MSc International Hospitality Management

MSc International Hospitality Management 2018-11-09T09:29:28+00:00

Course Details


Level 7

ECTS Credits


Duration of Study Programme

1.5 Academic Years

Awarding Body

University of Derby


September, January & May

Local Price


Course description

Qualifications have a strong impact on the career development of managers, and as these roles in hospitality organisations become more complex, the nature of the management role will increasingly require the skills and knowledge that a Masters degree can develop. This Masters course has been designed to meet the needs of the dynamic international industry, equipping you with practical and relevant skills, which combined with your existing experience, can be a stepping stone to advance in any career within the industry.

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will develop skills in the following areas:

Intellectual Skills to:

  • Think critically and be creative;
  • Solve complex problems and make decisions;
  • Evaluate the rigour and validity of published research and assess its relevance to new situations;
  • Extrapolate from existing research and scholarship to identify new or revised approaches to practice;
  • Conduct research into business and management issues that requires familiarity with a range of business data, research sources and appropriate methodologies.

Practical and Subject Specific Skills to:

  • Apply relevant knowledge to a range of complex situations, taking account of their relationships and interaction with other areas of the business or organisation;
  • Acquire and analyse data and information, to evaluate their relevance and validity, and to synthesise a range of information in the context of new situations.

Transferable Skills to:

  • Numeracy and quantitative skills including the development and use of relevant business models;
  • Effective use of ICT;
  • Effective two-way communication: listening, effective oral and written communication of complex ideas and arguments, using a range of media;
  • High personal effectiveness: critical self-awareness, self-reflection and self management; time management; sensitivity to diversity in people and different situations and the ability to continue to learn through reflection on practice and experience;
  • Effective performance within team environments and the ability to recognise and utilise individuals’ contributions in group processes and to negotiate and persuade or influence others; team selection, delegation, development and management;
  • Leadership and performance management: selecting appropriate leadership style for different situations; setting targets, motivating, monitoring performance, coaching and mentoring.

What you will study

This qualification is made up of three stages; Postgraduate Certificate; Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree.

  • Operations and Project Management
  • Managing the International Hospitality Service Experience
  • Strategic Directions
  • Integrated Business Management
  • Research Methodologies
  • Independent Scholarship

How you will learn

The modules are delivered on an individual basis by using a blend of self-paced learning content, self-paced optional learning activities, formative learning activities, formative and summative assessment. You will be encouraged to undertake collaborative learning with peers, to attend real-time discussions and debates through online classrooms and to reflect on your learning through building online journals. The online tutor is pinnacle in facilitating these discussions by drawing out key issues and maintaining students’ dialogue.

Method of Assessment

This programme operates within the University’s Postgraduate Regulatory Framework and conforms to these regulations on assessment. The assessment strategy includes a mix of formative and summative assessments from the development of research strategies to the step stage process of the Independent Scholarship. The assessment vehicles provide the variety and appropriateness to reflect the nature of the skills you will require for the hospitality industry, hence the inclusion of consultancy documents, briefing papers and the use of project management software packages.

The key to success is to ensure that you understand both the process and the intended outcome for each assessment; these are detailed in the module handbooks. Feedback from assessments; both formative and summative, is integral to promoting further personal learning and development. You will make e-submissions of assignments via the online marking and grading tool (Turnitin).

Where assessed work takes place in Blackboard an appropriate assessment tool will be used to ensure effective feedback and ensure assessment transparency.

Entry requirements

  • You will need an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject or equivalent qualification, a professional qualification or a significant portfolio of work at an appropriate level.
  • If English is not your first language, you will need: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

Students should produce copies of certificates, full CV in EuroFormat and passport-size photo.

Fees & funding

2018/19 Fees

Full-time Part-time
Malta/EU €9,900 €9,900

Get Qualified

Refund through Get Qualified Scheme: €6,930*

Net Amount: €2,970*

*Terms and Conditions Apply

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