In an increasingly connected world, with average levels of disposable income on the increase, Hospitality and Tourism have become vital sectors to national economies. However, these sectors are also intrinsically vulnerable to disruptions to the external environment through events such as pandemics, war, and recessions.
This course is designed for those looking to move into senior management positions in the Hospitality and Tourism sectors within an international context. The course will enable graduates to develop strategies in these dynamic sectors, taking account of contemporary issues and emergent crises. The course focuses on key themes of sustainability and ethics, both of which are increasingly important to an informed customer base.
The course includes core topics around marketing, branding, and the use of digital platforms, along with human capital management issues and the changing patterns of the available talent pool across national boundaries. The course is assessed by a variety of methods, including written coursework, presentations, and workplace simulations.
Structure and content
Over the course of your MSc, you will study a total of 6 modules. See below for the modules which you will study:
- Postgraduate Study Skills, Research Methods and Ethics
- Contemporary Approaches to Emerging Issues in Hospitality and Tourism
- International Hospitality and Tourism Operations Management
- Cross-Cultural Leadership and Human Capital Management
- Strategic Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Hospitality and Tourism
- Postgraduate Integrative Project
For a more detailed overview of the course modules you can view the Course Information Sheet here.
Students must have equivalent of a UK first degree at 2:2 or above plus relevant experience.
Have previously been taught in English and have sufficient command of English to undertake postgraduate study or have an IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 or better.
If you have completed a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent non-UK qualification and did not achieve our required grades for entry, but can demonstrate that your life/work skills would make you suitable, you should still consider applying.
Teaching and assessment
Studying on campus 2 days a week which is Monday - Friday (10:00-17:00)
Studying on campus 1 day a week which is Monday - Friday (10:00-17:00)
ARUL employs assignments, presentations, and examinations to measure student progress, along with an innovative case study major project or dissertation to complete the course.
The Major Project involves detailed research, analysis and reporting of a hospitality and tourism related issue.
Developed in conjunction with leading industry experts, this degree uses innovative learning strategies to enable students to empower themselves with the future skills required to lead major enterprises in the international hospitality and tourism industries. Building on the real-life knowledge of business leaders and applying cutting-edge industry research, students' experience gained on this degree will open new opportunities for them to take control of the advancement of their professional careers, as well providing options for further study at the doctoral level.
To learn more about where this course can take you visit the guide from our employability team with document 1 and 2.
UK/EU: £8,500 or £6,500 for Alumni
EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on www.gov.uk for information.