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Master of Tourism Management

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


1.5 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


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Few industries have experienced the disruption and changes that have impacted the global tourism industry. But around the world this is an industry on the rebound, regrowing on multiple levels. Lincoln University’s Master of Tourism Management expands on your knowledge and skills to prepare you to lead this growth and reimagining.

The Master of Tourism Management from Lincoln University will seed an advanced understanding of the global tourism industry and build your knowledge of senior-level planning and management in the sector. Tourism is a major driver of change in the world, improving circumstances for people and planet. As a Master’s graduate, you’ll be equipped with specialist skills that make you a sought-after professional. You’ll also be able to specialise in an area of interest, and complete the qualification in 12 months.

How you’ll grow

  • By building a deep understanding of tourism standards and processes, their implications and applications.
  • Develop the ability to critically evaluate information and communicate effectively.
  • Apply an interdisciplinary approach and learn to communicate effectively.
  • Expand your qualitative and quantitative analysis skills, and apply these to solving theoretical and practical, real-world problems.
  • Work independently and as part of a team.
  • Learn from lecturers who are pioneers in modern tourism research and consultancy, via the longest-running academic tourism programme in New Zealand.
  • Informed by research from the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Tourism.
  • Grow your understanding of professional standards, and your familiarity with gender, ethnicity, equity and environmental issues.
  • Specialise in a relevant area that’s important to you.

Career opportunities

The Master of Tourism Management will expand your potential to take on high-level management roles in the tourism industry or in related organisations. Positions include senior managerial roles in destination marketing, event management or in a tourism planning, policy advisor or analyst roles in local, regional councils or central government. Or consultant or research officer in tourism, event management or regional development bodies.

Summary of Regulations

Students are required to complete 180 credits of taught courses from the Schedule of Courses for the MTM over three semesters (18 months of study).

Entry criteria

A relevant New Zealand level 7 bachelor’s degree or recognised equivalent with a B average or better in the 300 level and final year (full-time equivalent) courses

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS academic score of 6.5 overall, with no individual component less than 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 80 (with at least 21 in writing and 18 in Speaking)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 176, with no individual component less than 169
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 with no communicative score of less than 50
  • Lincoln University English Language GCAE or LU EL 70%.
  • NZ Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) - Level 5 (Academic or Professional Endorsement)

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