Martin Knight - Programme Leader
Martin contributes to management and law-based modules in the Lincoln International Business School. He is multi-lingual, has travelled extensively and is a barrister (8 years call - Middle Temple) with interests in the fields of immigration, international trade, cross border adoption/family disputes and air transportation consumer disputes. He has been a visiting lecturer at a number of overseas locations across the world.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to MSc International Hospitality Management
The MSc International Hospitality Management offers students the opportunity to develop and advance their knowledge and expertise across the breadth of the hospitality function. The programme enables students to develop the business and management skills needed to contribute to the effectiveness of domestic and international hospitality enterprise.
Students are able to learn the theories and practice of managing the hospitality enterprise, staying competitive in the marketplace, and managing crisis in the face of uncertainty in a fast-changing global environment.
Students have the chance to attend lectures from external speakers, including managers and business professionals from the hospitality sector. The University's industry links inform the content of the programme, helping to ensure it is industry relevant, and provides students with the chance to build their own network of contacts. There is also the opportunity to take part in a residential field trip and undertake a Professional Placement year. Please note: students need to choose the Professional Practice pathway from the outset when applying for the course, and it is only available for a September start.
At Lincoln International Business School, students can benefit from experienced practitioners and academics from all over the world, as well as real-life case studies to bring their studies to life. Students can access a range of support for both personal and academic matters, including study skills, employability and careers advice, and pastoral care. International students can also access English language support.
The programme is available for either a September or February start.
How You Study
The taught element of the programme consists of eight core modules and a range of optional modules.
The core taught modules are:
- Contemporary Issues in the Visitor Economy
- Managing the Tourism, Events and Hospitality Enterprise
- Consumer Services Management
- Human Resource Management for Hospitality
- Research Methods for Tourism, Events and Hospitality
- Crisis Management for Hospitality Enterprises
- Hospitality Operations Management
- Personal Professional Development
The following is an illustrative list of options. Optional modules will run as long as at least ten students select them. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of modules to some students. As the options reflect staff research interests, they may change over time.
- Food Tourism
- Digital Marketing
- International Entrepreneurship
- Destination Marketing and Branding
Students can then progress to the compulsory final project where they can apply their experiences and interests and develop their existing skills and knowledge.
This programme is available for both a September and February start. Optional modules may be restricted for those choosing to enrol in February due to student numbers, timetabling, and staffing constraints. Please note that February admission is only available for full-time study.
Students must enrol for one of these options:
- the one-year option without placement, or
- the two-year option which includes a placement.
Students will not be able to change from the one-year option to the two-year option after enrolment. For the two-year option, students must choose the course title that states 'With Professional Practice' when they enrol.
This course is also available with a Professional Practice pathway. (Please note: the Professional Practice pathway is only available for a September start). This two year version of the degree provides the opportunity to undertake a period of professional practice at the end of the first year to gain hands-on experience through a paid placement. Students will be responsible for sourcing their own paid placements but will be supported by academic staff. Students who are accepted onto the Professional Practice programme will attend a consultation with a Programme Leader and Placement Coordinator early in their first term to discuss timelines, processes, and requirements.
The Professional Practice period is not assessed, however students will be required to present a placement project linked to their experience. Students who successfully complete their degree with a year in Professional Practice will receive the award title MSc International Hospitality Management (with Professional Practice). Those who do not will receive the MSc International Hospitality Management award, or equivalent exit award.
There are no tuition fees for the Professional Practice year, but students will need to pay for their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.
Please note: the Professional Practice pathway is only available for a September start.
Contact Hours and Independent Study
Weekly contact hours on this programme will vary depending on the individual module options chosen and the stage of study. Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend at least four to five hours in independent study. For more detailed information please contact the Programme Leader.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
The way that students are assessed on this course will vary from module to module and may include coursework, such as written assignments, reports, business plans, or dissertations; practical assessments such as presentations, performances, observations, and virtual meetings/conferences. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.
Fees and Funding
For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, UK students can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.
Programme-Specific Additional Costs
For this course students may find that there are additional costs, including possible contributions for external trips and overseas visits. With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and students will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that they are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these and will be responsible for this cost.
Entry Requirements 2023-24
Honours degree or equivalent.
If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications:
Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page:
If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses:
These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.
Delivery and assessment is based on real-life case studies throughout, with the aim of preparing students for the changing business landscape. The course aims to equip students with the practical and professional skills required in industry. Mentoring and coaching is offered throughout the degree by experienced academics and practitioners in their fields.
Lincoln International Business School hosts a series of visiting speakers each year. As part of the School, students will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as Deloitte, Santander, HSBC, Innocent, The Institute of Internal Auditors, and Sir David Tweedie (ex-Chairman of the IASB).
Students also have the chance to build their skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering, or becoming a Student Ambassador.
Study Trips and Placements
Students have the opportunity to take part in a field trip as part of the programme to examine hospitality management related issues through hands-on experience. Students will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs while undertaking field trips.
Students have the opportunity to take part in an optional study/work placement of one term’s duration at one of the Lincoln Business School’s overseas partners.
Broaden Your Horizons
Lincoln International Business School students can expand their horizons, visit our partner universities, and see international business in action by joining funded international trips to exciting overseas destinations. Places are awarded competitively to eligible students each academic year.
Find out more about our funded field trip places for students.
Career and Personal Development
Graduates with an MSc qualification may progress to management and marketing roles in a variety of hospitality related organisations around the world. The specialist skills students can develop on the MSc International Hospitality Management Programme may be highly valued by private and public sector organisations as well as to those wishing to set up and run their own hospitality business. The MSc may also open the door to careers in research or academia.
Working in Partnership
Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.
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