The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management is based at our Belfast and Coleraine campuses.   We offer a range of specialist programmes of study at both undergraduate and postgraduate (taught and research) levels, on a full-time and part-time basis. Most of our programmes are accredited by industry bodies such as the Institute of Hospitality.

Programmes delivered on the Coleraine campus are within the specialisms of international travel and tourism and events management. We also deliver the BSc Hons Consumer Management and Food Innovation which focuses on the design, development, management and marketing of consumer products and services. And the Food Business and Retail Management, which focuses on the business aspects of food retail and management.

On the Belfast campus, specialist programmes focus on international hospitality management and culinary arts management.

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Academy Restaurant

The award-winning Academy Restaurant in Belfast provides the interface between industry, the general public and the Department. It reflects, through the professionalism of the students, the high quality of education and training that the Department provides. Find out more about The Academy Restaurant at Ulster University.

Each programme of study incorporates key management modules alongside the specialist modules, therefore providing the breadth of knowledge and skills required by the fast-paced and exciting hospitality, tourism and events industry.

All courses are accredited by the Institute of Hospitality. The Institute of Hospitality is the professional body for managers and aspiring managers working and studying in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry. Accreditation entitles you on graduation to apply to the Institute for associate membership. Graduates with appropriate management experience may be eligible for a full member (MIH) grade.

Traveling between Belfast and Coleraine

Travelling from Belfast to Coleraine and back is very easy utilising the Trains or Buses.

You can utilise the translink website to plan your journey.

The journey between Belfast, Lanyon place train station and Coleraine train station takes approximately 1 hour 20 minutes and trains are organised so that you can change platforms and catch another train within  2 to 3 minutes that takes you directly to a dedicated train station for our Coleraine Campus.

The trains fleet has been recently upgraded and most trains have usp chargers and are very clean.

Students choosing to study at Coleraine who may not wish to take up the cheaper prices at Coleraine and surrounding areas but prefer the hustle and bustle of Belfast could still live in Belfast and commute as translink has great deals for students.

(We also organise dedicated travel for all our new students at the beginning of the semester and details are sent directly to offer holders).