Hospitality | Tourism

Bachelor in International Hospitality Management (Hons)

Students pursuing this degree follow modules such as Business English, ICT, Foreign languages, Finance, and Internal and Integrated Marketing. Modules such as Academic Writing Skills, and Qualitative and Quantitative research methods are also taught in this degree and these lead the students to develop a research proposal followed by a dissertation exploring a related topic. The second semester of their second year is carried out at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland, where modules such as Creative Hospitality and Tourism, Digital Marketing, and Technology Enhanced Experiences are taught. During the third year, students choose one area out of four specializations - Finance, Human Resources, Food and Beverage Service, Events, Spa, and Wellness. Students are expected to submit a dissertation at the end of the third year. Students also have a local industrial placement between the first and the second year of the course as well as an international industrial placement.

30th Sep 2024

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6 Semesters + 2 work placements




Institute of Tourism Studies

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What you'll learn

Programme Learning Outcomes

  • Manage hospitality operations within international dimensions
  • Understand fundamental and complex theories for management and leadership in the hospitality industry
  • Understand and apply advanced marketing principles
  • Comply with social, scientific, cultural, and ethical values at the stages of gathering, interpreting, and implementing data in the field
  • Apply and use information as required in this area of study
  • Innovate operations to attract new business


  • A combination of a minimum of 3 Advanced and Intermediate levels, of which one needs to be an Advanced level (MQF/EQF level 4) pass, and these qualifications must add up to a minimum of 44 points as per the matrix provided at the back of the prospectus AND passes at grade 5 (SSC&P level 3) or better in SEC examinations in English and Mathematics. OR
  • Any ITS Diploma MQF/EQF Level 4 of minimum 120 ECTS (or equivalent). OR
  • An ITS Higher National Diploma or an equivalent qualification (MQF/EQF Level 5). Students with this entry criteria may enter the 2nd year of the degree. OR
  • Apply as a mature student, at least 23 years of age by the beginning of the academic year applied for, and subject to proficiency and/ or aptitude tests as per direction of the ITS. The ITS also reserves the right to subject the candidate to an interview and/or an RPL procedure before acceptance.

Applicants must also provide proof of their English proficiency at Level B2. A profiling interview upon admission may be conducted to better assist students with their learning process. Admissions of special cases will be referred to ITS’ Admissions Board.

Possible Career Opportunities

  • Supporting positions in marketing, human resources, accounting and sales
  • Property Manager
  • Hospitality revenue manager
  • Destination manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Front office manager
  • Reservations manager
  • Administration manager
  • Customer relations manager
  • Assistant general manager
  • General manager
  • Food and beverage manager
  • Rooms division manager
  • Finance manager
  • Spa and wellness manager
  • Events manager


  • EU/EEA Nationals with a Valid Maltese ID Passport or Maltese ID Card or Maltese Residence Permit following Courses on Campus and Online €0 per semester
  • EU/EEA Nationals with a valid EU Passport and/or EU ID card opting to follow courses online only, where applicable n.a. per semester
  • Non-EU Nationals residing in Malta following Full-Time Courses €3,950 per semester
  • Non-EU Nationals following Full-Time Courses Online only, where applicable €3,950 per semester

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About the Institute of Tourism Studies
The Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS), established in 1987, is Malta's leading tourism and hospitality educational institution. ITS offers a broad selection of study programmes taught by experienced and dedicated lecturers. The campus provides multiple specialised labs and kitchens to ensure that students receive the essential theoretical and practical education.

The Institute of Tourism Studies, located close to the Malta International Airport and sister campus in Qala, Gozo, currently offers programmes of study ranging from Foundation Programme (MQF Level 2) to Masters Degree Programmes (MQF Level 7) level. ITS has a signed academic affiliation with the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM), ranked one of the top ten institutions globally in the field of Tourism and Hospitality Management.

In addition to the agreement with EAHM, ITS has secured contracts throughout the years with various top international universities and institutions to ensure students not only graduate from a reputable institute but in the process have the opportunity to study at these institutions. Students can obtain a more comprehensive experience and develop skills to meet diverse international standards.

ITS works closely with the highly esteemed Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Finland and Institut Lyfe (formerly known as Institut Paul Bocuse.) in France to offer its degree programmes in Bachelor in International Hospitality Management and Bachelor in Culinary Arts, respectively.

The Institute of Tourism Studies prides itself on offering students theoretical knowledge and extensive hands - on experience throughout the ITS training restaurants, kitchens, and hospitality laboratories. ITS students also gain opportunities for further training through the Local Industrial Trade Practice and International Internship, which is included in the students' programme of study.

With various programmes available at multiple levels, covering the necessities of the tourism and hospitality industry, students can be sure they have the best opportunity to specialise in areas suited to their abilities and interests.


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