Why choose this course

If you’re an experienced hospitality manager or consultant, seeking to advance your career in the Hotel Investment and Asset Management field - then this course is designed for you.

Addressing the global shortage of specialists in Hotel Investment and Asset Management, this industry-focused programme will equip you with the skills required to meet the needs of multiple stakeholders and prepare you for the complexities of the contemporary hotel industry.

You’ll have the opportunity to study four specialist modules, which will explore effective professional practices and provide you with an advanced understanding of hotel financing and lending as well as capital structuring.

What you will study

You’ll be taught by our academics and by distinguished industry guest speakers, ensuring that your education is intellectually engaging and that you’ll have access to the latest industry knowledge.

This course will develop your analytical, research and project management skills and provide you with an advanced understanding of financial management, asset management, and valuation and investment management.

You’ll develop techniques enabling you to measure and analyse the financial, social and environmental performance of a hotel business, in order to make effective decisions in a management and investment setting.

By the end of the course, you’ll be ready to experience the industry from a new perspective, and tackle the ever-changing challenges that face the hotel sector.

Course facts

Qualification Study mode Course length Placement Start date
PGCert Part-time 12 months October 2019
PGCert Part-time 12 months February 2020


Stag hill

Industry Advisory Panel

Our Hotel Investment and Asset Management course is supported by a panel of industry advisers including:

Arthur de Haast

Arthur de Haast is an International Director of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) who has 30 years of real estate experience and has led a wide range of transactional and advisory assignments as well as having extensive experience in managing and growing relationships with global clients.

David Bridge

David Bridge is Chair of the Asset Management Committee at HOSPA and has more than 20 years of expertise in asset management. 

Denise Grant

Denise Grant is a Vice President at GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. She is responsible for GIC’s hospitality real estate portfolio within Europe, concentrating on investment and asset management.

Howard Field

Howard Field is an experienced professional in financial management within the hospitality industry and an independent hotel adviser to owners and investors.

Muriel Muirden

Muriel Muirden is the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Strategy at WATG London. She offers WATG clients pre-development strategic advice and support.

Russell Kett

Russell Kett, Chairman of the HVS London office has 40 years’ specialist hotel consultancy, investment and real estate experience. He has advised hotel serviced apartments and hostel companies, banks, developers and investors on all aspects of their hospitality industry related interests.

Timothy Walton

Timothy Walton is Regional Vice President of International Hotel Development for Marriott International. He is responsible for overseeing the development of all Marriott’s brands across Western Europe.

Programme leader

WANG L Dr (Hosp & Tour)

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 at the University. View our offer terms and conditions and our generic registration terms and conditions (PDF) as a guide as to what to expect.
Please note: our offer terms and conditions will be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course.


This online prospectus 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.


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:


Timetables are normally available one month before the start of the semester. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week (Monday–Friday). Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities. Part-time classes are normally scheduled on one or two days per week, details of which can be obtained from the course administrators. View our Timetabling Policy (PDF).

Learning and disability

We have two services, Academic Skills and Development and the Disability and Neurodiversity Service which can help develop your learning.

Academic Skills and Development

Academic Skills and Development is a learning space in the Library where our learning development team is based. It comprises dedicated Student Learning Advisers and Information Skills Librarians who can help you develop your academic and research skills, including writing, presenting, revision and critical thinking.

Find out more about the study support available.

Disability and Neurodiversity Service

The University’s Disability and Neurodiversity Service supports students with disabilities, long-term health conditions, specific learning differences (such as dyslexia and dyspraxia) and other neurodiverse conditions (including autism spectrum and attention deficit disorder).

If you tell us about any conditions and register with us, we can give you appropriate support during your studies.

We can arrange exam and learning support adjustments, give advice on applications for the Disabled Students' Allowance, and test you for dyslexia and dyspraxia. We can also offer regular study skills and mentoring support.

Find out more about the support available or contact the team directly for further information.

English language support

Our English Language Support Programme (ELSP) provides tailored English language support during your studies. It is particularly valuable to students who speak English as a second or additional language, but native speakers are also welcome.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 UK honours degree in either Hospitality, Business or Management (or a recognised international equivalent) plus a minimum of two years related work experience.

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English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element.

View the other English language qualifications that we accept.

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.

Credit transfer

The University of Surrey recognises that many students enter their higher education course with valuable knowledge and skills developed through a range of professional, vocational and community contexts. If this applies to you, a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL) may allow you to enter your course at a point appropriate to your previous learning and experience, or to join the start of a course without the formal entry requirements. This means that you may be exempt from certain elements of study in the course for which you have applied and be awarded credit based on your previous qualifications/experience. There are restrictions on RPL for some courses and fees may be payable for certain claims. 

Please see the code of practice for recognition of prior learning and prior credit: taught programmes (PDF) for further information. Please email Admissions with any queries.


Study mode Start date Placement UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Part-time October 2019 £5,000 £8,750
Part-time February 2020 £5,000 £8,750

Please note:

  • These fees apply to students commencing study in the academic year 2019-20 only. Fees for new starters are reviewed annually.
  • If you are on a two-year full-time Euromasters or MFA programme, or a two-year or three-year part-time masters programme (excluding modular/self-paced/distance learning), the annual fee is payable in Year 1 and Year 2 of the programme.

View the list of fees for all postgraduate taught courses.

Admission information

Our postgraduate admissions policy provides the basis for admissions practice across the University and gives a framework for how we encourage, consider applications and admit students. You can also read our postgraduate applicant guidance.


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. 

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