International Hotel Management - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc International Hotel Management

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
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

JACs code

N862

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

VAN ACHTERBERGH L Dr (Hosp & Tour)

Date of production/revision of spec

22/09/2017

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

Attributes Developed
A systematic, in-depth understanding of the development, issues and influences relevant to the student's chosen area of study in management K
A high level of theoretical and applied knowledge of the management, operation, organisation and provision of business or service sector education K
An understanding of the research process K
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
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
An ability to demonstrate high level learning and problem solving abilities in the range of modules studied C
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
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
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
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

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

Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
2

Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

N/A

Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
2

Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7

N/A

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.