International Tourism Management (EuroMasters) MSc - 2018/9

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey


FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc International Tourism Management

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip International Tourism Management
PGCert International Tourism Management

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PKA71003 240 credits and 120 ECTS credits

JACs code


QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Business and Management (Master)

Other internal and / or external reference points


Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management

Programme Leader

GKRITZALI Alkmini (Hosp & Tour)

Date of production/revision of spec


Educational aims of the programme

  • a high-quality education, which is intellectually rigorous and up-to-date, as well as relevant to the needs of future managers, executives and professionals in the tourism Industry
  • a business management orientation related to the tourism business drawing on a range of cognate areas of study to explain and analyse this particular sector
  • an integrated approach so as to provide a coherent view that explores the interrelationships between the various components of the programme, but at the same time by way of optional modules permits students to pursue an extra element of specialisation relevant to their backgrounds, interests and/or career aspirations
  • an international perspective both in scope and coverage
  • up to date information that draws on the stimulus of the School’s recent research activities
  • students with the basis for developing their own approach to learning and personal development

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
critically evaluate the development, characteristics, issues and influences relevant to strategic tourism management K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
analyse and debate theoretical and applied knowledge in the strategic management, operation, organisation and provision of tourism services K MSc
evaluate critically a wide range of approaches and techniques relevant to strategic management in the tourism sector K PGDip, MSc
evaluate outcomes and accurately assess/report on their own/others work with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies K PGDip, MSc
analyse and debate theoretical and applied knowledge in the management, operation, organisation and provision of tourism services K PGCert, PGDip
demonstrate high level learning and problem solving skills C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
conduct research and produce a high-quality report: this includes the ability to select, define and focus upon and issue at an appropriate level; to develop and apply relevant and sound methodologies; to analyse the issue; to develop recommendations and logical conclusions; to be aware of the limitations of research work C MSc
identify modifications to existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks and to propose new areas for investigations/ new problems / new or alternative applications and methodological approaches C MSc
handle ethical dilemmas likely to arise in management, research and professional practice and to formulate solutions in dialogue with peers, clients, mentors and others P PGDip, MSc
Have an awareness of ethical dilemmas likely to arise in management, research and professional practice P PGCert
display a range of skills relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and professionals irrespective of their sector of operation, particularly in the areas of analysis and synthesis, communication and presentation skills, computing skills, critical reasoning, data analysis, organisation and planning, report and essay writing skills, interactive and group skills, research skills T PGCert, PGDip, MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure


This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over two academic years, consisting of 240 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)



Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) Y Students do have the option of working in the summer months between years, this is not, however part of the programme
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

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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.