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BA (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management

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  • UCAS Code:
    N840
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

Underpinned by our long-standing and internationally recognised research in tourism and hospitality, this degree is suitable for those with career aspirations related to global hospitality and the wider travel and tourism industry. It will provide you with an understanding of the origins, development and organisation of the tourism and hospitality industries, and the opportunities and challenges facing organisations operating in and across the various sectors.

The accommodation sector continues to grow rapidly. Year after year, global revenues and occupancy rates have continued to increase, as have international passenger arrivals. Helping to sustain this growth means that many new jobs – as well as small and medium-sized enterprises – have been created in the accommodation, food and drink, transport, visitor attractions and travel distribution sectors.

Social and technological changes have created new opportunities in these markets, many of which are threats to the existing organisations. In order to succeed, businesses need managers that understand how to compete and collaborate with others in a dynamic and diverse group of industries. 

You will graduate with the skills those businesses are looking for. Through studying a combination of tourism and hospitality with a specific focus on international issues, you’ll know what is needed not just to survive in such an environment, but to thrive in it.

You’ll have an opportunity to learn a new language; French, Spanish or Mandarin as well as residential fieldtrips. You can also expand your horizons and spend some time studying abroad with one of our 40 partner institutions in the USA, Australia, Europe or Asia.

In year three you’ll gain vital experience during your 30-week work placement in the UK or overseas which will give you the opportunity to turn theory into practice and build a network of professional contacts to help you secure a management-level position after graduating.

This course is taught by tourism and hospitality specialists who are actively involved in research that informs the future of these industries; as well as notable experts who share their expertise during regular guest lectures.

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

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 2018, September 2019

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

4 years including a minimum 30-week work placement

Relevant subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For 2018 entry: 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

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

Course details

Underpinned by our long-standing and internationally recognised research in tourism and hospitality, this degree is suitable for those with career aspirations related to global hospitality and the wider travel and tourism industry.

It will provide you with an understanding of the origins, development and organisation of the tourism and hospitality industries, and the opportunities and challenges facing organisations operating in and across the various sectors.

Download the programme specification (pdf 224kb)

Placements

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career; therefore we now offer every new student the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their course.

We will provide a great deal of support to help you find the most appropriate work placement for the subject you’re studying and the career you’re interested in, which means you could be based anywhere in the UK, or even overseas.

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

Your application

For this course will suit applicants who have:

  • Both intellectual and creative abilities
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Potential for a career that puts the consumer centre stage
  • The ability to think logically and organise your work
  • A real interest in people and places.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Careers

The tourism and hospitality industries are constantly evolving, as travellers look for ever more ways to enjoy their time away from normal life. There are a wealth of opportunities in this exciting sector and this degree will prepare you for a range of roles.

Among the organisations that our graduates have worked for are Astral Holidays, Costa Cruises, Explore Worldwide, Flight Centre, Hills Balfour, Quay Holidays, Senate Grand Prix, STA Travel, Thomson, TUI Group and Zenith Holidays.

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. 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; see our Belong+ pages for more information.

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

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