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.
This 240-point programme will take you five 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 five core 400-level Tourism courses and a further three courses of your choice from relevant subject areas. You'll then complete a one-year thesis on a tourism topic of your choice.
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. Develop a topic based around one of the following themes:
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.
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.
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 study at Victoria and provides a voice for you on campus.
The Master of Tourism (MTour) is a degree that can be completed in a 12 month period. It is an interdisciplinary programme that mixes cutting edge taught courses with independent research. The programme deals with core, contemporary, and emerging issues and is taught by some of the leading tourism, leisure, and hospitality researchers in the world.
The programme is designed to act as a means of enhancing the knowledge and skills of students seeking or wishing to enhance a career in the tourism industry or related areas and as a foundation for students seeking entry to a PhD programme.
Graduates of the MTour will have a detailed and high level critical understanding of tourism, and related areas, as both an industry and social phenomenon. They will also have a detailed and advanced grounding in pertinent research and presentation skills that enable them to actively participate in the tourism industry, associated governmental and non-governmental institutions, and/or academia to become the leaders of tomorrow.
TOUR 423 Advanced Tourism Concepts
TOUR 590 Research Project (60 points)
The programme of study shall consist of: 400-level papers worth 120 points, including TOUR 423 and either TOUR 424 or TOUR 427; a maximum of 20 points can be included for non-Tourism electives; a project embodying the results of supervised individual research (TOUR 590, 60 points).
The candidate shall, before commencing the investigation to be described in the research project, secure the approval of the Head of the Department of Tourism for the topic, the supervisor(s) and the proposed course of the investigation. Entry to the research project is subject to satisfactory performance in the papers component of the programme.
A candidate may not include in a research project any work which has previously been accepted for another qualification.