International Tourism Management MSc - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc International Tourism Management

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip International Tourism Management
PGCert International Tourism Management

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PKA61093 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

N832

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Business and Management (Master)

Other internal and / or external reference points

A review of competitor offerings in Russell/1994 group institutions. CIHE (2010) Talent fishing: what businesses want from postgraduates. BIS (2010) One step beyond: making the most of postgraduate education. Discussion amongst Programme leaders. Discussions within Subject Groups.

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Hospitality & Tourism Management

Programme Leader

GKRITZALI A Dr (Hosp & Tour)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

Provide an opportunity to explore issues and problems relevant to a wide range of situations and aspects likely to be faced by tourism managers and other relevant professionals

Provide an opportunity to develop academic skills and knowledge.

Maintain a practical focus on the rapidly developing tourism industry

To prepare students for a wide range of possible careers in travel and tourism

To provide an appropriate base for employment opportunities in official tourism organisations, in transport, hotels, tour operating and travel agency companies, in government and other organisations where knowledge of tourism is important.

The programme draws on the stimulus of the School's recent research activities, and takes an integrated approach to the relationships between the various components of the programme

Provide students with opportunities to work directly with industry partners through not only guest lectures, but also on a real tourism project through the Applied Dissertation initiative and during fieldtrips.

Encourage students to develop skills in relation to practical research and decision making in a tourism business environment.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
A systematic, in-depth understanding of the development, issues and influences relevant to tourism management K PGCert
A high level of theoretical and applied knowledge of the management operation, organisation and provision of business or service sector education K PGDip, MSc
An understanding of the research process K PGDip, MSc
An understanding of the issues and influences relevant to tourism management K PGCert
An understanding of the theory and its application in the management, operation, organisation and provision of business or service sector education K PGCert
An ability to independently critically evaluate approaches and techniques relevant to tourism management C PGDip, MSc
An ability to evaluate outcomes and accurately assess/report on own/others' work with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies C PGDip, MSc
An ability to demonstrate high level learning and problem solving abilities in the range of modules studied C PGDip, MSc
An understanding of and ability to evaluate some approaches and techniques relevant to tourism management C PGCert
An ability to evaluate outcomes and accurately assess/report on own/others' work with justification and relate them to existing knowledge C PGCert
An ability to demonstrate learning and problem solving abilities in the range of modules studied C PGCert
Ability to analyse and synthesise issues related to tourism management. Other skills developed include communication and presentation skills, computing skills, critical reasoning, data analysis, organisation and planning, report and essay writing skills, problem solving skills, interactive and group skills, and research skills P PGDip, MSc
To evaluate the ethical dilemmas likely to arise in research and professional practice, and to formulate solutions in dialogue with peers, clients, mentors, supervisors and others P PGDip, MSc
Ability to analyse and synthesise issues related to tourism management. Other skills developed include communication and presentation skills, computing skills, critical reasoning, data analysis, organisation and planning, report and essay writing skills, problem solving skills, interactive and group skills P PGCert
An awareness of ethical dilemmas likely to arise in professional practice P PGCert
An ability to identify modifications to existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks and therefore to propose new areas for investigation, new problems, new or alternative applications or methodological approaches T PGDip, MSc
An ability to conduct research and produce a high quality reports: this includes the ability to select, define and focus upon an 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 the research work T MSc
A range of generic skills relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and professionals, irrespective of their sector of operation. These will include analysis and synthesis, oral and written communication, computing/IT literacy, critical reasoning, data analysis, organisation and planning, problem solving, independent and group working and research T PGDip, MSc
An ability to identify modifications to existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks and therefore to propose new problems T PGCert
A range of generic skills relevant to the needs of managers, particularly in oral and written communication, computing/IT literacy, critical reasoning, data analysis, organisation and planning, problem solving, independent and group working T PGCert

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 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)

N/A

Modules

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

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 2017/8 academic year.