International Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management MSc
Why choose this course
At Surrey, we’re world leaders in hospitality and leisure management. We’re ranked 2nd in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2019 for events, hospitality, tourism and transport and in the top 10 globally by the QS World University Rankings 2019.
Designed with employers to meet industry needs, our MSc International Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management will equip you with the leadership and management skills to succeed in your industry.
This course is unique in the UK and you’ll study through part-time distance learning, enabling you to gain an MSc while working in a managerial or professional role.
What you will study
Our MSc International Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management course will benefit you in your management role and your career.
You’ll have access to a market-leading blend of academic research and professional practice, helping to reduce the visitor economy’s current shortage of trained and effective managers. Our teaching is informed by industry experts and is rich in relevant case studies, which will help you quickly apply what you learn in your current role.
You’ll develop a deeper understanding of leadership in your industry, enabling you to enhance your performance at work. Following 24 months of learning, you’ll complete a six-month work-based project within your current organisation.
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|MSc||Part-time||30 months||September 2019|
WATSON J Prof (Hosp & Tour)
Terms and conditions
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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.
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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.
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.
This course is subject to validation therefore no modules have been confirmed at this moment in time. These modules will appear once the course has been validated.
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.
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.
A 2:2 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification, plus relevant professional experience (at least three years in supervisory roles, leading a team or being in charge of a department).
Alternatively, applicants without a degree will be considered if they have five years of relevant experience.
All applicants should have GCSE Maths and English at grade C(4) or above.
View entry requirements by country
English language requirements
IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each component.
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. The University of Surrey is also an IELTS test centre.
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.
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- 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.
There are associated costs with this course:
- Travel and accommodation expenses for on-campus study (if required): Estimated at 20 days and 20 nights for the overall programme (24 months), we advise budgeting £100 a night for accommodation and subsistence in Guildford, for a total cost of £2,000 for 20 nights’ accommodation and subsistence.