Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Tourism Management

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Course summary

Why study BA (Hons) Tourism Management at BU?

  • We are one of the top-ten ranked universities in the world for the study of tourism and hospitality
  • One of the first courses to be offered in the UK and has been refined over three decades to give you the skills and knowledge of the tourism sector
  • Taught by industry 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
  • Build your network of professional contacts, enhance your CV and employability during the 30-week work placement that can be taken anywhere in the world
  • You can study abroad at one of our many partner institutions across the world
  • Bournemouth is the perfect location to study tourism, being a popular seaside resort with many tourism and hospitality businesses and opportunities.
Leading industry speakers, consultancy projects, ‘live’ scenarios and fieldtrips to tourism hotspots are an integral part of this multi-accredited course. You will develop management and business skills that are essential to get ahead in industry. Accredited by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the Tourism Management Institute and recognised as an Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence, our four-year course was one of the first to be offered in the UK and has been refined over three decades to give you an excellent understanding of how private and public organisations work together within the tourism sector.

Course details

Modules

You will study a number of units including the tourism and hospitality industries, marketing for tourism and hospitality, business and economics for tourism, understanding the tourist, finance for tourism, tourism operations and technology, managing people in tourism and hospitality, tourism strategy and change 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.

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

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N800
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, please submit your deferral request through our website. 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 visit our RPL webpage 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 languge, 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

Operated by the Office for Students
75%
Student satisfaction
74%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
89%
Go onto work and study

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15250 Year 1
International £15250 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.
Tourism Management at Bournemouth University - UCAS