International Tourism Management - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MBus International Tourism Management

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
BSc (Hons) International Tourism Management
Ord International Tourism Management
DipHE International Tourism Management
CertHE International Tourism Management

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UKA16007 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UKA16007 600 credits and 300 ECTS credits

JACs code

N832

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

KIMBU AN Dr (Hosp & Tour)

Date of production/revision of spec

11/09/2017

Educational aims of the programme

The educational rationale of MBus is to enable high-performing students to extend their studies within the specialisms chosen as part of the BSc programmes to the fourth, Masters' year of study and research, and thus add both depth and value to their higher education at the University of Surrey that would not be easily achievable by undertaking a separate Masters’ degree due to such stand-alone degrees often acting as conversion courses into equivalent specialisms. By contrast, the MBus programme offers the following advantages:

Advanced study within chosen specialism building directly on what students have learnt in Levels 4, 5 and 6 (as well as P for those who have undertaken placements) as part of a student-centred, research-led programme

Being part of a small, select cohort of high-performing students starting with similar specialist knowledge base from the BSc part of the programme, enabling more tailored learning

Opportunity to reflect on the learning the students have received at BSc level and apply it to a research situation

Graduating with a Masters qualification ahead of those who are studying for a standalone Masters qualification, which will give students a head start against their competitors in the job market

The MBus programme has the following additional educational strengths: Customisation via option choices to the students' own interests and aspirations within and beyond chosen subject specialisms

The MBus programme has the following additional educational strengths: Comprising a substantial piece of applied research (via the Applied Research Project component) under the supervision of expert academics in students' chosen field

The MBus programme has the following additional educational strengths: Fostering students' initiative and ownership of own learning in relation to advanced tasks, such as for example working as part of a group to organise a networking and knowledge transfer event (as part of the Networking and Knowledge Transfer module)

The MBus programme has the following additional educational strengths: Giving students access to cutting-edge ideas, theories and practices through experts from both within and outside Surrey Business School, including industry experts

Graduates of the programme will provide a strong contribution to the emerging cadre of inquisitive, critical and thinking managers and organisational citizens who are able to meld theory and its application in the real world and therefore are likely to be highly attractive to future employers as the strategic leaders and senior business managers of the future. Graduates will also be ideally placed to undertake research degrees building on their chosen specialisms and, in the future, join the ranks of the academic profession.

The above aims are in addition to the aims of the BSc in International Tourism Management degree.

The programme aims to: Be truly international

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 hospitality and tourism management graduate'

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (SHTM) strives to provide an excellent, world-leading learning and teaching environment that is both research- and industry-led in order to equip students with the necessary values and skills to embark on a successful, professional career in the Hospitality and Tourism sectors.

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

In order to realise these values, graduates will be provided with the opportunities to develop and refine the following key skills:

