International Tourism Management BSc (Hons) - 2024/5

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

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord International Tourism Management
DipHE International Tourism Management
CertHE International Tourism Management

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UKA10038 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UKA10038 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Events, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Hospitality & Tourism Management

Programme Leader

RIBEIRO Alector (Hosp & Tour)

Date of production/revision of spec

24/05/2024

Educational aims of the programme

  • Develop graduates who are resourceful, independent, reflective thinkers and lifelong learners to become successful, globally competitive leaders in their chosen professions in the tourism industry;
  • Develop graduates with honed soft skills who are effective communicators and team players;
  • Inspire future generations of leaders and entrepreneurs to create, lead, innovate, challenge and change local and global tourism businesses for the better;
  • Provide students with high-quality experiential learning by integrating and balancing research-led and practice-based education;
  • Empower students with critical thinking skills and knowledge to appreciate current inter-relationships between tourism sub-sectors and stakeholders and the ability to influence their future directions;
  • Emphasise the international outlook of the tourism sector to nurture respect for diversity and develop awareness of global challenges;
  • Provide an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of the tourism industry, and equip students with the professional as well as academic skills and capabilities to become resourceful change makers and future business leaders;
  • Inspire and motivate students to unlock their full potential and make a positive difference in the world of tourism and beyond;
  • Enable confident, critical, and creative use of a full range of digital technologies for information, communication, and problem-solving in contemporary business contexts;
  • Challenge students' understanding of, and instil their responsibility to shape, a more sustainable future society;
  • Nurture and challenge students' aspiration and intellect in specific areas of tourism through exciting original elective modules by leading academics and researchers;
  • Develop graduates who can utilise creativity to build innovative solutions to problems in the global tourism industry;
  • Prepare students to assume managerial roles in the global tourism sector, or to pursue further academic study, by developing knowledge and skills, agility, resourcefulness and resilience;

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 non-specialist 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)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). 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)

N/A

Modules

Professional Training Year (PTY) -

Module Selection for Professional Training Year (PTY) -

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
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 2024/5 academic year.