STH Courses and Programmes

Tourism Programmes

Diploma in Tourism Management

This programme equips students to be competent in a variety of technical, managerial, personal and operational skills required in the running of a tourism enterprise.  It provides a sound foundation for progression into entry-level employment opportunities and the ability to progress further into industry leadership positions or explore entrepreneurship opportunities in this chosen field. Admission Requirements

3 years full-time                                                                                                                                                            

Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism Development and Management

This programme prepares students to apply critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques within the tourism development and management environment.  Successful students of this program will be able to demonstrate their abilities in the application of marketing, financial and human resource management principles; differentiate and apply different research methodologies within tourism settings; and understand how to plan, organise, and lead various initiatives in the tourism environment. Admission Requirements

3 years full-time

Hospitality Programmmes

Diploma in Food and Beverage Operations

This programme equips students with the relevant knowledge, technical and personal skill required to handle food and beverage operations effectively, efficiently and in a sustainable manner.  This diploma includes practical knowledge of food service, wines, cocktails, and Barista training. Admission Requirements

3 years full-time

Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management

This programme combines theory and practical workplace-relevant knowledge to provide relevant managerial and leadership skills required for entry-level professionals in the public and private hospitality environment. Admission Requirements

3 years full-time

 Postgraduate Programmes

Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management

The aim of this programme is to develop the ability of the student to question, analyse and interpret tourism and hospitality management issues within a global context.  This 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 the sector. Admission Requirements

2 years full time or 3 years part time

PhD in Tourism and Hospitality

The aim of this programme is to develop the applied competencies of the postgraduate students on an advanced level in research, analysis, interpretation and understanding of Tourism and Hospitality.  Through a doctoral dissertation or doctoral by articles, the student will show evidence of independent research in his field, to contribute towards solving complex problems in society for the sustainability of the Tourism and Hospitality industries. 

4 years full time or 5 years part time

Short Courses

Short Learning Programmes

Short Learning Courses that are accredited and provide professional development, to upskill existing employees within the industry and to provide niche development programmes for the tourism and hospitality sector.


  • Applicants are invited to apply for Short Courses depending on age, pervious educational levels and industry experience.

  • Duration - Less than a year OR Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 

View the STH's Short Courses.

Study with Us 

Click here to apply to study at the University of Johannesburg's School of Tourism and Hospitality.

Applications for SLPs (2020) are still OPEN Click here to apply to study at the University of Johannesburg's School of Tourism and Hospitality.

Undergraduate Enquiries  

Rakgadi Tsosane
Tel l +27(0) 11 559 1051
STH Admin Building, Reception

Postgraduate & CEP Enquiries                                                                                      

Jeneshri Naicker                                                                                                                         Tel: +27 (0) 11 559 1595                                                                                                       Email:                                                                                                         STH Admin Building, Office 2


*All programmes are in the process of being reviewed for alignment purposes. This may have an impact on the NQF (National Qualifications Framework) level reflected in the prospectus. Some qualifications are on the old framework. For further information, contact the respective department.