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Why choose this courseWhat is it that motivates people to travel and what are their expectations?These are the kind of questions you’ll be considering as you learn about what it takes to become a manager within the tourism industry.Our School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is ranked in the top 10 globally by the QS World University Rankings 2020, so you’ll be in great hands as you train to make your mark in this sector. You’ll also benefit from our distinguished track record for graduate
Why choose this course
What is it that motivates people to travel and what are their expectations?
These are the kind of questions you’ll be considering as you learn about what it takes to become a manager within the tourism industry.
Our School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is ranked in the top 10 globally by the QS World University Rankings 2020, so you’ll be in great hands as you train to make your mark in this sector. You’ll also benefit from our distinguished track record for graduate employability and our excellent industry connections.
What you will study
Our MSc is one of the longest-established university courses of its type in the world, promising you pioneering research as well as a strong focus on forward-thinking ideas and innovation.
Taking a broad view of tourism management, you’ll get to know and understand the various challenges that modern tourism managers and other professionals are likely to face. Not only will you develop essential, evaluative decision-making skills, we’ll also nurture your academic abilities while inspiring and encouraging the skills and characteristics you need to become an accomplished tourism professional.
We also support your professional development with a practical focus on up-to-the-minute managerial and strategic issues within tourism, giving you a competitive edge with prospective 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.
Our MSc in International Tourism Management will provide you with the essential skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in industry.
Some of our graduates have gone on to start their careers in the following roles:
Conference Services and Facilities Manager
Senior Executive (in destination management services)
Senior Manager (in international tour operators and travel businesses)
Marketing Executive (in destination management organisations).
Each year the University of Surrey welcomes over 4,000 postgraduate students, from more than 120 countries worldwide. The university prides itself on its excellent international community, celebrating cultural diversity of all students and staff.
The university has a rich history, originally dating back to 1891 when the university’s forerunner the Battersea Polytechnic Institute was founded. In the early 1960s the institute was moved to a larger site in Guilford and in 1966 was officially established as the University of Surrey with the grant of its Royal Charter.
As a research-led university, Surrey's outstanding contributions benefit society as a whole and address major global challenges. The research-intensive learning environment makes it the perfect choice for students wanting to study somewhere where they can make a real impact.