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, 10th in the world for hospitality and leisure management according to the QS University Rankings 2019 and 2nd in the UK (10th in the world) for hospitality and tourism management according to the Shanghai Rankings of Academic Subjects 2019.
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, Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM) and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, 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 study abroad at one of our many partner institutions across the world or to learn a foreign language.
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.
Undergraduate students who will successfully complete the Digital Marketing unit have the opportunity to achieve the IDM qualification level 4 Certificate in Digital Marketing, as a result of exemptions awarded by the IDM for the Digital Marketing unit.
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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.
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; Institute of Hospitality; Institute of Travel & Tourism Centre of Excellence, Institute of Data & Marketing (IDM)
All subjects considered