INTERNATIONAL TOURISM MANAGEMENT - 2018/9

Module code: MANM315

Module Overview

Students taking this module will also be taking the module of Tourism Social Science which provides a social science based theoretical underpinning to their study of tourism.  This module explores a variety of perspectives on the functions of management within the tourism industry.

Module provider

Hospitality & Tourism Management

Module Leader

CHEN L Dr (Hosp & Tour)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: N832

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Stakeholders in tourism
Business environment in tourism and strategic responses
Marketing in tourism
Tourism investment
Management of tour operators
Management of air transport
Managing tourism impacts
Destination management 

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework INDIVIDUAL ESSAY 100

Alternative Assessment

Not applicable

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the extent to which they have:


acquired an understanding of key perspectives within tourism management;
developed an ability to critically evaluate key issues and practices in tourism management based on relevant theories.


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


a 3,000-word individual essay.


Formative assessment and feedback

Verbal feedback at the end of lectures will be given through discussion of expectations and marking criteria for each possible essay question. Additional feedback will be available in Week 10 through individual consultation with the module teaching team. Written feedback will be provided for each student via the essay feedback sheet.

Module aims

  • The aim of this module is to explore using a diverse range of perspectives of the functions of management within the tourism industry, showing how tourism has evolved as a business, how the tourism industry is structured, and how tourism businesses operate at a destination and in a global contexts.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Understand and critically evaluate theories and practice in tourism management  KPT
2 Understand industry practice in tourism management KPT
3 Evaluate industry management practice related to those issues in the context of relevant theories KPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 115

Lecture Hours: 20

Tutorial Hours: 10

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:


provide a framework of the existing knowledge about key aspects of tourism management;
provide opportunities for students to explore, develop and evaluate latest issues in relation to tourism management practices.


The learning and teaching methods include:


weekly two-hour lectures designed to provide a framework of knowledge with a range of specialisms from a number of perspectives.
weekly one-hour seminars, which include exercises, discussions and feedback that are designed to highlight the key issues and challenge their critical thinking. Case studies will ensure students appreciate the relevance of the material to the current industry.



guest lectures, delivered by industry practationers, for students to learn how management theories work in real-world practice.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for INTERNATIONAL TOURISM MANAGEMENT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/manm315

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
International Tourism Management MBus 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
International Tourism Management MSc 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.