We are one of the top universities in the world for the study of tourism and hospitality, 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 2019.
This Master’s reviews a range of key issues, challenges and developments in tourism management, with particular focus on the relationships between tourism and the wider economic, environmental and socio-cultural context. 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.
This course reviews a range of key issues, challenges and developments in tourism management, with particular focus on the relationships between tourism and the wider economic, environmental and socio-cultural context.
The course aims to develop your management, research and analytical skills to allow you to operate at a high level within this dynamic industry. During your studies, you'll meet industry experts, with the opportunity to take a professional placement, network and share knowledge and experience whilst learning in a structured environment. The course also offers a unique opportunity to mix with a diverse range of nationalities, allowing you to increase your inter-cultural competence. This is vital to tourism management in an increasingly globalised world. Thus, the course prepares graduates to develop within a variety of potential career paths.
You also have the option to take a 30 week placement working with a tourism employer or undertake a semester abroad as part of your course. You can study in a range of countries worldwide at the end of the taught component of your Master’s degree.
This course is delivered by staff who are actively involved in research and consultancy, ensuring that the curriculum and discussions are informed by cutting edge knowledge and practice. Our team includes Professor Adam Blake, who specialises in economic aspects of tourism development, Professor Adele Ladkin, who is a leading researcher on labour and employment in tourism and hospitality, and Professor Dimitrios Buhalis who is a known expert of strategic marketing and the use of technology in tourism.
Gain a more detailed insight about this course by watching our online presentation delivered by Dr Susanna Curtin.
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 throughout this page are taken from Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) and BU institutional data, unless otherwise stated.
Next start date:
September 2020, January 2021, September 2021
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); Institute of Hospitality; Institute of Travel & Tourism Centre of Excellence; The Tourism Management Institute
All subjects considered
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject or equivalent.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic) with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. For more information check out our full entry requirements.