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MSc International Hospitality Management MSc International Hospitality Management

Students can choose to undertake a Professional Practice year, where they can gain hands-on experience through a paid placement.

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Brayford Pool

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TOUIHMMS

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Full-time

1 year (2 years with Professional Practice)

Campus

Brayford Pool

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Validated

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View

Course Code

TOUIHMMS

Teaching and Learning During COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has meant that at Lincoln we are making changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience here at Lincoln.

From autumn 2020 our aim is to provide an on-campus learning experience. Our intention is that teaching will be delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online sessions. There will be social activities in place for students - all in line with appropriate social distancing and fully adhering to any changes in government guidance as our students' safety is our primary concern.

We want to ensure that your Lincoln experience is as positive, exciting and enjoyable as possible as you embark on the next phase of your life. COVID-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the Lincoln experience. It has challenged us to find innovative new approaches to supporting students' learning and social interactions. These learning experiences, which blend digital and face-to-face, will be vital in helping to prepare our students for a 21st Century workplace.

Of course at Lincoln, personal tutoring is key to our delivery, providing every student with a dedicated tutor to support them throughout their time here at the University. Smaller class sizes mean our academic staff can engage with each student as an individual, and work with them to enhance their strengths. In this environment we hope that students have more opportunities for discussion and engagement and get to know each other better.

Course learning outcomes are vital to prepare you for your future and we aim to utilise this mix of face-to-face and online teaching to deliver these. Students benefit from and enjoy fieldtrips and placements and, whilst it is currently hard to predict the availability of these, we are working hard and with partners and will aspire to offer these wherever possible - obviously in compliance with whatever government guidance is in place at the time.

We are utilising a range of different digital tools for teaching including our dedicated online managed learning environment. All lectures for larger groups will be delivered online using interactive software and a range of different formats. We aim to make every contact count and seminars and small group sessions will maximise face-to-face interaction. Practicals, workshops, studio sessions and performance-based sessions are planned to be delivered face-to-face, in a socially distanced way with appropriate PPE.

The University of Lincoln is a top 20 TEF Gold University and we have won awards for our approach to teaching and learning, our partnerships and industry links, and the opportunities these provide for our students. Our aim is that our online and socially distanced delivery during this COVID-19 pandemic is engaging and that students can interact with their tutors and each other and contribute to our academic community.

As and when restrictions start to lift, we aim to deliver an increasing amount of face-to-face teaching and external engagements, depending on each course. Safety will continue to be our primary focus and we will respond to any changing circumstances as they arise to ensure our community is supported. More information about the specific approaches for each course will be shared when teaching starts.

Of course as you start a new academic year it will be challenging but we will be working with you every step of the way. For all our students new and established, we look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community this Autumn. If you have any questions please visit our FAQs or contact us on 01522 886644.

Martin Knight - Programme Leader

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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 Hospitality Management
  • Managing the Hospitality Enterprise
  • Consumer Services Management
  • Human Resource Management for Hospitality
  • Advanced Research Methods for Hospitality
  • Revenue Management for the Hospitality Enterprise
  • 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.

  • Crisis Management for Hospitality Enterprises
  • 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.

Professional Practice

This course is also available with a Professional Practice pathway. 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 will be interviewed before being accepted onto the Professional Practice programme to assess their understanding of the work involved and commitment to finding a Professional Practice placement.

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.

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.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

Find out More

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 Hospitality Management
  • Managing the Hospitality Enterprise
  • Consumer Services Management
  • Human Resource Management for Hospitality
  • Advanced Research Methods for Hospitality
  • Revenue Management for the Hospitality Enterprise
  • 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.

  • Crisis Management for Hospitality Enterprises
  • 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.

Professional Practice

This course is also available with a Professional Practice pathway. 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 will be interviewed before being accepted onto the Professional Practice programme to assess their understanding of the work involved and commitment to finding a Professional Practice placement.

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.

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.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

Find out More

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This module aims to develop students’ understanding of contemporary issues in tourism and visitor experiences at Master's level. It aims to enhance and develop further an appreciation of the key 'context' within which tourist businesses and destinations operate and the comparative opportunities and constraints available in the global tourism economy. The module will focus upon the diversification of the ‘types’ and ‘styles’ of tourism destinations, products, and experiences.

Contemporary debates will be used where appropriate to facilitate a critical discussion of the philosophical contemporary issues of tourism and visitor economy. Such debates can develop a critical understanding of issues like sustainability, climate change, labour markets and tourism, gender issues, the economic, social and environmental impacts of tourism, the digital movement, and the public and private sector in tourism and visitor economy.

Module Overview

This module addresses the implications of interruption to the hospitality related business and the issues and problems that may arise in connection with measures designed to counteract the effect of such interruption. Students are introduced to the underlying rationale for crisis management and business continuity initiatives both from a theoretical and professional perspective.

