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17 May 2019 187 Book icon 3 mins Share

Top universities to study hotel management in the UK

Planning to study hospitality management in the UK? Here’s all you need to know about the top universities to study hospitality management in the UK, entry requirements and more...

17 May 2019 187 Book icon 3 mins Share
top universities to study hotel management in the uk

So, you’ve decided to pursue hospitality management in the UK – right pick at the right time, we’d say, considering the boom in the industry. Did you know that hospitality and tourism is one of the most popular industries in the world, hiring more than 60 million people globally? Now, that’s huge.

Moreover, it is equally important to choose the right university - because each university offers a unique programme that comes with unique module choices and teaching methods (theoretical and practical). Here, we tell you all about the top universities to study hotel management in the UK, going by the Guardian University Guide 2019:

Psst..  We also have some must-know facts about the entry requirements and career prospects towards the end. So, stay on till the end guys.

Coventry University

The Coventry University is a public research university established in 1992. The university has been ranked 4th in the subject of hospitality management by the Guardian University Guide 2019. It was also recognised as the University of the Year for Student Experience in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

The university’s BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management programme is three years long and costs GBP 12,924 (per year). It also offers MSc in International Hospitality and Tourism Management, which s one-year long and costs GBP 14,509. 

University of Derby

Ranked 8th in Guardian University Guide 2019 for tourism and hospitality management, the University of Derby offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in this field of study.

The MSc International Hospitality Management is a one-year long programme that costs about GBP 13,500 (may subject to annual increase) and the BSc is a four-year long programme (including placement year) that costs GBP 13,250.00 per year.

With 81% of its students either in employment or in higher studies within 6 months of graduation, the university offers bright career prospects for its students.

Oxford Brookes

Founded as a public university in 1865, the Oxford Brookes University ranks 8th in the UK in hospitality management field, according to Guardian University Guide 2019, and is considered as a top modern university in the UK (QS World University Rankings Top 50 Under 50 2019).

Oxford Brookes University is ranked first for teaching and research in the UK, according to Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018. As a result, about 95% of its students are either working or in further study within six months of graduating (HESA Destination of Leavers Survey 2018).

You can pursue its BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Management either in a three-year long programme or a four-year-long programme. Each year costs about GBP 13,630.00 (subject to rise).

Manchester Met

Founded in 1824, Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the largest globally recognised universities in the UK. It ranks 13th in hospitality management in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2019).

Its industry collaborations with global organisations including Hilton, provide industrial exposure to students, as a result, 93% of the university’s students are employed or in further study within 6 months of graduation.

Manchester Metropolitan University offers MSc in International Hospitality Management – a one-year programme that will cost you about GBP 16,500 per year.

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University is among most progressive universities in the UK with roots that trace back to 1843. The university ranked 18th in the UK in hospitality management sector, according to Guardian University Guide 2019.

At Sheffield Hallam University, every programme has a career advisor, which means as a student, you can benefit from the personalised career counselling sessions and guidance into employment prospects. As a result, 94% of its students are either in employment or higher study, 6 months after graduation. Moreover, Sheffield Hallam University enjoys a 95% of student satisfaction rate with regards to career advice.     

The university offers MSc in International Hospitality Management – a 15-month-long postgraduate programme that costs about GBP 13,500. If you’d like to include work experience placement, then the tuition fees can go up to GBP 15,000.

Entry requirements

International students from non-EU countries need to demonstrate their proficiency in English language before they can enrol in the ‘Tourism and Hospitality management’ programs. There are slight differences based on the level of study, course specialisation and the institution selected. The basic entry requirements are as listed below; applicants are advised to contact the institution or department for exact details.

IELTS - an overall score of 7.5, with at least 7.0 in each component.

TOEFL iBT (internet-based) - an overall score of 110 with minimum component scores of: Listening (22), Reading (24), Speaking (25) and Writing (24).

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Grade B

Career prospects

Students of hospitality management, after graduation, can choose from a variety of career options in the UK as well as abroad. The prospects look bright in sectors such as hotel operations, airlines, tour operators, destination marketing organisations and resort management – to name a few.  Your role may vary with the sector and organisation you’re working with – such as project management, operations management, customer services, health and safety, food and beverage management, personal training, etc.

Several high-profile companies like Marriot and Hilton hotels, offer excellent opportunities for graduates to jump start their career, by providing graduate training schemes.

Now that you have a fair idea about the field and top universities to study hotel management in the UK, it’s time to set the dice rolling, with the application process. Quick, sign up in our ‘call back’ form to avail personalised guidance from our expert counsellors to help you study in your dream destination!

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