Who this course is for:

  • Individuals aspiring to assume leadership roles in the management of the vast hospitality and tourism industry.
  • Entrepreneurs in hospitality and tourism.
  • Aspiring professionals in hotels, travel agencies, tour operators, events and conference companies, cruise ship companies, and real estate developers.

Course Overview

This Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK degree program is offered at our partner campus, City Unity College in Greece. The course is designed to enable students to develop concepts and theories relating to tourism and hospitality management, stimulate critical thinking and use multidisciplinary perspectives to transform management problems into opportunities by the provision of an industry-relevant, research-led and student-driven program designed to develop the next generation of self-reflexive managers. 

Course Content

The core modules will provide you with strategic business skills and an essential knowledge of the tourism and hospitality sector. Teaching input is drawn from subject specialists, industry contacts and field visits. Research and transferable skills is a strong feature of the program and you will be encouraged to develop these skills throughout the program. The new Integrated Project module embraces our industry links by facilitating group work on real industry projects. The program also provides you with the opportunity to further develop managerial and entrepreneurial skills. A Study Skills package is incorporated to support student learning and individual career development needs. 

Compulsory modules

  • Managing People & Markets Across Cultures (20 credits) 
  • Tourism, Hospitality and Events Industries in Context (20 credits)
  • Industry Project Management (20 credits) 
  • Exploring Hospitality & Tourism Landscapes (20 credits) 
  • Research Methods (20 credits) 
  • Crisis, Risk and Strategic Change Management (20 credits) 
  • Final project Dissertation OR Enterprise Project OR Consultancy Project (60 credits). 

Mode of Study

Part-time

  • Postgraduate Certificate: 2 semesters / Maximum 2 years
  • Postgraduate Diploma: 4 semesters/ Maximum 3 years
  • MSc: Minimum 2 years / Maximum 5 years

Full-time

  • Postgraduate Certificate: 1 semester/ Maximum 1 year
  • Postgraduate Diploma: 1 year / Maximum 2 years
  • MSc: Minimum 1 year / Maximum 2 years

MSc Credits

Progression to the MSc is based on successful completion of 120-credits of taught M-level modules. To gain the award of MSc a 60-credit Independent Research Project must be completed. For your Independent Research Project, you may choose to do ONE of the following: Dissertation OR Enterprise Project OR Consultancy Project. All taught modules are undertaken throughout the academic year comprising three terms starting mid-October and finishing in March (first two terms). After completion of 120-credits of taught M-level modules, you will progress to a 60-credit Independent Research Project and this should be submitted in the first week of September (third term from April to September). 

If you decide to join the program in January, then the taught courses will be offered from January to March followed by an optional Industry Placement of 5 months because the remaining taught modules will be offered from October to December, followed by the six months to complete the dissertation. 

Entry Requirements

Graduate Programmes are 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 program) 
  • Alternatively have several years of work experience, at positions of relevance, in the field of the graduate program; recommendation letters are essential 
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirements 
  • We also welcome applications from students who possess significant work experience in a relevant area. 

English Proficiency Requirements

  • Graduation from a high school in an English-speaking country where the language of instruction was English. 
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree from an English-speaking country where the language of instruction was English. 
  • An IELTS 6 (International English Language Testing System) 

Admission Procedure 

In order to apply please fill in the Alpine Center Application Form  and return them with the following documents:  

  • Copies of your Diplomas 
  • 2 Recommendation Letters  
  • English Qualification (IELTS 6 or equivalent)  
  • Personal Statement
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae 
  • Copy of your Passport or ID 

Please return all of the above to our Admissions Office ([email protected]). 

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What our Alpiner’s Say:

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Sandra Preye Nelson Charpidou-BA(Hons) International Hospitality & Tourism Management

Sandra Preye Nelson Charpidou

BA(Hons) International Hospitality & Tourism Management 2020

The program of study is so comprehensive that now at the end of my studies I can’t just believe how much I have learned about the details that are so important and make a difference in a successful hotel operation. ...read more

Panagiotis Grigoriou-Swiss Alpine Diploma in Hotel Management

Panagiotis Grigoriou

Swiss Alpine Diploma in Hotel Management 2019

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