Bournemouth University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Bournemouth is the perfect location to study tourism, being a popular seaside resort with many tourism and hospitality businesses and opportunities.
Underpinned by our long-standing and internationally recognised teaching and research in tourism and hospitality, this degree is suitable for those with career aspirations related to global hospitality and the wider travel and tourism industry. It will provide you with an understanding of the origins, development and organisation of the tourism and hospitality industries, and the opportunities and challenges facing organisations operating in and across the various sectors.
Global revenues and occupancy rates for the accommodation sector have increased year-on-year, as have international passenger arrivals and receipts, leading to the creation of many new jobs and small and medium-sized businesses while sustaining growth in this and other sectors such as food and drink, transport, visitor attractions and travel distribution. These changes have given rise to new opportunities but also threats for commercial and other operators and the markets and publics they serve, and the most successful businesses will be those with managers that understand how to compete in what is a dynamic and varied collection of industries. Combining the study of tourism and hospitality, and focusing on international issues means you will understand how to survive and thrive in such an environment, and be well-placed to secure graduate positions in the UK or overseas.
You’ll have an opportunity to learn a new language; French, Spanish or Mandarin as well as residential fieldtrips in the UK and overseas which have included Jersey and Malta. You can also expand your horizons and spend some time studying abroad with one of our 40 partner institutions in the USA, Australia, Europe and Asia.
In year three you’ll gain vital experience during your 30-week work placement in the UK or overseas which will give you the opportunity to turn theory into practice and build a network of professional contacts to help you secure a management-level position after graduating. 90% of our students are working or studying 6 months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, 2019 - There was insufficient data to publish information specifically for this course. This is either because the course size is small or respondent numbers were low. Therefore, the data displayed is for all students studying tourism, transport and travel).
This course is taught by tourism and hospitality specialists who are actively involved in research that informs the future of these industries; as well as notable experts who share their expertise during regular guest lectures.
Undergraduate students who will successfully complete the Digital Marketing unit have the opportunity to achieve the IDM qualification level 4 Certificate in Digital Marketing, as a result of exemptions awarded by the IDM for the Digital Marketing unit.
This course is accredited by The Institute of Hospitality, Institute of Travel and Tourism, Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing, Tourism Management Institute and United Nations World Tourism Organisation.
Key areas of study will include: The Tourism and Hospitality Industries; Marketing for Tourism & Hospitality; Financial Reporting for Hospitality; Food Systems; Global Hospitality; Geography of Tourism Destinations; Languages; Tourism, Wildlife & the Environment; Managing People in Tourism & Hospitality; Research Methods for Tourism & Hospitality; Consumer Experience & Behaviour; Tourism Operations & Technology; Hospitality Resources & Revenue Management; Dissertation OR Consultancy Project; Strategy & Leadership in Hospitality; Tourism Issues and Futures
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- United Nations World Tourism Organisation
- Hospitality, Institute of
- Travel and Tourism, Institute of
- Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 4
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 120 points||104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||112 tariff points|
|Access to HE Diploma||102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades|
|Scottish Higher||104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of four Scottish Highers.|
|Extended Project||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by two A-level sized qualifications to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language or Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 - 31 points||28 - 31 points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||D*D||104 tariff points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DMM||112 tariff points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D||104 tariff points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)|
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.
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.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|