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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management (MTHEM)

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.

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.

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

  • Event Management
  • Hotel Management
  • Travel and Tourism Management

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

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

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Postgraduate.

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

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.