This programme takes a broad view of tourism management, exploring the challenges relevant to a wide range of situations that managers and other professionals are likely to face.
You will develop your academic skills and knowledge, and learn approaches to management decision-making and critical evaluation. Importantly, the programme has a practical focus on the managerial and strategic issues in the rapidly developing tourism industry.
The programme’s intensive but generalist approach prepares you for a wide range of careers in travel and tourism. Our graduates are often employed in official tourist organisations, transport providers, hotels, tour operating and travel agencies and government organisations.
This programme is studied full-time over one academic year. It consists of eight taught modules and a dissertation.
Example module listing
The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
The programme takes a broad view of tourism and provides an opportunity to explore issues and problems relevant to a wide range of situations and aspects likely to be faced by tourism managers and other relevant professionals.
It gives an opportunity to develop academic skills and knowledge. At the same time it maintains a practical focus on the rapidly developing tourism industry. Its intensive but generalist approach aims to prepare students for a wide range of possible careers in travel and tourism.
It is designed to provide an appropriate base for employment opportunities in official tourism organisations, in transport, hotels, tour operating and travel agency companies, in government and other organisations where knowledge of tourism is important.
The programme draws on the stimulus of the School’s recent research activities, and takes an integrated approach to the relationships between the various components of the programme.
The programme also provides students with opportunities to work directly with industry partners through not only guest lectures, but also on a real tourism project through the Applied Dissertation initiative and during fieldtrips.
The programme encourages students to develop skills in relation to practical research and decision making in a tourism business environment.
Knowledge and understanding
Upon completing the course, students will be able to demonstrate:
Intellectual / cognitive skills
Students will have the ability to:
Professional practical skills
Students will be able to:
Key / transferable skills
Students will learn:
We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.
In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.
Visit the International Tourism Management MSc page on the University of Surrey website for more details!