Taught course

International Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management (Multiple Pathways Available)

University of Hertfordshire · Hertfordshire Business School

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements for the programme are:

  • An honours degree of at least 2:2 classification or better from a UK University; or
  • The equivalent of the above from a recognised University overseas; or
  • A degree-equivalent professional qualification approved by the Programme Leader; or
  • A Pre-Masters Course recognised by the University;
  • A postgraduate qualification from a UK university or its equivalent from a recognised overseas university, or
  • Equivalent qualifications to be assessed by the Programme Leader and Admissions Tutor. Professional Accreditations

The University is member of the Tourism Management Institute (TMI), Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and the Association for Event Management Education (AEME).

Months of entry


Course content

MSc International Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management has been designed to provide you with the enhanced skills and knowledge which are necessary to support key decision-making within the international tourism, hospitality and event industries. The programme is underpinned by a strong theoretical base across a number of contexts relevant to tourism, hospitality and event management in contemporary international environments.​ A distinctive feature of this programme is that it offers you opportunities to interact with current industry practitioners and therefore enables a hands-on approach.

The programme is offered full time (1 year mode) or part time (2 year mode). A new sandwich option is also offered in full time on a 2 year mode. The sandwich programme requires you to successfully complete a minimum of 36 weeks full-time work placement. This is a very valuable experience which allows you to familiarise themselves with the day to day activities of Tourism, Hospitality and Event businesses, and to use your initiative in dealing with issues of the work environment. It can also be taken alongside a research option.

Why choose this course?

  • The course offers you comprehensive knowledge of the Tourism, Hospitality and Event industries.
  • It is delivered by a very successful and internationally renowned team of experts, both in terms of their managerial experience and academic knowledge.
  • It offers a balance of practical input and academic knowledge to support graduates in their future careers within these industries.
  • It provides opportunities to interact with current industry practitioners.
  • It presents flexibility to study full time, part time and it offers the possibility to undertake a work placement.

Information for international students

In addition all students for whom English is not their first language must produce evidence of their English Language proficiency. The standard required is an IELTS score of 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in each band), or an equivalent score on a test recognised by the University of Hertfordshire.

This requirement will be waived if the student has successfully completed an undergraduate degree at a university in the United Kingdom, or another.

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency. The following qualifications and grades will be considered:

  • GCSE English language grade A-C
  • IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)

Other English language tests are accepted.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Sofia Reino
+44 (0)1707 284800