Welcome to the Department of Tourism
Studying Tourism at Otago University combines the heritage and prestige of New Zealand’s oldest University, with stimulating and research-informed teaching and learning – set within an innovative and globally competitive regional and national tourism context.
The Department offers courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels with the Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Tourism at the undergraduate level and Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism, Master of Tourism, Master of Commerce and PhD at the postgraduate level. We also offer Minors in Tourism and Hospitality. Our teaching is career-focused, industry-relevant, and addresses the needs of our partners across the tourism sector and in the wider community.
As one of the world’s leading research departments in the field of tourism we are home to a team of leading, internationally recognised researchers and have extensive and highly active Masters of Tourism and PhD programmes with students from around the globe.
Our graduates from all levels, undergraduate or postgraduate, are found in positions of responsibility in the tourism industry across New Zealand and internationally. We are committed to helping rebuild a sustainable tourism future and invite you to be a part of this journey.
Professor Brent Lovelock