Master of International Tourism Management

Tourism is one of New Zealand's leading industries. With this 18-month master's degree you can take your tourism career further.

Choose from a wide range of papers on current issues in tourism management from around the world, and research an area of your interest. Eduniversal Group has ranked our Master of International Tourism Management as the 18th best master's degree in the world for tourism.

AUT is home to the AUT New Zealand Tourism Research Institute, globally known as a leader in tourism research and education. Study with us and you’ll work closely with staff who are passionate about all areas of the tourism industry.

New Zealand Tourism Research Institute website

Start date: 2020

Start date: 2021

Minimum entry requirements

  • Must have completed the Bachelor of International Tourism Management or other relevant degree, or an equivalent qualification with a B grade average or higher in papers at level 7

International student entry requirements

Other requirements

  • May be required to submit examples of previous academic work or attend an interview
  • May be required to submit evidence of ability to study at postgraduate level, and attend a selection interview

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

To complete the programme, you need 180 points. Your paper selection depends on the research pathway option you take – thesis or dissertation. Through the variety of specialised papers, you'll enhance your knowledge and perception of tourism as both a discipline and an industry.

Choose one of the following

Students need a B- average grade in coursework papers as a prerequisite into the research pathways.

Your thesis/dissertation will be based on a topic of your choice, supervised by experienced academic staff. You can develop research expertise in a range of areas including tourism management, sustainability and tourist information.

And a 30-point research methodology paper

And tourism papers

Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of the Master of International Tourism Management are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

More details about papers in this programme

Detailed programme structure and paper outlines (Blackboard)

  • Consultancy
  • Policy formation
  • Education
  • Research
  • Senior management positions in tourism

Other postgraduate study options

If you mainly want to complete advanced papers in tourism management, you can enrol directly in the postgraduate certificate or the postgraduate diploma. These programmes also cater for tourism professionals who want to enhance their understanding of industry issues.

Further study

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1057
Level:
9
Points:
180
Duration:
1.5 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

13 Jul 2020

22 Feb 2021

12 Jul 2021

Fees:
Domestic
$8,711
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points of this 180-point programme in 2020. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for beyond 2020, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$33,084
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points of this 180-point programme in 2020. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for beyond 2020, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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