Master of Tourism Management

Victoria University of Wellington

Program Description

Master of Tourism Management

Victoria University of Wellington

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 around two years. 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.

Master of Tourism Management by thesis

If you've already completed a BTM with Honours, or similar degree, you can gain your Master's by going straight into the 120-point one-year thesis course. You’ll write a 40,000-word thesis on a topic based around one of the following themes:

  • Tourist behavior
  • Tourism management, strategy, and economics
  • Destination management, planning, and development
  • Tourism futures.

Research

Take advantage of the School of Management's active research environment—through staff, seminars and working papers, you'll have access to the latest research and expertise to help you succeed with your own projects.

Workload

If you are studying full time, you can expect a workload of 40–45 hours a week for much of the year. Part-time students doing two courses per trimester will need to do around 20–23 hours of work a week.

You can estimate your workload by adding up the number of points you'll be doing. One point is roughly equal to 10–12 hours' work.

Community

Postgraduate study at Victoria will help you build valuable relationships and networks with peers, university staff and future colleagues.

In the MTM you'll work alongside a small group of students and can take advantage of close one-to-one relationships with your lecturers.

You'll have opportunities to attend events, seminars, workshops, and social functions. The Postgraduate Students' Association can give you information on the study at Victoria and provides a voice for you on campus.

Scholarships

You can look for scholarships based on your level of study, subject area, and background.

Overseas students may be eligible for a New Zealand Scholarship through the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade scholarship programme.

Do a Ph.D.

At the end of your Master's, you can choose to continue your research and apply to do a Ph.D.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 18, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Mar. 4, 2019
Mar. 2, 2020
Duration
Duration
12 - 24 months
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Price
Price
8,728 NZD
for the full programme (Master of Tourism Management by thesis)
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New Zealand - Wellington, Wellington
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Mar. 4, 2019
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Mar. 2, 2020
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