Master of Tourism Management

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 1 - 19 Feb 2024

    Semester 2 - 15 Jul 2024

    November Summer School - 11 Nov 2024

  • Qualification

    Taught Master's

  • Duration

    1.5 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

Few industries have experienced the disruption and changes that have impacted the global tourism industry. But around the world this is an industry on the rebound, regrowing on multiple levels. Lincoln University’s Master of Tourism Management expands on your knowledge and skills to prepare you to lead this growth and reimagining.


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If you're a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to study this programme for free. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more here

About this programme

The Master of Tourism Management from Lincoln University will seed an advanced understanding of the global tourism industry and build your knowledge of senior-level planning and management in the sector.

Tourism is a major driver of change in the world, improving circumstances for people and planet.

As a Master’s graduate, you’ll be equipped with specialist skills that make you a sought-after professional. You’ll also be able to specialise in an area of interest, and complete the qualification in 12 months.

How you’ll grow

  • By building a deep understanding of tourism standards and processes, their implications and applications.
  • Develop the ability to critically evaluate information and communicate effectively.
  • Apply an interdisciplinary approach and learn to communicate effectively.
  • Expand your qualitative and quantitative analysis skills, and apply these to solving theoretical and practical, real-world problems.
  • Work independently and as part of a team.
  • Learn from lecturers who are pioneers in modern tourism research and consultancy, via the longest-running academic tourism programme in New Zealand.
  • Informed by research from the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Tourism.
  • Grow your understanding of professional standards, and your familiarity with gender, ethnicity, equity and environmental issues.
  • Specialise in a relevant area that’s important to you.

Career opportunities

The Master of Tourism Management will expand your potential to take on high-level management roles in the tourism industry or in related organisations.

Positions include senior managerial roles in destination marketing, event management or in a tourism planning, policy advisor or analyst roles in local, regional councils or central government. 

You could also work as a consultant or research officer in tourism, event management or for regional development bodies.

Programme information

Programme Structure

You'll complete two compulsory courses and choose courses (100 credits) from the lists below. You'll also choose two elective courses from the Master's Degree courses offered across the university. 

A course advisor can assist you to select your courses and plan your degree.

  • Compulsory courses
  • Elective courses

These courses, COMM601, 602, 603 and 604, are only offered as part of Summer School programmes. To complete your degree in 12 months, you must take 60 credits over Summer School.


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Programme contacts

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