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Master of  Tourism, Hotel and Event Management

Program code: 5548

Delivery location

St Lucia


1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)


Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

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 in the 51-100 bracket in the world for management in the 2018 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 through 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
    “A key highlight of the Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management is the strong connection the program has to the industry world. I have gained an extensive understanding of both the theoretical and practical skills required to excel in my career in the tourism sector and practice sustainable tourism.” Jurui Wang, MTHEM (2017)
  • Alumni
    "The School’s strong industry partnerships and UNWTO-accredited programs opened the door for me to apply for an international internship with the UNWTO. I had the chance to work with a multicultural team of tourism professionals, conduct international fieldwork and build strong networks with members of the UNWTO and tourism community." Lara Klestov, MTHEM (2015)
  • 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
  • Careers

    Join a growing industry

    Tourism is a key contributor to Australia's economy and generates more than $480 billion in tourism-related expenditure. Deloitte identified tourism as one of the "fantastic five" sectors tipped to take over from mining as the key drivers of growth and opportunity within the Australian economy.


  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9

Admissions criteria


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.

Learn more about the admissions 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, please see Programs and Courses 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 and 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.

Government assistance


Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $32,960
Indicative fee 2019

An indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management at 2019 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year. The average fee would be less for part-time study. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program.

Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.


The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

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

Applying online

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All domestic student applications for the Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

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.
  • Permanent residents will be required to sit an IELTS test if their prior studies were taught in an institution where English was not the language of instruction.

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 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

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

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