Why pedagogy of Training in Hospitality and Restaurant Business at VUM?

✔️ Varna University of Management (VUM) is among the leading educational institutions and has more than 20 years of tradition in the training and development of professionals in the field of tourism and hospitality. With the opening of the specialty Pedagogy of Hotel and Restaurant Education, VUM invests its internationally recognized educational experience in the training of teachers in secondary schools in Bulgaria with modern knowledge of tourism and hospitality, trends in hospitality globally and strong practical training and experience.

✔️ Students acquire important theoretical knowledge in the fields of economics, management and behavioral sciences, finance, accounting, human resources, marketing and entrepreneurship, information technology, business communications, and with them psychology, educational policies, pedagogical sociology and much more. The problem-based and case-based training techniques applied during the training course are related to the actual hotel practice and its transfer to the school environment, and lead to the construction of creativity and innovative thinking in solving practical cases, skills for teamwork, communication, planning and organizing, decision making and conflict management.

✔️ VUM has a rich and diverse network of partners, where our students can conduct the mandatory internship provided in the curriculum. In this way, they get a real opportunity to make contacts, to gain skills and experience in a real environment and to lay the foundations for their future successful realization in the tourism industry and education.

Important information

Place of study


Language of instruction


Beginning of the learning process


Duration of training

3 years (6 semesters)

Educational qualification degree

Professional Bachelor

Scholarships, fees, and student loans
Semester fee: 750 euros
Detailed information on scholarship opportunities, semester tuition fees and student loans can be found via the button below. Each student has the opportunity to study two specialties at the same time (Pedagogy + other specialty; 1500 EUR / semester)


Admission Requirements
We at VUM offer short and clear steps for admission of candidates. The main requirements for students are high motivation and good results from the high school diploma. Proficiency in English is recommended, but not required. To apply, fill out this Form and send it to admissions@vum.bg .
In the process of admission VUM strictly follows the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria.


The program has a regular form of training, suitable for employees. The lectures are held according to a pre-approved schedule.

First year Second year Third year
  • Economics (10 ECTS)
  • Human Resources Management (5 ECTS)
  • Methodology of training in hotels and restaurants (10 ECTS)
  • Psychology (5 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism (5 ECTS)
  • Hotel Special Event Management (5 ECTS)
  • Business Communications (5 ECTS)
  • Inclusive education (5 ECTS)
  • Hospitality (5 ECTS)
  • Accounting and Finance (5 ECTS)
  • Entrepreneurship and Project Management (5 ECTS)
  • English (5 ECTS)
  • Tourism Management (5 ECTS)
  • Food hygiene and safety at work (5 ECTS)
  • Physical education and sports
  • Pedagogy (10 ECTS)
  • Specialized Software (5 ECTS)
  • Current pedagogical practice (5 ECTS)
  • Information and communication technologies in learning and working in a digital environment (5 ECTS)
  • English (5 ECTS)
  • Internship (10 ECTS)
  • Marketing and Business Environment (5 ECTS)
  • Second foreign language (5 ECTS)
  • Optional course (3 ECTS)
  • English (5 ECTS)
  • Physical education and sports
  • State (practical-applied) exam and diploma work (10 ECTS)
  • Second foreign language (5 ECTS)
  • Summer Internship II (10 ECTS)
  • Physical education and sports
  • Summer Internship I (10 ECTS)

Career development

✔️ Completion of the specialty Pedagogy of training in hospitality and restaurants gives many advantages, the most significant of which are the opportunity for a career in both the tourism industry and education.

✔️ Our graduates are realized as managers and entrepreneurs in all areas of hospitality and tourism. After the successful completion of the program with pedagogical orientation, they have a choice between professional and career development in hotels, restaurants and hotel chains, in travel companies and organizations, transport companies and agencies, travel agencies, national and international structures and organizations related to tourism management. , and development in the field of education, as well as a combination of the two fields - business and education without the need for additional professional qualification.

✔️ VUM prepares its students for the highly competitive labor market by providing them with practical advice, guidance and opportunities for career development. Internships in secondary schools and hospice (lesson observation) are an integral part of the specialty training. The university also maintains excellent relations with business in Bulgaria and abroad, which is a prerequisite for conducting practice and future realization of students in various partner organizations around the world.



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