Published: 15 March 2021

A week in the life of an hospitality and tourism PGT student

From tourism social science to visitor attraction management, discover what a typical week looks like as an International Tourism Management MSc student at Surrey.

We’re ranked 5th in the world for Hospitality and Tourism Management by ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020

How you'll learn

Your teaching will be delivered through a combination of:

  • Group work (e.g. discussion groups)
  • Lectures
  • Online learning
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials.

Outside of these, you’ll be expected to carry out independent study, including coursework, essays, and reading.

We’ve also introduced hybrid learning, a mix of online and face-to-face sessions, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

"The course was designed for students with a keen interest in developing tourist destinations, which is exactly part of my long-term career and entrepreneurial goals.”

Yasmine Fofana, International Tourism Management MSc student

A typical week

You'll receive approximately 14 contact hours each week (including hybrid learning sessions).


3pm to 4pm – ‘Tourism Development and Sustainability' seminar


12pm to 2pm – ‘Services Marketing for Events, Tourism and Hospitality’ seminar

4pm to 6pm – ‘Hospitality and Tourism Operating Systems’ lecture


9am to 11am – ‘Digital Marketing and Social Media in Tourism’ lecture


9am to 11am – ‘International Tourism Management’ lecture

3pm to 6pm – ‘Research Methods’ lecture


Find out more about our International Tourism Management MSc.



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

Given the changing nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, our hybrid learning model is under continuous review. See the latest information on all changes.

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