University of Huddersfield

International Business with Tourism and Hospitality Professional Practice MSc

This course is specifically aimed at International students, supporting those wishing to gain practical work based experiential learning. Together with studying your chosen course we are offering an additional 6-month placement opportunity, making the course 18 months in length. This allows students to put into practice the skills and techniques developed throughout the Master’s degree within a UK environment after completing the 12-month taught programme.

The course examines key issues concerning the structure and organisation of the tourism and hospitality sector alongside key areas of international business, together with a critical analysis of major issues affecting the industry.

You’ll have the opportunity to gain a critical understanding of the rapidly changing and dynamic international business environment, and the skills needed to analyse the strategies and operations of multinational enterprises. This programme will provide the opportunity for you to study a wide range of topics in international business, from both a theoretical and practical perspective. The course is designed to enable you to tailor it to your own personal and career interests, with a number of option modules available.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for Professional Practice courses are normally:

  • An Honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent professional qualification, in Business Studies, Marketing, Management, Logistics, Accountancy or Economics.
  • Applicants with other appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 7.0 overall with no element lower than 6.5 (a minimum of TOEFL 550 (Computer Based Toefl 213) score) or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Career Prospects

This course offers you the chance to undertake a 6 month placement at the end of the taught element. A placement can help you build on the knowledge and skills developed on the course.

The placement is a valuable tool that can enhance your employability and help you to develop as an individual. It is acknowledged that graduates with work experience are generally much more attractive to employers.

Our Employability and Placements Office are available to support you in finding placement opportunities and can provide advice in areas such as interview skills and preparing CVs and covering letters.

Whether you’re progressing from education or currently working within the industry, our postgraduate courses aim to provide you with the required knowledge, skills and experience; as well as challenge your approach to complex situations. By taking the opportunity for practical placement experience, team working opportunities and specialist knowledge of your chosen pathway, we can help develop your ability to work collaboratively and apply theory to real-life situations.

Course Details

You'll study the following modules:


The Context of International Business
Tourism and Hospitality Management
The Strategy of International Business
The Global Professional
Option modules

Intelligent Business Information Systems
Managing Employee Relations
Global Business and Human Rights
Emotional Intelligence for the Effective Leader
Management Accounting
Managing Sustainable Challenges

Final Project

Research Route
Research Methods
Individual Research Project

Consultancy Route
Consultancy Skills
Group Consultancy Project

New Venture Creation
Launch a venture
New Venture Creation

MSc Professional Practice Placement

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