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Master of Tourism Management by coursework and research

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


180 credit hours


Build on your degree with advanced study and research into the dynamic and evolving world of tourism.

Industry-relevant learning

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.

International recognition

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.

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