801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2021
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2020
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Howard Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1WB, United Kingdom

International Hotel Management with Foundation Year - Sheffield Hallam University

Course summary •Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start. •Study a robust programme of business modules. •Develop your understanding of the challenges confronted by the international hotel sector. •Gain a qualification that combines research, theory, general business acumen and real-world work experience. Develop your cultural awareness by studying a language or spending a semester abroad through the ERASMUS exchange or our Learning in the Workplace initiative. Our flexible, responsive programme is designed for you in collaboration with our industry partners to meet the need for forward-thinking, innovative hospitality graduates who can strategically manage complex hotel operations. The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) International Hotel Management course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree. You are taught by lecturers with a rich industry background – having held management positions in chain and independent hotels in the UK and abroad – who infuse teaching with research, industry expertise and passion for the hotel industry. You will be provided with a challenging and supportive learning environment where you will experience 'hands-on' practical learning combined with a traditional classroom environment. You learn through •video conferences with international partners •a consultancy project with a real-world hotel organisation •field trips •site visits •work with external organisations In the foundation year, you’ll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You’ll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you’ll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study. Applied learning Work placements Your future employability is at the heart of everything we do and the course includes an optional placement year. Through our relationships with local, national and international employers we can help you to secure a great placement year and support you while you are there. Recent placements have taken place at Holiday Inn in Sheffield, JW Marriott in London, Disney World Resort in Florida, and Hilton Worldwide in Shanghai. Alternatively you can pursue an accelerated degree by participating in our Learning in the Workplace programme where you combine your studies with a semester spent working overseas. These opportunities will help you to build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers. Live projects Your final year requires you to consult directly with a hotel business to resolve a real-life business issue. There is also a focus on business development, with students planning and pitching a hospitality venture to industry collaborators. This course also incorporates computer simulation to assist students in understanding how to develop and manage a hotel property. Networking opportunities Industry interaction comes formally through visiting speakers and informally through our association with the Institute of Hospitality, our strong alumni network and the activities of our hospitality society. We're proud to be one of the founding partners of the Classroom to Boardroom event, which introduces you to a variety of stakeholders through the medium of round table discussions and networking activities. You will frequently engage with the sector and with industry partners throughout your studies. This is done through modules where industry speakers and visits are a prominent feature, and also comes informally through our association with the Institute of Hospitality, our strong alumni network and visiting fellows and the activities of our hospitality society.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time including foundation year
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,SheffieldUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £13,650