Bournemouth University

Degree level: Postgraduate

International Hospitality and Tourism Management (Taught)

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Course summary

This multi-accredited conversion course will develop your critical understanding of the international hospitality and tourism industry with a managerial perspective. Why study MSc International Hospitality and 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
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.


Core units: Hospitality Operations Management; Innovations in Hospitality; The Tourism & Hospitality Industries; Destinations: Contexts for Tourism & Hospitality; Business Strategy & Finance; Dissertation. Option units (choose one): Air Transport & Tourism; Conference Tourism; Crisis & Disaster Management; Design for Tourism & Hospitality; Entrepreneurship; Food Design & Marketing; Global Food & Drink; Sport Tourism; Tourism Management & the Natural Environment; Optional Work Placement.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Travel and Tourism, Institute of
  • United Nations World Tourism Organisation
  • Hospitality, Institute of

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10250 Year 1
Scotland £10250 Year 1
Wales £10250 Year 1
Channel Islands £10250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £10250 Year 1
EU £17000 Year 1
International £17000 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
International Hospitality and Tourism Management at Bournemouth University - UCAS