What will I learn?

The MSc International Hospitality Management is currently under development for the Edge Hotel School with an intended start date of October 2021.

The growth of the worldwide hospitality industry has been dominated by American and, to a lesser extent, Western European multinational brands. However, the last decade has seen a significant increase in the emergence and growth of successful hospitality organisations from a range of emerging nations and cultures from across the world. This programme is designed to reflect the increasing cultural and geographical diversity of the hospitality industry.

As a global industry, the hospitality sector is driven by human connection and personalisation, relying on the experiences its workforce can deliver and the memories its customers create. To be a leader in the hospitality or events sector you’ll need the creativity to think outside of the norm and the confidence to manage everything thrown at you in an industry where no two days are the same.

Your future

The skills and knowledge you will gain throughout your MSc International Hospitality Management will be transferable to a wide range of working environments within the global hospitality and business industries. There will be opportunities throughout the master’s to meet industry leaders and managers, allowing you to build a comprehensive network of hospitality and business professionals.

Which department am I in?

Edge Hotel School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,440.00 (15,81,769) per year
Fees will increase for each academic year of study.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

7 October 2021


Colchester Campus

University of Essex,

Wivenhoe Park,



CO4 3SQ, England

Entry requirements

For international students

You need a degree with an overall 2.2 or international equivalent in a Hospitality related undergraduate degree or a degree in a related subject area, including business, economics and management. A degree in any area will be considered dependent on any relevant professional or voluntary experience, previous modules studied and/or personal statement. If English is not your first language, we require IELTS 6.0 overall, or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other components.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Essex

At Essex, students learn to think differently, find new ways of doing things and adopt new techniques for solving problems.

  • World-leading academics in a research-intensive environment
  • Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
  • Flexible course structure, students study what matters to them
  • Internationally diverse university