We are one of the top universities in the world for the study of tourism and hospitality, ranked 2nd in the UK (8th in the world) for hospitality and leisure management according to the QS University Rankings 2018 and 2nd in the UK (12th in the world) for hospitality and tourism management according to the Shanghai Rankings of Academic Subjects 2018.
This Master’s degree is intended to provide you with an advanced understanding of the hotel and food services industries and a managerial perspective of how to run such organisations. It is a conversion course – meaning it is intended for students who have not studied the subject previously – and is ideal for graduates who would like to change subjects or career direction.
It is anticipated that after completing this course, you’ll have the capacity to be involved in more analytical, developmental and strategic perspectives of the industries and will develop insights into the issues affecting these industries than at undergraduate level.
The emphasis of this course is on accommodation management, food & drink, and the food service sector. As such, this is a course with an operational management focus, although it will also provide you with the opportunity to identify and engage with selected areas of specialism within these industries such as revenue management, IT applications, and human resource management.
You will also have access to a wide range of extra curricula activities and qualifications, such as our visiting speakers programme including representatives from Hilton International, Shangri-la Hotels, Fairmont Hotels, Le Manior aux Quat Saisons and many more. You will have the opportunity to attend our annual hospitality student conference and to undertake added value courses such as the Wine and Spirits Trust Award, trips to the World Travel and Tourism Market, London and to participate in the HOTS Hotel Simulation package.
Gain a more detailed insight about this course by watching our online presentation delivered by Senior Lecturer, Dr Susanna Curtin.
*Statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) and BU institutional data, unless otherwise stated.
Next start date:
September 2019, January 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
September: 1 year full-time (16 months with optional study exchange). January: 16 months full-time (18 months with optional study exchange), 2 years with optional 30-week work placement or 2 years part-time
United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)
All subjects considered
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 or equivalent in any subject. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.