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International Hospitality and Events Management

Middlesex University
London, Great Britain
Full-time
€12,110.70/year
1425 Points
Duration
1 Year
Language
English

Program Description

Hospitality and tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors globally and events management is a dynamic growth area characterised by innovation and providing business opportunities at various scales. The UK events industry alone is worth £42 billion and inbound business visits to Britain equate to 23.5% of all visits. Along with a predicted shortfall of personnel in the industry, especially at management level, this course will give you the skills and knowledge to thrive.

This course combines specialist knowledge with the context of tourism in the global economy and provides a range of contemporary options taught by staff with recent practical experience in the industry. You will gain direct experience of the sector through the practicum module and enterprise module.

The module content is directly influenced by contemporary industry trends meaning that you will always be learning the most up-to-date theories and methods. You will be able to take a variety of optional modules from digital marketing to tourism and development and entrepreneurship in tourism.

The programme also has a strong focus on employability which includes developing communication skills, independent thinking and the ability to problem solve and innovate. Upon graduation you will be able to explore a wide range of interesting specialist career areas such as place marketing or destination management as well as event management. You will also have the skills to choose a career around the globe.

Entry Requirements

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Education
Bachelor's Degree
6
or
Degree from State Technical Insitute (TEI)
6
English Level
Michigan Proficiency (ECPE)
B
or
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
B
or
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
A
or
International Baccalaureate
5.0
or
IGCSE
C
or
Pearson Test of Academic Engl.
58
or
IELTS
6.5
or
TOEFL (internet based)
87
or
PTE
58
Required Documents
CV
Certified Copy of the Degree Certificate/Diploma
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Personal Statement - Motivation Letter
Detailed Transcript
Academic Reference Letter (1st)
Student Visa
Academic Reference Letter (2nd)
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Notes:

Information about qualification:

  • We welcome applications from graduates with a degree in an appropriate subject.

Other accepted qualifications:

  • We welcome applications from graduates with a degree or an equivalent qualification.
  • We also consider candidates with a minimum of three years' relevant work experience. In exceptional cases, applicants without a first degree might be considered based on professional qualifications or work.
  • Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.

Alternative English language requirements:

  • ESB ESOL International: Level 2‐Step 1
  • European Baccalaureate Language 1: Grade 7.0
  • European Baccalaureate Language 2: Grade 7.0
  • Language Cert International ESOL B2 SELT (SELT version ONLY): B2 High Pass overall and min 33/50 in each skill
  • Duolingo: Overall 110

More information:

  • If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study.

Curriculum

International Tourism in the 21st century

This core module provides a comprehensive overview and critical analysis of tourism. It runs on the premise that mass tourism will remain the most prominent form of tourism development. One of the major academic concerns has been to develop more responsible and sustainable approaches to the sector.

To that end this module identifies a range of environmental, social, cultural and economic issues that arise out of mass tourism development in different parts of the world. In order to identify the causes as well as to examine possible solutions, the module critically examines the socio-political environment in which mass tourism is situated, namely neo-liberal globalisation.

In this light, we examine how this politics has structured tourism, such as the changed nature of the private sector, the implications of competition between destinations and firms, the relationship between public, private and third sectors, the growing volatility of demand in many destinations and the importance of class and status in tourism. The module also addresses conceptual issues inherent in these criticisms such as the right to tourism, the implications of contemporary tourism development for citizenship and the impact of tourism on less developed and developed countries.

The module also analyses alternative forms of tourism that are trying to address issues of sustainability and ethics. The final section of the module is concerned with developing an in-depth analysis of heritage and urban tourism as distinctive examples of alternative tourism development. - (30 credits) Compulsory

Managing Contemporary Hospitality

This module deals with the post-recession implications for the international hospitality environment of deregulation and competition, the introduction of new technologies and the rise of the new tourist destinations. In particular there will be a focus on the implications of more intense competition on customer service, sustainability and CSR. - (30 credits) Compulsory

Events Management

This is a module aimed at developing your critical understanding of the events management field and to equip you with the skills to assess the impact of events and analyse the role of festivals and events in revitalising destinations. - (15 credits) Compulsory

Hospitality and Events Practicum

In this module, you will gain first-hand experience of what it is to work in the industry. You will be normally engaged on one or more practical projects agreed between the University and the organisation that draws upon your skills. - (15 credits) Compulsory

Research Methods and Dissertation

This module will assist you in developing an understanding of the research process and the tools necessary to complete research. You will then begin writing an original dissertation in which you will collect your own information in order to throw light on particular issues in the sector that interests you. This provides you with essential management skills for handing information, innovation and policy development. - (60 credits) Compulsory

Careers

Hospitality and events span a range of jobs that are much more than managing hotels and events delivery. Destinations require management, while there is a huge range of jobs in place marketing and the marketing of individual attractions together with a greater variety of techniques and means of marketing. Discussion of the third sector and public sector institutions and organisations in sustainability and tourism open other areas of employment that covers land use planning, managing partnerships and developing policy in all sorts of areas from training and environmental management to infrastructure and transport planning. Within the key institutions of hospitality there are many other jobs such as human resource or supply chain management.

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