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Study Tourism and Hospitality in Bournemouth with an IYO

If you’d like to work in the tourism industry, then this course might be the right choice for you:  you can study an International Year One (IYO) in Tourism and Hospitality at Bournemouth University International College.

This exciting course offers progression to Year 2 of a BA (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management degree at Bournemouth University.

International Year One in Tourism and Hospitality

Bournemouth University (BU) is one of the best universities in the UK for Tourism and Hospitality — in fact, BU ranks 19th in the world for Hospitality and Leisure (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023).

It’s also the ideal place to study Tourism, as it’s located in one of the UK’s most popular seaside resorts!

The IYO in Tourism and Hospitality is a great way for you to get ahead in your studies at BU. An IYO combines university preparation with the 1st year of an undergraduate degree, so you’ll progress straight to the 2nd year of your degree. You’re guaranteed entry to your degree when you complete your course at the required level, with good attendance.

Bournemouth University International College is based on campus at BU, so you’ll have access to the University’s cutting-edge facilities and feel part of the student community from your first day.

Why choose Bournemouth University for Tourism and Hospitality?

20th in the UK for Tourism, Transport, Travel and Heritage Studies

Complete University Guide 2023

19th in the world for Hospitality and Leisure

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

Work placement opportunity for every undergraduate student

Gain valuable professional experience
during your degree

Located in Bournemouth

one of the UK’s most popular seaside resorts

What degrees can I study?

The IYO in Tourism and Hospitality offers progression to BA (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management. This degree is also accredited by some of the world’s top professional organisations:

  • Institute of Data and Marketing (IDM)
  • Institute of Hospitality
  • Institute of Travel and Tourism Centre of Excellence
  • Tourism Management Institute
  • United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)

Work placement opportunities

The BA (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management degree features a compulsory work placement year.

Work placements offer students a fantastic opportunity to gain vital employability skills and industry knowledge, as well as grow their professional network. All of these can help you really stand out to employers when you’re looking for a job!

A work placement year could even help you get better grades — students who do a work placement are reported to perform better when they return to their studies. Usually degrees with a placement year are 4 years in length, but as an IYO allows you to start at year 2, you’ll finish your degree in the standard 3 years.

Find out more

If you’d like to study Tourism at a top UK university, the International Year One in Tourism and Hospitality could be your perfect choice.

Click on the links below to find out more, or start your application. Alternatively, you can always contact us if you have any questions.

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