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Bournemouth University

Hotel and Food Services Management

This course is a conversion course, it is ideal for graduates who would like to change subjects or career direction.

This Master's degree is intended to provide you with an advanced understanding of the hotel & food services industries and a managerial perspective of how to run such organisations. It is anticipated that after completing this course, you'll have the capacity to be involved in more analytical, developmental and strategic perspectives of the industries and will develop insights into the issues affecting these industries than at undergraduate level.

The emphasis of this course is on accommodation management, food & drink, and the food service sector. As such, this is a course with an operational management focus, although it will also provide you with the opportunity to identify and engage with selected areas of specialism within these industries such as revenue management, IT applications, and human resource management.

You will also have access to a wide range of extra curricula activities and qualifications, such as our visiting speakers programme including representatives from Hilton International, Shangri-la Hotels, Fairmont Hotels, Le Manior aux Quat Saisons and many more. You will have the opportunity to attend our annual hospitality student conference and to undertake added value courses such as the Wine and Spirits Trust Award, trips to the World Travel and Tourism Market, London and to participate in the HOTS Hotel Simulation package.

Entry requirements

MSc: A Bachelors Honours degree; 2:2 or above, or equivalent. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Course modules

Core units: The Tourism and Hospitality Industries; Business Strategy and Finance; Food Operations Management; Food Production and Innovation Management; Global Food and Drink; Destinations: Contexts for Tourism and Hospitality; Dissertation. Option units (choose one): Air Transport and Tourism; Conference Tourism; Crisis and Disaster Management; Design for Tourism and Hospitality; Entrepreneurship; Food Design and Marketing; Sport Tourism; Tourism and the Media; Tourism Culture and Society; Tourism Management and the Natural Environment; Optional Work Placement.


For part-time students, your tuition fees will be charged on a pro-rata basis of the full-time fee.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time 7,500 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 2 Years
MSc Full-time 14,000 (Whole course) International 1 2 Years
MSc Part-time Home/EU 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 14,000 (Whole course) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,500 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 7,500 (Whole course) Home/EU 16 Months
MSc Part-time January 2020 14,000 (Whole course) International 2 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 14,000 (Whole course) International 16 Months
MSc Part-time January 2020 7,500 (Whole course) Home/EU 2 Years

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