Hospitality with Tourism Management MSc / PGDip

This postgraduate course is accredited by the University of Birmingham.

Overview (NV)

MSc / PGDip

Course length MSc
18 months full-time / 2.5 years part-time
Course length PGDip
1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Fees (Home/EU)
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Fees (International)
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Course overview

International hospitality is challenging, dynamic and expanding rapidly. It also offers a wide range of exciting employment opportunities. 

On this course, you will choose the pathway that best suits you – one that is tailored to suit your previous qualifications and experience. 

Pathway A:

If you are new to the industry and your qualifications are not related to hospitality or tourism, then you will take this pathway. This course will teach you about managing the operational aspects of the industry and incorporated the study of related tourism and events environments. 

Pathway B:

 If you have an undergraduate degree in hospitality or tourism management and you wish to continue your studies then this will be your pathway. In addition to operational management, you will focus on the long-term strategic development of hospitality operations and will equip you to engage in continuing development using a broad range of intellectual and study skills. 

You will also take part in a five-day study trip to a European city destination in order to carry out research related to one or more of your course assessments. Previous study visits have taken students to Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Seville, Palma, Amsterdam and Rome. The cost of this residential visit it include in the course fees.

Why should I choose this course?

  • You will develop your professional career, specialising in the dynamic and exciting sector of hospitality.
  • UCB is a well-established and internationally-renowned provider of hospitality courses.
  • You will learn advanced hospitality functions and how to apply them to the industry.
  • This course is accredited by the University of Birmingham.
  • You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative hospitality and managerial approaches and appreciate the changing nature of the contemporary hospitality environment.

Teaching and assessment

Lectures, seminars and fieldwork will provide opportunities for you to explore concepts relevant to your study and you will also be analysing case studies as a way to understand the link between theory and sector practice. 

You will be assessed in a variety of ways to encourage you to develop a range of skills. These include essays and reports, investigative fieldwork, case study analysis, presentations and simulation using industry-specific software.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Entry Requirements (NV)

Entry requirements

Hospitality with Tourism Management MSc (Pathway A)

A good honours degree or equivalent from a recognised institution in a subject other than hospitality or tourism. 

Hospitality with Tourism Management MSc (Pathway B)

A good honours degree or equivalent from a recognised institution in a hospitality or tourism subject. 

Hospitality with Tourism Management PG Diploma (Pathway A)

A degree or equivalent from a recognised institution in a subject other than hospitality or tourism. 

Hospitality with Tourism Management PG Diploma (Pathway B)

A degree or equivalent from a recognised institution, normally in a hospitality or hospitality-related discipline; or at least five years management experience in a relevant field and appropriate educational qualifications. 

UCB’s standard English language requirement for postgraduate study will apply (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)

Modules (NV)


Pathway A

Events, Hospitality and Tourism Dynamics Hospitality and Tourism Facilities Management Hospitality and Tourism Marketing Managing Across Cultures Managing Profitable Food and Beverage Operations Masters Dissertation Revenue & Performance Analysis

Optional Work Placement

Pathway B

Business Enterprise Events, Hospitality and Tourism Dynamics Hospitality and Tourism Marketing Hospitality Operations Development Managing Across Cultures Strategic Financial Analysis

Optional Work Placement

Placements (NV)

Work placement

If you want to get your foot in the door of a hospitality organisation, then this optional three to six-month placement will give you valuable experience, enhance your CV and may help your future employment prospects. 

If you choose to do this placement, you will be supported by our highly experienced hired@UCB staff members who organise presentations and meetings with employers to help you identify the kind of placement you want. Whether your ideal work environment is overseas or somewhere in the UK, there is an extensive choice available. 

At UCB, we understand the importance of work placements within academic study, and our employer contacts say they give preference to students with qualifications who also have experience within the field.

Employability (NV)


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to move into a wide variety of areas within the industry, specialising in areas such as human resources, marketing, public relations and financial management within hotel, resort and event management organisations. 

Graduating with this degree will enable you to pursue a career path in:

  • Attractions management
  • Conference and exhibition management
  • Tour operations
  • Travel consultancy
  • Resort management 


hired@UCB is our new student and alumni support service designed to provide a single reference point for information, advice and guidance regarding opportunities to develop and demonstrate employability and enterprise skills. 

Based on the 7th floor of our Summer Row campus, in newly refurbished facilities, the hired team comprises of specialist and qualified staff with knowledge and experience of: 

  • Careers advice and guidance
  • Placements, work experience and volunteering
  • Employer engagement
  • Part-time and seasonal work
  • Internships, apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Graduate schemes and alumni support
  • Unitemps – UCB's recruitment agency 

Find out more about hired@UCB services.

Profiles (NV)

Student profiles

Read what our current students and alumni love about UCB and how we helped them begin their career in industry.

Katarzyna Boniecka

Katarzyna Boniecka

Hospitality with Tourism Management

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Abu Sayeed Choudhury

Abu Sayeed Choudhury

Hospitality with Tourism Management

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Caroline Lane

Caroline Lane

Hospitality with Tourism Management

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