Start date: October 2021
BSc (Hons) UCAS: NN30 3 years
BSc (Hons) UCAS: NN31 4 years with professional training
Why choose this course
We are one of the UK’s top universities for events, hospitality, tourism and transport, ranked 2nd by The Complete University Guide 2021 and in the top six in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.
We also have an outstanding global reputation, ranked in the top 10 for hospitality and leisure management in the QS World University Rankings 2020, as well as being the first university to receive the Tourism Society Award.
Our BSc (Hons) International Tourism Management with Transport course draws on a wealth of experience, helping you develop an understanding of both tourism and the transport industry. Given the increasing role of transport in the tourism sector, this course will equip you with the values and skills to embark on a successful, professional career in these sectors.
What you will study
On this specialist course, you will study a range of tourism topics alongside compulsory modules related to air, land and maritime transport, allowing you to develop a toolkit of skills and knowledge specific to this bustling sector.
Our School of Hospitality and Tourism provides a creative and supportive learning environment where you’ll be taught by staff who are all respected in their research and industry fields. For example, our teaching staff lead large research projects such as WISE-ACT, an international research network of 150 experts in 41 countries. Your academic learning will include field trips, site visits, and guest lectures from industry professionals, providing you with the most up-to-date education possible, so you’re well-prepared for a career in the tourism and transport industry.
Due to our exceptional industry connections, our links with established international organisations and the relevance of our courses to current challenges in the sector, our graduates are highly attractive to employers.
Transport has been a core operation of the tourism industry for decades. Yet, the data economy of the 21st century is revolutionising all sectors, including tourism. Currently, there is a high demand for tourism experts with a strong understanding of innovative transport management operations globally. This includes all transport modes, from airlines and airports to scooter-share schemes and cruise ships. Through the diverse teaching and assessment approaches within this course, students are prepared for the diverse industry challenges ahead.
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.
There is a great demand for our BSc (Hons) International Tourism Management with Transport graduates in all related service sector industries. Graduates of our courses have proven to be highly employable across a range of organisations, not just within tourism.
Some of our graduates choose to go into operational and supply chain management roles, developing and managing companies and resorts around the world. Others specialise in marketing, human resources, IT and other head office positions in large tourism corporations. Many find excellent career opportunities in tourism consultancy businesses where transport is a core function.
Recent graduates have entered tourism and transport-related employment in roles such as:
Operations Manager, Virgin
Sustainability team, Travelopia
Marketing team, Emirates Holidays and Operations
Customer services team, ABTA
Graduate Trainee, TUI
HR Coordinator, Sofitel London Heathrow
Graduate Management Trainee, Hilton Worldwide
Voyage Management Trainee, Grosvenor House JW Marriott Hotel
New Build Purchasing Director at Spirit of Discovery, SAGA Shipping
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.
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.