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Bournemouth University

Tourism Management

UCAS Code: N800
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport
Student score
76% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£21k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Accepted as part of the overall tariff

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

112 tariff points

International Baccalaureate

30 - 31 overall including grade H5 from 2 Higher Level subjects

UCAS tariff points

112 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112-120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Accredited by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), recognised by the Tourism Management Institute (TMI) and an Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence), our BA course has been refined over three decades to give you the management skills and knowledge that are essential to get ahead in this industry. Highlights of the course include the chance to learn a new language (French, Spanish or Mandarin), regular industry-savvy guest-speakers, opportunities to journey abroad to tourism hotspots as well as various attractions within the UK, and the option to study part of the degree at one of our 40 worldwide partner institutions. What’s more a 30-week supervised work placement in the UK or overseas will give you the opportunity to turn theory into practice. In your final year you’ll have a choice of modules, allowing you to tailor your degree to suit your interests and career goals.


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.

Bournemouth University

The University by night

Bournemouth University offers a diverse range of courses from advertising to midwifery, and has a variety of award-winning facilities. The Students' Union at BU runs campaigns throughout the year and provides outstanding advice and exciting events, club nights, volunteering and fundraising opportunities. Our Media School is the only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice in the UK.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 82%
Student score 76% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
33% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
72% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
304 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £21k HIGH
Graduates who are managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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