The module examines the positioning of crisis management within an organisation’s overall strategic plan by reference to examples of good practice from organisations at home and abroad. Students can examine the role and function of effective crisis communication during times of crisis. Approaches to crisis management are evaluated and applied to a range of organisational case studies. The module also explores the relationship between crisis management and risk management which is seen as an inherent part of all businesses and which is further compounded by the uncertainties with the nature of product and consumer.

Module Overview

Customer service is central to all business and increasingly, encounters with front line staff shape and mould customer evaluations of quality, value, and satisfaction. In an age where customer appraisals of experiences are made public through social media and review websites, the management of customer services become all the more significant, particularly at a strategic level.

However it is not just the physical environment that customer services come to the fore, online and particularly the role of the omnichannel experience is shaping expectations and customer satisfaction.

This module considers customer services from a managerial level. By understanding how front line staff impact on the wider service delivery, managerial strategies can be designed for maximum business impact.

Module Overview

This module aims to develop an understanding of the main features of destination marketing, with a focus on both strategic and operational aspects such as destination marketing research, planning, and implementation of marketing plans through the marketing mix elements.

Particular attention is given to destination branding that is studied from a supply and demand side, providing students with the chance to develop a better understanding of the differences between destination brand identity, destination brand positioning, and destination brand image. The role of new technologies such as social media and virtual reality in shaping destination marketing will be analysed. Throughout the module theoretical aspects are presented together with real cases that clarify concepts and theories.

Module Overview

This module allows students to learn about digital marketing strategy, planning, and tactics. Students can learn how to create and use digital platforms including blogs, websites, apps, and social media to publish and promote content. This module provides a critical understanding of the methods, techniques, and tools for improving an organisations digital branding, communication, and strategy.

Module Overview

The final project provides an opportunity for students with a range of experiences and interests to apply and develop their existing skills and knowledge to an independent study project, which affords an opportunity for both the expression of original thought and creativity, together with the application of analytical skills and critical reasoning. Our approach to research projects is to facilitate innovative approaches and diverse pathways to the final assessed piece of work.

Module Overview

This module will cover the exciting links between tourism marketing, and development and experiences with gastronomy, wine, culture, food traditions and communities. In doing so, it will prepare students to develop successful food tourism enterprises and to gain employment in existing food and culinary tourism agencies and companies, all while advocating for social justice, equity and access in communities worldwide. Students will develop and acquire entrepreneurial skills such as will enable students to pursue self-employment and/or consultancy work, establishing local food movements such as farmer's markets, community food hubs and destinations attracting food tourism.

Module Overview

Operations management is central to all hospitality organisations and this module is designed to give students from a broad range of hospitality backgrounds, a thorough understanding of the way hospitality operations drive the hospitality customer experience.
The module provides grounding in core theoretical concepts, principles and processes associated with operations management related to hospitality organisations. Students will challenge, critique, analyse, evaluate and synthesise ideas and concepts in the context of their hospitality experience.
The module is designed to familiarise the student with operations analysis tools and techniques used in the hospitality industry. Covering both the process of internal and external bench-marking as well as the analysis of marketing, financial, operational and guest satisfaction metrics.
This approach will facilitate a critical approach focused on the effectiveness of particular operational hospitality types and an evaluation of the potential for improvement.

Module Overview

This module recognizes the contribution of Human Resource Management to the strategic operation of the international hospitality enterprise and provides students with the opportunity to undertake a critical appraisal of the function of human resource management in the international hospitality industry. The module will review the concepts that underpin international human resource management and will provide a critical appraisal of contemporary issues in international hospitality management.

Module Overview

Entrepreneurship is an essential skillset in the development at global level of new and existing businesses, social enterprises, and more broadly societies and their economies. Enterprise is defined as the application of creative ideas and innovations to practical situations, combining creativity, ideas development, and problem-solving with expression, communication, and practical action. Entrepreneurship is the application of enterprise skills to creating and growing organisations in an international context in order to identify and build on opportunities.

This module draws on the latest UK QAA Guidance on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education and aims to develop, at an international level, enterprise awareness, an entrepreneurial mindset, and entrepreneurial capability, which can lead to entrepreneurial effectiveness which can be applied in a range of contexts.

Module Overview

This module examines the operational, marketing and financial elements that exist within the umbrella term of tourism, events or hospitality enterprises.

The module looks at the structures surrounding the enterprise and the accompanying legal constraints. Competitors in the market will be analysed together with consideration of entrepreneurial involvement with forecasting and planning, control and evaluation of performance and revenue management. Students, as 'entrepreneurs', produce a portfolio including a robust Business Plan incorporating finance, operations and the marketing elements of their own personal venture they wish to enter into the market.

