International Hotel Management MSc

University of Surrey
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
February 2024

September 2024

February 2025

About this program

International Hotel Management MSc

The global hotel industry is being revolutionized by major shifts in consumer demand and buying power. In a post-pandemic world, the international hotel industry is seeing a significant increase in demand for new experiences and business models. Innovative thinking, sustainable consumption and production, and digital leadership are at the heart of our International Hotel Management MSc.

Typically, as a student on our International Hotel Management MSc, you won't have a hotel background at an undergraduate level as our MSc program provides you with critical knowledge and professional skills you need to become a successful hospitality industry leader. A combination of our academic expertise, cutting-edge research, and impressive network of industry connections will help you develop an advanced level of understanding of hotel operations and strategic management of global businesses needed to succeed in this dynamic sector.

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Admission requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.

We may be able to take relevant work experience into consideration if you don't meet these requirements. If you have at least one year of relevant experience in a full-time graduate-level role (or a minimum of two years experience in a relevant graduate-level part-time role) please provide full details of your role and responsibilities in your personal statement and CV when you submit your application.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each element.

These are the English language qualifications and levels that we can accept.

If you do not currently meet the level required for your Program, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content


Year 1

  • Operating Systems & Sustainability
  • Research Methods
  • Services Marketing for Events, Tourism and Hospitality
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Accounting & Finance for The Service Industry
  • Business Analytics in Services
  • Business Plan
  • Contemporary Issues in Sustainability
  • Designing Digital Services
  • Ethics and CSR
  • Hospitality Information Systems
  • Research Methods
  • Revenue Management
  • Strategic Management of Int'nl Hotel Companies
  • Dissertation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


February 2024

Full-time - 1 year

  • UK: £10,900
  • Overseas: £19,800

September 2024

Full-time - 1 year

  • UK: £11,900
  • Overseas: £21,500


What you will study

Dynamic management practices are crucial to managing global hotel companies successfully. We will facilitate your development in the competencies and skill sets that global organizations in the hospitality business are looking for, focusing on operations management, financial management, marketing services, managing people and technologies, service delivery systems, and strategic management practices from around the world.

Hotel management will be looked at from ethical, financial, sustainable, cultural, and technological considerations, through research and practice towards the creation of effective systems.

You’ll learn about the current contexts and challenges facing international hotel managers in their decision-making and how to consider the value of alternative approaches to business. By the time you graduate, you will be equipped to take on the challenges and make your mark on the industry.

Career paths

Our International Hotel Management course will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in the industry.

95 percent of our School of Hospitality and Tourism Management postgraduate students go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023, HESA).

Some of our graduates have gone on to start their careers in the following areas:

  • Hotel and restaurant management
  • Revenue and Asset Management
  • Events management
  • Catering
  • Cruise ships
  • Tourism and travel
  • Hotel property development
  • Hotel technology.

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