Why study BA (Hons) International Hospitality & Tourism Management (Top-up) at BU?

  • We are in the top 20 universities in the world for hospitality and leisure management (QS University Rankings 2023)
  • Gain a better understanding of hospitality and tourism management, as well as developing your ability to evaluate, analyse and to apply your knowledge in innovative ways 
  • Taught by highly respected hospitality specialists who are actively involved in research that informs the future of the industry, as well as notable experts during our regular guest lectures 
  • The core of the course focuses on strategic management in tourism and hospitality and key issues in tourism, with a choice of options in both semesters 
  • Pick specialist modules to bring your education in line with your own passions, interests and, ultimately, career aspirations 
  • Being a popular seaside resort with many tourism and hospitality businesses and opportunities, Bournemouth is a perfect location to study tourism. 

Find out more about the content of this course.

Course accreditations

The accrediting bodies on our BA (Hons) International Hospitality & Tourism Management (Top-up) course are renowned industry-wide for promoting excellence and the highest standards, all of which is reflected in the BU Business School experience: 

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation is a hallmark of excellence that has been awarded to fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide 
  • Recognition as an Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence signifies BU as an industry-leading university. It also allows you to take advantage of networking opportunities, hear from high-level industry speakers and raise your professional profile
  • Being recognised as the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO.TedQual) course means that you will be encouraged to participate in the highest-level tourism policy events and knowledge exchanges as well as obtain placements in the most prestigious tourism organisations in the world.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, September 2025


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


1 year


Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT), United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO.TedQual)

Required subjects:

Hospitality, Tourism, Travel & Tourism, Business & Management

Entry requirements:

For September 2024 and September 2025 entry: Foundation Degree with 60% or above in a required subject. HND with Merit or above in a required subject, we also accept a Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in a relevant subject area ​find out more.

International entry requirements:

For September 2024 and September 2025 entry: If English is not your first language you’ll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic) with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading or above. For more information check out our full international entry requirements.