• Application Deadline
  • 48 months


In first and second year of the Tourism Management programme offered at Thompson Rivers University, you’ll take foundation courses in applied tourism, management practices and general tourism studies, followed by courses in third and fourth year that offer an enhanced understanding of tourism management and tourism as a social phenomenon.

In upper years, students take a combination of core courses and theme-based electives covering three interdisciplinary areas: global perspectives, understanding tourism culture and place, and designing and providing experiences.

Students can also choose a specialty concentration.
  • Resort Experience
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Festivals and Events
  • Adventure Studies

Double degree option is available.


Graduates gain the necessary skills to provide quality tourist experiences, develop and manage tourism businesses with entrepreneurial spirit, and contribute to community development in a manner that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business, Professional and Academic Composition
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Finite Mathematics with Applications
  • Introduction to Geographical Analysis
  • Organizational Leadership in Tourism
  • Organizational Behaviour

                                      English Language Requirements

                                      You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                      • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                                      • Minimum required score:


                                        The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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                                      • 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.

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                                      Academic Requirements

                                      General Requirements

                                      Limited admission

                                      • Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status
                                      • English 12/English 12 First Peoples with 73% (or equivalent)
                                      • Foundations of Math 11 or Pre-calculus 11 with a minimum C or equivalent

                                      Note: Students with Pre-calculus 12 or Foundations of Math 12 with a minimum C+ will be exempt from MATH 1100 and will need to make up the 3 credits with an elective of their choice.

                                      Computer SkillsStudents with little or no experience using computers are advised to take an introductory computer course that familiarizes them with Microsoft application software, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

                                      Tuition Fee

                                      • International

                                        16800 CAD/year
                                        Tuition Fee
                                        Based on the original amount of 67200 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
                                      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                                      $8400/semester x duration of the program in semesters (1 year = 2 semesters)

                                      Living costs for Kamloops

                                      • 1240 - 1930 CAD/month
                                        Living Costs

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


                                      Check the programme website for information about funding options.

                                      Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

                                      The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

                                      Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.