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BSc (Hons)International Hospitality and Tourism Management

University of Surrey
United Kingdom, Guildford, Surrey
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This programme will equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding you need in order to become a successful manager or entrepreneur in this challenging and exciting field.

This degree is the starting point for your management career in the international hospitality and tourism industry. It draws on our extensive experience in specialised teaching and research within the discipline, and is based around specific industry studies and a core of business and management subjects.

Business management modules will enable you to develop an understanding of the key approaches and techniques that you will need to manage or run any international business. Specific hospitality and tourism modules such as Sustainable Tourism or Hotel Revenue Management will give you a detailed understanding of the specific features of the hospitality and tourism industries and the challenges you will face in the future.

Our approach links theory to hospitality and tourism practice, management courses and hands-on hospitality and tourism skills. In teaching we use a lot of business case studies, business simulations and industry visits. We are very proud of our industry links and there are regular opportunities to interact with senior industry figures, meaning you are always kept up to date with industry developments.

If you want to put your developing knowledge and abilities into practice and work for some of the world’s most prestigious hospitality and tourism companies, such as The Ritz Hotel, Radisson Edwardian Hotels, JD Wetherspoon, Le Meridien, Intercontinental Hotels Group and the Fairmont Group, the optional Professional Training placement year provides a valuable opportunity to spend a year in salaried employment.

Placements can take place in the UK, across Europe or further afield, such as New Zealand or Florida. We have many years’ experience of helping students secure fulfilling placements and we have developed partnerships with a range of excellent companies across numerous sectors, from hospitality and tourism to retail and finance. Last year, for the first time, we had a student working at Buckingham Palace.

The placement year is an integral part of the academic programme and each student has an academic supervisor who maintains regular contact with the student. You will gain valuable experience working with people in a professional business environment and increase your confidence. In addition, potential employers are attracted to graduates who have undertaken a year’s professional training because of the relevant experience they have gained.

Career opportunities

Graduates of our degree have proven to be highly employable across a range of organisations, not just within hospitality and tourism.

Some of our graduates choose to go into operational management roles, running hotels, holiday companies and resorts around the world. Others specialise in marketing, human resources, IT and other head-office positions in large hospitality and tourism-based corporations. Many find excellent career opportunities in hospitality and tourism consultancy businesses.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States