The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is a leading centre for research and teaching.

Our rankings

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 hospitality and leisure management top 10 badge.

Our school

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management offers:

Our vision

The School’s vision is to be a global leader in hospitality, tourism and events education and research. 

The School will continue to offer stimulating, industry-relevant programmes for students wishing to study and develop their careers in this growing sector.

This includes undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research courses, as well as executive education courses for those already in the industry.

The School will also continue to conduct academically rigorous, impactful research, working with international partners to achieve this mission.

Our research

The School has a world-class reputation for its research in hospitality, tourism and events (HTE) and is top ranked in national league tables and globally for its publications.

Our reputation

Consistently topping the UK university league tables and ranked in the world’s top four since 1980, the School’s exemplary record speaks for itself.

Recent figures show that 94 per cent of our students are in employment or education within six months of graduating.

Our recognition

Thanks to the School, Surrey became the first university to receive the Tourism Society Award – a recognition of its commitment to excellence in the tourism industry.

The School was also the first institution in the UK to receive UNWTO TedQual certification for its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Our structure

Unlike other schools of tourism and hospitality, we have distinct expertise in both areas. Our School is comprised of the Department of Events, led by Graham Berridge, Department of Tourism and Transport, led Dr Scott Cohen and the Department of Hospitality, led by Dr Iis Tussyadiah.

The School is also home to the Centre for Research and Enterprise, an externally-facing access point for the School’s research and enterprise activities.

Our partners

  • School of Tourism Management, Sun Yat-sen University
  • College of Tourism and Service Management, Nankai University
  • Department of Hotel and Tourism Management, School of Management, Zhejiang University

Contact us

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

Find us

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Austin Pearce Building (AP)
University of Surrey