STH Courses and Programmes


Tourism Management and Development

Bachelor's Degree Tourism Development and Management
 
  • The purpose of the Bachelor of Tourism Development and Management is to provide graduates with information andskills within an inter-disciplinary tourism environment to be able to demonstrate evidence of independent cognitive and applied research skills. The students will be prepared to enter both the public and private tourism sectors as entry-level non-professionals. They will be able to utilise and apply critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques within a tourism development and management environment. Students will be able to emonstrate current and future tourism trends; apply marketing, financial and human resource management principles; demonstrate and understand how to plan, organise, lead and control entrepreneurial initiatives in tourism; and differentiate and apply different research methodologies within tourism settings. 3 years full-time
National Diploma: Tourism Management
 
  • The purpose of the programme is to ensure that the qualifying learner will be competent in consistently using a variety of technical, managerial and personal skills and strategies in the everyday running of a tourism enterprise. The successful learner will have developed a sound foundation for progression into management and industry leadership positions and to explore entrepreneurial opportunities.        3 years full-time

BTech Tourism Management

  • The aim of this qualification is to develop the students applied and cognitive competencies, interpretation, understanding as well as applications of tourism management principles. The student should be able to analyse and explain management decisions in the context of a tourism unit or company, or in the context of tourism development as well as to assess and interpret the external impact of decisions. The student should also be able to reflect on their managerial decisions and applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of tourism management and development. Students should have prior experience of the tourism industry in order to contextualize their learning to their business environment. 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

 Bachelor's Degree Tourism Development and Management

  • The purpose of the Bachelor of Tourism Development and Management is to provide graduates with information and skills within an inter-disciplinary tourism environment to be able to demonstrate evidence of independent cognitive and applied research skills. The students will be prepared to enter both the public and private tourism sectors as entry-level non-professionals. They will be able to utilise and apply critical thinking skills and problem-solving techniques within a tourism development and management environment. Students will be able to demonstrate current and future tourism trends; apply marketing, financial and human resource management principles; demonstrate and understand how to plan, organise, lead and control entrepreneurial initiatives in tourism; and differentiate and apply different research methodologies within tourism settings. 3 years full-time

 

BA Honours Tourism Development

  • The primacy purpose of this qualification is to consolidate and deepen the learner's expertise in Tourism Development by developing a coherent and critical understanding of the principles and theories of Tourism Development, provide qualifying learners with comprehensive and systematic theoretical knowledge and practical skills to apply the knowledge gained from historical studies geography and environmental studies, anthropology, tourism development and sport management to strategically identify new tourism attractions and develop tourism and heritage attractions in the tourism industry. The qualification will prepare learners for research based postgraduate study by developing their research capacity in the methodology and techniques of Tourism Development. 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

View the College of Business and Economics Undergraduate Courses and programmes.

 

Hospitality Management 

Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Management
The aim of the qualification is to provide prospective graduates with intellectual and theoretical knowledge as well as practical-workplace related managerial and leadership skills required for entry level professionals in the public and private hospitality environment. 3 years full-time 

Diploma: Food and Beverage Operations

  • The successful food and beverage operations student will possess the appropriate knowledge, technical and personal skills and attitudes to work effectively, efficiently and sustainably at operational and supervisory levels within the food and beverage industry. Their basic managerial and high level operational competencies in the food and beverage operation will provide the foundation to process into managerial positions. The diploma will enable graduates to manage future operations competently including beverage services, practical knowledge of wines, cocktails and Barista training. 3 years full-time

BTech Hospitality Management

  • The aim of the qualification is to to develop the student's applied and cognitive competencies in the acquisition, interpretation, understanding and applications of hospitality management principles. The student should be able to analyse and explain strategic and operational decisions in the context of the hospitality and/or tourism industry and to assess and interpret the external impact of decisions. The student should also be able to reflect on their managerial decisions and applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of hospitality management. Students must have experience in the hospitality industry in order to contextualize their learning to their working environments. 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

View the College of Business and Economics' Undergraduate Courses and programmes.

 

 Postgraduate Degrees

Master's Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management
 
  • The purpose of the Master's in Tourism and Hospitality Management 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. Minimum 2 years, Maximum 3 years 

PhD in Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • The aim of the programme is to develop the applied competence of the Postgraduate on an advanced level in research, analysis, interpretation and understanding of tourism and hospitality. Through a Doctoral dissertation, the student will show evidence of independent research via quantitative or qualitative methods or a combination of both. This will so as to solve complex problems in society for the sustainability of the tourism and hospitality industries. The programme will assist in the continuing academic and professional development of postgraduate students. 

View the College of Business and Economics' Postgraduate Degrees.

 

Short Courses

  • 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. The STH offers the below short courses:
    • HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT 1
    • HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT 2
    • HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT 3
    • INTRODUCTION TO TOURISM
    • INTRODUCTION TO TOURISM MANAGEMETN &  DEVELOPMENT
    • INTRODUCTION TO TOURISM  FUNCTION

Requirements

  • 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) 

Study with Us 

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

Applications for 2019 NOW OPEN and no walk-ins are allowed for late enquiries in January, however click here for information on late enquiries or contact:                            

Undergraduate Enquiries  

Rakgadi Tsosane
Tel l +27(0) 11 559 1038
STH Admin Building, Reception
 

Postgraduate & CEP Enquiries                                                                                      

Jeneshri Naicker                                                                                                                         Tel: +27 (0) 11 559 1595                                                                                                       Email: jeneshrin@uj.ac.za                                                                                                         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.