Pedagogy of education in Hospitality and Restaurant Business

✔️ 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

The courses are taught entirely in English. Classes are small and encourage crosscultural dialogue and personal connections. As a leading business school in Eastern Europe, VUM has the exceptional privilege to educate students from start to graduation in programmes leading to Cardiff Metropolitan University’s British degree. And this is without the usual requirement for students to spend a year in the UK. VUM students follow a synchronized curriculum with Cardiff Metropolitan University and have to meet the same high standards in learning and examinations.

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)

You can find detailed information on scholarship opportunities, semester tuition fees and student loans here.

We at VUM offer short and clear steps for admission of candidates. The main requirements for students are high motivation, good results from the high school diploma and a good level of English language proficiency.
In the process of admission Varna University of Management strictly follows the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria.

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✔️ 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.


Core modules

• Economics (10 ECTS)
• Psychology (5 ECTS)
• Business Communications (5 ECTS)
• Accounting and Finance (5 ECTS)
• Tourism Management (5 ECTS)
• Pedagogy (10 ECTS)
• Information and communication technologies in learning and working in a digital environment (5 ECTS)
• Marketing and Business Environment (5 ECTS)
• English (5 ECTS)
• Second foreign language (5 ECTS)
• Physical education and sports
• Summer Internship I (10 ECTS)

• Human Resources Management (5 ECTS)
• Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism (5 ECTS)
• Inclusive education (5 ECTS)
• Entrepreneurship and Project Management (5 ECTS)
• Food hygiene and safety at work (5 ECTS)
• Specialized Software (5 ECTS)
• English (5 ECTS)
• Second foreign language (5 ECTS)
• Physical education and sports
• Summer Internship II (10 ECTS)

• Methodology of training in hotels and restaurants (10 ECTS)
• Hotel Special Event Management (5 ECTS)
• Hospitality (5 ECTS)
• English (5 ECTS)
• Physical education and sports
• Current pedagogical practice (5 ECTS)
• Internship (10 ECTS)
• Optional course (3 ECTS)
• State (practical-applied) exam and diploma work (10 ECTS)

Elective modules

• Modern educational paradigms and approaches in education (5 ECTS)
• School management (5 ECTS)
• Psychology of communication (5 ECTS)
• School hygiene and health education (5 ECTS)
• Pedagogical rhetoric (5 ECTS)
• Education policies, legislation and administration (5 ECTS)
• Pedagogical diagnostics and research methods (5 ECTS)
• Vocational guidance and career development (5 ECTS)
• Problems of deviant behavior (5 ECTS)
• Pedagogical Sociology (5 ECTS)
• Branding in hospitality and tourism (5 ECTS)
• Social entrepreneurship (5 ECTS)
• Innovation and creativity in gastronomy and culinary arts (5 ECTS)
• Management of restaurant operations (5 ECTS)
• E-commerce in tourism (5 ECTS)
• Professional ethics (2 ECTS)
• Methodology of teaching a subject in a foreign language (2 ECTS)
• Pedagogical conflictology (2 ECTS)

*Note: Elective modules are subject to availability and demand; as such, not all elective modules may run in one Academic Year.

Optional modules

Optional disciplines provide an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in various scientific fields in accordance with the interests of students. The study of the elective courses is not obligatory, but at the request of the students. For students who choose to study electives, they become compulsory.

• Agrotourism (3 ECTS)
• Culinary Arts (3 ECTS)
• Electronic business in the agricultural sector (3 ECTS)
• Management consulting in agribusiness (3 ECTS)
• Computer networks (3 ECTS)
• Business applications (3 ECTS)
• Introduction to multimedia applications and the Internet (3 ECTS)
• Robonomics (3 ECTS)
• Next foreign language (3 ECTS)
• Underwater cultural heritage (3 ECTS)
• Ethnology (3 ECTS)
• Folklore (3 ECTS)
• Marine Biology (3 ECTS)