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Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management

Overview

Prepare yourself for a successful managerial career in tourism, hospitality or events where your business acumen and professional abilities result in exceptional experiences.

Tourism contributes billions of dollars to the Queensland economy and employs thousands of people. This active local tourism environment makes the programs at the Business School the ideal forum to learn about this vibrant industry, with the skills you gain applicable in Australia or anywhere in the world.

You'll benefit from UQ's extensive network of industry leaders, many of whom deliver guest lectures and share their perspectives and knowledge, and you'll have the opportunity to establish contacts for the future.

Your study also offers a range of invaluable Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities designed to help you bridge the gap between theory and practice and gain industry experience with tourism and event site visits, the investigation of case studies, and problem-based learning activities.

You'll graduate with an internationally recognised qualification and be ready for success in any number of careers related to tourism, hotel and event management.

The 32-unit Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management program includes the core foundational courses of tourism, hotel, and event management. It is for students who have a bachelor's degree in any field and can meet minimum GPA requirements.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
2 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5585
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$42272 (indicative per year)
Duration
2 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5585
CRICOS Code
082602F
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Study at one of the world's top business schools and the only Australian university to offer programs accredited by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation that promotes responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.
  • Advance your expertise through a range of high-level courses so you can specialise in a new field, further your existing knowledge, or explore fresh areas of interest.
  • Work closely with lecturers and tutors currently involved in the industry and gain real-world, hands-on experience behind the scenes at attractions, destinations and events.

23 in the world for hospitality and leisure management

QS World University Rankings 2020

2 in the world for hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism

Center for World University Rankings 2017

Fields of study

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Research experience
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Tourism, Hospitality & Event Industries
  • Visitor Management
  • Industry Research and Consultancy
  • Managing Resources in Tourism, Hospitality & Events

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Resort front office duty manager
  • Corporate travel team lead
  • Venue manager
  • Sponsorship manager
  • Functions manager
  • Community and sustainability manager
  • Tour operator
  • Staging manager
  • Events producer
  • Business development executive

Next steps after graduation

Graduates of Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management program can go on to work with the following employers:

Event Management

  • Brisbane Festival
  • PromPeru
  • P&G
  • Riverlife

Hotel Management

  • Sheraton Shenzhen
  • Atlantis Resorts

Travel and Tourism Management

  • EarthCheck
  • Expedia
  • The Star Entertainment Group

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • 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

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale; OR Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Hotel and Event Management from UQ or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale; OR Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Hotel and Event Management from UQ or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.

English language requirements

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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

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.

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.

Student visas

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 (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fields of study

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Event Management

Internationally, the promotion, coordination and execution of events is big business.

This field prepares you to work in an exciting industry focusing on the various aspects of planning business, cultural or sporting events. The courses you'll study will allow you to develop advanced knowledge and skills in event design, strategy, project management and marketing, and open up local and international career opportunities in this growing industry.

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Hotel Management

This field is designed to help you develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the international hotel industry.

You'll learn how to critically evaluate the key areas of hospitality management, and also gain advanced knowledge of food and beverage operations, service quality and strategies, and overall hotel operations, as well as the application of these areas in the global hospitality industry.

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Travel and Tourism Management

With tourism being the second largest industry in the world, the courses in this field will appeal if you aim to work in international tourism and leisure management, or you're already in the industry and want respected academic qualifications.

Your study covers the latest emerging markets and trends, distribution and marketing, tourism transport and the development of new destinations, enabling success in a wide range of travel and tourism industry sectors.

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Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Event Management

Internationally, the promotion, coordination and execution of events is big business.

This field prepares you to work in an exciting industry focusing on the various aspects of planning business, cultural or sporting events. The courses you'll study will allow you to develop advanced knowledge and skills in event design, strategy, project management and marketing, and open up local and international career opportunities in this growing industry.

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Hotel Management

This field is designed to help you develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the international hotel industry.

You'll learn how to critically evaluate the key areas of hospitality management, and also gain advanced knowledge of food and beverage operations, service quality and strategies, and overall hotel operations, as well as the application of these areas in the global hospitality industry.

View

Travel and Tourism Management

With tourism being the second largest industry in the world, the courses in this field will appeal if you aim to work in international tourism and leisure management, or you're already in the industry and want respected academic qualifications.

Your study covers the latest emerging markets and trends, distribution and marketing, tourism transport and the development of new destinations, enabling success in a wide range of travel and tourism industry sectors.

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Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $42,272

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

FEE-HELP

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.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $34,720

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management at 2020 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit