during the course of an academic session.

After successfully completing six taught modules and a research element, students who secure a work placement may add an optional module Professional Work Placement in Tourism, Hospitality, Events to their studies.

Programmes aims:

  • Develop your ability to critically assess knowledge and understanding of business and management theory within the context of the academic study of tourism and hospitality and improve business and management practices within tourism and hospitality
  • Prepare and develop you for a career in tourism and, or, hospitality or a related occupation by developing professional and transferable skills
  • Extend your critical understanding of the theoretical issues underpinning the study of tourism and hospitality and related areas
  • Develop your critical awareness of management issues related to tourism and hospitality and the ability to undertake independent academic research
  • Develop your ability to undertake independent, critical and substantive research and investigation within the area of international hospitality and tourism

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles & Practice of Tourism, Hospitality & Events
  • Management Development in T, H & E
  • International Tourism Management
  • Global Hospitality: Themes and Brands
  • Research Methodology: Theory & Practice
  • Tourism & Sustainability

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
91 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students require a good honours degree (or equivalent) in a subject related to tourism, business or service sector management. It would normally be expected that this degree be awarded at the level of lower second class or above. Other graduates who can demonstrate a commitment to the study of tourism management or who have significant industrial background will also be considered for entry.
  • For the Sandwich mode students are expected to secure their own preferred work placement with a suitable employer with the support and guidance of the School.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time: £3,345 per year for first 2 years (UK/EU)


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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