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

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
The learning outcomes of the MBus are informed by and designed to meet the requirements of internal and external reference points: Framework for Higher Education Qualifications, Subject Benchmark for Business Management, QAA Code of Practices, Faculty specific learning and teaching strategies and the University of Surrey descriptors. The specific learning outcomes in regards to knowledge and understanding, cognitive, practical and transferable skills are listed in the end of this section in great detail in relation to the teaching and learning strategies and assessment.
Thinkers - They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions
Achievers -They get things done in an effective, efficient and timely manner. They demonstrate adaptability and resilience when coping with complexity, applying creativity appropriately
Communicators- They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in a variety of communication modes. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others
Inquirers - They develop their natural curiosity and actively enjoy learning. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning
Informed Risk-takers- They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies
Knowledgeable - They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines
Open-minded - They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience
Balanced - They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal wellbeing for themselves and others
Caring - They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment
Reflective - They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development
Principled - They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs
Professional -They utilize their independent judgement within an ethical framework in carrying out their responsibilities. They demonstrate commercial awareness within an international context
Thinkers -They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically in their approach to complex problems
Achievers- They get things done in an effective, efficient and timely manner. They demonstrate adaptability when coping with complexity
Communicators -They understand and express ideas and information confidently in a variety of communication modes. They work effectively in collaboration with others
Inquirers -They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and show independence in learning
Knowledgeable - They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire knowledge and develop understanding across a range of disciplines
Open-minded - They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience
Principled - They act with integrity and honesty, with a sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them
Professional -They utilize their independent judgement within an ethical framework in carrying out their responsibilities. They demonstrate commercial awareness
Thinkers -They will apply thinking skills critically in their approach to problems
Achievers - They get things done in an effective, efficient and timely manner. They demonstrate adaptability
Communicators - They understand and express ideas and information confidently in a variety of communication modes. They work effectively with others
Inquirers - They will develop the skills necessary to conduct inquiry
Knowledgeable - They explore concepts, ideas and issues. In so doing, they acquire knowledge and develop understanding across a range of disciplines
Open-minded - They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities
Caring - They show respect towards the needs and feelings of others
Principled - They act with integrity and honesty, with a sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities
Achievers -They get things done in an effective, efficient and timely manner
Open-minded - They are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities
Reflective - They give consideration to their own learning and experience
Principled - They act with integrity and honesty
Professional -They demonstrate commercial awareness
Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and how they are managed K
Appreciate the effects of change on and within organisations and their likely responses K
Demonstrate an understanding of the theory and practice of management K
Demonstrate a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of the key disciplines relevant to their chosen degree pathway K
Critically evaluate their knowledge and understanding of subject disciplines and the application of management approaches and techniques to industrial situations C
Select and apply multi-disciplinary management techniques to complex problems, analyse results, draw appropriate conclusions and present the results in an appropriate format C
Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical issues likely to arise in the conduct of business and professional practice and an ability to formulate solutions through dialogue with peers, clients, mentors and the wider community C
Recognise and acknowledge the full range of stake­ holder interests in making management decisions and critically evaluate their impacts C
Demonstrate professional levels of competence in a broad range of skills that are relevant to the needs of future managers, executives and other professionals, irrespective of their sector of operation, especially in the areas of communication; critical thinking, analysis and synthesis; numeracy; reasoning; presentation; computing; report writing; problem solving; research; interactive and group skills T
Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the key disciplines relevant to their chosen degree pathway K
Evaluate their knowledge and understanding of subject disciplines and the application of management approaches and techniques to industrial situations C
Recognise and acknowledge the full range of stakeholder interests in making management decisions and evaluate their impacts C
Demonstrate professional level of competence in a range of skills that are relevant to the needs of future managers, irrespective of their sector of operation, especially in the areas of communication; critical thinking, analysis and synthesis; numeracy; reasoning; presentation; computing; report writing; problem solving; research; interactive and group skills T
Appreciate the effects of change on and within organisations and possible responses K
Demonstrate some understanding of the theory and practice of management K
Demonstrate some knowledge of the key disciplines relevant to their chosen degree pathway K
Select and apply management techniques to well defined problems, analyse results, draw appropriate conclusions and present the results in an appropriate format C
Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical issues likely to arise in the conduct of business and professional practice and an ability to formulate possible solutions C
Recognise and acknowledge the full range of stake­ holder interests in making management decisions and identify their impacts C
Demonstrate some professional level of competence in a range of skills that are relevant to the needs of future managers, irrespective of their sector of operation, especially in the areas of communication; critical thinking, analysis; numeracy; reasoning; presentation; computing; report writing; problem solving; interactive and group skills T
Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate K
Appreciate the effects of change on and within organisations K
Demonstrate a limited understanding of the theory and practice of management K
Demonstrate a limited knowledge of the key disciplines relevant to their chosen degree pathway K
Select and apply management techniques to simple problems, analyse results, draw appropriate conclusions and present the results in an appropriate format C
Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical issues likely to arise in the conduct of business and professional practice C
Recognise and acknowledge the range of stakeholder interests in making management decisions C
Demonstrate limited professional competence in skills relevant to the needs of future managers, irrespective of their sector of operation, especially in the areas of communication; critical thinking; numeracy; presentation; computing; report writing; interactive and group skills T
Applicable to students on the 4 year programme who undertake the Professional Training Year (PTY) - FHEQ Level P
Demonstrate key business skills P
Analysis of business operations P
Self- reflection and awareness P
Demonstrate professional level of competence in a range of skills that are relevant to the needs of future managers, executives and other professionals, irrespective of their sector of operation, especially in the areas of communication; critical thinking, analysis and synthesis; numeracy; reasoning; presentation; computing; report writing; problem solving; research; interactive and group skills T
Reflective - They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience
Thinkers -They will apply thinking skills in their approach to problems
Professional -They utilize their judgement within an ethical framework in carrying out their responsibilities. They demonstrate commercial awareness

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Integrated Master'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 7). 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 (Honours) (360 credits)
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Integrated Master's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over five academic years, consisting of 600 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6, 7 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 (Honours) (360 credits)
- 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) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
MANP006 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Optional 120 Year-long

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Students must choose one of the above three modules.

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.