WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$2,391 /year
Part-time Study:3 Years
Applications Begin:April 2020
Final Award:Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Start Date:February 2021
Academic Unit:College of Business and Economics
Campus:Kingsway Campus
Course Type:Master by Research
Application Deadline: 30 October 2020
Programme Overview

The purpose of this qualification is to develop the ability of the student to question, analyse and interpret tourism and hospitality management issues within a global context with a focus on industry-specific sectors. This purpose is achieved through the delivery of a research-based dissertation at the Masters Level where the student will show evidence of scientific research and the ability to reflect in the context of tourism and hospitality management. The programme, therefore, assists in the continuing professional development of managers and leaders in tourism and hospitality management.


The Master’s (Tourism and Hospitality Management) is a research-based qualification at NQF LEVEL 9, leading to a dissertation. Research projects address tourism and hospitality industry specific problems under the supervision of a STH tourism and hospitality management expert l. Time spent with supervisors or in syndicate groups is estimated at 20 % of the duration of the qualification, and independent self-study of standard texts and references and writing the dissertation at 80%t. Master’s Full time (maximum time 2 years) or Master’s Part time (maximum time 3 years).

Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirement is a BTech (Tourism Management) or a BTech (Hospitality Management) or an equivalent qualification at NQF level 8 in the field of tourism and hospitality with a minimum of 65%. In addition, the student must be able to develop a research proposal for the intended research project. The selection and allocation of postgraduate students depends on the availability of supervisors.

The selection of Master’s students will be done in accordance with rules and regulations of the Higher Degrees Committee of the University of Johannesburg as stipulated for inter-disciplinary programs.

The School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) Research Committee may prescribe a module or modules, at NQF LEVEL 8 or 9 as a supportive measure to successfully complete the qualification. This applies when the STH Research Committee concludes that the student’s knowledge of research needs to be updated or when the research topic extends to issues insufficiently covered at the graduate level

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $13
Application Fees for SADC and African Students: $13


Please note the following:

— No application fee will be charged for online applications.

— If you have previously applied and have a UJ student number, please call the UJ Call Centre (011 559 4555) to ensure that your cell number and email address are captured on our student database. This will ensure you receive a PIN number to complete the online application process.

An applicant must go to and select online web application.


Paper application forms are available on request at a fee of R200. Please note, there is no payment required for online applications.

NB: If you receive a conditional acceptance letter, your matric results will determine final admission into the programme you have applied for. Only then will you be allowed to register.

Career Opportunities

Travel Agent.

Hotel Manager.

Spa Manager.

Tour Operator.

Event & Conference Organiser.

Tour Guide.

Executive Chef.


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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $2,391
Tuition Fees for SADC and African Students: $2,585

*The normal Tuition Fees for South African Students is R37,389

35% of the tuition fees need to be paid by April, and 100% by July.

All students must pay at least R3,870 before they begin their studies while students residing on campus will need to pay at least R6,470 before the begin.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries and other African Countries pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, and a non-refundable international levy of R2,000.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the rest of the world (outside Africa) pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, plus a non-refundable international levy of R17,000

International Levy Amount:
-SADC & Africa – R2,000
-Rest of the World – R17,000

ICT Levy – R430
Registration Fee – R610

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For International Students:
**International Student Tuition Fees = Normal Tuition Fee (R37,389) + International Levy (R2,000) + ICT Levy (R430) +Registration Fee (R610) = R40,429‬
-an upfront payment of 30% of tuition fees should be paid at registration.
-then 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by next 30 April.
-and the final 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by 31 July.
The University will offer a 5% discount should all fees be paid at registration.
Fees generally increase between 5 and 15 percent per year. Please contact the University in December to obtain the approved fees for the 2021 academic year.

Relevant Contact

Nathaniel Mudzunga
Faculty Officer
Charlene Eloff
Faculty Officer
Oratilwe Mereyotlhe
Administrative Assistant