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BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management

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  • UCAS Code:
    N863
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

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We are one of the top universities in the world for the study of tourism and hospitality, ranked third in the UK for hospitality, event Management and tourism in the Guardian League Table 2019, second in the UK (eighth in the world) for hospitality and leisure management according to the QS University Rankings 2018 and second in the UK (12th in the world) for hospitality and tourism management according to the Shanghai Rankings of Academic Subjects 2018.

The global hospitality industry encompasses a variety of service industries, including lodging, food and beverage, and conferences and exhibitions, and the activities undertaken by guests, travellers and other consumers – ensuring they all have a positive experience. Accredited by the Institute of Travel and Tourism, this course is widely recognised for educating work-ready professionals for a range of hospitality positions.

Our four-year course has been designed to equip you with a range of skills and knowledge and an understanding of hospitality businesses and organisations, their management and the dynamic external environment in which they operate, together with a range of professional and practical skills needed to get ahead in this versatile and exciting sector. It’s taught by hospitality specialists who are still actively involved in research that informs the future of the industry, as well as notable experts who will share their wisdom and expertise during our regular guest lectures.

From the start of the course you’ll have a say in shaping your curriculum, as you’ll be able to pick specialist modules to bring your education in line with your own passions, interests and, ultimately, career aspirations. This includes the opportunity to learn and become proficient in a new language, with a choice of French, Spanish or Mandarin.

You’ll gain vital experience using our laboratories and business simulations and in year three you’ll gain vital experience working for 30 weeks in a real-world environment, at home or abroad, ensuring you build a network of professional contacts, bolster your resume and enhance your employability.

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Further information about studying with us is available on the Department of Tourism and Hospitality webpages.

“The content of this course has been influenced by the unique and close working relationship forged between BU and the local leisure and hospitality industry, educating work-ready professionals for a range of hospitality positions and settings.” – Theo Iakimov, Operations Manager, Hotel Miramar, Bournemouth

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2019, September 2020

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

4 years including a minimum 30-week work placement

Accreditations:

Institute of Hospitality; Institute of Travel and Tourism Centre of Excellence

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For 2019 entry: 104 -120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our 2019 entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

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Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students.

You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry. Previous guest lectures have included David Elton, Director of Limewood Group, Bernadette Gilligan, General Manager for Hilton Worldwide and Matthew Dixon, Senior Director Comercial for Corinthia Hotels International.

Contact hours and assessment

Details of the assessment methods and contact hours for each unit of the course can be found in the programme specification.

Download the programme specification (pdf 254kb)

Placements

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why your third year will be spent on a placement lasting a minimum of 30 weeks. We are proud that our students have played their part in the success of top firms working in roles such as Management Trainee, Trainee Assistant Manager, Events Co-ordinator and Front Office Intern. 

What’s more, you can also choose to undertake your placement abroad, giving you the opportunity to develop yourself personally, academically, and professionally and gain skills to help you stand out in the job market.

Your application

This course is suited to applicants who:

  • Communicate well
  • Demonstrate originality and creativity
  • Show enthusiasm, passion and commitment
  • Have the ability to think on their feet.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Careers

Our extensive links with the hospitality and tourism industries mean that our graduates are in demand, and you’ll have an excellent understanding of the international hospitality management and be well-placed to apply for graduate-level positions throughout the world.

85% of our students are in work or further study within six months of completing their course. Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as Marriott International, CH & Co, The Royal Household, Jumeriah Group and The Chewton Glen.

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be. You’ll also find you could benefit from a range of discounts as a student.

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.

Course changes

What our students say

Charlotte Cook

Bournemouth University has given me a high level of confidence that I would never have dreamed of before and has made me feel like I can do anything.

What employers think

Suzi Wotton

Take every networking opportunity available. Meet new people and this could result in you finding a good industry mentor to give you inspiration.

What our students say

Mhairi Strachan

Like a cup of tea, the hospitality management course warms you up to the industry, prepares you for placement and polishes you up for the future.