Bournemouth University

Tourism Management

This conversion course reviews a range of key issues, challenges and developments in tourism management, with particular focus on the relationships between tourism and the wider economic, environmental and socio-cultural context. The course aims to develop each student's management, research and analytical skills to allow them to operate at a high level within this dynamic industry. During their studies, students will gain access to industry experts, with the opportunity to take a professional placement, network and share knowledge and experience whilst learning in a structured environment. The course also offers a unique opportunity to mix with a diverse range of nationalities, allowing students to increase their inter-cultural competence, which is vital to tourism management in an increasingly globalised world. This course is delivered by staff who are actively involved in research and consultancy, ensuring that the curriculum and discussions are informed by cutting edge knowledge and practice. Among many, our team includes Adam Blake who specialises in economic aspects of tourism development, Professor Adele Ladkin who is a leading researcher on labour and employment in tourism and hospitality, Philip Alford who specialises in marketing and eTourism, and Sean Beer who has considerable practical experience in hospitality, agriculture, marketing, the food supply chain and the rural economy in general.

Entry requirements

MSc: A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Course modules

Core units: Managing Visitor Attractions; Business Strategy and Finance; Tourism Planning and Development; The Tourism and Hospitality Industries; Destinations; Dissertations. Option units (choose one): Air Transport and Tourism; Conference Tourism; Crisis and Disaster Management; Design for Tourism and Hospitality; Entrepreneurship; Food Design and Marketing; Global Food and Drink; Sport Tourism; Tourism and the Media; Tourism Culture and Society; Tourism Management and the Natural Environment; Optional Work Placement.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 - 2 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 - 16 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Talbot Campus BH12 5BB South West

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