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Glion Institute of Higher Education - London Campus

2021/22 edition

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About Glion Institute of Higher Education - London Campus

Since 1962, Glion has set the highest standards for academic quality and hospitality excellence. Today, we rank among the world’s top 3 institutions for hospitality and leisure management*.

(*QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020)

With campuses in Switzerland and London, Glion delivers a premium, personalised education combining practical skills with academic rigour. Our hand-picked faculty has won prestigious awards, taught in multiple institutions and worked in global industries.

A Master’s degree from Glion will put you on a fast track to higher management positions in the hospitality and service industries. You will develop your strategic management techniques on a strong foundation of research and analytical skills, and then test your knowledge on real-world business case studies. In the classroom, you will be guided by experienced faculty members on the latest industry trends to make you an independent, lifelong learner. In the end, your degree will open doors to the most selective opportunities, where rigor, expertise and experience are required.

Glion MSc programs give you unrivalled knowledge and highly marketable skills in a range of specialist fields. Study intensive courses through expert faculty, go behind the scenes at 5-Star brands, and start your career on your internship. You will meet and connect with industry leaders, learn from elite guest lecturers and above all, set yourself apart from the competition. There is nothing like a Glion MSc - prepare to be in demand.

All our programs offer the option of a 6-month internship, where you will gain real-world experience and put classroom theory into practice, or a Capstone Project that allows you to develop your critical thinking, research, and writing skills. As a result, 98% of job-seeking Glion students have one or more employment offers on graduation day.

Postgraduate Study Programmes

  • MSc in International Hospitality Business (Switzerland or London)
  • MSc in Real Estate, Finance and Hotel Development (London)
  • MSc in Hospitality, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Switzerland)
  • MSc in Luxury Management and Guest Experience (Switzerland)


Hospitality is one of the world’s most exciting and continuously evolving industries. By 2025, the travel and tourism industry will account for one in 10 jobs, with seven million jobs set to be generated over the next ten years. Entering this industry will give you a challenging, but highly rewarding, career where no two days are the same.

Hospitality careers can take off in many exciting directions, including luxury brand management, entertainment, sports, resorts, and travel and tourism.

One of the greatest testaments to Glion’s reputation is our solid connection with leading brands in the international hospitality industry and event sectors. More than 100 international companies visit our campuses every year to recruit talented new hires.

Our Careers department ensures that you take the first steps to your professional career by getting access to management training programs and direct-entry positions.

You will be ready to jump right into your career with the skills and connections to land your dream job. With the Glion name on your CV, and the support and interest of fellow Glion alumni, your options will be limitless.

You will leave us with solid professional experience, management skills and transferable skills for the hospitality industry. These skills will open a wide range of career options and give you the freedom to redirect your career into new and different companies, fields and locations around the world.

We are dedicated to preparing you for leadership positions in top companies and a global career.

Our Career and Internship team does more than just gather employment offers; team members act as personal career counsellors and maintain high-quality industry relations to offer you the very best career opportunities.

Career Services and Resources

  • Introduction to Internships and Hiring Practices in the Hospitality Industry
  • CV Support and Interview Preparation
  • Online Database of Internship, Management Training and Employment Offers
  • On-campus Recruitment Events


At any given time during the year, hundreds of Glion students are living and working on internships around the world. During your program, you will choose your internship based on the company and location you desire and according to your program, language skills and career aspirations. Then, you will dive into the real world of hospitality to work with paying customers and multicultural colleagues as you practice the skills and standards you learned on campus. In this professional experience, you will begin to build the contacts, references and employment history you need for your first management role. On a personal level, you will become more worldly and independent as you establish your own living space and widen your circle of friends and activities to adapt to your new environment.

At Glion, there is an average of 5.8 internship offers per student.

Our campuses

Glion Campus, Switzerland
Glion is our flagship campus and practical learning center. From the classrooms and restaurants, you can gaze across the deep blue waters of Lake Geneva to see the Swiss and French Alps. It’s located on the mountainside above Montreux, a town that attracts tourists year-round with a beautiful lakeside and shopping district. The school’s buildings are nestled among the village of Glion, creating a small university town with breath-taking scenery. Along with Geneva many other Swiss and European cities can be reached from this campus.

Bulle Campus, Switzerland
The campus feels like a business college, set between beautiful mountains, a medieval town and a thriving city. The historic old town of Bulle has a chateau and weekly market, mixed in with modern buildings and shops, trendy bars and cafes. It’s the perfect place to relax and concentrate on your studies while having easy access to everything a student might require. The cities of Fribourg, Montreux and Bern can be accessed in less than 45 minutes.

London Campus, UK
Glion London opens up extraordinary opportunities for those who aspire to become leaders in hospitality management. Situated in Downshire House – a seventeenth-century mansion – Glion London offers a modern learning environment in a historical setting. Our campus boasts state-of-the-art learning facilities, including outstanding lecture rooms, study areas, social spaces and accommodation. Located just over half an hour away from the West End, you will get to enjoy a range of artistic, cultural and entertainment choices.


Postgraduates can choose between finding their own off-campus accommodation or living on-campus.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees differ on length of program and campus location. Full breakdowns can be found here.

How to apply

Early applications are recommended to avoid disappointment as waiting lists may open when classes are full.

To apply please contact the details listed below for an application pack.

Mark O’Brien
Director of Postgraduate Recruitment

Contact details

Glion Institute of Higher Education
Route de Glion 111
Glion sur Montreux