In the hospitality, tourism and events industries, everyone is striving to excel. Graduating with honours signals your exceptional abilities and superior skills to both future employers and the academic community.

  • The Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management (Honours) is a one-year program that will teach you the skills and knowledge needed to undertake research relevant to tourism, hospitality or events-related fields.
  • Complete courses on research methods that will develop the skills you need to successfully design and conduct research projects. You'll use this knowledge to write a thesis, which is a major part of the honours program.
  • Learn how to address current industry issues, participate in small-group seminars led by industry experts, and work closely with academic staff to reach your full potential. You'll develop high-level skills in research, communication, and project management.
  • Push the boundaries and graduate with an internationally respected qualification that will set you apart in a competitive job market. An honours qualification signals your leadership potential and provides a pathway to an academic career.

If you're looking to be a respected leader in the field and develop specialised competence and expertise, the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management (Honours) is for you.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    UQ Business School was the first business school in Australia to be accredited by the pre-eminent ranking bodies AACSB International and EQUIS. UQ was also ranked in the 51-100 bracket in the world for management in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • Fast Facts

    International certification

    UQ is the only university in Australia to be certified by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The UNWTO promotes responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.

  • Employability

    Take the next step

    When you graduate with an honours qualification, you'll stand out as a leader in your field. UQ is the only Group of Eight university committed to tourism teaching and research, and also has one of the largest tourism PhD programs in Australia.

  • Employability

    Build a professional reputation

    It's possible the research you undertake will be publishable and make a significant contribution to the field. One of our recent honours graduates received an award for her research at the World Tourism Forum Lucerne.

Career outcomes

Whether you undertake an honours year to build on your undergraduate education, or to begin a career in research, our graduates have a distinct advantage when applying for professional roles.

Graduates can use their qualifications to distinguish themselves in a competitive jobs market, or as a stepping stone to careers in research, whether in industry or academia.

Students who earn Class I or Class IIA Honours also qualify for most PhD programs across Australia and some internationally, including programs in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Our honours graduates have also found employment at high-levels, both in Australia and internationally, and have worked in management roles within the hospitality, tourism, and events sectors.

  • Fast Facts

    Be a leader

    As an honours graduate, you'll be a leader in an industry that contributes more than $100 billion to the Australian economy. Deloitte also identified tourism as one of the "fantastic five" sectors tipped as key drivers of economic growth.

  • Professional experience

    Link up with industry and the profession

    The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's award-winning Student Employability Team (SET) helps students develop their careers with a range of professional opportunities. These include internships, mentoring programs, inspirational guest speakers and career planning advice.

  • In the classroom

    Work closely with experts

    During your honours year, you'll work closely with internationally respected researchers and academics who will guide your studies. Students also undertake coursework in small and supportive groups, which facilitates more in-depth class discussions.


  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8

Entry requirements


To enrol for honours, a student must complete the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management program requirements or equivalent with a GPA of at least 5.0.

Program structure


The courses offered in the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.


Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I
  • Class IIA
  • Class IIB
  • Class IIIA
  • Class IIIB

Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Hotels Association
  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Leisure Studies
  • International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education
  • Meetings and Events Australia
  • Meetings Professionals International

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management (Honours) have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Courses and Programs

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