International Hospitality and Tourism Management MSc 2020/21 entry

Course code:

LONT033
LONT045 (with Professional Practice)

Study options:

1 year full-time
18 months Extended Professional Practice
2 years part-time (UK/EU only)

Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2020
January 2021

Fees:

£12,600
£13,700 (with Professional Practice)

Find out more

Faculty:

Coventry University London


Get in touch

Coventry University London

+44 (0) 20 7247 3666


ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

LONT033
LONT045 (with Professional Practice)

Study options:

1 year full-time
18 months Extended Professional Practice
2 years part-time (UK/EU only)

Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2020
January 2021

Fees:

£12,600
£13,700 (with Professional Practice)

Find out more

Faculty:

Coventry University London


Get in touch

Coventry University London

+44 (0) 20 7247 3666


ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

LONT033
LONT045 (with Professional Practice)

Study options:

1 year full-time
18 months Extended Professional Practice
2 years part-time (UK/EU only)

Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2020
January 2021

Fees:

£16,600
£17,550 (with Professional Practice)

Find out more

Faculty:

Coventry University London


Get in touch

Coventry University London

+44 (0) 20 7247 3666


ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

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 approved 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 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 MSc course is now available with Extended Professional Practice. This 18-month option is aimed at students who are looking to develop a deeper understanding of business in a very practical way. You will undertake two Professional Practice modules which will take the form of either an internship with a host organisation, or a campus-based professional experience. Students are expected to spend twenty-two weeks at one (or more) work setting(s) and will have the opportunity to apply theory to practice. After completing the extended professional practice students are required to produce a substantial problem-based piece of individual written work.

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.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses.

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

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

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, with start dates in September and January
  • You can access free entrepreneurship advice and support if you’re interested in starting up your own business.
  • You’ll study in the heart of central London, surrounded by tourism attractions and businesses as well as hotels of every type
  • You’ll enjoy study visits to leading hospitality and tourism events and exhibitions – these might include visits to the World Travel Market, Technology for Travel and Tourism, and Technology for Marketing and Advertising
  • There are opportunities to participate in internships, consulting projects with real clients, academic events, research seminars, competitions, business simulations, Coventry University London TED Talks, an overseas field trip, and guest lectures and sessions with people from industry

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.

Your learning will 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. In your final term, you can choose to take on an internship or a consultancy project for a real business client.

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. 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.

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 will 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 should 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.

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 overseas field trip, and in your final term you could arrange to do an internship, or a real consultancy project, in another country.

You’ll 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.

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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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.

More detail

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£12,600
£13,700 (with Professional Practice)


January 2021

£12,600
£13,700 (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


September 2020

£12,600
£13,700 (with Professional Practice)


January 2021

£12,600
£13,700 (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


September 2020

£16,600
£17,550 (with Professional Practice)


January 2021

£16,600
£17,550 (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.

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


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.

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.

Hospitality and tourism are two of the largest and fastest growing sectors of the global economy and it is reported that these sectors are vital contributors to employment and economic growth in both, advanced and emerging economies. In the UK alone, the tourism industry generates £127 billion of direct business for the economy each year, which equates to around 9% of GDP. It is one of the biggest employers, with over 200,000 businesses providing 4.4% of all employment (Visit Britain 2018).

Within Britain’s overall tourism industry, London is the strongest destination, also recognised as the global capital of tourism. In 2017, it attracted over 19 million visitors and continues to create a wide range of opportunities for Coventry University London student placements and internships.

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 desintation 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