International Hospitality and Tourism ManagementLlandaff Campus
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Rank: 87 (The Complete University Guide)
Location: Llandaff Campus
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 12 months
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The Complete University Guide
Cardiff Metropolitan University evaluation:
18.1 : 1
Tourism, hospitality and event management evaluation:
Cardiff Metropolitan University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The MSc programme is delivered over 2 semesters of taught modules, followed by the 60 credit final project. The programme can also be studied part-time, with the minimum period of study being two years and the maximum five years. To meet the educational and professional needs of each student, the programme offers three awards and exit points: Postgraduate Certificate; Postgraduate Diploma and MSc. Learning and teaching strategies are designed to promote active engagement of the student with the subject area and reflect the strong vocational emphasis of the awards. Distinguishing features of the programme include:The Exploring Hospitality and Tourism Landscapes module where the students and staff will undertake the module overseas. This module will be hosted by one of our partner institutions e.g. in Greece or Bulgaria, and, in time, students and staff from that institution will join Cardiff Metropolitan students on the module. This is included in the programme fees but requires students to be available for a week to travel.The Industry Project Management module, which involves students undertaking a live consultancy project as a group. An optional Internship module, which will enhance students' employability.An option for the final project is an Individual Consultancy Project, which give students an opportunity to engage with an industry practitioner.Students also have the opportunity to pursue a language module as an elective, potentially enhancing their employability.Students can also engage with the opportunity to achieve additional professional certificates, e.g. Wine and Spirit Educational Trust, First Aid and Royal Society for Public Health Food Hygiene Awards, as these professional certificates provide added value and can enhance student CVs.
The normal minimum requirements for entry onto Master's Degrees are: (i) an initial degree awarded by another approved degree awarding body (2:2 or above); or (ii) a non-graduate qualification which is deemed to be of a satisfactory standard for the purpose of postgraduate admission Students who do not hold such qualifications will be assessed as to their suitability through interview, and where necessary the taking of references. Non-graduates who lack formal qualifications (i.e.: formal qualifications which marginally fall short of the normal minimum entry requirements) should be compensated for by his/her relevant work experience provided that such candidates have held, for a minimum of two years, a responsible position which is relevant to the Master's degree to be pursued. For candidates whose first language is not English, such candidates are expected to have an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score if they have not undertaken their previous studies in the language. The IELTS score should be no lower than 6.0, with no sub score being lower than 5.5. For TOEFL, applicants should have a minimum overall score of 72, which should be comprised of a minimum score of 20 in speaking, 17 in writing, 18 in reading and 17 in listening. There are quality assurance measures taken at programme, school and institutional level to ensure standards are consistently met.
IELTS: 6.0 (no sub score lower than 5.5)
Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for Cardiff Metropolitan University.
About this university
International students can refer to the International Office for a range of help and advice during their time in Cardiff. This office includes departments such as the admissions team to help with country specific information for students looking to apply to the university as well as the student support team. They are on hand to help with matters such as immigration and visas, financial guidance and help with accommodation. There are also English language resources to help those for whom the language isnâ€™t their first through the English Language Training Centre. The Student Union is available to support students while studying at Cardiff as well as organising extra-curricular activities. There are a range of clubs and societies to get involved with while the union operates a facility called Centro on the Cyncoed campus and Zen on the Llandaff campus. Both of these offer a range of eating and drinking options and is a great place to meet up with friends. Of the different societies and clubs there are those covering nationality or belief including an Indian Society and a Christian Union as well as political and activist groups. There are plenty of recreational and hobby groups such as dance, drama or food societies and even ones covering certain subjects such as the Psychology Society, for those students who donâ€™t get enough in the classroom! There is also the option to start a society of their own choosing with friends of a like-mind regarding a subject with Â£100 start-up funding to do so. Sports plays a particularly important role in the university in teaching and in extra-curricular activities. There are over 300 international performers from 30 different sports to have come through the university including seven captains of the Welsh rugby team. The university has access to the National Indoor Athletics Centre, which is also used for events such as the UK Open Tae kwon do Championships.