International Hospitality and Tourism Management MSc 2021/22 entry

Course code:

LONT033
LONT045 (with Professional Practice)

Study options:

1 year full-time
18 months Extended Professional Practice

Location:

Coventry University London (City of London)

Starting:

January 2022

 

Fees:

£14,250
£15,450 (with Professional Practice)

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Faculty:

Coventry University London


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Course code:

LONT033
LONT045 (with Professional Practice)

Study options:

1 year full-time
18 months Extended Professional Practice

Location:

Coventry University London (City of London)

Starting:

January 2022

 

Fees:

£17,900
£18,950 (with Professional Practice)

Find out more

Faculty:

Coventry University London


Get in touch


Overview

Ranked third by the Guardian 2020 league table for Tourism, Hospitality and Events courses you can be sure that your future is in safe hands.

This course is designed to meet the increasing demand worldwide for graduates with the competencies and knowledge to operate as generalists in multiple parts of the Tourism and Hospitality industries and beyond. This is achieved by providing the transferrable specialist knowledge and skills that will enable graduates to communicate and manage effectively within a multi-cultural environment.

Furthermore, this course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), in the recognition of level of professional study incorporated into the course.

MSc International Hospitality and Tourism Management graduates will have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills, which will help them, pursue career opportunities in the tourism, hospitality and leisure industries, in the private and public sector or to start their own business.

Extended Professional Practice

This course offers the option of undertaking Extended Professional Practice. Our Extended MSc courses are delivered over 18 months instead of the usual 12 months, giving you the opportunity to undertake a longer internship* or project as part of your course.

You will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how businesses operate, how to apply theory to real-world scenarios, and how best to prepare you for the world of business with confidence.

Our Talent Team are here to support you in securing an extended placement with the right employer. Whether you are looking to join a small business or a large organisation, the team will work with you to help you achieve your internship goal.
Your placement will be full-time, with students expected to work approximately 35 hours per week.

The Extended Professional Practice course lasts 5 semesters; during semesters 1 and 2 you will undertake 120 taught credits on-campus; in semesters 3 and 4 you will undertake the placement; in the final semester, you will take a 60-credit project module in which you will write up your internship report and research findings.

*internships may be subject to availability, competitive application, meeting visa requirements and additional costs.

Why Coventry University London?

We believe that there is no better place to learn about business than to study in the heart of one of the most successful business and financial centres in the world. Launched in 2010 and located in the City of London, we are minutes away from the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange, and are surrounded by several blue chip companies.

COVID-19

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Heart of the City

Minutes from the Bank of England and Stock Exchange

Accreditation & Professional Recognition:

This course is accredited by the following professional bodies:

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute for the 2021-22 intake. If the accreditation of the course and the associated modules changes, then we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

This course has been mapped to the requirements of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Institute of Hospitality (IoH). Students who pass M004LON Managerial Finance and M115LON Strategic Management on their way to achieving the full Coventry University London qualification, can be awarded the CMI Certificate Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership, subject to registering as a CMI member. To benefit from this, successful students will need to register with the CMI and pay their relevant membership fee.

Course information

This exciting Masters course will introduce you to the core concepts of the hospitality and tourism industries. In this evolving global marketplace, things change quickly so we need to be able to respond quickly and plan for future eventualities. You will develop the knowledge and skills set required to do this by studying modules such as Strategic Management, Destinations Management and Tourism and Hospitality Operations.

With a focus on employability, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills that are required by employers in the hospitality and tourism industry. Moreover, we have excellent support available if you wish to start or develop your own businesses.

Furthermore, this course has business at its core and will allow you to develop the management competencies required to progress your career within this dynamic industry.

Finally, you will broaden your knowledge of the international hospitality and tourism industry by being introduced to the diverse range of businesses that operate within tourism hospitality, including visitor attractions, destinations, public sector developments, heritage and hospitality.

 

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

You’ll study eight core modules, which will cover essential management skills, such as financial management, human resource management and strategic management. Throughout these modules, you will develop transferable skills that are highly prized by the hospitality and tourism industry. In your final term, you will choose one of three options: Dissertation, Internship or Industry Research Project.

Modules

  • Strategic Management

    You’ll have the opportunity to learn how to structure and resource an organisation, set business goals, and implement effective strategies. Accredited by the CMI. (Students who pass M004LON Managerial Finance and M115LON Strategic Management can be awarded the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership (providing they register as a CMI member and pay the membership fees).

