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BA (Hons) International Hospitality & Tourism Management (Top-up)

This course is specifically designed for students with appropriate existing qualifications (such as an HND or Foundation degree) in Hospitality, Tourism or allied subjects to continue their studies to degree level.

  • UCAS Code:
    N226
  • Institution:
    B50
  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions

Please note: We are still accepting applications for this course for September 2021 entry.

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

  • We are one of the top-ranking universities in the world for the study of tourism and hospitality 
  • 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 subjects taught in the context of hospitality and tourism and on research methods  
  • 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 accreditation bodies on our BA (Hons) International Hospitality and 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: 

  • Being recognised as an Institute of Travel & Tourism Centre of Excellence means that BU is recognised as a leading university in the industry. 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 2021, September 2022

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

1 year

Accreditations:

Institute of Travel and Tourism

Required subjects:

Hospitality, Tourism, Travel & Tourism, Business & Management

Entry requirements:

For September 2021 and September 2022 entry: Foundation Degree with 60% or above in a required subject. HND with Merit or above in a required subject – find out more.

International entry requirements:

For September 2021 and September 2022 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.

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.

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 152kb)

Rankings

10th
Our ranking in the UK for hospitality, event management and tourism in the Guardian League Table 2021
2nd
BU is second in the UK for hospitality and tourism management according to the Shanghai Rankings of Academic Subjects 2020
10th
We are 10th in the world for hospitality and leisure management – QS University Rankings 2020

Your application

For this course we are looking for applicants who:

  • Are innovative and open to new experiences
  • Possess the ability to think logically and organise their work
  • Have enthusiasm for their chosen industry
  • Have an enquiring mind and are prepared to ask questions
  • Are strong team players who are willing to work and learn alongside others.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Careers

How we spend our free time is becoming increasingly important, which means the hospitality and tourism management industry is always looking for innovative and skilled graduates. This course will prepare you for work in this exciting sector, giving you an insight into various aspects of the hospitality and tourism industry.

You can find our graduates working for some of the world’s best-known tourism organisations, including Walt Disney World, Hilton Worldwide, Travco and VisitScotland to name just a few.

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.

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

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.

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

Olivia Perry

Being a hospitality student welcomes you into a family. The lecturers are so friendly and helpful; they really help you get through the course.

Statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats and BU institutional data unless otherwise stated.