Module Overview

This module aims to equip students for the business environment by incorporating a range of practical and professional skills. Students have the chance to be coached through the process by a team coach and receive mentoring support from academics and business representatives. The topics are selected and designed in close collaboration to industry in order to prepare students for a dynamic work environment.

Module Overview

This course is also alternatively available with a Professional Practice pathway. This two year version of the degree provides the opportunity to undertake a period of professional practice at the end of first year to gain hands-on experience through a paid work placement. Students will be responsible for sourcing their own paid placements but will be supported by academic staff. Students will be interviewed before being accepted onto the Professional Practice Programme to assess their understanding of the work involved and commitment to finding a Professional Practice placement.

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

Module Overview

This module aims to develop students’ competency in research methodology and confidence to undertake independent research at Master's level. It provides students with an opportunity to develop a range of research skills, both qualitative and quantitative. Students will be encouraged to develop as reflexive researchers as well as critical practitioners, who can evaluate and interpret evidence presented in published sources. The purpose of the module is to facilitate the independent research and critical study required for a Master's Dissertation.

Contemporary debates will be used where appropriate to facilitate a critical discussion of the philosophical assumptions of published research. Such debates will be utilised to facilitate a critical understanding of issues like reflexivity, triangulation, ethics, validity, and reliability. Whilst it is assumed that most students will have some knowledge and understanding of the qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection in social research, these will be reappraised. The module seeks to expose students to a balance of qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis.

† 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.

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This module aims to develop students’ understanding of contemporary issues in tourism and visitor experiences at Master's level. It aims to enhance and develop further an appreciation of the key 'context' within which tourist businesses and destinations operate and the comparative opportunities and constraints available in the global tourism economy. The module will focus upon the diversification of the ‘types’ and ‘styles’ of tourism destinations, products, and experiences.

Contemporary debates will be used where appropriate to facilitate a critical discussion of the philosophical contemporary issues of tourism and visitor economy. Such debates can develop a critical understanding of issues like sustainability, climate change, labour markets and tourism, gender issues, the economic, social and environmental impacts of tourism, the digital movement, and the public and private sector in tourism and visitor economy.

Module Overview

This module addresses the implications of interruption to the hospitality related business and the issues and problems that may arise in connection with measures designed to counteract the effect of such interruption. Students are introduced to the underlying rationale for crisis management and business continuity initiatives both from a theoretical and professional perspective.

The module examines the positioning of crisis management within an organisation’s overall strategic plan by reference to examples of good practice from organisations at home and abroad. Students can examine the role and function of effective crisis communication during times of crisis. Approaches to crisis management are evaluated and applied to a range of organisational case studies. The module also explores the relationship between crisis management and risk management which is seen as an inherent part of all businesses and which is further compounded by the uncertainties with the nature of product and consumer.

Module Overview

Customer service is central to all business and increasingly, encounters with front line staff shape and mould customer evaluations of quality, value, and satisfaction. In an age where customer appraisals of experiences are made public through social media and review websites, the management of customer services become all the more significant, particularly at a strategic level.

However it is not just the physical environment that customer services come to the fore, online and particularly the role of the omnichannel experience is shaping expectations and customer satisfaction.

This module considers customer services from a managerial level. By understanding how front line staff impact on the wider service delivery, managerial strategies can be designed for maximum business impact.

Module Overview

This modules aims to develop an understanding of the main features of destination marketing, with a focus on both strategic and operational aspects. Such as destination marketing research, planning, and implementation of marketing plans through the marketing mix elements. Particular attention is given to destination branding that is studied from a supply and demand side, providing students with the chance to develop a better understanding of the differences between destination brand identity; destination brand positioning and destination brand image. The role of new technologies (such as social media, virtual reality, etc.) in shaping destination marketing will be analysed. Throughout the module theoretical aspects are presented together with real cases that clarify concepts and theories.

Module Overview

This module allows students to learn about digital marketing strategy, planning, and tactics. Students can learn how to create and use digital platforms including blogs, websites, apps, and social media to publish and promote content. This module provides a critical understanding of the methods, techniques, and tools for improving an organisations digital branding, communication, and strategy.

Module Overview

The final project provides an opportunity for students with a range of experiences and interests to apply and develop their existing skills and knowledge to an independent study project, which affords an opportunity for both the expression of original thought and creativity; together with the application of analytical skills and critical reasoning. Our approach to research projects is to facilitate innovative approaches and diverse pathways to the final assessed piece of work.

Module Overview

This module will cover the exciting links between tourism marketing, and development and experiences with gastronomy, wine, culture, food traditions and communities. In doing so, it will prepare students to develop successful food tourism enterprises and to gain employment in existing food and culinary tourism agencies and companies, all while advocating for social justice, equity and access in communities worldwide. Students will develop and acquire entrepreneurial skills such as will enable students to pursue self-employment and/or consultancy work, establishing local food movements such as farmer's markets, community food hubs and destinations attracting food tourism.

