International Hospitality Management (BA, BA (Hons))

Robert Gordon University

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The award
BA, BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About International Hospitality Management at Robert Gordon University

The hospitality industry is a thriving, competitive and innovative business sector which plays a crucially important role in the global economy. This specialist management course provides you with the opportunity to develop both the academic and practical aspects of hospitality management within an international context.

This includes hospitality, generally, and the many sub-sectors, for example hotels, restaurants, leisure centres, contract catering and events. As a hospitality graduate of Robert Gordon University you will be in great demand in hospitality-related venues worldwide, with fantastic opportunities for varied and challenging careers in this sector.

What you will study

Year 1

  • Marketing

  • Professional Communication Skills

  • Tourism and Hospitality Environment

  • Service Sector Management

  • People Management

  • Introduction to Management Accounting

  • Culinary Arts and Food Safety

  • International Business


Year 2

  • Organisational Behaviour

  • Globalisation

  • Food and Beverage Skills

  • Brand Management


OR Foreign University Study

  • Consumer Behaviour

  • Accommodation Management

  • Food and Beverage Management

  • e-Retail


OR Foreign University Study

Year 3

  • Placement Students - Placement

- Management in Practice
- Research Methods
  • Non-Placement and Advanced Entry Students

- Business Research
- Events Management
- Concept Project Development
- Option Module (Ethics and the Consumer OR Personal Selling and Sales Management)
- Workplace Experience (24 weeks)

OR Foreign University Study (not available for advanced entry students)

Year 4

  • Research Project

  • Appraisal of Current Research Issues

  • Hospitality Contract Management

  • Accommodation Investment and Yield Management

  • International Marketing

  • Cultural Aspects of International Management

  • Current issues in Hospitality Management


Entry requirements

SQA Higher: BCC

GCE A Level: CC

ILC Higher: BC1C1

IB Diploma: 24

Alternative Qualifications: HNC or equivalent qualifications will be considered for year 1 and potentially year 2 entry. Overseas qualifications and access programmes will be considered on an individual basis.

Applications are welcomed from students with alternative qualifications and relevant work experience.

Degree Link Programme: HND Hospitality Management qualifications from one of our partner FE Colleges will be considered for year 3 entry.

Advanced Entry students to year 3 will have the opportunity to undertake work experience in Semester 2 lasting 24 weeks.

Placements and accreditations

In year 3 there are placement opportunities available locally, nationally and internationally, such as the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, AVC Media Enterprises, Malmaison Hotels, Gleneagles Hotel, Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle, Bunchrew House Hotel, Adare Manor Resort (Ireland), Disney Worldwide Services Inc (USA), Fairmont Hotels and Resorts (Canada), Waccabuc Golf and Country Club (USA) and The Broadmoor Resort, Colorado Springs (USA).

This course is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality and entitles you to membership, providing opportunities to attend industry events, network with professionals and access learning materials.

Fees and bursaries

UK/EU Students

New students: £1820 for academic year 2010/11

Students from Scotland and the EU are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

If you are from England, Wales or Northern Ireland you should apply to the appropriate funding body.

  • England - http://www.studentfinanceengland.co.uk/

  • Wales - http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/

  • Northern Ireland - http://www.studentfinanceni.co.uk/


International Students

  • New students: £8950 for academic year 2010/11


The above tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

If you are already a student at Robert Gordon University, you can find information on fees for academic year 2010/11 on the Student Finance web pages.

How to apply

All applications should be made through UCAS. All applicants must apply online at http://www.ucas.com/apply.

Once you register and create your username and password you are guided through the process of applying. After submission, log in to your UCAS Track account and you can see the progress of your application, view and respond to your offers.

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