International Tourism Management (SII DUFE) BSc (Hons) - 2023/4

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) International Tourism Management  (SII-DUFE)

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord International Tourism Management  (SII-DUFE)
DipHE International Tourism Management  (SII-DUFE)
CertHE International Tourism Management  (SII-DUFE)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UKA10074 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Hospitality & Tourism Management

Programme Leader

KNOX Dan (SII DUFE)

Date of production/revision of spec

17/06/2024

Educational aims of the programme

  • The programme aims to be truly international and global
  • The programme aims to be grounded in an ethos of sustainability
  • The programme aims to develop individuals who are recognised as professionals in their field
  • The programme aims to reflect current industry practice and research themes
  • The programme aims to provide a professional, creative, dynamic and supportive learning environment
  • The programme aims to recognise the role of the wider university in supporting the development of the individual
  • The programme aims to be distinctive yet integrated and can be tailored to specialist interest
  • The programme aims to produce employable individuals who reflect the characteristics of the 'surrey management graduate'
  • Graduates will be professional and knowledgeable of current industry practices. They will be provided the opportunity to develop a sense of professional community, culture and identity through a range of applied learning experiences. Through such experiences students will learn the value of effective leadership through partnerships and collaboration.
  • Graduates will be encouraged to achieve excellence in scholarship.
  • Graduates will be ethical and responsible in their behaviour and attitude. Their learning will be underpinned by issues of sustainability: social, environmental and economic awareness. They will be encouraged to become responsible, socially aware and inclusive in their understanding of business and society as they develop as honest professionals.
  • Graduates will be encouraged to achieve excellence in personal and professional development and activity. They will recognise the importance of working to high standards to realise and retain excellence and quality in their chosen profession.
  • Graduates will be encouraged to be confident and determined in their abilities. This will be grounded in an ability to critically analyse issues within their context and develop sound, rational solutions to problems identified. Such confidence will be grounded in ability and competence.
  • Graduates will be encouraged to be creative and innovative. They should be constructive risk-takers: adaptive and forward-thinking with an understanding of existing and emergent industry trends. Graduates will be ambitious and enthusiastic.
  • Critical thinking and analysis. Graduates will be encouraged to develop their ability to critically analyse both theoretical and applied material through a range of learning techniques.
  • Applied thinking. By working in collaboration with a series of industry partners, graduates will have the opportunity to apply theory to practice. This will arise through several opportunities such as: guest lectures, seminars, case studies, applied dissertation, collaborative module provision with industry partners, simulations, internships, and professional training.
  • Reflective. Graduates will be encouraged to reflect not only on their learning experience but on their personal and professional development throughout the course of their studies.
  • Problem-solving. By working independently and in teams, graduates will build experience of both theoretical and applied problem-solving.
  • Team work. Through group work graduates will be encouraged to develop the efficiency of their verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, negotiation and time management skills. In doing so, they will be required to balance independent working with working in groups, to achieve deadlines to the highest standards possible.
  • Communication skills. As indicated above, graduates will have a range of opportunities to refine their verbal and written communication skills. For example, presentation skills, ability to contribute constructively to discussions and debates both within group work and in class-based discussions, and use of technology (e.g. podcasting and website construction). They will develop written skills through essay and report writing in a range of contexts (e.g. theoretical essays through to devising business plans and industry-led projects). Such opportunities will also refine skills of editing, design and formatting that are essential in a professional career.
  • Problem-solving. By working independently and in teams, graduates will build experience of both theoretical and applied problem-solving.
  • Team work. Through group work graduates will be encouraged to develop the efficiency of their verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, negotiation and time management skills. In doing so, they will be required to balance independent working with working in groups, to achieve deadlines to the highest standards possible.
  • Communication skills. As indicated above, graduates will have a range of opportunities to refine their verbal and written communication skills. For example, presentation skills, ability to contribute constructively to discussions and debates both within group work and in class-based discussions, and use of technology (e.g. podcasting and website construction). They will develop written skills through essay and report writing in a range of contexts (e.g. theoretical essays through to devising business plans and industry-led projects). Such opportunities will also refine skills of editing, design and formatting that are essential in a professional career.
  • The programme aims to provide relevant contextualisation for China at the same time as ensuring an international outlook for all students

