Oxford School of Hospitality Management

Oxford Brookes University

Being at university is about so much more than gaining expertise in your chosen subject area. It is about enhancing your intellectual capacity, developing professionally, and preparing yourself for success and fulfilment throughout your life and career.

The staff at the Oxford School of Hospitality Management is dedicated to providing all of our students with opportunities for personal growth and transformation. The quality of their teaching, the rigour of their academic research and their constant interaction with industry create a vibrant and challenging learning environment. They foster a learning community that is international in its outlook and which promotes social responsibility, inclusivity and the celebration of diversity.

Our international reputation in the field of hospitality management is maintained by the achievements of our alumni. As leaders of hospitality and tourism organisations worldwide, they help shape one of our most dynamic and innovative industry sectors. John Henry Brookes, who can be regarded as the spiritual founder of Oxford Brookes University, encouraged us to, "graduate students to lead lives of consequence". I am confident that he would be proud of the outstanding success of graduates of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management.

Studying at the Oxford School of Hospitality Management is a unique experience. You will become immersed in a dynamic community of students and academic staff who have a genuine passion for hospitality and for learning.

While studying you will also be connected to some of the biggest names in the hospitality industry including Ken Hom OBE, Raymond Blanc OBE, Madhur Jaffrey CBE, Rick Stein OBE and Michael Caines MBE as well as companies such as Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Accreditation and monitoring

All the four Postgraduate programmes at the Oxford School of Hospitality Management are EPAS accredited. The EFMD Programme Accreditation System by the European Foundation for Management Development, ensures recognition for excellence and successful internationalization of these academic programmes. The EPAS procedures are designed in such a way to provide for further development of the whole school, not only of the programmes under accreditation.

International focus

The Oxford School of Hospitality Management has a global understanding and experience, it welcomes students from over 50 countries around the world. This international mix gives all our students exposure to a wide range of cultures, which reflects the nature of the hospitality industry.

The Oxford School of Hospitality Management collaborates in the provision of a Master of Science in Innovative Hospitality Management with TSI-Tourism St Ignasi, part of Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, and Hotel Management School Maastricht, of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. The programme is focused on creative and multi-cultural aspects of the international hospitality industry. In addition to time spent in both Spain and The Netherlands, the students come to Oxford for a block of teaching focused on research skills and intercultural management, which involves them working in cross-university teams to explore challenges in managing culturally diverse groups.”

In addition the Oxford School of Hospitality Management and Burgundy School of Business in Dijon (France) have been working in partnership since 2008 and have forged an innovative strategic alliance with the objective of developing a truly European Business School experience. The nature of the relationship really creates a different type of partnership. It runs across all areas of each of the schools, through research, business and management education and teaching practice. Undergraduate and postgraduate students benefit from programmes developed from a genuinely international perspective, they engage with French and UK companies and study in both environments. Research students join innovative subject groups spanning both countries, whilst corporate clients benefit from the unique Anglo-French organisational perspective and approaches to strategic development.”

Quality First

The Oxford School of Hospitality Management is ranked No. 1 in the Europe for hospitality research and No. 1 in the world for research productivity. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research 2011.

The school is also ranked No. 1 in the UK for the employability of graduates. Taylor Nelson Sofres 2011.

Studying for a Master Degree

A postgraduate qualification can make a real difference. Whetehr you are seeking to improve your career prospects, increase your salary, start your own business or for professional development, studying for one of our master's programmes could be the best step forward. Studying at the Oxford School of Hospitality Management is a significant experience. You will become immersed in a dynamic community of students and academic staff who have a genuine passion for hospitality and learning.

Alumnus Discount Scheme

In recognition of the personal loyalty shown by recent graduates and alumni registering for a postgraduate degree, Oxford Brookes University Business School is pleased to announce a discount of 10% off tuition fees for its postgraduate programmes. Eligible students include any student who has graduated from Oxford Brookes University and wishes to stay on or return for an additional degree (e.g. an undergraduate student who then studies for a taught master's programme, or a taught master's graduate who enrolls on another taught master's or a MPhil/PhD programme).

Oxford

Our students tell us they enjoy living in Oxford due to the small-city scale, the wonderful historic buildings, and the vibrant international student atmosphere. As a master's student you can benefit from the hospitality and tourism learning opportunities provided within Oxford – for example, the renovated Ashmolean Museum, Britain's oldest public museum; hotels such as the Old Bank, Malmaison and The Randolph; historic pubs and ethnic restaurants. We sometimes visit these businesses and their managers talk to our students about the practice and realities of hospitality and tourism management. In addition to the Oxford Brookes University library, students have access to Oxford University's Bodleian Library, which is an excellent resource for the dissertation.

Career planning

Graduates at the Oxford School of Hospitality Management enjoy a very strong reputation for being extremely employable. Our students have the intellectual capacity, the skills and experience that employers want. Our graduate go on to a wide range of careers and many companies attend the school each year to recruit our students. We have outstanding worldwide links with the industry and deliver unparalleled opportunities for you to network and secure graduate careers. The approach at the school, which is built not only on excellent teaching but that continuously exposes student to industry, is a winning combination.

Other information

If you do not meet the university's English language or academic requirements we offer a range of courses to help you progress on to your chosen degree course as quickly as possible.

We are accredited by the British Council, which monitors standards of teaching, management, resources and welfare in organisations teaching English as a foreign language.

  • University English Improve your English skills to study at a foundation, undergraduate, pre-master's or postgraduate level.
  • Foundation pathway Improve your subject knowledge, English and study skills for undergraduate study.
  • Pre-Master's pathway Improve your subject knowledge, English and study skills for postgraduate study.
  • International Summer Programme

A range of short courses including IELTS Preparation, General English and Business English. The University English course is also available during the summer.