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. We are internationally known for our quality tourism courses and research activities - in the REF2014 tourism at BU was rated as joint 1st in the UK, based on its internationally recognised research. 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. Our team includes Professor John Fletcher and Professor Adam Blake who specialise in economic aspects of tourism development, Professor Adele Ladkin who is a leading researcher on labour and employment in tourism and hospitality, Professor Dimitrios Buhalis who is a known expert of strategic marketing and the use of technology in tourism and Professor Stephen Page who is the author of leading text books in tourism education.

Course modules

Core modules: tourism and hospitality principles and practice; business strategy and finance; research methods; tourism, management and society; managing visitor attractions; research methods; dissertation. Choose 1 of the following options: aviation, tourism development and climate change; conference tourism; creative industries in tourism and events; crisis and disaster management; entrepreneurship; food and drink; mobile communication and mobile marketing; sport tourism; wildlife, nature and ecotourism; economics for tourism and hospitality; placement.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,000 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 14,000 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years
MSc Sandwich including industrial placement September 2017 - 2 Years

Campus details

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

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Future Student Enquiries
Telephone number: