The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is dynamic and forward-thinking, offering pioneering degree programmes with a remarkable track record in graduate employment.

Our reputation

  • 2nd for hospitality, leisure, recreation and tourism in the Complete University Guide 2019
  • Top five for hospitality, event management and tourism in the Guardian University Guide 2019
  • Top five for hospitality and leisure management in the QS World University Rankings 2018.
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Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) - Gold

Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Surrey delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

Our courses

Find full lists of our programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research levels of study on our hospitality, events, tourism and transport subject page.

Industry relevance

We pride ourselves on offering courses that are both academically rigorous and anchored in the real world, combined with our renowned Professional Training placements and exchange programmes that give our students a head start in their careers.

Here at the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management all our teaching and research activities are under-pinned by the latest industry thinking and we regularly host leading practitioners as guest speakers.

Visiting professors

Our Visiting professors are frequent visitors to the School and include:

  • Chris Cowls (CEO of Eproductive Ltd)
  • Paul Pike (Director, Intelligent Venues)
  • Roger Pride (Partner at Heavenly Branding)
  • Chris Rodrigues (Chair, VisitBritain)
  • Professor Haiyan Song (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
  • John Telfer (Product & Operations Director, Explore Worldwide)

Employability masterclasses

Our February Employability Masterclass included presentations and workshops from:

  • Huge Felton (Senior Sustainable Tourism Executive, ABTA)
  • Jenny McGee (Enterprise Director, VisitEngland)
  • Thea Rogers (Head of Operations, Edwin Doran Sports Tours, TUI Group)
  • Claire Saunders (Managing Director, New Events Ltd)

Executive education

Our executive education courses are tailored to individual needs and are highly relevant to the challenges faced by businesses in the hospitality, tourism and events sectors.

In2Surrey scheme

In2Surrey is part of the University’s Widening Participation programme. The scheme is designed for students who have the ability and desire to study at the University of Surrey achieve their goals regardless of their personal circumstances. For further information see In2Surrey.

Contact us

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

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University of Surrey