Tourism Management

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 5.9 k / 18 Month(s) Foreign:$ 23.8 k / 18 Month(s)  
601–800 place StudyQA ranking:3109 Duration:18 months

The Master of Tourism Management provides the opportunity to become involved directly in managing and planning the world's biggest people industry -  tourism. Tourism is not only arguably the world's largest industry, it also involves the greatest flows of people on the surface of the earth. It is, therefore, a major agent of change in today's world, affecting almost every country and there is a growing demand for university graduates who have a specialised understanding of the requirements of this diverse and exciting sector.

Lincoln's Master of Tourism Management is part of the second oldest and longest running academic tourism programme in New Zealand and draws on expertise and research by the University's Centre for Land, Environment and People (LEaP), which is a national leader and international centre of excellence in tourism research and consultancy.

Course content

Students are required to complete 180 credits of taught courses from the Schedule of Courses for the MTM over three semesters (18 months of study).

Compulsory courses

  • TOUR 603 Tourism Management 
  • TOUR 604 Tourist Behaviour 

plus at least one of 

  • ECON 615 Applied Research Methods
  • SOCI 601 Social Science Research Methods (Quantitative)
  • SOCI 602 Social Science Research Methods (Qualitative)

plus at least one of 

  • RECN 626 Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism
  • RECN 640 Events and Festivals: Contexts and Concepts

plus 60 credits from 

  • BMGT 618 Advanced Business Strategy 
  • COMM 601 Principles of Managerial Economics*
  • COMM 602 Principles of Accounting and Finance*
  • COMM 603 Principles of Business Management*
  • COMM 604 Principles of Marketing*
  • ECOL 609 Conservation Biology
  • ECOL 612 Wildlife Management
  • ERST 621 Principles of Environmental Impact Assessment
  • ERST 606 Advanced Geographic Information Systems A
  • ERST 604 Advanced Urban, Regional and Resource Planning 
  • ERST 630 Environmental Policy and Planning 
  • IRDV 601 Development Policy, Theory and Issues*
  • IRDV 602 Field Techniques for Development Practice*
  • MAST 603 Mana Kaitiaki (Maori Resource Management)*
  • MKTG 681 Managing Marketing
  • PSYC 602 Advanced Social Psychology of Wellbeing
  • SOCI 641 Advanced Society and Environment

*Note: These courses are only offered over Summer. Students wishing to complete their degree within 12 months must take 60 credits over the Summer.

Entry Requirements

Whether you are looking at a Master’s degree by taught, taught and research or research only, you will need a relevant degree with a B grade average in your 300-level courses and final year (full-time equivalent).

You must also provide confirmation that the qualifications have been awarded. Please include one of the following:

  • Award Certificate; or
  • Statement on the transcript; or
  • Letter from the awarding institution.

Curriculum Vitae: Should be brief and must include tertiary education and any employment or project experience.

English Language Requirements

Lincoln University recognises achievements through a limited number of recognised tests of English Language.

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall band score, with no individual component less than 6.0;
  • TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 80 (with minimum writing score of 21 and minimum speaking score of 18);
  • CAE and FCE: Overall CAE score of 176, with no individual component less than 169;
  • PTE (Academic): 58 overall score - with no communicative skill less than 50;
  • Lincoln University English Language: GCAE or LU EL 70%;
  • NZCEL: Level 5 (Academic or Professional Endorsement).

Financial Assistance

Lincoln University has established a student financial support fund for students who suffer financial hardship.

To be eligible you need to demonstrate unusual and special circumstances that cause financial problems making it difficult to undertake study. 


New Zealand Pacific Scholarship

The New Zealand Pacific Scholarships scheme recognises the very close personal, cultural, and economic ties that New Zealand enjoys with Pacific countries. A particular focus of the scheme is to increase the number of young students and high academic achievers studying in New Zealand and to build a new generation of Pacific leadership with strong links to New Zealand.

Lincoln University Graduate Scholarships

The scholarships were established to provide opportunities for students to pursue postgraduate study and research at Lincoln University.

Study Abroad Programme

Study Abroad programme allows you to come to Lincoln for a semester or a year, and transfer the credit back to your degree at home. As New Zealand’s specialist land-based university, with a dedicated mission to help Feed the World, Protect the Future, and Live Well on our planet, we have tailored a range of specific courses for study abroad students who are interested in the Global Challenges the world faces.

The Study Abroad programme is available to all international undergraduate and postgraduate students who meet Lincoln's admission requirements.


Depending on your academic background, you can choose from any of the courses in our faculties.  Although we have three themes of courses around our Global Challenge programmes, you can also choose your own adventure by looking at all our courses. 


You can study abroad with us for either one semester or a full academic year. Most courses are taught over one semester.

Visas and insurance

As a Study Abroad student, you will need to obtain a student visa prior to departure from your home country. You must also have medical and travel insurance for the duration of your study. 

How to apply

You can apply for our Study Abroad programme via direct enrolment through your current university, a certified provider, on our website or complete the application form for international students.

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