Strategic Hotel Management MSc

Why choose this course?

Our School of Hospitality and Tourism Management offers a fresh, dynamic outlook, unsurpassed industry connections, a leading international reputation and a remarkable track record in graduate employment. Drawing on our research expertise and industry connections in this field, this programme will encourage you to confront and manage the strategic issues and challenges facing the modern international hotel industry.

What you will study

This programme is designed exclusively for students who already have qualifications or experience in hotel management to enhance and deepen their existing knowledge, understanding and skills.

The Masters in Strategic Hotel Management is an intellectually rigorous programme, drawing on a range of our subject and industry experts, which is relevant to the needs of future senior managers, executives and professionals in the
hotel industry.

An integrated approach gives you a truly international perspective on the strategic aspects of hotel management. The programme also offers you the opportunity to pursue specialisation through optional modules that reflect your interests.

Course facts

Qualification Study mode Course length Start date
MSc Full-time 12 months Oct 2018
MSc Part-time 24 months Oct 2018
Stag Hill

Professional recognition

United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Accredited by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Global opportunities

There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.

Our students

  • Purimprach Sangkaew, PhD Tourism

    "I really enjoy the research environment at Surrey. In my School there are many international students, which gives me opportunities to learn new perspectives from around the world."

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  • Anke Winchenbach, PhD Hospitality and Tourism Management

    "I clearly made the right decision. I am very happy to be part of the researcher community at Surrey!"

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Our graduates

  • Nadine Bernardi, Msc International Events Management

    "The programme itself was well structured, with lots of opportunities for practical experience. My tutors all had a working background in events, which was a great addition to the theory and knowledge delivered through the course."

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  • Rochelle Turner, MSc Tourism Management

    Rochelle Turner is Head of Research at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

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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 and/or student demand.

Timetable

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.

Policies and regulations

Please refer to our academic regulations and student policies and regulations. These may be amended from time to time.

Learning and disability support

We have two services, the Student Personal Learning and Study Hub (SPLASH) and Additional Learning Support (ALS) which can help develop your learning.

Student Personal Learning and Study Hub

SPLASH 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 assist you in developing your academic and research skills, including writing, presenting, revision and critical thinking.

Find out more about the study support available.

Additional Learning Support

ALS is the University’s disability and neurodiversity service which supports students with disabilities, long-term health conditions, specific learning differences (for example: dyslexia and dyspraxia) and other neurodiverse conditions (for example: autism spectrum and attention deficit disorder).

Students are encouraged to disclose their condition and register with the service so that they can be appropriately supported during their studies.

The ALS team can arrange exam and learning support adjustments, give advice on applications for Disabled Students' Allowance and screen students for dyslexia and dyspraxia. Regular study skills and mentoring support is also provided to students where appropriate.

See the Additional Learning Support website for more information.

Entry requirements

This programme is designed exclusively for students who already have qualifications or experience in hotel management.Applicants should normally hold a UK 2:1 degree or equivalent in a hospitality management discipline or a UK 2:1 degree in another management related discipline but with three years management experience in the hospitality industry.

Higher level professional qualifications may also be accepted.

Each applicant is assessed on their own merit

View entry requirements by country

English language requirements

IELTS Academic:  6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent).

We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Recognition of prior learning

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.

Fees

Study mode Start date UK/EU fees Overseas fees
Full-time Oct 2018 £9,800 £19,800
Part-time Oct 2018 £4,900 £9,900

Please note these fees are for the academic year 2018-19 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.

View the list of fees for all postgraduate taught programmes.

Additional costs

There are associated costs with this programme: 

  • Commuting (local travel expenses): £50 - Commuting to site visits

Grand total: £50

Funding

Discounts for Surrey graduates

Thinking of continuing your education at Surrey? As an alumnus of Surrey you may be eligible for a ten per cent discount on our taught masters programme fees.

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Loans, scholarships and financial support

There are many streams of funding for postgraduate students including awards, scholarships and loans.

For more details

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.

Contact us

Admissions enquiries

+44 (0)1483 682 222

admissions@surrey.ac.uk

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