School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

A global leader

We are ranked 4th for hospitality and leisure management in the QS World University Rankings 2018 and achieved a five-star rating. We are also ranked 1st for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism in the Complete University Guide 2018.

A proud history of excellence

  • 1st: Guardian University Guide 2018 
  • 1st: Complete University Guide 2018
  • 4th: QS World University Rankings 2018
  • 5th: Centre for World University Rankings
  • 6th: ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017

What our students say

Professional Training placements

Discover the experience of two of our students on placement at one of the finest hotels in the world, The Savoy.


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences studentship

Funding information:
This studentship includes a tuition fee waiver (home/EU or international) and a maintenance stipend at current research-council rates for a full-time PhD.

Centre for Research and Enterprise

We conduct impactful, cutting-edge research in hospitality, tourism and events (HTE), ensuring that research outcomes are disseminated to underpin industry activity, policy development and academia.

Who we work with

We are proud to partner with Sun Yat-sen Business School (SYSBS), Sun Yat-sen University in China to provide a dual degree programme which offers many benefits to SYSBS students. The partnership brings together two distinguished institutions, both leaders in the study of tourism in their respective countries.

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Contact us

  • Phone:  +44 (0)1483 686300
  • Fax:  +44 (0)1483 686346

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School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
University of Surrey