Why study MSc International Hospitality & Tourism Management at BU? 

  • Study at one of the top-ten ranked universities in the world for tourism and hospitality 
  • Benefit from living in one of the UK's leading tourist destinations, attracting over 11.7 million people (June 2021 - May 2022) with attractions including Bournemouth Air Show and the Christmas Wonderland
  • Address current issues and innovations that transform and shape the international hospitality and tourism context
  • Study abroad at one of our many partner institutions across the world 
  • Grow your professional network and apply taught elements of your degree into practice with an optional 30-week placement 
  • Opportunities for real-world learning both locally and internationally, including guest speakers and field visits

Find out more about the content of this course.

Course accreditations

The accrediting bodies on this course are renowned industry-wide for promoting excellence and the highest standards, all of which is reflected in the Bournemouth University Business School experience: 

  • BU is recognised as a leading university in the industry by the Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence. This allows you to take advantage of networking opportunities, hear from high-level industry speakers and raise your professional profile 
  • Accreditation by the leading hospitality professional body, the Institute of Hospitality (IoH), offers numerous benefits to you such as free membership and access to the mentoring scheme
  • Recognition by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) provides opportunities to participate in tourism policy events of the highest-level, and secure placements in prestigious tourism organisations globally.  

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, January 2025


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); September & January: 2 years with optional 30-week work placement or 2 years part-time


United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO); Institute of Hospitality (IoH); Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence;

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. For more information check out our full entry requirements.