Cardiff Metropolitan University - International Hospitality and Tourism Management Masters - MSc

Cardiff Metropolitan University

International Hospitality and Tourism Management Masters - MSc

The MSc programme is delivered over 2 semesters of taught modules, followed by the 60 credit final project.  The programme can also be studied part-time, with the minimum period of study being two years and the maximum five years. 

To meet the educational and professional needs of each student, the programme offers three awards and exit points: Postgraduate Certificate; Postgraduate Diploma and MSc.  Learning and teaching strategies are designed to promote active engagement of the student with the subject area and reflect the strong vocational emphasis of the awards.  

Distinguishing features of the programme include:

The Exploring Hospitality and Tourism Landscapes module where the students and staff will undertake the module overseas. This module will be hosted by one of our partner institutions e.g. in Greece or Bulgaria, and, in time, students and staff from that institution will join Cardiff Metropolitan students on the module. This is included in the programme fees but requires students to be available for a week to travel.

The Industry Project Management module, which involves students undertaking a live consultancy project as a group.     

An optional Internship module, which will enhance students’ employability.

An option for the final project is an Individual Consultancy Project, which give students an opportunity to engage with an industry practitioner.

Students also have the opportunity to pursue a language module as an elective, potentially enhancing their employability.

Entry Requirements

  • An initial degree awarded by another approved degree awarding body (2:2 or above).

  • Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent.


Career Prospects

All students undertake a live consultancy project through the Industry Project Management module, which provides an opportunity to engage with employers in the industry.

Student have the option to undertake the




module. The duration of this (unpaid) internship is either for a minimum of 20 days, which will normally be undertaken during term-time one day a week throughout semester one and semester two or in blocks of time during the semester breaks.

Career opportunities after completing International Hospitality and Tourism Management Masters

  • Hotel manager.
  • Restaurant manager.
  • Catering manager.
  • Chef.
  • Event manager.
  • Public house manager.
  • Accommodation manager.
  • Travel agency manager

Course Details

The programme is modular and comprises of core/compulsory modules, which are considered to be essential for each Award title. In line with Cardiff Metropolitan University’s assessment and awards regulations:

  • The Postgraduate Certificate can be awarded following the successful completion of 60-credits of taught modules
  • The Postgraduate Diploma can be awarded following the successful completion of 120-credits of taught modules
  • The MSc can be awarded following the successful completion of 120-credits of taught modules plus 60-credits from the Dissertation, Enterprise Project, Consultancy Project or Internship Project*.


Managing People & markets across cultures (20 credits)
Industry Project Management (20 credits)
Exploring Hospitality & Tourism Landscapes (20 credits)
Research Methods (20 credits)
People, Places and Practice: Contextualising the THE Industries (20 credits)

Optional Modules

Internship (20 credits) or
Crisis & Risk Management (20 credits) or
Leadership & Strategy (20 credits)

Final project

Dissertation OR Enterprise Project OR Consultancy Project OR Internship Project (60 credits).

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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