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, 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 2020.
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) the Tourism Management Institute and the Institute of Hospitality 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.
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.
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.
We regularly provide you with opportunities to apply what you have learnt to relevant real-world contexts. Leading industry speakers and events, consultancy projects, ‘live’ scenarios and fieldtrips to tourism hotspots are an integral part of the course. Bournemouth is also a perfect location to study tourism, being a popular seaside resort with many tourism and hospitality businesses and opportunities where you can practice your skills in a popular tourism destination.
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.
“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
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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.
See Course details for more information, including how this course will be delivered safely in autumn 2020 in response to Covid-19.
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 2020, September 2021
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
4 years including a minimum 30-week work placement
United Nations World Tourism Organisation; Institute of Travel and Tourism Centre of Excellence; Institute of Hospitality; Institute of Data & Marketing; Tourism Management Institute
All subjects considered