International Tourism Management with Transport BSc (Hons) – 2021 entry
Why choose this course
We are one of the UK’s top universities for events, hospitality, tourism and transport, ranked top three by The Complete University Guide 2020 and in the top five in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.
We also have an outstanding global reputation, ranked in the top 10 for hospitality and leisure management in the QS World University Rankings 2019, as well as being the first university to receive the Tourism Society Award.
Our BSc (Hons) International Tourism Management with Transport course draws on a wealth of experience, helping you develop an understanding of both tourism and the transport industry. Given the increasing role of transport in the tourism sector, this course will equip you with the values and skills to embark on a successful, professional career in these sectors.
What you will study
On this specialist course, you will study a range of tourism topics alongside compulsory modules related to air, land and maritime transport, allowing you to develop a toolkit of skills and knowledge specific to this bustling sector.
Our School of Hospitality and Tourism provides a creative and supportive learning environment where you’ll be taught by staff who are all respected in their research and industry fields. For example, our teaching staff lead large research projects such as WISE-ACT, an international research network of 150 experts in 41 countries. Your academic learning will include field trips, site visits, and guest lectures from industry professionals, providing you with the most up-to-date education possible, so you’re well-prepared for a career in the tourism and transport industry.
Due to our exceptional industry connections, our links with established international organisations and the relevance of our courses to current challenges in the sector, our graduates are highly attractive to employers.
Careers and graduate prospects
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.
There is great demand for our BSc (Hons) International Tourism Management with Transport graduates in all related service sector industries. Graduates of our courses have proven to be highly employable across a range of organisations, not just within tourism.
Some of our graduates choose to go into operational and supply chain management roles, developing and managing companies and resorts around the world. Others specialise in marketing, human resources, IT and other head office positions in large tourism corporations. Many find excellent career opportunities in tourism consultancy businesses where transport is a core function.
Recent graduates have entered tourism and transport related employment in roles such as:
- Operations Manager, Virgin
- Sustainability team, Travelopia
- Marketing team, Emirates Holidays and Operations
- Customer services team, ABTA
- Graduate Trainee, TUI
- HR Coordinator, Sofitel London Heathrow
- Graduate Management Trainee, Hilton Worldwide
- Voyage Management Trainee, Grosvenor House JW Marriott Hotel
- New Build Purchasing Director at Spirit of Discovery, SAGA Shipping.
Academic year structure
Transport has been a core operation of the tourism industry for decades. Yet, the data economy of the 21st century is revolutionising all sectors, including tourism. Currently there is high demand for tourism experts with a strong understanding of innovative transport management operations globally. This includes all transport modes, from airlines and airports to scooter share schemes and cruise ships. Through the diverse teaching and assessment approaches within this course, students are prepared for the diverse industry challenges ahead.
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.
Please note: If there is an optional Professional Training placement as part of your course you can view the full module listing for this on the relevant programme specification.
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:
Course 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).
Research students will sometimes help to deliver your modules. These students will be researching in a similar subject to the module, and will have undertaken training prior to being invited to teach. The University has a set of procedures that govern the use of postgraduate research students in this way.
We assess modules individually and award credits for the successful completion of each one. Assessment takes place through a combination of examination and/or coursework, practical examinations and reports. Check individual module information to see full details at a module level.
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Other international qualifications
If you are an international student and you don’t meet the entry requirements to this degree, we offer the International Foundation Year, run by the Surrey International Study Centre.
We normally make offers in terms of grades.
If you are a suitable candidate you will be invited to an Applicant Day. During your visit to the University you can find out more about the course and meet staff and students.
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.
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Overseas To be confirmed
BSc (Hons) (with professional training year)
UK and EU To be confirmed
Overseas To be confirmed
Professional training £1,850
- Fees for UK students: The University will apply annual regulated increases in the fee rates as set by Government each year, in order to maintain the same value in real terms.
- Fees for EU students: While the UK is part of the EU, the University will apply annual regulated increases in the fee rates as set by the Government each year, in order to maintain the same value in real terms. Once the UK has left the EU, the fees rules may change and the University is bound to comply with applicable legislation.
- Fees for international students: Annual fees will increase by 4% for each subsequent year of study, rounded up to the nearest £100, subject to any overriding applicable legislative requirements.
- Fees for international students with an integrated foundation year: The programme fee for Year 0 will match the lowest Year 1 overseas fee rate from across the substantive programmes for that year of entry. Students subsequently progressing into Year 1 will be liable for the same fee as overseas students joining at Year 1 for the same programme in that year. Annual fees after Year 1 will increase by 4% for each subsequent year of study, rounded up to the nearest £100, subject to any overriding applicable legislative requirements.
The University will assess your fee status. If you are unsure whether you are likely to be considered a home, EU or overseas student for fees purposes, the UKCISA website offers more information.
- Students in receipt of a Tuition Fee Loan: will have their fees paid by the Student Loans Company in line with their schedule.
- International students, or UK/EU students who have not taken out a Tuition Fee Loan: are required to pay their fees either in full at the beginning of the programme or in two instalments as follows:
- 50% payable 10 days after the invoice date (expected to be early October of each academic year)
- 50% in January of the same academic year.
The exact date(s) will be detailed on invoices. Students on certain part-time programmes, where fees are paid on a modular or stage basis, are not eligible to pay their fees by instalment.
If you are sponsored: you will provide us with valid sponsorship information that covers the period of your study.
Professional Training placement fees
If you are studying on a programme which contains a Professional Training placement year there will be a reduced fee for the academic year in which you undertake your placement. This is normally confirmed 12 to 18 months in advance, or once Government policy is determined.
See the information about 2019/20 academic year Professional Training placement fee.
There are associated costs with this course:
- Commuting (local travel expenses) - Varied
Travel costs may be incurred in order to visit your course mentor in the UK.
Trip (including overseas travel and accommodation): £500 approximately - 'Tourism Theory in Practice' is an optional module available to International Tourism Management and International Event Management students; the module is centred on an international field trip with the objective to provide the opportunity for students to experience first-hand the complex practices and processes involved in tourist destination marketing, management, planning and development.
You have the option to complete a Professional Training placement as part of this course. This will give you the opportunity to develop your professional, academic and personal potential, helping to prepare you for your future career.
A significant proportion of placement students at Surrey are offered graduate-level jobs or go onto postgraduate study.
Find out more about Professional Training placements and discover how these have transformed our students’ lives and career choices.
Applying for placements
You can apply for numerous opportunities via an open and free-to-all process. Placement providers use their own recruitment and selection procedures and the majority of students will secure their placement in this way.
Students are generally not placed by the University, however we offer support and guidance throughout the process alongside access to a vacancy portal representing thousands of placement opportunities each year. We also provide support if you wish to source your own placement.
Find out about more about the application process.
Please be aware there may be travel costs incurred when attending interviews and assessment centres at the placement provider’s premises.
Terms and conditions
When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations, and our terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are provided in two stages: first when we make an offer and second when students who have accepted their offers register to study at the University. View our offer terms and conditions and our generic registration terms and conditions (PDF) as a guide as to what to expect.
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.
This online guide has been prepared and published in advance of the academic year to which it applies. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content or additional costs) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a course with us. Read more.