International Hotel Management MSc - 2017/8
University of Surrey
University of Surrey
FHEQ Level 7
Final award and programme/pathway title
MSc International Hotel Management
|PGDip||International Hotel Management|
|PGCert||International Hotel Management|
Modes of study
|Route code||Credits and ECTS Credits|
|Full-time||PKA61017||180 credits and 90 ECTS credits|
QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)
Other internal and / or external reference points
Faculty and Department / School
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Hospitality & Tourism Management
VAN ACHTERBERGH L Dr (Hosp & Tour)
Date of production/revision of spec
Educational aims of the programme
The programme aims to provide a high quality, vocational education which is intellectually rigorous and up-to-date, as well as relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and other professionals in the hospitality industry.
In addition to subject-specific knowledge, the programmes aim to develop generic management skills necessary to be effective in today's challenging business environment.
The programme has a business management orientation related to the hospitality sector and draws upon a range of cognate areas of study to explain and analyse the particular sector.
It takes an integrated approach so as to provide a coherent exploration of the inter-relationships between the various components.
By way of elective modules, students on the programme can specialise in particular aspects relevant to their backgrounds, interests and aspirations.
The programme is international in scope and coverage, and lecturers draw upon the most recent research to inform their teaching.
The programme aims to develop students as independent and reflective learners, able to continue their learning once in their chosen professions in the hospitality industry.
Programme learning outcomes
|A systematic, in-depth understanding of the development, issues and influences relevant to the student's chosen area of study in management||K||MSc|
|A high level of theoretical and applied knowledge of the management, operation, organisation and provision of business or service sector education||K||MSc|
|An understanding of the research process||K||MSc|
|An understanding of the issues and influences relevant to the student's chosen area of study in management||K|
|An understanding of the theory and its application in the management, operation, organisation and provision of business or service sector education||K|
|An ability to independently critically evaluate approaches and techniques relevant to management in the sector concerned||C||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||MSc|
|An ability to demonstrate high level learning and problem solving abilities in the range of modules studied||C||MSc|
|An ability to conduct research and produce a high quality Dissertation: 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||P|
|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||P||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||MSc|
|An awareness of ethical dilemmas likely to arise in research and professional practice and an ability to formulate solutions in dialogue with peers, clients, mentors and others||T||MSc|
|An understanding of and ability to evaluate some approaches and techniques relevant to management in the sector concerned|
|An ability to evaluate outcomes and accurately assess/report on own/others' work with justification and relate them to existing knowledge|
|An ability to demonstrate learning and problem solving abilities in the range of modules studied|
|An ability to identify modifications to existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks and therefore to propose new problems|
|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|
|An awareness of ethical dilemmas likely to arise in professional practice||MSc|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
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)
Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7
Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7
All modules compulsory in Semester 1, choice of two optional modules in Semester 2, from the six listed optional modules
Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity
|Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics||N|
|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|
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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 2017/8 academic year.