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Critically analyse the role of sustainability from a range of stakeholder perspectives in the international tourism industry KC Ord, BSc (Hons)
Showcase coherent and detailed knowledge of the tourism industry sufficient to undertake managerial tasks at a professional level KP Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate agile, resourceful application of the relevant managerial skills in the global tourism industry PT BSc (Hons)
Critically evaluate and creatively use a range of digital technologies for information, communication, and problem-solving in contemporary business contexts CPT DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Show a developed appreciation of and respect for diverse perspectives in the international context of the tourism industry KC CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Display a critical awareness of the Global Challenges affecting the tourism industry KC CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Select, evaluate and synthesise a wide range of academic and industry resources CP DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate effective decision-making skills in complex and unpredictable contexts PT Ord, BSc (Hons)
Display the qualities and transferable skills necessary to exercise initiative and personal responsibility in tourism employment PT CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Apply critical thinking skills and knowledge to appreciate the inter-relationships between tourism sub-sectors and stakeholders KCP BSc (Hons)
Devise and communicate solutions to solve current problems in tourism using ideas and techniques which may challenge current business practices PT BSc (Hons)
Engage and debate current research and advanced professional practice at the forefront of tourism practice KC Ord, BSc (Hons)
Display independent and reflective thought needed to undertake continuing professional development required of a career in the global tourism industry PT DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate systematic knowledge and understanding of issues related to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion relevant to management in the international tourism industry KPT DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Display an ability to deploy accurately established techniques to build creative and/or innovative solutions to existing problems in the tourism industry CP BSc (Hons)
Communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and nonspecialist audiences PT DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

MAN3161 Disseration (30 credits) is year-long.
All other teaching at level 6 will be in semester 1. 75 credits core: MAN3160, MAN3164 and MAN3169 are compulsory modules and students will also choose one of the new 15 credit L6 Economics and Destination Management modules.

Modules

Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Module Selection for Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Choose 1 from 2 options. Both offered in Semester 1.

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) Y Yes
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) Y
Dual degree Y

Other information

Through taking this BSc in International Tourism Management, students will gain an understanding of the global tourism industry, and develop the knowledge, skills and insights required to make impactful changes in the international tourism sector. Through developing critical thinking, analytical skills and techniques in operations and management, the programme will support students to demonstrate the academic knowledge and professional skills required to compete on a global stage. Towards this end, the programme will develop students¿ understanding of national and international tourism chains, by integrating theory, practice and application of knowledge.

The BSc in International Tourism Management will foster highly sought-after graduates who are equipped with the following characteristics consistent with the Five Pillars of the Surrey Framework:

¿ Critical and creative thinkers who employ evidence-based reasoning; apply multiple perspectives of business issues, and recognise the distinctive contribution of management and technologies into real-world issues;
¿ Globally and culturally intelligent demonstrating awareness of, and respect for, intercultural variations in business and technologies, respecting diversity and, promoting equality.
¿ Resourceful and resilient in outlook with a growth mindset, reflecting and learning from own performance and experience and demonstrating confidence in responding effectively to opportunities, challenges, problems, and setbacks;
¿ Effective communicators who can professionally present their idea both in written and verbal communication via various media;
¿ Ethically, socially, and environmentally responsible, demonstrating awareness of the potential solutions for the promotion of inclusion, diversity, social justice, and sustainable behaviour;
¿ Digitally competent, demonstrating skills, knowledge, critical, and creative use of a wide range of digital technologies for information, communication, and problem-solving in all aspects of life;
¿ Future tourism leaders who can address tourism industry needs and societal challenges, presenting necessary skills and mindset, continuing to make a difference in the tourism industry;


These characteristics and qualities embody our institutional educational commitment to developing learners with strong capabilities in the following five areas: Employability, Digital Capabilities, Global and Cultural Capabilities, Sustainability, and Resourcefulness and Resilience.

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

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 2023/4 academic year.