Module Overview

Operations management is central to all hospitality organisations and this module is designed to give students from a broad range of hospitality backgrounds, a thorough understanding of the way hospitality operations drive the hospitality customer experience.
The module provides grounding in core theoretical concepts, principles and processes associated with operations management related to hospitality organisations. Students will challenge, critique, analyse, evaluate and synthesise ideas and concepts in the context of their hospitality experience.
The module is designed to familiarise the student with operations analysis tools and techniques used in the hospitality industry. Covering both the process of internal and external bench-marking as well as the analysis of marketing, financial, operational and guest satisfaction metrics.
This approach will facilitate a critical approach focused on the effectiveness of particular operational hospitality types and an evaluation of the potential for improvement.

Module Overview

This module recognizes the contribution of Human Resource Management to the strategic operation of the international hospitality enterprise and provides students with the opportunity to undertake a critical appraisal of the function of human resource management in the international hospitality industry. The module will review the concepts that underpin international human resource management and will provide a critical appraisal of contemporary issues in international hospitality management.

Module Overview

Entrepreneurship is an essential skillset in the development at global level of new and existing businesses, social enterprises, and more broadly societies and their economies. Enterprise is defined as the application of creative ideas and innovations to practical situations, combining creativity, ideas development, and problem-solving with expression, communication, and practical action. Entrepreneurship is the application of enterprise skills to creating and growing organisations in an international context in order to identify and build on opportunities.

This module draws on the latest UK QAA Guidance on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education and aims to develop, at an international level, enterprise awareness, an entrepreneurial mindset, and entrepreneurial capability, which can lead to entrepreneurial effectiveness which can be applied in a range of contexts.

Module Overview

This module examines the operational, marketing and financial elements that exist within the umbrella term of tourism, events or hospitality enterprises.

The module looks at the structures surrounding the enterprise and the accompanying legal constraints. Competitors in the market will be analysed together with consideration of entrepreneurial involvement with forecasting and planning, control and evaluation of performance and revenue management. Students, as 'entrepreneurs', produce a portfolio including a robust Business Plan incorporating finance, operations and the marketing elements of their own personal venture they wish to enter into the market.

Module Overview

This module aims to equip students for the business environment by incorporating a range of practical and professional skills. Students have the chanced to be coached through the process by a team coach and receive mentoring support from academics and business representatives. The topics are selected and designed in close collaboration to industry in order to prepare students for a dynamic work environment.

Module Overview

This course is also alternatively available with a Professional Practice pathway. This two year version of the degree provides the opportunity to undertake a period of professional practice at the end of first year to gain hands-on experience through a paid work placement. Students will be responsible for sourcing their own paid placements but will be supported by academic staff. Students will be interviewed before being accepted onto the Professional Practice Programme to assess their understanding of the work involved and commitment to finding a Professional Practice placement.

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

Module Overview

This module aims to develop students’ competency in research methodology and confidence to undertake independent research at Master's level. It provides students with an opportunity to develop a range of research skills, both qualitative and quantitative. Students will be encouraged to develop as reflexive researchers as well as critical practitioners, who can evaluate and interpret evidence presented in published sources. The purpose of the module is to facilitate the independent research and critical study required for a Master's Dissertation.

Contemporary debates will be used where appropriate to facilitate a critical discussion of the philosophical assumptions of published research. Such debates will be utilised to facilitate a critical understanding of issues like reflexivity, triangulation, ethics, validity, and reliability. Whilst it is assumed that most students will have some knowledge and understanding of the qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection in social research, these will be reappraised. The module seeks to expose students to a balance of qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis.

† 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.

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 Scholarships

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

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, you 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.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. 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.

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

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, you 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.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. 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 2019-20

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:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/

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:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

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:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/

These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

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:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/

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:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

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:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/

These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Industry Expertise

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.

100 Funded Field Trip Places

As part of your global education at the Lincoln International Business School, we are offering students the opportunity to undertake funded international trips to exciting overseas destinations. Postgraduate students have the opportunity to travel to destinations in the UK, Europe, the USA, and the United Arab Emirates.

These field trips combine academic study with first-hand experiences of language, culture, and industry, allowing you to put theory into practice. We've designed themes specifically for postgraduate students that align with learning areas such as Industry (4.0), Financial Services, and Visitor Economy.

Find out more about our 100 funded field trip places for students.

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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.

The University of Lincoln is a member of AACSB, a global nonprofit association connecting educators, students, and businesses to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Find out more.

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Postgraduate Events

Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.

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Related Courses

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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