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Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management

Program code: 5548
CRICOS code: 077439K

Delivery location

St Lucia


1.5 Years full-time


Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)

Are you looking to advance your expertise in tourism, hospitality or events? This program offers a range of high-level courses, so you can specialise in a new field, deepen your existing knowledge, or explore new areas of interest.

  • The 18-month Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management is designed for applicants who have a bachelor's degree in the same or a similar field (like events, hospitality, tourism, or hotel management) – see Program Details for entry requirements.
  • Study core courses, which cover topics relevant to research design and data collection for decision-making, designing and managing visitor experiences, and applied research skills relevant to a marketing and distribution research project.
  • Choose one field of study from the following options: Event Management, Hotel Management, or Travel and Tourism Management. Each field of study offers courses that will develop your general management and leadership skills.
  • Undertake a work-integrated learning experience, or a destination study tour, where you'll apply and develop your knowledge in the field. You'll also get to complete your choice of elective courses, which can include an industry placement.

The Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management can lead to a career in one of these exciting industries, or provide you with a high-level qualification to enhance your existing career.

  • 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 39th in the world for management in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Professional experience

    Give back and grow your network

    The Community Engagement Program (CEP) gives you opportunities to work on real-life projects with not-for-profit and community organisations. In small groups, you'll apply your classroom knowledge and experience, and develop your leadership and networking skills.

Fields of study for this program

There are 3 fields of study available in the Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management.

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Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management have developed skills and experience relevant to both domestic and international hospitality and events settings, and have a qualification that could take them anywhere in the world.

Both domestic and international tourism make substantial contributions to the Australian economy, and there is a diversity of roles available for graduates in Australia, across both the public and private sectors.

Graduates typically work in roles spanning business, the arts, sports, culture, and events.

Specific roles largely depend on your field of study and might be found in hotels, accommodation management, hotel operations, national and state sporting associations, state and local government sport and recreation departments, the airline industry, the cruise industry, travel agencies or tour operations.

Graduates also work in small hospitality enterprises or take on roles in general hospitality management.

Graduates who focused on research courses and research skills during the program also work in consultancy, research or advisory positions, or choose to enrol in a Master of Philosophy or PhD program.

  • Alumni
    “I work for the Ministry of Tourism and Culture in Malaysia, and my job revolves around policymaking and implementation of tourism policies. This degree provided me with refreshing perspectives on conducting research and critical thinking, and exposed me to some areas that are crucial in tourism development." Jaime Yeoh, MTHEM (2014)
    Administrative and Diplomatic Officer, Government of Malaysia
  • Alumni
    “Studying at UQ is all about opportunities… to learn, practice, meet inspiring people, and build relationships for a lifetime." Inés Valenzuela, MTHEM (2013)
    Domestic Tourism Specialist, PromPeru
  • Alumni
    "The lecturers are at the forefront of knowledge, which is good for our learning because we get the latest theories on different topics." Camilo Ortega, MTHEM (2013)
    Co-director, Hacienda Normandía, Colombia


  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1.5 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code

Entry requirements


Bachelor degree or equivalent in the same discipline as approved by the Executive Dean with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure


The courses offered in the Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management. 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.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Professional memberships

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

  • Australian Hotels Association
  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Leisure Studies
  • The Association for Tourism and Leisure Education
  • The Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education
  • Meetings and Events Australia
  • Meetings Professionals International
  • Pacific Asia Travel Association
  • Queensland Tourism Industry Council
  • Restaurant and Catering Queensland
  • Tourism and Transport Forum Australia

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Fields of study

The following is a list of fields of study available in the Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management.

When you graduate, any fields of study you have finished will be listed on your degree certificate.

Event Management

This field prepares you to work in the dynamic and rapidly expanding area of event management. The specialisation develops advanced management skills in event design, strategy, project management and marketing.

Hotel management

This field is designed to give you the skills to transition to an international career in hotel and resort management. The specialisation builds on foundation courses by developing advanced knowledge of hotel and food and beverage operations, service quality and the global hospitality industry.

Travel & Tourism Management

This field provides you with the skills and expertise to develop, market and manage tourism businesses and destinations. The specialisation develops your understanding of the latest emerging markets and trends, distribution and marketing, tourism transport and the development of emerging destinations.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. A full definition of "field of study" is available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $38,160
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.


International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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All international student applications for the Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management is 5548. You'll need this when applying.

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Additional application information

The following supporting documentation is required for all applications. Please ensure that you have included ALL required documentation when you submit your application.

  • Official transcripts of previous studies.
  • Evidence of residency status.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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