Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Hospitality Management

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Course summary

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The hospitality industry is the third largest global employer offering a variety of exciting, diverse and vibrant career pathways. It encompasses an array of service industries in both the public and private sector, including lodging, food and beverage, conferences and exhibitions, and all the activities undertaken by guests, travellers and other consumers. Ensuring they all have a positive experience is the ultimate goal of a skilled hospitality manager. Why study BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management at BU?

  • We are one of the top-ranking universities in the world for the study of tourism and hospitality
  • Taught by hospitality specialists who are actively involved in research that informs the future of the industry, as well as notable experts during our regular guest lectures
  • Pick specialist modules to bring your education in line with your own passions, interests and, ultimately, career aspirations
  • Experience working for 30 weeks in a real-world environment, at home or abroad, ensuring you build a network of professional contacts and enhance your employability
  • You can study abroad at one of our many partner institutions across the world
  • Excellent graduate employment with 100% of graduates employed or in further study within fifteen months of graduating (National Student Survey 2020).
Accredited by The Institute of Hospitality, Institute of Travel and Tourism, Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing and United Nations World Tourism Organisation, this course is widely recognised as one of the best in the UK, thanks to its global reputation within the hospitality industry. With industry links, you will benefit from a variety of guest lectures from industry professionals. Previous guest lecturers have included David Elton, Director of Limewood Group, Bernadette Gilligan, General Manager for Hilton Worldwide and Matthew Dixon, Senior Director Commercial for Corinthia Hotels International.

Course details

Modules

You will study a number of units including the tourism and hospitality industries, marketing for tourism and hospitality, financial reporting for hospitality, food systems, hospitality operations, managing people in tourism and hospitality, consumer experience and behaviour, hospitality operations management, strategy and leadership in hospitality along with a number of optional units and a 30 week work placement in your third year.

Professional bodies

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

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

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N863
Institution code:
B50
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

AccessBU: AccessBU provides you with the opportunity to tell us about your circumstances that are not always evident in your UCAS application. This widening access initiative also considers relevant criteria such as being in care or if you live in an area with a low participation rate in Higher Education - if you are eligible, your offer could be up to 16 UCAS tariff points below the published tariff. Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Deferred entry: We are happy to consider eligible applicants for deferred entry. If you have already submitted your application, you can request a deferral by contacting our Admissions Team. Direct entry: We welcome applications from students who have previously studied at degree level at other institutions and wish to transfer onto a BU course. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure enables credit awarded from one institution to contribute to a BU award, subject to an application process. Please contact our Future Students Enquiry Team for more information. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading or equivalent.

Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
95%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14100 Year 1
International £14100 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): £850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.

Provider information

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Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
Poole
BH12 5BB


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International Hospitality Management at Bournemouth University - UCAS