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University of Surrey’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management recognised as a global leader

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (SHTM) has been given a top-five ranking and five stars in this year's QS World University Rankings. The School, which is currently ranked number one in both the Guardian University Guide 2017 and the Complete University Guide 2017, has now been recognised for its world-class reputation for research in hospitality, tourism and events and is ranked in the top five globally for its publications.

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management student placements

Our School of Hospitality and Tourism Management students undertake placements at various prestigious organisations. These provide opportunities for students to develop their knowledge and skills in a professional environment, increasing their employability when they graduate. Find out about our students’ experience at the Savoy in London.

The School has consistently topped the UK university league tables and has also ranked in the world’s top five since 1980. Surrey was first to receive the Tourism Society Award in recognition of its commitment to excellence in the tourism industry.

Graham Miller, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Surrey, said:

Hospitality has a proud tradition at Surrey, as many of the global leaders of the industry studied with us. We have a world-class reputation for our research in hospitality, tourism and events, and we offer our students stimulating, industry-relevant programmes. This is why we are very proud to be continuing this tradition and welcome this ranking as recognition of our continued success as a global leader in our field.”

The School offers stimulating, industry-relevant programmes for students wishing to study and develop their careers in this growing sector. This includes undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research programmes, as well as executive education programmes for those already in the industry.

Caroline Scarles, Head of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Surrey, said:

“We are very proud to have received this recognition of our continued success as a global leader in our field. This reflects our commitment to supporting the development of our students as future leaders in our industries, to contribute to leading the global research agenda and continue to work closely with our alumni and industry partners to deliver these in line with the key issues they currently face.”

Learn more about the programmes in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Surrey.

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