M.Sc. International Hospitality and Tourism Management (Cardiff Met)


M.Sc. in International Hospitality & Tourism Management is designed to develop a reflexive practitioner with excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills together with an in-depth understanding of the hospitality industry who is capable of operating in a middle or senior management position in hospitality organization contexts – hotel, restaurant, corporate hospitality, events management – either in a general management capacity or in relation to the management of a specific functional area within a hospitality organization.

Programme Aim
  • Apply advanced theoretical knowledge in various vital areas of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
  • Utilize analytical and problem-solving skills to cope with existing and upcoming industry challenges.
  • Enhance their ability to conduct empirical and applied research and produce a high quality thesis / dissertation.
  • Meet the challenges of today’s ever-demanding hospitality and tourism global market.
  • Gain awareness of the cultural differences associated with managerial work in tourism and hospitality organizations.
  • Be able to develop their aptitude for leadership and to appraise and respond to issues facing managers in general, and tourism and hospitality managers in particular.
Thematic Areas
  • Managing People and Markets across cultures
  • Tourism, Hospitality and Events Industries in context
  • Industry Project Management
  • Exploring Hospitality and Tourism Landscapes
  • Research Methods
  • Crisis, Risk & Strategic Change Management


1st Year – 1st Semester Required
Managing People & Markets across cultures HLT-7031 20 credits
Tourism, Hospitality and Events Industries in Context HLT-7034 20 credits
Industry Project Management HLT-7032 20 credits
Research Methods HLT-7036 20 credits
Internship  HLT-7035 20 credits
Crisis, Risk and Strategic Change Management HLT-7038  20 credits
  Final Project (60 credits)
Dissertation  HLT-7008
Enterprise Project HLT-7012
Consultancy Project HLT-7013
Internship Project HLT-7035

Admission Requirements

The programme is open to all applicants who:
  • Hold a bachelor degree (or equivalent) from an accredited or otherwise recognized institution (the undergraduate major doesn’t need to match up with your graduate programme)
  • Alternatively have several years of work experience, at positions of relevance, in the field of the graduate programme; recommendation letters are welcome
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirements.

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