Start date: October 2021
BSc (Hons) UCAS: NN28 3 years
BSc (Hons) UCAS: NN29 4 years with professional training
BSc (Hons) UCAS: N834 4 years with foundation year
BSc (Hons) UCAS: N835 5 years with foundation year and professional training
Why choose this course
Surrey is 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 five in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.
We 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-ever university to receive the Tourism Society Award. We are also ranked in the top six for hospitality, leisure and tourism in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.
Our BSc (Hons) International Tourism Management course draws on this wealth of experience, helping you develop an understanding of tourism alongside a detailed study of core management and business principles.
What you will study
Reflecting the variety of the tourism industry, you’ll choose optional modules to study alongside compulsory core topics, allowing you to specialise and develop your skills in the areas that are most relevant to your interests and aspirations.
You’ll be taught by experienced and knowledgeable staff, who are all respected in their research and industry fields.
Academic lectures are combined with field trips, site visits and guest lectures from industry professionals, providing you with the most up-to-date and relevant education possible.
Due to our exceptional industry connections, and the relevance of our courses to current challenges in the tourism sector, our graduates are equipped to become responsible managers and strategic leaders of the industry and are consequently highly attractive to employers.
"I enjoy the content on my course because it presents up-to-date international issues in the tourism, events and hospitality industry.” Irena Popa, student
BSc (Hons) - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) - Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
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 graduates in all related service sector industries. Graduates of our course have proven to be highly employable across a range of organisations, not just within tourism.
Some of our graduates choose to go into operational 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.
Recent tourism graduates have entered employment in roles such as:
Graduate Management Trainee, Hilton Worldwide
Product and Commercial Executive, Monarch Travel Group
Voyage Management Trainee, Grosvenor House JW Marriott Hotel
HR Coordinator, Sofitel London Heathrow
Front Desk Management Trainee, Hilton Hotels
Vita Futura Graduate Management Programme, Marriott International
Graduate Trainee, Lexington Catering
"It is great fun and everyone should undertake an Erasmus study abroad or work abroad programme at least once during their academic life.” Anastasia Efremenkova, graduate
BSc (Hons): BBC
Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element.
BSc (Hons) with foundation year: CCD
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.
International Tourism Management placements
The Professional Training placement is an integral part of our courses. Our placement partner organisations provide opportunities for you to gain valuable experience in a professional working environment, increasing your confidence, skills and employability when you graduate.
You can choose to spend your placement in the UK, Europe or even further afield, working for some of the world’s most prestigious tourism organisations. We have placement students working for large tour operators and high-end hotel chains, as well as many smaller boutique tour operators and operators with a sustainable business operation.
Some examples of organisations that participate in this scheme include:
Four Seasons Hotel
TUI UK & Ireland
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, but you will also 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
Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, China
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.
"I chose a placement at the World Travel &amp; Tourism Council (WTTC) in London because of the important economic impact research it carries out, demonstrating the industry’s global value.” Elizabeth Andrews, student