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Tourism Management

Entry requirements


102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades

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 English 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

28 - 31 points

Distinction*, Distinction (104 UCAS tariff points)

Distinction, Merit, Merit (112 UCAS tariff points)

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

Distinction*, Distinction (104 UCAS tariff points)

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

Distinction, Merit, Merit (112 UCAS tariff points)

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two Scottish Advanced Highers.

104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of four Scottish Highers.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Tourism management

**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

- We are proud that 96% of final year students were satisfied with the quality of the course, and 98% of students felt academic staff were good at explaining things (National Student Survey 2019/20).

- Bournemouth is the perfect location to study tourism, being a popular seaside resort with many tourism and hospitality businesses and opportunities.

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.

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,250
per year
International
£15,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bournemouth University

Department:

Department of Marketing, Strategy and Innovation

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

88%
med
Tourism management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
19%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,400
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
69%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

49%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
7%
Other administrative occupations
6%
Leisure and travel services

This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£29k

£29k

£33k

£33k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Lower entry requirements
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Nearby University
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