  • Managerial Finance

    Have the opportunity to learn to better interpret financial reports, balance risk & investment, and use financial data to inform strategic decision-making. Accredited by the CMI. (Students who pass M004LON Managerial Finance and M115LON Strategic Management can be awarded the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership (providing they register as a CMI member and pay the membership fees).

  • Operations Management in Hospitality and Tourism

    These are hands-on industries: explore how it all works, front and back of house, so you can run it smoothly and manage others.

  • Marketing and Customer Experience Management

    Marketing is key to knowing your customer and providing the goods and services they want – so it’s also key to business success.

  • Global HRM Strategies

    Organisation structure and people-management become even more complex when they cross borders and cultures.

  • Destination Management

    Destinations are currently facing unprecedented demands. Throughout this module, we will explore these demands and how destinations can adopt a strategic approach to manage them.

  • Events and Project Management

    Projects and events can be complex so this module gives you the opportunity to plan and operate a project or event.

  • Research Methods in Fashion, Hospitality and Tourism Management

    The best decisions are well-informed, so this module offers an essential toolkit for ensuring you have the information you need.

  • Final Term Project Options (without Extended Professional Practice)

    One from the following:

    Internship*

    Undertake a term’s work experience in tourism or hospitality, producing a substantial piece of accompanying work*

    Dissertation

    Take a more academic approach by producing a major piece of writing on a topic which is relevant to the industry.

    Industry Research Project

    Conduct a research project that addresses a current issue or need in the hospitality and tourism industry, by working with a specified client within a set brief.

  • Extended Professional Practice

    • Postgraduate Professional Practice 1
    • Postgraduate Professional Practice 2
    • Postgraduate Professional Practice Project

     

    * Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or internship opportunities and that any such opportunities referred to on this webpage may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

In more detail...

  • Classes are small, so your tutors will get to know you personally
  • No previous hospitality or tourism experience is required to apply for this master’s degree course
  • You’ll have the flexibility of full-time or part-time study. There are start dates available in September and January for full time study, and a September start available for part-time study.
  • Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our part-time offering here, it is tailored for each course each year depending on the number of part-time applicants. Therefore, the part-time teaching arrangements vary. Please contact the Course Director, Alison Maton, for more information about studying this course part-time.
  • You’ll study in the heart of central London, surrounded by tourism attractions and businesses as well as hotels of every type
  • You can access free entrepreneurship advice and support if you’re interested in starting up your own business.
  • You’ll enjoy study visits to leading hospitality and tourism events and exhibitions – in the past these have included visits to the World Travel Market, Technology for Travel and Tourism, and Technology for Marketing and Advertising trade shows (subject to availability).
  • There are opportunities to participate in internships, consulting projects with real clients, academic events, research seminars, competitions, business simulations, Coventry University London TED Talks, and guest lectures and sessions with people from industry (subject to availability, competitive application, visa restrictions and additional fees may apply).

Your main study themes are:

  • Change management – You’ll learn to become a flexible problem-solver, able to enthuse and adapt teams in pursuit of the strategic goals you’ve set in response to a wide range of global change factors.
  • Managing the customer experience – Business and leisure consumers are increasingly experienced, demanding an exceptional and well-rounded experience. Understanding and managing their expectations is key to remaining competitive in an era of unprecedented economic growth, global competition and internet technology.
  • Professionalism – This course requires students to set their work in the context of best practice and the global frameworks for management, finance, sustainability, business standards and ethics.
  • People – As service industries, hospitality and tourism depend heavily on people to both deliver and consume the experience. Advanced skills in sourcing, deploying, managing and motivating employees is therefore critical to business success.

Coventry University has been awarded ‘Gold’ in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, so you can be sure of the highest standards of teaching here at our London campus. Our tutors are extremely well-qualified and experienced, with extensive backgrounds in the tourism and hospitality industries (please note staff may be subject to change).
Your learning shall be highly practical, taking place both within and beyond the classroom, and your tutors will continually apply what you learn to the real work of work. Classroom learning will involve practical tasks such as case studies, report-writing, business simulations, planning, presentations and debates.
Outside of the classroom, you’ll mix with industry through field trips, tours, guest lectures and visits to companies and attractions in the UK and overseas (subject to availability, competitive application, visa restrictions and additional fees may apply). In your final semester, you can choose to undertake an internship or a consultancy project for a real business client. Please note that we do not guarantee to provide you with an internship or industry partner for the industry research project final semester modules. The Talent Team will be there to help and guide you through this process, and may be able to provide you with an internship/industry client. However, you reserve the right to find your own internship or industry client too.
You’ll also be expected to be a highly motivated independent learner, taking advantage of all that London’s has to offer in terms of tourism and hospitality businesses. You’ll have plenty of opportunities for experiences and observations, including tours, museums, exhibitions and conferences (subject to availability, additional fees may apply). A significant proportion of your time should be dedicated to personal study, a lifelong skill which will serve you well throughout your career.
Teaching methods include may lectures, seminars, textbooks, workshops, debates, case studies, consultancy projects, simulations, business plans, online collaborations.

