UniversityVictoria University of Wellington
This course is available
Level of Study
180 credit hours
Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
Build on your degree with advanced study and research into the dynamic and evolving world of tourism.
Tourism plays a major role in the economies of many countries, including New Zealand. Study for your Master's degree in one of the world's leading tourist destinations.
You'll increase your understanding of the complex issues surrounding tourism while developing your tourism management skills and expertise. Improve your research and analytical abilities and hone your communication and presentation skills. You'll graduate prepared for a challenging role in today’s competitive and ever-changing travel environment, anywhere in the world.
You'll be studying with Victoria's School of Management a leading management school in New Zealand with an international reputation for high-quality scholarship and strong links with industry leaders in both the public and private sectors, locally and overseas.
The Master of Tourism Management has been awarded Tourism Education Quality (TedQual) certification by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. This means you can be sure you're receiving quality tourism education and getting the right skills you need to work in the industry.
Master of Tourism Management by coursework and thesis
This 180-point programme will take you three to four trimesters of full-time study, or 12–16 months. You can do this Master's directly after completing the Bachelor of Tourism Management (or equivalent), or join the programme after you have worked in the industry a while.
You'll take two core 400-level Tourism and Management courses, and a further four courses of your choice from relevant subject areas. You'll then complete a 30,000 word thesis on a tourism topic of your choice.
Do a PhD
At the end of your Master's you can choose to continue your research and apply to do a PhD.
To be accepted into this programme you will need:
A Bachelor of Tourism Management
To be accepted by the head of school as capable of proceeding with the proposed course of study
Proof of English proficiency
To be accepted into this programme you will need one of the following:
IELTS (Academic): minimum overall score of 6.5 with no sub-score below 6.0
TOEFL: minimum score of 90 for the internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing
Pearson Test of English: minimum score of 58 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 50)
EAP: minimum final scores of 4,4,5,5
Application Deadline - Trimester 1: 1 Dec.