Bournemouth University

International Hospitality Management Bournemouth University Degree level: Undergraduate


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We have greater flexibility with our entry requirements during Clearing, so let’s talk about your future. Call us on +44 (0)1202 966777 to find your place at BU this September.

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.

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.

Taught by hospitality specialists and a range of industry-expert, guest lecturers, the four-year BA will equip you with a range of skills needed to get ahead in this versatile and exciting sector. In year one, two and your final year, you have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of option units, allowing you to tailor your studies and follow the route that suits your personal goals and career aspirations. In your third year you'll gain vital experience working for 30-weeks in a real-world environment, anywhere in the world.

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.

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as Marriott International, CH & Co, The Royal Household, Jumeriah Group and The Chewton Glen. This course also received 89% overall satisfaction rating from our final year students in the latest National Student Survey (NSS, 2018).

Course details


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 deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff We have greater flexibility with our entry requirements during Clearing, so let’s talk about your future. Call us on +44 (0)1202 966777 to find your place at BU this September.

Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. 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 it’s 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

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 If 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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,750 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 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): £830.

Provider information

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Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
BH12 5BB

Clearing contact details

Future Students Enquiry Team

+44 (0)1202 966777

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Clearing Helpline opening times - 5 July - 14 August: 9am - 5pm. Thursday 15 August: 6:30am - 8pm. Friday 16 August: 8am - 6pm. Saturday 17 August and Sunday 18 August: 10am - 3pm. Normal opening times resume from Monday 19 August.

Course contact details

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