Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management

Achieve greatness with a career in tourism, hospitality or events. The Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management combines core courses with high-level study of specialised fields, preparing you for a rewarding, fast-paced, global career.

At a glance

1.5 Years or 2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Commence study in Semester 1 or Semester 2, 2018
Three areas of specialisation
Delivered at the UQ St Lucia campus

UQ Business School is the only school in Australia that offers tourism programs with UNWTO accreditation, and is one of the world’s top-ranked universities for tourism research. Feel confident that the Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management will prepare you with the exceptional knowledge and experience to take you anywhere in the world.

The program balances practical skills with theory and includes work-integrated learning components to develop your potential for professional practice, working closely on real-life industry related projects.

As a leading global institution, we’re renowned for our cutting-edge research, close links with industry and quality of our academic staff. The Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management program provides comprehensive learning opportunities and development of fundamental leadership and management skills.

Feel supported throughout your degree knowing that UQ Business School is home to some of the most innovative educators in Australia. They are bound to challenge your thinking and ensure you stay ahead of the game. Our courses reflect the world right now and address constantly evolving issues in areas like sustainability, climate, entrepreneurship and new technologies.


Who is this degree for?

Whether you’re looking to be a leader in international hotels, or improve your understanding of travel and tourism industries, the Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management offers a diverse range of opportunities to allow you to reach your goals.

Designed for those who may have a previous degree in the Tourism, Hotel and Event Management disciplines, or those looking to advance their qualifications or start a new career, the program can be tailored to suit your aspirations.

The Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management offers two programs dependent on your previous degree. The Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management 1.5 year program is designed for those graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in the same field and looking to further their knowledge and expertise. 

The 2 year program includes the core fundamentals of tourism, hotel and event management for those graduates with a Bachelor’s degree from any discipline.

Program Specialisations

Within the Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management there are three fields of study available, with each specialised field of study equipping you with the relevant knowledge to jumpstart or advance in your chosen profession:

  • Event Management
  • Hotel Management
  • Travel and Tourism Management

The Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management provides a number of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities, bridging the gap between theory and practice. WIL activities can help you to understand possible career paths, increase your employability, and network with industry professionals.

> Find out more about Work Integrated Learning

What career outcomes are there?

Graduates of the Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management have developed skills and experience relevant to both domestic and international tourism, hospitality and event settings, making them highly sought after in a range of industries.

Specific roles largely depend on your field of study and might be found in hotels, sporting associations, state and local government departments, airline or cruise industry, travel agencies or tour operators.

As a UQ student, you have access to a range of services to prepare for a successful career:

  • The Student Employability Team (SET) – assists students with accessing career opportunities and managing their careers. SET programs give students an edge by helping build industry experience and develop lifelong employability skills. Contact their team of employability specialists to set and achieve your career goals.
  • Networking events – these events help students establish connections with industry professionals.
  • Employer presentations on campus – provides opportunities to meet UQ graduates currently employed in industry and understand what the employer is looking for in a new hire.
  • UQ Careers Fair - an annual university wide event for students to meet with over 130 potential employers to source information on career opportunities.
  • Global Experiences Expo - discover how UQ provides students with opportunities to study overseas, or get support to work, learn or volunteer on a short trip.


Csilla Demeter - MTHEM

"Studying at UQ helped me develop my critical thinking. I learned how to analyse and solve real life problems, be a valuable member of a team. 

Currently I am doing an internship at Tony Charters, as an event assistant and research assistant. I am working on the Global Eco Asia Pacific Conference, which gives me the opportunity to meet many professionals within the industry."

Csilla Demeter

Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management

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