Our International Hospitality Management degree is your starting point for a career in hospitality management.

The hospitality and leisure industries generate billions of pounds worldwide each year. Hospitality management is, therefore, a thriving, innovative industry which plays a crucial role in the global economy and in providing employment and exciting career opportunities.

This course combines both the academic and specialist aspects of hospitality management, allowing you to study and experience its many sub-sectors.

A key feature of this accredited course is the opportunity to meet and listen to professionals in the hospitality industry. We will deliver this through study visits and guest lectures at the University. You will also be eligible for student membership of the DETC, providing another perfect opportunity for networking. We also believe it is important to recognise and reward our students' achievements. As a result, industry-sponsored prizes are awarded each year to the top student of each year.

Year 1


·      Marketing

·      Professional Communication Skills

·      Service Sector Management

·      Tourism Hospitality Environment

·      Food and Beverage Operations

·      Working in Hospitality Environments

Year 2


·      Organisational Behaviour

·      Globalisation

·      Food and Beverage Management

·      Brand Management

·      Live Hospitality Project

·      Consumer Behaviour

·      Accommodation Management

·      Technology in the Service Sector

·      Hotel Operations


You also have the option to Study Abroad with an overseas partner university.


Year 3: In Year 3 you can choose from a number of routes:


·      Placement Route with the opportunity to work in industry;

·      Taught/Work Experience Route allows you to combine study at ABS (6 months) with a work placement in Semester 2 (6 months);

·      Study Abroad for a year.


 Placement Route


·           Placement (1 year)


Taught/Work Experience Route


·      Events Management

·      Ethics and the Consumer

·      Business Marketing

·      Workplace Experience (6 months)

·      Management in Practice


Year 4


·      Hospitality Contract Management

·      Managing Strategy for Hospitality

·      Research Methods and Dissertation

·      International Marketing OR Cultural Aspects of International Management

·      Business Creativity


Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes.


The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course disclaimer for more information.


Entry Requirements


SQA Higher: BBCC


GCE A Level: CCC


Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: B2B2C1C1


IB Diploma: 26


Alternative Qualifications:  Overseas qualifications and access programmes will be considered on an individual basis. Applications are welcomed from students with alternative qualifications and relevant work experience.


Degree Link Programme: A relevant HNC from one of our partner FE Colleges may be considered for year 2 entry. A relevant HND from one of our partner FE Colleges may be considered for year 3 entry.


* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.


English language requirements

for those whose first language is not English.



In year 3, there are placement opportunities available locally, nationally and internationally with a range of different employers. Getting real experience in a workplace brings your studies to life. Not only do you get to put what you have learned into practice, but you get a real feel for your specialism and a taste of what your career might be like. Suddenly finding yourself in the real world with all the pressures and stresses of a busy workplace might seem a little daunting at first. Don’t worry – it’s actually a fantastically rewarding and exciting time and you can always rely on the friendly support of our dedicated Placement team.

Examples of placement providers: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Malmaison Hotels, Gleneagles Hotel, Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle,Fairmont Hotels and Resorts (Canada), Waccabuc Golf and Country Club (USA) and The Broadmoor Resort, Colorado Springs (USA).



Our graduates are in great demand and there are fantastic opportunities for varied and challenging careers in this sector. Positions held by graduates include: international leisure centre manager

hotel manager

guest services manager

facilities manager

business centre manager

head of sales and marketing


quality advisor and sales manager - all within hospitality environments.

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