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MSc Hotel & Food Services Management

This conversion course will provide you with an advanced understanding of the hotel & food services industries and a managerial perspective of how to run such organisations.

Please note that this course is not recruiting for September 2021 or January 2022. Please register your interest and we will let you know when applications open for September 2022 entry.

Why study MSc Hotel and Food Services Management at BU? 

  • Study at one of the top-ten ranked universities in the world for tourism and hospitality 
  • Gain access to a wide range of extra-curricular activities and qualifications, such as our visiting speakers programme including representatives from Hilton International, Shangri-la Hotels and Fairmont Hotels
  • Benefit from opportunities to attend our annual hospitality student conference 
  • Undertake added value courses such as the Wine and Spirits Trust Award, attend field trips and participate in the HOTS Hotel Simulation package
  • Grow your professional network and apply taught elements of your degree into practice with an optional 30-week placement 
  • Study abroad at one of our many partner institutions across the world 
  • Identify and engage with specialisms within the revenue management, IT applications and human resource management industries.  

Find out more about the content of this course.

Course accreditations

The accrediting bodies on this course are renowned industry-wide for promoting excellence and the highest standards, all of which is reflected in the BU Business School experience. 

  • Recognition by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO.TedQual) provides opportunities to participate in tourism policy events of the highest-level, and secure placements in prestigious tourism organisations globally
  • BU is recognised as a leading university in the industry by the Institute of Travel & Tourism Centre of Excellence. This allows you to take advantage of networking opportunities, hear from high-level industry speakers and raise your professional profile. 

Key information

Next start date:

September 2022

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

September: 1 year full-time (16 months with optional study exchange). January: 16 months full-time (with or without optional study exchange), 2 years with optional 30-week work placement or 2 years part-time

Accreditations:

United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. For more information check out our full entry requirements

Course details

If you want to study part-time, you’ll study alongside full-time students over two years. You’ll be expected to study a minimum of three units per year, along with your dissertation towards the end of your second year.

The timetable for when units take place varies each year but the typical delivery for one unit is four hours a week, split between two sessions, so you will be required to be on campus at least two days a week. We can work with you to consider the timetable and make an appropriate individual plan in terms of which order to study which units.

Download the programme specification (pdf 194 kb)

Placements

An exciting and valuable part of your studies with us is the opportunity to gain valuable experience through full-time paid industrial placements, for a minimum of 30 weeks.

You will have the option to start your placement when the taught units of the course are finished, and after you complete your dissertation.

Find out more about placements for postgraduate students

Your application

Entry requirements

Careers

This course will provide you with the opportunity to identify and engage with specialisms within the revenue management, IT applications and human resource management industries.

Graduates from this course have found a range of positions in international hotel groups and food service organisations in the UK, the USA and in their home countries (such as Thailand, China and India).

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find information on living costs for postgraduate students

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.

Course changes

What our students say

Sophie de Ganay

I enjoy the variety of classes that we have, from general tourism to specific types of restaurants, as well as hearing from many conference and guest speakers.

Hear from our staff

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis

You’ll learn from people with first-hand knowledge, well respected in industry. We use our experience and insights to give in-depth understanding of the subject.

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