The travel and tourism industry is one of the most important and fastest growing industries in the world today, and will continue to be one of the three industries to lead the world economy in the twenty-first century, alongside communications and information technology. Thus, with the steady growth of the industry and the rapid developments taking place day by day, it is crucial that UOB’s Department of Media, Tourism and Fine Arts keep pace with these developments to ensure the highest level of academic rigor for this field, thereby ensuring a greater level of success after graduation in the tourism and hotel industries.


Detailed Study Plan

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  • To give students a collection of basic and advanced courses in all areas related to tourism industry. These courses range between economic and technical courses, cultural and civilization courses and administrative and organizational courses.
  • To diversify the curriculum, which will give students a broad base of knowledge and skills, and highly qualify them to work in tourism industry, particularly in the areas of tourism travel management, tourist guides, and hotel management?
  • To give attention to practice by increasing practical training, and distribute it over a number of practical courses.
  • To further expand and broaden students’ horizons through a combination of many local and international courses.
  • To raise the spirit of criticism, and scientific thinking for the student, through practical applications, as well as to prepare students for the graduation project.
  • To develop students’ skills in foreign languages, which are indispensable to work in the field of tourism.
  • To develop communication skills, and methods of dealing with tourists.
  1. To communicate in a good manner with tourists and visitors.
  2. Be able to ran and manage the booking systems at the travel, tourism and airlines companies and hotels.
  3. To work in various administrative departments in hotels and tourist resorts.
  4. To manage and guide the tourist groups in tourist attractions, and work in museums, resorts and wildlife parks.
  5. To know and apply the working ethics in tourism and hotel business in accordance with the local, regional and international laws and norms.
  6. To conduct scientific research in the areas of hotels and tourism, particularly surveys and measuring tourists and visitors’ satisfaction.
  7. To acquire the knowledge of basic concepts of tourism in Arabic, English and French.

In addition to the general conditions and regulations applicable at the University of Bahrain, students who wish to enroll in the Bachelor's Program in Tourism have to meet the following requirements:

  1. To pass the written test organized by the department for this purpose, and in accordance with the criteria specified by the program.
  2. To pass the interview organized by the department for this purpose, and in accordance with the criteria specified by the program.
  3. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or more in order to continue in the program, in accordance with the procedures of the Deanship of Admission and Registration.