International Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management Practice (SLDA) MSc

Key information

Start date: May 2020

Why choose this course

Ranked top 10 in the QS World University Rankings 2019, our hospitality, tourism and events programmes boast a leading international reputation.

Whether you’re newly employed in one of these sectors, or an existing employee looking to enhance your professional development, our Senior Leader apprenticeship incorporating the MSc International Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management will allow you to gain a masters qualification while earning a wage.

With internationally renowned academics, qualified industry-practitioners, state-of-the-art facilities and flexible learning, we are perfectly positioned to train you in the skills your company needs both now and in the future.

What you will study

At the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, we are tackling the leadership skills gap among professionals in the hospitality, tourism and events sector, and have a keen understanding of what employers are looking for.

You’ll spend the majority of your time working in industry and the rest of your working time studying toward your degree apprenticeship.

You’ll explore industry issues such as terrorism, security, sustainable tourism, intensifying competition, politics and technology advancement and have opportunities to network and collaborate with other learners.

We work in close partnership with employers to ensure you acquire the knowledge and leadership skills needed to thrive in an increasingly competitive environment.

Staff

This course is taught by academic staff from the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Programme leader

Jackie Watson

Prof Jackie Watson

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Apprenticeship structure

There are three parts to your apprenticeship:

  • Off-the-job training (programme of study at the University of Surrey) - 24 months.
  • On-the-job training (in employment).
  • An end-point assessment at the end of your programme - 3 months.

Find out more about the apprenticeship structure.

Modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.

The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45 or 60 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.

The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes:

Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

None, Apprentices will have to study all eight of the taught modules and complete the work based project in order to be granted the MSc award.

Timetable

Learners are required to be on the University of Surrey campus for 10 days of learning:

  • 20 May 2020
  • 21 May 2020
  • 15 July 2020
  • 9 Sept 2020 
  • 10 Sept 2020 
  • 20 Jan 2021
  • 21 Jan 2021
  • 26 May 2021
  • 27 May 2021
  • 15 Sept 2021

These dates are subject to change.

Assessment

Once your on-the-job training (programme of study) and off-the-job training is successfully completed together with your employer, we’ll agree that you’re ready to take the end-point assessment This will take an additional three months on top of your programme of study

Entry requirements

In addition to meeting the precursory eligibility checks  applicants will be required to have either:

  • A relevant degree and professional experience (at least 3 years in a supervisory role of leading a team of being in charge of a department); or
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in a supervisory role of leading a team of being in charge of a department;

And

  • A recognised qualification in Maths and English at minimum Level 2.  Applicants that cannot evidence prior attainment at this level, please contact apprenticeships@surrey.ac.uk to discuss whether it is possible for the University to support achievement of these while undertaking the degree apprenticeship.

 

Fees

Start date: May 2020

Part-time

UK/EU £9,000

Overseas £9,000

Employer information: we charge up to the funding cap which is currently £18,000.

Additional costs

As an apprentice, you are responsible for funding the costs of any travel or accommodation to attend face-to-face, off-the-job training, graduation ceremonies and replacement certificates for previous qualifications.

Funding

Degree apprenticeships are funded through the ‘Apprenticeship Levy’.

You won't have to pay tuition fees, and many of the associated costs will be covered by your employer*.  You will not be eligible to apply for any of the loans available through the Student Loans Company.

Apply

How to apply

If you have any queries about this apprenticeship and the application process, please contact admissions@surrey.ac.uk.

Application process

Following successful engagement with your employer and initial eligibility checks, you will be invited by the University via email to start your application which will include guidance to support you to fill in your application.

The guidance will include details regarding the Initial Assessment process and required documentation.

Once you have submitted your application, it will be reviewed and an outcome decision will be communicated with yourself and your employer.

Admission information

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with the relevant policies and regulations, and our terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are provided in two stages: first when we make an offer and second when apprentices have accepted their offer and go through registration to study.

Please note, we our finalising our terms and conditions for degree apprenticeships and these will be made available shortly.

Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations, and our terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are provided in two stages: first when we make an offer and second when students who have accepted their offers register to study.

Please note, we our finalising our terms and conditions for degree apprenticeships and these will be made available shortly.

Disclaimer

This information has been prepared and published in advance of the academic year to which it applies. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content or additional costs) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a course with us. Read more.

Course location and contact details

Campus location

Stag Hill

Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught. 

Additional information

You will be required to attend 10 days of learning at our Stag Hill campus. Outside of this, you will complete virtual, online study.
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Address

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