We are one of the top universities in the world for the study of tourism and hospitality, ranked 3rd in the UK for hospitality, event Management and tourism in the Guardian League Table 2019, 2nd in the UK (8th in the world) for hospitality and leisure management according to the QS University Rankings 2018 and 2nd in the UK (12th in the world) for hospitality and tourism management according to the Shanghai Rankings of Academic Subjects 2018.
Tourism is one of the fastest-growing industries on the planet, generating millions of new job opportunities worldwide, every year.
Accredited by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), and recognised as an Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence, our four-year course was one of the first to be offered in the UK and has been refined over three decades to give you an excellent understanding of how private and public organisations work together within the tourism sector.
You’ll develop management and business skills that are essential to get ahead in this industry and in your final year, you’ll have a choice of modules, allowing you to tailor your degree to suit your interests and career goals.
You’ll have the chance to learn a new language; French, Spanish or Mandarin, and we regularly provide you with opportunities to apply what you have learnt to relevant real-world contexts, through industry speakers and events, consultancy projects and ‘live’ scenarios and residential fieldtrips to tourism hotspots. In the past, these have included Jersey and Malta, as well as various attractions within the UK.
Bournemouth is also a perfect location to study tourism management, a popular seaside resort with many tourism and hospitality businesses and opportunities to learn from the locality. You can also expand your horizons and spend some time studying abroad with one of our 40 partner institutions in the USA, Australia, Europe and Asia.
What’s more a 30-week supervised work placement in the UK or overseas will give you the opportunity to turn theory into practice in a business environment, ensuring you gain practical experience that could help you secure a management-level position immediately after graduating.
Read about our students who have presented their research at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research on our student blog.
“The courses offered by BU give a fantastic basis for a successful career in tourism management. The curriculum covers all aspects of tourism in a constantly changing landscape, giving a real insight into the industry. We really value our close ties with BU, working with the future leaders of our industry.” – Gavin Greene, Communications Manager at TripAdvisor
94% of final year students agree our staff are good at explaining things, so why not book on to an Open Day to come and meet us, or join us on live chat now to find out more?
Further information about studying with us is available on the Department of Tourism and Hospitality webpages.
Interested in studying this course part-time? Enquire now.
All statistics shown are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.
Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
4 years including a minimum 30-week work placement
United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO); Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence; Institute of Hospitality
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.