Start date: October 2021
BSc (Hons) UCAS: N220 3 years
BSc (Hons) UCAS: N221 4 years with professional training
BSc (Hons) UCAS: N863 4 years with foundation year
BSc (Hons) UCAS: N864 5 years with foundation year and professional training
Why choose this course
The perfect foundation for senior managerial roles in this thriving sector, our BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Management will open a variety of exciting career opportunities for you, both in the UK and overseas.
Surrey is one of the UK’s top universities for events, hospitality, tourism and transport, ranked 2nd by The Complete University Guide 2021. We are in the top 10 for hospitality and leisure management in the QS World University Rankings 2020 and fifth for hospitality and tourism management in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020. We are also ranked in the top six for hospitality, leisure and tourism in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.
What you will study
Drawing on our extensive experience of teaching, researching and working in hospitality management, this course combines the study of core business and management topics with industry-based practical experience.
The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management runs several on-campus establishments, including the School’s Lakeside restaurant, private dining room and coffee shop. You’ll also have the opportunity to host events. These will give you hands-on opportunities to learn how to plan, organise, evaluate and manage successful hospitality businesses and events.
This combination of academic theory, up-to-date industry knowledge and practical experience will kick-start your hospitality management career, allowing you to leave us as a professional ready to make an immediate impact in the field.
"Overall the academic staff and lecturers at the University of Surrey are fantastic, many have real and extensive backgrounds within the hospitality and tourism industry which makes their research and lectures accurate and relatable.” Bevan Hardcastle, student
"I had such a great time on placement that I was desperate to stay on with the company after my time at Surrey.” Sophie Denman, student
Careers and graduate prospects
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.
Our graduates have proven to be highly employable across a wide range of industries, not just within hospitality. Their specialist skills make them ideal for service sector companies’ fast-track graduate recruitment schemes.
Customer-oriented skills make them attractive to any service-based industry.
Some graduates choose to go into operational management roles, running hotels and restaurants around the world. Others specialise in marketing, human resources, IT and other head office positions in large hospitality-based corporations. Some set up their own successful hospitality businesses.
Recent BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Management graduates have entered employment in roles such as:
Graduate Management Trainee, Hilton Worldwide
Management Trainee, Grosvenor House JW Marriott Hotel
Front Desk Management Trainee, Hilton Hotels
Vita Futura Graduate Management Programme, Marriott International
Graduate Trainee, Lexington Catering
Manager in Training, Four Seasons
"Surrey is very good at connections with the industry. The people I met will be lifelong friends and the whole Surrey environment was so vibrant.” Alex Wilson, graduate
BSc (Hons): BBC
Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element.
Please note: A-level General Studies and A-level Critical Thinking are not accepted.
BSc (Hons) with foundation year: CCD
GCSE or equivalent: English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4) (or equivalent).
English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.
If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
The annual tuition fees for courses starting in October 2021
You have the option to complete a Professional Training placement as part of this course. This will give you the opportunity to develop your professional, academic and personal potential, helping to prepare you for your future career.
A significant proportion of placement students at Surrey are offered graduate-level jobs or go onto postgraduate study.
International Hospitality Management placements
The Professional Training placement is an integral part of our courses. Our prestigious partner organisations will provide opportunities for you to gain valuable experience in a professional working environment, increasing your confidence, skills and employability when you graduate.
Our placement partner organisations include:
Hilton Paris la Défense
Four Seasons Hotels
TUI UK & Ireland
The Club at Admirals Cove, Florida
Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Golden Bay
"My placement was an amazing opportunity in which I was able to develop as a person and enhance my employability.” Alice Kelly, student
Study and work abroad
We give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their studies by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities or by completing a Professional Training placement abroad.
Want to study at an overseas institution as part of your degree or work abroad during your Professional Training year? Perhaps you would like to volunteer in India or learn about Brazilian business and culture in São Paulo during your summer holidays? With more than 200 partnerships, from 50 different countries worldwide, there is something for everyone.
Not only is the opportunity to go abroad a hugely enjoyable experience, you will develop key skills and knowledge that will strengthen your CV and increase your employability.
Please note: the status of the Erasmus+ scheme is dependent on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.
We encourage you to add an international experience to your degree by studying overseas for one semester during your second year (typically the autumn semester).
Our international partners include:
La Trobe University, Australia
University of Queensland, Australia
MODUL University Vienna, Austria
Ryerson University, Canada
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
University of Central Florida, US
Our partners complement our commitment to excellence in teaching and research and they enable you to enhance your international outlook.
"From the breath-taking views in the Grampians to Philipp Island, full of tiny penguins passing by beautiful surf beaches, you don’t remember what boredom is.” Elodie Smith, student