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

Teaching methods include may lectures, seminars, textbooks, workshops, debates, case studies, consultancy projects, simulations, business plans, online collaborations.

Your performance will be assessed continually throughout your course. That way, you and your tutors will both be able to recognise your particular talents as well as where you may need extra support.

Your assessments aim to reflect the kind of work you’ll do in the workplace. You’ll have opportunities to work on business case studies, software simulations, consultancy projects, group projects and debates, presentations, business reporting and even work-experience placements.

The practical nature of these assessments means you will develop increasingly critical awareness of your own performance, and that of others – a vital career skill.

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Describe the global contexts within which hospitality and tourism businesses operate, as well as the challenges and opportunities they face
  • Apply your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as major management models and tools, in response to those challenges and opportunities
  • Develop strategic plans, including marketing, for hospitality and tourism organisations which will ensure competitive advantage and maximise the customer experience
  • Understand the production and marketing of hospitality and tourism services
  • Successfully manage a project – on time, on budget and on brief
  • Explain how organisations are financed and how the finance function contributes to strategic decision-making
  • Understand how to manage the wide range of resources and operations involved in the hospitality and tourism industries
  • Articulate the policies, strategies and regulatory frameworks used to manage and develop staff within international hospitality and tourism organisations.

The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials. For each 15 credit module, you will receive 22 contact hours, and for your final semester module you will receive 1 hour of supervision every two weeks

This course looks at tourism and hospitality within a global context, so every aspect of your learning will be internationalised. You’ll have opportunities for at least one field trip, and in your final semester you could arrange to do an internship, or an industry research project, which could be in another country.

You’ll have the chance to study alongside students from all over the world, including some leading travel destination countries. They will be encouraged to share their experiences and insights, informing your studies with perspectives on issues such as sustainability, globalism and workforce management. Group projects will also develop your skills in cross-cultural working.

Please note that we are unable to guarantee any field trips, internships or international experience opportunities and that any such opportunities referred to on this webpage may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Entry Requirements

A second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent.

Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Work experience is desirable but not essential.

A second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent.

Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Work experience is desirable but not essential.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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Starts

Fee


January 2022

£14,250
£15,450 (with Professional Practice)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


January 2022

£17,900
£18,950 (with Professional Practice)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Additional costs not included in the fees: You may have the opportunity to participate in non-mandatory field trips in the UK and abroad. These visits are not included in the programme fee and prices will vary depending on the location of the trip.

Flying Start Included in the fees: Specified core textbooks; Any mandatory UK site visits and trips 1,000 sides of black and white laser prints

EU student fees:

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

The rapid development and constant evolution of the hospitality and tourism industries highlights the need for talented leaders, capable of thinking strategically. They will need to be able to anticipate developments in the traditional tourism business models and operate effectively within a fast-moving global environment.

Graduates from this course are likely to head for a management career in either tourism or hospitality, as your in-depth knowledge, transferrable skills and practical knowledge will be a major advantage. Due to the strategic and transferable nature of many of your modules, such as Finance, Human Resource Management, Strategic Management and Events and Project management), you’ll be well-equipped to seek roles in a wide range of sectors.

These roles can include:
• Management or leadership roles in hospitality and/or tourism
• Graduate training programmes
• You might choose to work in hotels or resorts, the leisure industries, events management, or even catering
• Various roles for tour operators, online travel agencies, national airlines, a government ministry or a resort
• There are also opportunities working within the public sector for a destination management organisation
• Corporate travel or incentive travel
• You might develop a real interest in a specialist issue, such as the customer experience or sustainability. You could even work in a connected field, such as consultancy, publishing, journalism or IT

Where our graduates work

Our graduates have gained a range of skilled roles with many prestigious and well known organisations within the hospitality and tourism sector.

  • Aqua Shard
  • Danubius Hotel, Regents Park
  • Go2Africa
  • Travel Futures
  • Premier Inn
  • Created and developed their own independent businesses
  • Hilton Hotel Group, Seychelles
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2021/22 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.