MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMS AT NORTHAMPTON
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Master Of Arts In International Hotel Management
Successful hotel managers are often inspiring. They demonstrate professionalism, operational knowledge, leadership skills, strategic thinking and people management capabilities. This course is designed to support your aspirations to be the next generation of international hotel managers, through an interactive learning experience that emphasizes industry engagement.
Industry Placement Option
If you are studying this course full-time you can elect to engage with an industry placement of approximately 12 months in duration. This will entail completing and passing the pre-requisite Service Sector Career Management (0 credit) module before progressing onto the Industry Management Project module (60 credits), instead of the Dissertation and Research Methods module (60 credits).
You will normally need to hold a recognised 2:2 or higher UK honours degree or an equivalent qualification from a recognised international institution. A wide range of degree disciplines will be considered including events, hospitality management, marketing, business, travel and tourism and entrepreneurship. Your application will also be considered if you possess a significant portfolio of work at an appropriate level or relevant professional qualifications.
You will generally spend between nine and 12 hours a week in class. You will observe the work environment, and attending on-site visits and input from industry speakers may add to the timetabling requirements during the course of the year. You will be encouraged to actively engage with all aspects the course.
Assessments include: portfolios, video journals, debates, presentations, reports, essays and case study analysis.
There is both a local and international trip available to support the development of your strategic and operational knowledge of the hotel industry with overnight and site visits in recognizable hotel chains and destinations. In previous years students have participated in at least one optional study trip to a European destination. The cost of optional trips would not normally exceed £500 for flights and accommodation. You may need to allow an additional £100 for your expenses on the trip.
The teaching team also aims to provide a regional or national study trip annually to a tourism attraction or similar destination. In some cases you will be required to contribute to the cost of entry; this would normally not exceed £50.00
Master Of Science In International Special Events
Working in the special events industry is challenging and requires individuals who can demonstrate passion, professionalism and a positive attitude. If it is your ambition to work in the dynamic world of International Special Events and you want to study in an immersive learning environment, this is the course for you. You will learn through workshop-based delivery to help solve real tactical and strategic business issues.
This unique course places a strong emphasis on design thinking and creativity as the underpinning for the planning and management of special events. As part of an international cohort, you will develop a holistic understanding of the importance of the special events industry. You will be encouraged to develop innovative solutions to real world problems and appreciate the need for delivering service excellence and exceeding customer expectations internationally.
The focus on international special events and its application in a live environment is developed through the inclusion of an international field trip to a recognised events city in Europe.
OptionIf you are studying this course full-time you can elect to engage with an industry placement of approximately 12 months in duration. This will entail completing and passing the pre-requisite Service Sector Career Management (0 credit) module before progressing onto the Industry Management Project module (60 credits), instead of the Dissertation and Research Methods module (60 credits).
The industry placement enables you to develop your skills and knowledge in a real-world work environment, whilst completing an applied research project. This will give you an advantage over the competition for jobs and scholarships after you graduate and could be a good starting point for setting up your own consultancy business.
Methods of Learning
This course emphasizes a small group teaching and learning experience that combines a range of methods including lectures, seminars, workshops, practical fieldwork assessment and online learning materials. Each 20 credit module accounts for 200 hours of learning, with three hours of scheduled contact per week per module and a focus on directed and self-directed independent study.
Students will spend between nine and 12 hours per week in class. Interactive observations within live business environments, site visits and input from industry speakers may add to the timetabling requirements during the academic year.
Assessments will include portfolios, video journals, poster presentations, mood boards, prototyping, reports, essays and case study analysis