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BA (Hons) International Tourism & Business Management

This innovative and exciting joint degree allows you to study Tourism and Business together. It will allow you to develop a broad range of knowledge and skills, opening up a wide variety of employment options.

This is an exciting new course that is currently being developed. This page will be updated with more information in June 2022. Please register your interest and we will email you when the course is open for applications.

Why study BA (Hons) International Tourism & Business Management at BU?

  • Combine the study of tourism and business to broaden your experitse and skills in both areas
  • Learn about the tourism business from leading industry speakers and events, 'live' scenarios and visits in the local area
  • Live and study in a location famous for it's popular tourist landscape with many hotels and restaurants
  • Develop invaluable business skills such as teamworking, communication and problem-solving skills. Plus, gain an awareness of responsible business practice, digital competencies and cultural intelligence to enable you to work in an increasingly globalised workplace
  • Experience working for 30 weeks in a real-world environment, at home or abroad, ensuring you build a network of professional contacts and enhance your employability
  • Take the opportunity to study abroad at one of our many partner institutions across the world.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2023


Bournemouth University


3 years full-time or 4 years full-time including a minimum 30-week work placement.

Required subjects:

All subjects considered


At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why you’ll spend your third year on a professional work placement, lasting a minimum of 30 weeks, with public or private sector tourism-related organisations.

This includes the option to undertake your placement abroad – giving you the opportunity to develop yourself personally, academically, and professionally while you gain skills to help you stand out in the job market. Our students have completed placements in countries such as Spain, Greece, China, USA, Kenya and New Zealand.

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.

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