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Tourism Management, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #387 (QS) Christchurch, New Zealand
The Tourism Management programme at Lincoln University Canterbury focuses on tourism in relation to people and places as well as businesses and has been designed with industry consultation.
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Tourism (domestic and international) is one of New Zealand’s and the world’s most rapidly growing industries and there is an increasing demand for university graduates who have a specialised understanding of the requirements of this diverse and exciting sector. 

The Tourism Management programme at Lincoln University Canterbury provides students with skills and knowledge of the characteristics and management of the tourism sector. The programme focuses on tourism in relation to people and places as well as businesses and has been designed in consultation with industry.

Completing your Lincoln University degree specialising in tourism management means you’ll have a qualification with strong theoretical and applied learning that gives a broad understanding of the industry at all levels, and trains you for positions of responsibility and management roles.


The Bachelor of Tourism Management equips students with the knowledge and skills to take on a multitude of managerial, planning, business leadership, advisory or research roles within the industry. 

Career opportunities in tourism-related industries include: hospitality and hotel management, transport, tourism operations, attractions and activities, conservation and environmental management, ecotourism and agritourism. 

A qualification in tourism management also provides students with highly transferable skills which can be applied within a range of private and public sector roles. Private sector opportunities include: tourism/destination marketing, event management, tourism consultancy, and human resource advisors. 

Public sector roles at the national, regional and local levels include: policy analyst, researcher, market analyst, destination planning/ management, and tourism product development.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Tourism
  • Introduction to New Zealand Government and Public Policy
  • Society, Culture and Environment
  • Land, People and Economies
  • Principles of Management
  • Economies and Markets
  • Principles of Marketing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • NCEA level 3 (i.e. a minimum of 60 credits at level 3 or above plus 20 credits at level 2 or above); and
  • A minimum of 14 credits at level 3 or higher in each of three approved subjects; and
  • Literacy – 5 reading credits and 5 writing credits at Level 2 or higher from standards on the NZQA list of university entrance literacy standards; and
  • Numeracy – 10 credits from standards on the NZQA list of numeracy standards

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16307 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16307 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    3547 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3547 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • National students: 6200 NZD
  • International students: 28500 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

  • 1300 - 2000 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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